Student life in Preston

Eating out

There are plenty of options available to eat out in Preston, no matter what your dietary preference. Angels Restaurant in Ribchester is known for its creative gourmet food and friendly staff, all offered in a relaxed environment. A more exotic option is Tinos Restaurant, a contemporary family-run restaurant which will cater for those who love their Italian food. Other food you may want to try in the local area includes Chinese, Indian, Hungarian, and Mediterranean.


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 will 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 Lava & Ignite, Squires, The Warehouse or Baluga Bar & Nightclub. If you enjoy live music, check out 53 Degrees for club nights, comedy clubs and concerts. 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.

Bowland Wild Boar Animal Park

See the wildlife on offer at the Bowland Wild Boar Animal Park, which includes wild boar, longhorn cows, deer, llamas and goats. A visit to the park will make for a very relaxing day in the great outdoors, allowing you to get back to nature.

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.