As a true student city, Leicester is lively, culturally diverse and easy to enjoy on a student budget. The city was named most affordable place to live for students by HSBC in 2014 and 2015. In 2016 Leicester was named 9th best city in the UK in the Good Growth for Cities index (which looks at everything from transport and jobs to health, affordability, equality and working hours). The city has a rich heritage in sport, culture and industry with events, facilities and attractions to suit every lifestyle.

Food, drink and nightlife

As a true student city, Leicester has a huge variety of bars and clubs offering student nights and discounts.

See what Leicester has to offer


If you love live music, Leicester has so much to offer – much more than you might think! We have our own O2 Academy on campus with loads of top bands.

Find out about Leicester's music scene


The Highcross shopping centre is an awe-inspiring mix of big name and designer shops. If you are searching for a one stop shopping experience, then look no further.

Shopping in Leicester