The centre of Huddersfield has plenty of shops, restaurants and bars to enjoy and socialise in
By lucycooper123 On 22nd May 20
Study in Huddersfield
The large market town of Huddersfield is home to the University of Huddersfield which is located right in the heart of the town.
University of Huddersfield
The University of Huddersfield has been a university since 1992 but its origins date back to the 19th century. Teaching at Huddersfield has been recognised with a gold rating from the Teaching Excellence Framework. The university has world-leading applied research groups in biomedical sciences, engineering and physical sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities.
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Huddersfield Student Life
The West Yorkshire town is known for its friendly residents, its rich architectural history and the Rugby League! Huddersfield may be small but it punches well above its weight with its offering for students outside of studies.
Cost of Living
Cheap town to live in…
Transport is good and it is a cheap town to live in.
Taxi's are cheap…
Taxi's are cheap and nights out have plenty of club options.
Student housing in Huddersfield is some of the cheapest…
Finally student housing in Huddersfield is some of the cheapest and nicest I've seen, very nice student houses, halls and studios all very well priced.
It's not that expensive…
Huddersfield is a great town for students. It's not that expensive and almost has everything needed for an amazing student life.
Huddersfield is known for the number of bars it has, as well as how close they are to the university. The Queensgate area, just opposite campus, is the hub for all this so you won’t be stuck for nightlife. Popular student hotspot for clubbing include Camel Club and Maverick’s 80s Lounge, but there’s easily enough in the area to suit most tastes. If you fancy heading to a gig The Parish and Vinyl Tap are two out of a number of intimate and independent live music venues in the town.
Everything is close by and in walking distance, so you’ll only really need to use the buses if you end up living a long way outside of the main campus, which a few of the residential halls are. If this is the case, there’s a cheap bus pass you buy which brings your fare down to just £1 a trip. Huddersfield train station is very close to the university with regular trains to the nearest big cities such as Leeds and Manchester.
Huddersfield has lovely arcades and markets for those who enjoy a more unique shopping experience. Queensgate Indoor Market, Byram Arcade and the Open Market are the best places to pick up a variety of goods from independent sellers whether its weekly veggies or vintage clothes. For musos, your new favourite hangout will be Vinyl Tap which is renowned for its selection of old and new records. High-street shopping is also catered for with Kingsgate Centre and Piazza shopping centres housing all your favourite brands.
Living in Huddersfield gives you the opportunity to explore the stunning Peak District. You’ll find some of the best hikes in the UK as well as other activities to try such as mountain biking, caving, horseriding, climbing and so much more.
Huddersfield is renowned for its sporting credentials most notably as the birthplace of the Rugby League which was established in 1895. Head to John Smith Stadium to catch a rugby match with the Huddersfield Giants or Huddersfield Town football team.
When you are feeling like you need to stretch your legs head to Castle Hill an ancient monument which dates back 4,000 years. Situated just outside the town, it’s a 45-minute walk up the hill, where you will be rewarded with fantastic views as far as the eye can see.
Manchester and Leeds
Needing to see the big city lights? Well, you only have to travel 20-minutes by train to Leeds or 40-mins to Manchester. Both cities are famous for cultural attractions, shopping, food and legendary nightlife.
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Have not experienced...
Have not experienced much due to covid but heard alot of good stuff from second and third years but its really cheap to live in huddersfield and buses are always on time with very friendly bus drivers read more
I really liked the city....
I really liked the city. It is quite calm and has all the necessary infrastructure. The prices in the shops are reasonable, there are enough places for entertainment and a lot of nature. The variety of landscapes is very inspiring, especially Castle Hill. read more
Great places to eat...
Great places to eat out, plenty of options. I’ve never been our clubbing so I haven’t got much experience with that, plenty of your high street shops to treat yourself. There are different options of transport. The taxis usually turn up on time or early and buses are usually on time but are sometimes late due to traffic read more
My favourite places to...
My favourite places to go in Huddersfield was: the public library (fully recommended getting a card there - it has Libby, a really cool library app), Waterstones, New Look, Primark, H & M, Spoons, and Nando's. There's also a Heavenly Desserts. It's a lovely town and has plenty of food shops and the train station is a 15 minute walk from the university. Taxi's are cheap and nights out have plenty of club options. There is a cinema that takes a 20 minute walk or a 10 minute drive. It has everything you need along with parks and incredible walks. read more
With is being a smallish...
With is being a smallish town centre there rant loads of places to go n a night out but the places we have are great, you get to know the staff and bouncers who work especially student nights with makes you feel safe while on a night out. There are big chain restaurants such as spoons and revs but they also have lots of great independent cafes and places to eat that are great. I find the transport links to places like leeds, manchester, and halifax very good and reasonably priced. Finally student housing in huddersfield is some of the cheapest and nicest I've seen, very nice student houses, halls and studios all very well priced. read more
Other than the University...
Other than the University and a few “clubs” there really is not much to do in Huddersfield! Which probably explains why it has a very high crime rate and is generally not a nice area to live in. read more
Love Huddersfield! It's...
Love Huddersfield! It's such a friendly town with a lovely feel to it :) Actually bought a house here now and am making it my 'forever home', staying after I leave uni :) read more
Shoppign isn't great...
Shoppign isn't great unless you're a really small size or like charity shops. A few places for nights out, but not many. Standard places to eat, but the KFC is rubbish and the McDOnalds is always busy read more
As Huddersfield is only...
As Huddersfield is only a town it doesn't offer the vast range of shops and clubs which may be found else where in the big cities. However due to its location the drinks and living costs are cheap , in other words you get more for your money. The night life despite being more limited Is good and always packed. There I'd a small shopping centre with high street shops along with a range of other big brands and also some local business and markets. Transport links are excellent with connections by bus or train being easily found to most destinations. read more