Student life in Preston

Eating out

There are plenty of options when it comes to eating out in Preston including Chinese, Indian, Caribbean, American and Mediterranean restaurants. The Preston Sanctuary team recommends the Greek restaurant Olive Tree Brassiere and authentic Chinese restaurant Tangs.


Make sure your style doesn’t suffer whilst at University with St George’s Shopping Centre, home to over 80 shops over two floors, as well as places to stop and enjoy coffee, salads, sandwiches, hot snacks, desserts and Chinese food.

Also in Preston you will find Fishergate Shopping Centre and Deepdale Shopping Park which make for great days out, when you’re taking a break from your studies.


Preston is a student-orientated city and this is reflected in the exciting and varied nightlife that’s on offer. Over the duration of your stay in Preston you may want to experience the different vibes that are available.

For clubbing, you may want to dance and party the night away at SWITCH, Warehouse or Baluga. If you enjoy live music, check out The Ferret. There are also many pubs dotted around the city if you’re after a more relaxed atmosphere.

Top places to visit

Harris Museum & Art Gallery

If you’re looking for something different, the Harris Museum & Art Gallery will provide a unique and cultured experience, and is renowned for its innovative and elegant sights.

Brockholes Nature Reserve

From Preston you’re only a 20-minute bus ride from Brockholes Nature Reserve, home to a diverse range of wildlife as well as a unique floating visitor village. You can also take part in a range of activities from organised walks to jewellery making.

Student accommodation in Preston

To help you make the most of your student life in Preston, our student accommodation is conveniently located only a few minutes’ walk from both the city centre and UCLan making it a perfect base for your studies. Our two properties are within walking distance of St George’s shopping centre as well as the various restaurants and nightlife spots mentioned above. Find out more about our student accommodation in Preston and book a room today.