Despite what you might’ve heard, there’s more to Loughborough than elite sports facilities and the so-called campus bubble… Although they are fantastic!
Here are some of the top student hotspots to visit during your time here:
- Where to drink?
- Where to eat?
Whether you want chain-y or independent, to splash out or keep it cheap, these are the top foodie favourites around town.
Where? Peter’s, The Paget, Thai Grand, The Basin, Baxter Gate, Browns Lane, Mount Gurkha, Meet Burger
- Head to the club?
People will tell you to head to Nottingham or Leicester for a ‘proper’ night out, and they’re probably right if you want that city vibe. But, that doesn’t mean you won’t have unforgettable nights at one of these too!
Where? Echos, The Kelso, Brooklyn Bar, Firefly, the S.U, Revs
Loughborough is surrounded by areas of countryside and perfect places to walk, run, cycle, and escape for a few hours. Follow the Quorn footpaths, cycle to Beacon Hill, or, relax with your mates at the Quarry!
Where? Quorn Village, Beacon Hill, Mountsorell Quarry
- Time to HIIT the gym?
Home to many world class athletes past and present, Loughborough is certainly not short of fitness facilities.
Where? Holywell, (Power)Base, Jim, Fit4less, Loughborough Leisure Centre, PureGym, Dynamite, Anytime Fitness
- Where to shop?
Nobody’s denying that Loughborough town centre is slightly out of the loop when it comes to high-street shopping faves, but, when you’ve got 2 big cities less than 20 minutes away on the train, who cares?!
Where: Highcross Leicester, Nottingham City Centre
- Where to watch a film?
Need an evening away from the books? Head to the cinema! If you’ve been doing a little too much damage to your loan recently then see what’s on at Flix, the student-led cinema, for a fraction of the price.
Where? Cineworld, Odeon, Flix