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.