• 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. The city also has many historical hotspots and posesses one of the longest canals in the UK, stretching 43 miles all the way through to Preston.

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  • Lincoln

    Lincoln offers an experience rich in history combined with independent boutique shopping. The city is packed with restaurants and student bars and is surrounded in beautiful countryside. It's obvious why students love Lincoln.

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  • Liverpool

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

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  • London

    It's easy to understand why students love London. The city is made accessible by the underground and has everything a student could possibly want from the Uk's best shopping, restaurants, parks and museums to some of the most unique bars and clubs.

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  • Newcastle

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

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  • Nottingham

    Nottingham is known for its role in the great Robin Hood legend and sandstone caves underneath the streets of the city. Nottingham also has a beautiful castle to explore along with many shops, restaurants, bars and clubs.

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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 and Barbican areas.

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  • Portsmouth

    If you love the sea - Portsmouth is a great choice! From eating and drinking out to shopping and exploring the historical dockyard - 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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Roooadtrip!

One of the most exciting things you can do this summer is to gather your friends for an excellent adventure. In this post, we look at some places you can go and what you need to have to make that right-of-passage road trip not just a duty, but a trip to remember.

British roads have this weird and unique personality. They come in a few different styles. Some short. Some of them are really stretched far out and long. While others are sort of bending: going this way, then going that.

We’ve had a bird’s eye view of the country (from Google maps) and recommended routes, we’ll also provide some tried and tested tips, to show you how to make the most of your experience.

Choose Your Own Adventure

London to Brighton

If London accommodation is your home, or you’re the adventurous kind, there’s a trip you can make from the big city over to one of the most happening areas of the south east.

Around 55 miles just south from London we have Brighton, the trendy and exciting coastal town. Some call it London by the sea, and there’s everything to do that you’d expect from a major city including cafes, museums, and big nights out. For the best route to get there, go south of the Thames and take the A23.

This is a great trip for those who want a short drive, depending on how many times your friends stop the car.

Scotland to the Outer Hebrides

If you’re already in Scotland, like you are in accomodation in Edinburgh, or even if you’re placed much farther away, a trip to the Outer Hebrides could be the perfect pastime for you and your pals.

At around 150 miles, you’re in for a big journey should you choose to head from Stornoway, the main town of the island, to the other side of the Outer Hebrides. You’ll see some cool and unique stuff along the way, including the Callanish standing stones which are like the Stonehenge, only more woah.

The area is fairly remote and quiet, so you’ll want to assess your options for were to stay. It’s not going to be the best place for clubbing, but exploring here could be quite the adventure with some of your closest friends.

You’ll maybe want to drive onto the ferry and then begin the long, single track journey to explore the island. It’s touted as one of Great Britain’s greatest travel experiences.

Birmingham to Wales

If you’re based somewhere around the middle of the country, like in student accommodation in Birmingham, then a trip over west side to the wonderful Wales may be just the adventure you need. It’s a big one: one for the truly adventurous.

Say you set off from Birmingham. Your journey is like 120 miles, depending on how much motorway VS country roading you do.

For things to do during the day explore Snowdonia, a beautiful national park, or head to the coastal town Conwy, which has got plenty of things to do including cafes, bars, or some history and culture.

Those itching to get a groove on can hit up the nearby major cities in England, such as Liverpool or Chester, by going only an hour or so further in the car.

Manchester to the Lake District

At two to three hours or roughly over 90 miles away from Manchester, the Lake District has loads of outstanding open spaces for you and your friends to explore together. This unique bit of England was the place which inspired poets like William Wordsworth to write lots of their flowery work.

If you feel like some additional excitement after you have spent the day exploring the lakes, you can either set up camp, find a hotel, or head to nearby cities such as Newcastle –only a couple of short roadtripping hours away.

Adventure Advice

Here are some tried and tested tips to help you make the most of your experience:

  • Take plenty of supplies – you never know when you might need food
  • Carry a repair kit – just in case you get a puncture in the middle of nowhere
  • Have some cold and hot drinks with you – in case of inclement weather
  • Stop for a break every two hours or so – stretch those legs
  • Have fun!

Your Roadtrip

Whatever you decide to do this summer, we hope you have fun. If you go on an amazing trip, do tell us how your time was spent.

To get in touch with us about anything else, you can drop us an email at any time. And remember, whenever you find yourself on a road, no matter what route you choose, it’s the journey and the friends that matter.