Student best kept secrets


If you're looking for the best brunches, student savings and late night food stops, you've come to the right place.

Best brunch - KAI

Stack of pancakes from Kai in LeicesterStack your pancakes high at KAI, a wonderful independent spot in St Martin's Square. KAI is a popular student hangout thanks to their epic all day brunch options, especially their American pancakes. Peanut butter and banana, streaky smoked bacon and maple syrup, strawberry and chocolate, and even Red Leicester cheese, onion and maple syrup. Take your pick. 

£15 kilo sale at Pink Pigeon Vintage

T-shirts on a rack in Pink Pigeon in LeicesterPink Pigeon Vintage sources its stock from all over the world. With designer labels from Stussy to Burberry, retro sportswear, and all weather vintage gems. Make sure you check out their first floor where everything is priced per kilo. Just weigh your items and pay £15 per kilo. 

Dry bar at &KITH

Parma Violets cocktail on a barLeicester has plenty of non-alcoholic venues for you to visit, with dessert bars and coffee shops staying open until late. One place you won't want to miss is &KITH in the city centre. Visit their stylish New York style bar for a fantastic range of cocktails, but without a drop of alcohol in sight. Every drink is made with the finest 0% alcohol alternatives, so you can enjoy an Espresso Martini, Lychee Sour, Maple Old Fashioned and more. As their menu proudly states, "Life is too short for hangovers".

Late night food at Firebug

Food on the table at FirebugWe know how it can be when you're out having a brilliant night and all of a sudden you realise it's midnight and you didn't grab dinner. City centre pub Firebug has you covered. Not only is their popular bar and beer garden open until 4.00am, but they serve food right through until 4.00am too. Take your pick from homemade falafel, beef chilli nachos, stacked burgers and more.

Enjoy the arts for less

Outside of Curve theatre in LeicesterFrom cinema to theatre, you can enjoy a range of brilliant student discounts in the city. Curve Theatre is one of the leading theatres in the UK and they offer a free membership to students giving you access to discounted tickets, priority booking and discounts across their bar and cafe. Similarly, if you're a movie fan be sure to visit Leicester's independent cinema, Phoenix. From Mystery Film nights to the latest releases you can enjoy all screenings for just £5 all day every day. 

Man bowling in an alley

Everywhere in Leicester is so welcoming to students. Almost all of my favourite hangouts do special student deals making it easier to enjoy all that the city has to offer.

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