A cosmopolitan city with a rich history...
As one of the country’s most diverse cities, Leicester offers students a unique multicultural living experience. The two universities – the University of Leicester and De Montfort University – are conveniently close to our Leicester student accommodation and attract students from over 100 countries every year.
4 reasons why our students love Leicester
Just outside the main town area, near De Montfort University and the canal, there are some brilliant little bars like The Hub and Sumo. Catch an intimate gig or DJ set in one of the clubs in this area.
Cycling enthusiasts can find one of the biggest “Critical Mass” bike rides in the UK, part of the national cycle network that runs through the city and along the canal. A great and easy way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
The National Space Centre
Release your inner geek at the National Space Centre.
Leicester city centre is home to one of the biggest, permanent open-top markets in Europe. Selling everything from fresh fruit and veg to mobile phones and clothes, it is definitely worth checking out.
There's plenty of affordable ways to get around Leicester using public transport. Various bus companies operate routes around the city and, if you're travelling further afield, Leicester railway station makes connecting with cities like Birmingham and London simple. It's easy to travel abroad from Leicester too, with Stansted and Luton airports easily accessible by train.
Aside from facilities on campus, you can expect to find plenty of gyms in and around Leicester, from local to national gyms including PureGym. If you like watching live sport, then a visit to King Power Stadium, home of Leicester City Football Club, is an absolute must.
Shoppers are spoilt for choice in Leicester, with plenty of independent shops and boutiques as well as national chains. You'll find all the big brand names, including H&M, Apple and Superdry, at the Highcross Shopping Centre. There's plenty of choice when it comes to food shopping too, with a Tesco supermarket and convenience stores located in the centre of town.