• Birmingham

    Famous for its exuberant nightlife, vast shopping centres, cultural hotspots and historic landmarks. Birmingham is England's second-largest city, which suggests it's got everything that a student needs to have a good time!

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  • Bournemouth

    With 7 miles of beach, a pier and buzzing nightlife - what's not to love about this picturesque seaside town? Bournemouth also has a warmer-than-average UK climate - so you can really get your tan on during the summer months!

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  • Bristol

    The city is brimming with vibrant cultural hotspots, a buzzing social scene and an overall chilled atmosphere. Renowned for its music and art scenes, and its many festivals, you can expect to have a jam-packed diary all year around.

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  • Cambridge

    This small historic town has plenty to offer including punting down the beautiful River Cam and visiting the many museums of Cambridge. But if the party scene is more your thing, there are also plenty of bars and clubs to cater towards your tastes.

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  • Cardiff

    It's easy to see why Cardiff is the capital of Wales with it's beautiful historic castle and revitalized waterfront. There's always something for students to enjoy, including visiting the quirky comic shops, art centre and weekly farmers markets.

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  • Edinburgh

    Edinburgh, the Scottish capital is home to the much-loved and enjoyed Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It also has many student hotspots including Princes Street where you can find all the trendy student shops and classy bars.

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  • Exeter

    Exeter is a city of history, architecture, and culture, with an abundance of shopping opportunities and foodie hotspots thrown in for good measure. What's not to love about this student city?

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  • Lancaster

    Lancaster knows how to spoil you with numerous shops, restaurants, bars and clubs in its vibrant city centre. This Roman city also has many historical hotspots and possesses one of the longest canals in the UK, stretching 43 miles all the way to Preston.

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  • Lincoln

    Lincoln offers an experience rich in history with independent boutique shopping and high-street convenience. The city is packed with restaurants & student bars and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. It's obvious why university students love Lincoln.

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  • Liverpool

    Liverpool has an abundance of experiences to offer students, such as shopping, unique restaurants & entertainment - including live music & sport. Liverpool also has a nightlife scene with many bars and clubs all over the city - you really are spoilt!

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  • London

    It's easy to understand why students love London. The city is made accessible by the Underground system (“the tube”) and generally fantastic transport links and has everything a student could possibly want from the UK's best shopping, restaurants & bars.

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  • Newcastle

    Newcastle upon Tyne has lots to offer as a city, including its historic castle and bridges, restaurants, bars, clubs and extensive shopping - including more than 600 shops. It's simple to understand why students love this city!

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  • Nottingham

    Nottingham is best known for its role in the Robin Hood legend and sandstone caves under the streets of the city. It also has a beautiful castle to explore along with many shops, restaurants, bars & clubs. In other words, it's ideal for student living.

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  • Plymouth

    What's not to love about Plymouth? The beautiful port city in Devon boasts an idyllic harbour, plenty of shopping areas, restaurants, bars, arts and entertainment.

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  • Portsmouth

    If you love being by the sea, Portsmouth is a great choice for your student adventure! From eating out and drinking to shopping and exploring the historical dockyard and green spaces, there's always something to keep students entertained in Portsmouth.

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  • Southampton

    Southampton is a bustling student city offering museums, music venues, art galleries, award winning parks and incredible shopping facilities. There are also plenty of student bars, clubs and a selection of eateries for you and your flatmates to try!

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London at Christmas

How to Have the Best Ever Time Ever in the Capital at Christmas Time

From the tinselled DIY markets in Dalston to a snowy popup cinema in Notting Hill, there’s a lot for students in the capital to get up to this Christmas.

And with this handy little guide you can find a selection of the best of those bajillion things to do. Buy presents. Stroll markets. Sing carols. It’s exciting stuff. So read on to find out more.

Best things to do in London

1. Markets

The variety of Christmas markets in London is as vast as those festive treats your gran keeps in the cupboard. There’s all different kinds and with their own flavour, and some are quite surprising.

For the arty types there is the DIY Market in Dalston, Hackney. Here you can get all sorts of left-of-field presents – zines, mixtapes, and handpuppets – the sort of stuff you wouldn’t find anywhere else.

2. Festive places to go

Want to get into the spirit? There are plenty of festive surprises all over the city.

Just one example is Trafalgar Square, where the city puts up a big Christmas tree each year – did you know Norway donates the tree to recognise and honour our support during the war? It’s been coming here every year since 1947.

See also:

Winterville – A winter village in Victoria Park with a fairground and party tents

Carol singing – There are plenty of places to belt out some Christmas bangers this year

Ice rink – A beautiful ice rink set up outside the Natural History Museum

Hogwarts – Warner Brothers’ studio tour made extra festive and extra wizardy

3. Eats and Drinks

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the mince pies, pigs in blankets and mulled wine. So you should get your hands on these or similar treats to do the season right.

Luckily this year there’s a whole of bunch places where you can satisfy the desire for delicious:

Mince Pies – Bea’s of Bloomsbury mince pies are just the best. Get them in branches across London

Foodhall – Bars, restaurants and beautiful surroundings make Selfridges’ foodhall a must visit

Food markets – Leadenhall Market is a restored Victorian market stuffed with great food for every budget

4. Go to shows

It’s a wonderful life. And there’s plenty on show to celebrate this Christmas, so no matter what your preferences are London has you covered.

From Mother Goose to Ballet Shoes, have a look at some of our favourite options:

Pantomime  – Throw your serious face away and lighten up for a night at the panto

Royal Opera House – See grand tales of love, life and adventure with high production values too

Popupscreens – A festive cinema in Notting Hill showing a selection of cherished classics

Most Amazing Christmas

Stocked with this list we reckon you’ll have more fun than you can shake a candy cane at. From the markets to the ice rinks, there are a lot of memories for you to make.

And if you’d like to remember your time in London in the best student accommodation, voted for by students, then you should get in touch with us today.