Discover Leicester

Student life in Leicester

Diverse culture, rich heritage and a global restaurant scene make Leicester a great home while you study in the UK

Leicester has a fantastic mix of diversity, history, culture and entertainment. You get the best of all worlds here - traditional British life and the greenery of country parks, coupled with a friendly, multicultural community and exciting urban offerings. You’ll quickly feel at home and there’s always something new to discover. This is an exciting place to be as a student.

Sense the city’s rich history at every turn. Roman ruins like Jewry Wall and the stunning medieval Guildhall remind you of years gone by and are brought to life in fascinating museums. Step forward in time and take a trip into space at the National Space Centre. Indulge your creative side at local art galleries.

Living in Leicester opens up a world of culinary delights too, including some of the finest Indian restaurants you’ll find in the UK. Be part of the vibrant café culture and enjoy the array of independent coffee shops. Entertainment venues like O2 Academy and De Montfort Hall are perfect for fun nights out with new friends.

Shop in your favourite high-street stores and discover charming boutiques. Soak up the traditional feel of Leicester City Market and the authentic taste of India on the Golden Mile.

With excellent train and road links, Leicester is a gateway to the rest of the country. Nottingham, the land of the legendary Robin Hood, can be reached in around 30 minutes. Central London is just over an hour away.

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Cosmopolitan culture, rich history, entertainment venues and flavours from around the world

Delve into England’s history, walk the Golden Mile, enjoy a night at the theatre and take in the café scene. Leicester has so much to offer. We’ve picked out some our favourites to help you make the most out of your time. We’re sure you’ll love them.


Safe and secure accommodation with modern facilities, just a stroll to the city centre

Enjoy a combination of great communal areas and your own private space. Most of our student accommodation is a short walk from De Montfort University and easy to reach from Leicester University, either by shuttle bus or on foot.

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