Local guide

A Student’s Guide to Lincoln

The great thing about Park Court is that it’s just a short walk to the University of Lincoln, but still within walking distance from the restaurants, clubs and bars, as well as the beautiful architecture of the city centre.


University of Lincoln

8-minute walk from Park Court

With its main campus being located by Brayford Pool, the University of Lincoln provides a scenic environment to study in.


Bishop Grosseteste University

23-minute walk from Park Court

You can catch the 8 or 103 bus to Bishop Grosseteste University, or if you feel like walking it takes 23 minutes from Park Court.



11-minute walk from Park Court

A 24-hour gym so you’ve no excuse not to get your work-out on!



21-minute walk from Park Court

A supermarket where you can get your supplies, and at student-friendly prices!


Brayford Waterfront

4-minute walk from Park Court

A great place to relax overlooking the water. The vibrant waterfront offers a wide selection of places to eat and drink.


The Engine Shed

7-minute walk from Park Court

Lincoln’s largest live music and entertainment venue, hosting bands, DJ’s, club nights, live comedy and more. Operated by the University of Lincoln.

St. Marks Shopping centre.

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St Marks Shopping Centre

8-minute walk from Park Court

Small shopping centre with a variety of shops when you need those essentials.


The Range

22-minute walk from Park Court

A great place to get some bits and pieces and add those home touches to your room.



17-minute walk from Park Court

Stock up before a week of library study and late nights at the prime supermarket for students of the city.


ASDA Lincoln Living

20-minutes walk from Park Court

Here you can find clothes, kitchenware and things for you room. There's also a cafe if you feel peckish.

Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle

12-minute walk from Park Court

Nestled in the heart of historic Lincoln, the castle will open up the rich history that the city has to offer.

Usher Gallery

Usher Gallery

9-minute walk from Park Court

The Usher Gallery is Lincolnshire’s premier art gallery, displaying a diverse collection of fine and decorative arts.

Performing Arts

Performing Arts Centre

7-minute walk from Park Court

A modern theatre located on the university campus, it presents a year-round programme of professional and amateur performance alike.

Royal William

Royal William IV

3-minute walk from Park Court

A cosy pub on the Brayford Waterfront, where you can sit outside and enjoy the view.

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Lincoln Station

7-minute walk from Park Court

Close enough so that you don't have to lug your suitcases for miles and miles - though we'd still recommend a cab!


Waterside Shopping Centre

6-minute walk from Park Court

This smaller shopping centre is just up the road when you need to get to those high street favourites like H&M and Topshop.


Tesco Extra

7-minutes by bus from Park Court

Another option for you to stock up on those all-important food items to keep you going!


Lincoln Cathedral

12-minute walk from Park Court

Once the tallest building in the world, this cathedral is full of history and well worth a visit at least once!

Home lincoln


1-minute walk from Park Court

This nightclub has 6 rooms, so you’re sure to find something you like, with a popular student night on Tuesdays, and it's literally on your doorstep!

Whether you’re studying at the University of Lincoln or Bishop Grosseteste University, Park Court is in a prime location, minutes from the city centre.

Lincoln is a lovely town to wander round. Its cobbled streets and interesting boutique shops sit in the Cathedral Quarter, which is only a stone’s throw away from Park Court.

Whether you want to go and see live music, hit your favourite club, or just get together with friends for a coffee, there is more than enough to do.

Shopping in Town

Lincoln’s city centre has two main shopping centres, Waterside and St Marks, as well as more shops along Lincoln High Street.

If you enjoy independent and boutique shops, there’s plenty on the cobbled streets of the Bailgate area, mainly on Steep Hill, which has also previously been awarded ‘Britain’s Great Street’.

If you’re into arts and crafts, there’s a monthly market on the first Saturday of every month, also located on Steep Hill. In addition to a farmer’s market on various days where you can sample some of the best foods in Lincoln!

When the Sun Goes Down

For nightlife, there’s Home which has 6 rooms and is popular on Tuesdays with their student night. If you’re in to rock, head to Propaganda nights hosted at The Engine Shed on Saturdays, and with cheap drinks too you won’t break the bank! There’s Moka, which on Fridays hosts ‘Superbull’, one of Lincoln’s student nights, as well as ‘Mixed’ on Saturdays.

For a more chilled vibe, try The Strait and Narrow, which plays good music and offers a wide selection of drinks. If you fancy some cocktails and a good time, there’s also Revolution where you can party with some fancy drinks.

Eating around town

On the Brayford Waterfront, there’s plenty of restaurants to suit your fancy – Handmade Burger Co, Chimichanga, Nando’s, Harvester and Wagamama, which has a great spot on the water.

If you’re vegetarian and vegan check out Café Shanti – a cosy café serving healthy yet tasty options, they’re also linked to a charity, so it’s for a good cause too!

If you’re after a good meal and friendly service, check out Elena’s Café where you’ll find great Italian hospitality, there’s also Café Portico and Bar Unico where you’ll find some authentic Italian dishes.

When you want to take a break from the library, or for a cheeky desert, there’s the Rising Café, who also offer student discount! As well as Greenhouse where you can get an all-day breakfast!

If you’re looking for Chinese at a friendly price, try The Place, popular with students and generous portions! For fish and chips, head to Sign of the Fish or Burton Road Fish, who even have a loyalty card!