Local area

Highlights

Discover the best of campus activity, your new favourite neighbourhoods and the beautiful Leicestershire countryside.

Campus life

Outside of Fielding Johnson building on Leicester campus.Whether you're visiting campus for classes, to study, to meet friends or because you're living nearby within our Freemen's development, campus will soon feel like home. Enjoy a range of global street food options in our Food Court or make the most of your study break in the David Wilson Library Cafe. You can visit the Student's Union for impartial and practical advice on housing, money or academic issues, and our Student Welfare Team is always available on campus to ensure your safety and wellbeing. For those living close to campus in our Freemen's development, there are exciting works taking place as we complete new accommodation blocks and facilities, including a brand new on-site pub and social space.

Clarendon Park

Outside of Bar Dos Hermanos restaurant in LeicesterJust a short walk from campus is the vibrant and friendly neighbourhood of Clarendon Park. Many students choose to make Clarendon Park home in their second and third years and it's easy to see why with the wonderful selection of independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants along Queens Road. Don't miss happy hour cocktails at Bar Dos Hermanos, the finest homemade cakes and pastries from The Tiny Bakery and freshly baked Pasteis de Nata at Port and Nata

Stoneygate

Outside of the coffee counter in stoneygateBetween campus and The Village you'll find the charming area of Stoneygate. Along the main Stoneygate shopping streets of Allandale Road and Francis Street you can explore micropubs, delis, gift shops and more. Don't miss The Real Ale Classroom, which is a must visit for craft beer and gin drinkers, and The Coffee Obsessive who pride themselves on sourcing the best small batch roasted coffee from across the world. You can also stop off at The Allandale for their daily bottomless happy hour.

The Village

Oadby village accommodationFor those living in accommodation at The Village, you'll enjoy being part of your own buzzing social community with on-site events and activities. The Village has its own on-site Hub with cinema room, music rooms, event space and pub serving food and drinks. Enjoy regular pub quizzes and more in the perfect space to make friends. Of course, feeling at home is of the utmost importance and our teams are available 24 hours a day for any help and advice. 

Day trips

Astronaut near the Space Centre in LeicesterSurrounding the city, the county of Leicestershire has some beautiful spaces to explore. Visit Bradgate Park, an 850 acre deer park steeped in history and recently voted in the UK's top 10 most picturesque walking spots. Or enjoy a day out by the water at Foxton Locks, watching the canal boats pass through the longest and steepest staircase of locks in the country. Closer to the city, don't miss a day out at the National Space Centre. Discover your inner astronaut at the out of this world experience uncovering space history and research.

"The campus is in the perfect location right in between the city centre and Clarendon Park, an area I now call home. I'm never more than 5 minutes from anything I need, whether that's groceries, the library or a cocktail."

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