Student life in Salford

Eating out

Whether you’re looking for something quick and simple or are after a full three-course meal, Salford has plenty to offer. Lime Restaurant and Bar at Salford Quays is a great place to socialise with friends, and if the weather is good you might want to relax whilst eating outside on the large terrace.


For nearby shopping, Salford Shopping Centre offers an impressive retail site with over 80 stores to choose from. Also available in Salford is the Lowry Outlet, with plenty of shops, cafés and restaurants on site, as well as a cinema. And of course, not to miss is the famous Trafford Centre, just a short trip down the road in Manchester.


There are plenty of bars and pubs available to enjoy a good time in Salford, make sure to check out The King’s Arms for drinks and food, and entertainment in the form of live music, theatre and comedy. Corridor Bar is a great setting in which to relax and unwind with a cocktail and enjoy music designed to set a unique mood.

Top places to visit


Both the BBC and ITV are based on Salford’s new waterfront destination, and close links with the University of Salford mean students can make the most of the facilities on offer. There’s also a number of stylish restaurants, shops and bars to visit.

160ft Manchester Bungee Jump

Visit The Quays in Salford to take part in this adrenaline pumping experience arranged by the UK Bungee Club. From the Salford Watersports Centre, near to the Lowry Outlet, those who dare will be jumping 160 foot over water. If you lead an outgoing lifestyle this is a great opportunity to tick this one off your to-do list.

Ordsall Hall

If you’re interested in history in the local area, you might want to check out Ordsall Hall. With a fairly low profile, Ordsall Hall is widely regarded as Salford’s ‘hidden gem’. It has recently been renovated to educate people about the Tudor period with the use of modern media, in addition to the historic feel of the house itself.

Student accommodation in Salford

To help you make the most of student life in Salford, Tramways is conveniently located just a few minutes’ walk from the University of Salford. Our great value student accommodation is also within walking distance of Salford Crescent train station, giving direct access to Manchester Piccadilly in just 10 minutes. Salford offers a variety of bars and restaurants for students to enjoy, from its striking waterside developments to MediaCityUK. Find out more about our student accommodation in Salford and book a room today.