Located in the East Midlands, Leicester lies on the River Soar and, with a population of 330,000, plays host to The University of Leicester and De Montfort University, whilst the county’s broader base stretches to include the UK’s academic sporting centre of Loughborough University.
Widely renowned for its generous approach to stretching that student loan as far as possible, Leicester offers a fantastic nightlife, full of student themed evenings with much appreciated student discounts always readily available. Take note: Cheap nights can be enjoyed at Liquid on Mondays, Superfly on Tuesdays and Chilli White for a pre-weekend blowout on Thursday nights.
Of course, with so much extra cash to splash, you are going to be keen to hit the streets for a view of the shopping and entertainment facilities on offer. Fortunately, Leicester doesn’t hold back. Student life in Leicester is full of opportunity, with museums, galleries, shopping centres, cinemas, theatres and much more awaiting your visit.
A remarkable city of culture, Leicester also plays host to the largest Diwali celebrations outside of India, the largest Caribbean carnival outside Notting Hill and the most established comedy festival in England. Backed by the sporting scholars on show at Loughborough, the city is home to the Leicester Tigers, Leicester City Football Club and the county cricket team, ensuring that whether looking to dance the night away or take in the local physical competition, student life in Leicester is non-stop excitement.
Leicester Student Accommodation is arguably some of the finest available in the country. Numerous student village locations play host to their own self-contained bars, while most accommodation can be found within near proximity of supermarkets and shops. For a selection of the best student halls in Leicester, please take a look through our list below: