Best UK University Towns and Cities

1742 Reviews by Students  

5 /5

#1  Cathays

#1  Cathays
By member1210007 On 4th July 15

5 /5

#2  Eastbourne

#2  Eastbourne
Town has plenty of places to go and the night life...
By member811193 On 14th July 15

5 /5

#3  Howe of St Andrews and Tay Coast

#3  Howe of St Andrews and Tay Coast
Love the town, makes being at the University feel ...
By member810410 On 5th July 15

5 /5

#4  Crookes

#4  Crookes
Wonderful place to live! Safe, friendly and close ...
By member129975 On 3rd July 15

5 /5

#5  Portswood

#5  Portswood
By member1110536 On 7th July 15

5 /5

#6  Loughton Park

#6  Loughton Park
By member510145 On 4th July 15

5 /5

#7  Warrington

#7  Warrington
By polly4712 On 22nd May 15

5 /5

#8  Keele

#8  Keele
By member96033 On 11th April 15

4.8 /5

#9  East Preston with Kingston

#9  East Preston with Kingston
By member126103 On 12th April 15

4.8 /5

#10  Sketty

#10  Sketty
Public buses run ever 10-12 minutes, night life is...
By Lorsut13 On 29th July 15

4.8 /5

#11  Penryn

#11  Penryn
Bus comes frequently. Not many clubs, but plenty ...
By Chubbs On 15th July 15

4.69 /5

#12  Cardiff

#12  Cardiff
Again, Cardiff is known for its cheap accommodatio...
By Monkeyblues On 28th July 15

4.63 /5

#13  Glasgow

#13  Glasgow
Glasgow is AMAZING. It's got to be the best place ...
By member510429 On 6th July 15

4.6 /5

#14  Newcastle

#14  Newcastle
- cheapest alcohol you can possibly find - whole ...
By member44634 On 19th March 15

4.6 /5

#15  Bolton

#15  Bolton
Bolton is actually quite a nice place to live, (co...
By member114568 On 29th April 15

4.6 /5

#16  West Kirby and Thurstaston

#16  West Kirby and Thurstaston
Lovely bars and restaurants - Liverpool not far aw...
By Jessoloughlin On 28th April 15

4.58 /5

#17  Newcastle upon Tyne

#17  Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle's a great city!!...
By member711552 On 24th July 15

4.55 /5

#18  Portsmouth

#18  Portsmouth
Nights out are student centered so cheap entry and...
By member611755 On 31st July 15

4.55 /5

#19  Dundee

#19  Dundee
It costs quite a bit to live here but the fantasti...
By Rachel M On 29th July 15

4.53 /5

#20  Heslington

#20  Heslington
Nights out are a clear 10/10. Gonna miss Willow th...
By member1211740 On 29th July 15

4.51 /5

#21  Birmingham

#21  Birmingham
By member811462 On 22nd July 15

4.51 /5

#22  Manchester

#22  Manchester
By bradlee wood On 28th November 16

4.5 /5

#23  Ormskirk

#23  Ormskirk
By member1011593 On 26th July 15

4.47 /5

#24  Edinburgh

#24  Edinburgh
Such a beautiful city!!!...
By member611461 On 22nd July 15

4.47 /5

#25  Fallowfield

#25  Fallowfield
By member107598 On 26th April 15

4.46 /5

#26  Sheffield

#26  Sheffield
There's always loads to do and plenty of options f...
By Conessi On 1st November 15

4.43 /5

#27  Hull

#27  Hull
Hull is a very social place to live. There are so ...
By member911667 On 28th July 15

4.42 /5

#28  Durham

#28  Durham
Not care much about Nights out...
By member1111276 On 15th July 15

4.41 /5

#29  Nottingham

#29  Nottingham
Great city to live in, student halls and housing c...
By member611616 On 27th July 15

4.4 /5

#30  Leeds

#30  Leeds
The North is super cheap. Being a southerner, I wa...
By member1210001 On 4th July 15

4.4 /5

#31  Poole

#31  Poole
By member910614 On 8th July 15

4.39 /5

#32  Liverpool

#32  Liverpool
By member1111270 On 15th July 15

4.32 /5

#33  Southampton

#33  Southampton
Great...
By member1211205 On 14th July 15

4.31 /5

#34  Swansea

#34  Swansea
Eh. One street which is overpriced and isn't that ...
By member911743 On 29th July 15

4.3 /5

#35  Newport, Telford and Wrekin

#35  Newport, Telford and Wrekin
Lovely little town easy access to public transport...
By SpanglyHerbivore1189 On 26th June 15

4.3 /5

#36  Plymouth

#36  Plymouth
From the perspective of anew Outer London Lass, Pl...
By MemberAF On 13th September 15

4.28 /5

#37  York

#37  York
By member48674 On 30th April 15

4.22 /5

#38  Lincoln

#38  Lincoln
By member511568 On 24th July 15

4.21 /5

#39  London

#39  London
Living costs aside, London is by far one of the mo...
By Conessi On 1st November 15

4.21 /5

#40  Reading

#40  Reading
Although its a fairly expensive city to live in, y...
By member911530 On 23rd July 15

4.2 /5

#41  Poole

#41  Poole
By member126834 On 24th April 15

4.2 /5

#42  Belfast

#42  Belfast
Belfast is only a wee place, you can walk it in a ...
By member61982 On 22nd April 15

4.2 /5

#43  Inverness

#43  Inverness
Inverness is a great city to live in if your not a...
By member129823 On 3rd July 15

4.2 /5

#44  Lincoln

#44  Lincoln
- Don't need to take public transport because ever...
By aidanwpls On 26th March 15

4.19 /5

#45  Leicester

#45  Leicester
By member711673 On 28th July 15

4.18 /5

#46  Stirling

#46  Stirling
By member1315062 On 25th August 15

4.16 /5

#47  Bangor

#47  Bangor
Bangors night life is great, being a student town ...
By Djel96 On 20th July 15

4.12 /5

#48  Exeter

#48  Exeter
Pubs are great, some are a bit too "locally". Not...
By member1111092 On 12th July 15

4.1 /5

#49  Falmouth

#49  Falmouth
Really friendly town with loads to do...
By member911403 On 20th July 15

4.08 /5

#50  Bournemouth

#50  Bournemouth
Overall lovely town...
By member1211273 On 15th July 15

4.08 /5

#51  Huddersfield

#51  Huddersfield
Love Huddersfield! It's such a friendly town with ...
By TaniaJacquier On 23rd July 15

4.07 /5

#52  Plymouth

#52  Plymouth
Amazing...
By member511385 On 20th July 15

4.06 /5

#53  Uxbridge

#53  Uxbridge
Uxbridge does not have many places to go out, but ...
By member811043 On 10th July 15

4.04 /5

#54  Colchester

#54  Colchester
Colchester is your average larger town really. The...
By member711775 On 31st July 15

4 /5

#55  Brighton

#55  Brighton
Favourite city in England....
By member511233 On 14th July 15

4 /5

#56  Warwick

#56  Warwick
By member52042 On 21st April 15

4 /5

#57  Dunkirk and Lenton

#57  Dunkirk and Lenton
By member93682 On 23rd April 15

4 /5

#58  Exe Valley

#58  Exe Valley
By member45821 On 29th March 15

4 /5

#59  Sutton Coldfield

#59  Sutton Coldfield
A very safe location to live in....
By member75684 On 21st April 15

4 /5

#60  Sunderland

#60  Sunderland
I love the city of Sunderland. Having never been t...
By member99133 On 12th June 15

4 /5

#61  Altrincham

#61  Altrincham
By member411203 On 14th July 15

3.99 /5

#62  Bristol

#62  Bristol
Great nightlife and social things to do...
By member711657 On 28th July 15

3.92 /5

#63  Royal Leamington Spa

#63  Royal Leamington Spa
By NVD94 On 9th July 15

3.9 /5

#64  Exeter

#64  Exeter
Shops are probably the best thing about Exeter. Th...
By member911750 On 31st July 15

3.87 /5

#65  Aberdeen

#65  Aberdeen
a great bus service to and from campus making the ...
By member411598 On 27th July 15

3.86 /5

#66  Derby

#66  Derby
By member57272 On 25th April 15

3.86 /5

#67  Bath

#67  Bath
By member811558 On 24th July 15

3.8 /5

#68  Guildford

#68  Guildford
By member923373 On 1st August 16

3.8 /5

#69  Hemel Hempstead Town

#69  Hemel Hempstead Town
By member75764 On 28th March 15

3.8 /5

#70  Chester

#70  Chester
A beautiful city with a good range of shops and re...
By member1011330 On 17th July 15

3.8 /5

#71  Headingley

#71  Headingley
By member58215 On 28th April 15

3.8 /5

#72  Hyde Park and Woodhouse

#72  Hyde Park and Woodhouse
By member68210 On 28th April 15

3.8 /5

#73  Lancaster

#73  Lancaster
Very little shops to go in there's like four shops...
By member911660 On 28th July 15

3.78 /5

#74  Loughborough

#74  Loughborough
I find rent expensive here in relation to salaries...
By jolenanell On 7th November 15

3.78 /5

#75  Preston

#75  Preston
Preston has everything you need really: A variety ...
By member911778 On 31st July 15

3.75 /5

#76  Canterbury

#76  Canterbury
Love Canterbury, it's lively but not ugly. Many sh...
By member411766 On 31st July 15

3.74 /5

#77  Aberystwyth

#77  Aberystwyth
By member611017 On 10th July 15

3.74 /5

#78  Coventry

#78  Coventry
By member1110616 On 8th July 15

3.73 /5

#79  Durham

#79  Durham
A cute, cozy city, Durham can appeal to all- the c...
By seexwne On 5th July 15

3.73 /5

#80  Worcester

#80  Worcester
By member113242 On 22nd May 15

3.7 /5

#81  Oxford

#81  Oxford
Lots of busses and public transport and always a c...
By member910548 On 7th July 15

3.7 /5

#82  Stoke-on-Trent

#82  Stoke-on-Trent
Great place, generally nice chatty people, an ente...
By member108948 On 1st May 15

3.66 /5

#83  Carlisle

#83  Carlisle
Hate living here, nothing to do. Very boring to th...
By member1021102 On 21st March 16

3.62 /5

#84  Middlesbrough

#84  Middlesbrough
Beautiful place with fine dining (Parmos) greatest...
By member721624 On 3rd April 16

3.61 /5

#85  St Andrews

#85  St Andrews
Great town by the seaside...
By A. Lexis On 16th July 15

3.6 /5

#86  Hyde Park

#86  Hyde Park
By JumpingCarnivore1066 On 29th April 15

3.6 /5

#87  High Wycombe

#87  High Wycombe
By member411026 On 10th July 15

3.6 /5

#88  Edgbaston

#88  Edgbaston
By member105744 On 28th March 15

3.6 /5

#89  New Cross

#89  New Cross
By member59204 On 22nd June 15

3.6 /5

#90  Mile End and Globe Town

#90  Mile End and Globe Town
By member45800 On 29th March 15

3.6 /5

#91  Castleford Central and Glasshoughton

#91  Castleford Central and Glasshoughton
By member410417 On 6th July 15

3.58 /5

#92  Wolverhampton

#92  Wolverhampton
By member915863 On 27th September 15

3.53 /5

#93  Norwich

#93  Norwich
Great vibrant, friendly and cultural city! Amazing...
By member69170 On 16th June 15

3.53 /5

#94  Derby

#94  Derby
It's a lot like my home town. Just cleaner and fla...
By FearlessHerbivore142 On 29th July 15

3.44 /5

#95  Winchester

#95  Winchester
By member1111742 On 29th July 15

3.42 /5

#96  Northampton

#96  Northampton
By member611736 On 29th July 15

3.4 /5

#97  Bromborough

#97  Bromborough
By member1111111 On 13th July 15

3.4 /5

#98  Eastbourne

#98  Eastbourne
By member1211159 On 13th July 15

3.4 /5

#99  Stockton-on-Tees

#99  Stockton-on-Tees
Locals are not very pleasant and ill-advised to tr...
By Rose123 On 4th July 15

3.4 /5

#100  Colindale

#100  Colindale
Although there's nothing in Colindale the local tu...
By member85786 On 29th March 15

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