Very pretty city, all you need, close to the coast, countryside, and decent journey to London

By member1049388 On 17th June 2020

Study in Canterbury

The University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University are both based here. Canterbury is probably most well known for having an Archbishop and featuring in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales.

 

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University of Kent

The University of Kent started in 1965 with 500 students and today the institution has grown to over 20,000 students. The university has been awarded a gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for outstanding teaching. 95% of Kent graduates are in full time employment or further study within six months of graduating.

 

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Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is home to 17,000 students and is known for its friendly and vibrant community of students and staff. Starting life as a teaching college the university now has three faculties which are Arts, Humanities and Education, Medicine, Health and Social Care and Science, Engineering and Social Sciences. 

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Canterbury Student Life

Canterbury is about as far south-east in England as it’s possible to get, but somehow still manages to be in the middle of everything interesting. There are beaches only twenty minutes drive away, and London can be reached in an hour. The city itself caters brilliantly for students, it’s easy to get around and has plenty to offer outside of studies.

Cost of Living

Accommodation

Student accommodation costs range from £99 - £264 per week;  the average is £166 per week. 

Compare the average elsewhere: Guildford: £210/week, Portsmouth: £183/week, Reading: £201/week.

(prices are for all purpose-built student accommodation (both private and university-owned) over the last 12 months, as listed on StudentCrowd)

The average price for:

A cheap meal at a restaurant: £10
A pint of beer: £4.65
A regular takeout coffee: £3.00
1L of milk: £1.00
A loaf of white bread: £1.13

Prices are about the same as equivalent costs in Guildford, about 6% higher than Southampton and about 8% higher than Exeter.

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Nights Out

If you are looking for a big night out, then the main clubs to head to are Club Chemistry and Tokyo Tea Rooms. If you are more into pubs than a night of clubbing, you’ll be pleased to hear that Canterbury has lots of them! Explore the city’s cobbled streets and you will find plenty of pubs. Two favourites are The Cherry Tree and The Foundry Brew Pub which has its own brewery on-site.

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8th April 2020

Buses everywhere…

Buses everywhere, just buy a bus pass and you’re sorted.

 lp542
1st March 2020

It's not too far to walk…

 It’s not too far to walk everywhere and i’ve never had to take a bus. i can walk everywhere i need to. 

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15th October 2019

Get. A. Bus. Pass…

Get. A. Bus. Pass. Make sure you also download the stagecoach app and familiarise yourself with when the buses run on a night out (they never run on Sunday night/early Monday morning).

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22nd April 2015

Public transport is great…

Public transport is great as long as you stick with the green uni bus. Bus ticket is £2.80 for the WHOLE DAY!

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Shopping

There’s a mix of chains and big names with local and traditional shops, and most of it is located around the famous cathedral. If you are after a shopping day out, then a 50-minute drive away is the famous Bluewater, a huge shopping centre that houses pretty much any shop you can think of. For something on a smaller scale and if you are into vintage shopping and unique finds, there is Westgate Hall which hosts a weekly market with local artists and producers.

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Festivals 

Canterbury has fantastic festivals taking place throughout the year: Canterbury Festival is a two-week art extravaganza that attracts thousands of people from across Europe, Canterbury Pride is the second biggest Pride event in the South East and every May Bank Holiday is City Sound Project which hosts emerging and established artists and it’s free!

 

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Theatre & Cinema

Marlowe Theatre is one of the best theatres in Kent, you can expect the programme to have anything from West-End Shows and Shakespeare to comedy stand up. Canterbury has three cinemas there’s the Oden, Curzon and the Gulbenkian, so you can catch the latest blockbusters or indie arthouse films.

 

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Museums & Galleries 

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge is an art gallery, museum and library right in the centre of Canterbury. It is housed in a Grade II listed building which was recently refurbished. It is a cultural hub which brings together art, heritage books, ideas, information and collections all under one roof.

 

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Canterbury Cathedral

The world-famous Canterbury Cathedral is what the city is centred around and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a fantastic historical structure to explore and if you are a Christ Church student, you’ll get to access it for free using your student card. 

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Staying at palamon Court thoroughly enhanced my university experience! A social and comfortable place that I could call my home, with an atmosphere th...

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A comfortable well maintained accommodation but a bit to pricey for the small sized rooms...

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Living in Sargeants Parade has been nice enough so far. Good amount of floor space and useful supplies (namely the noticeboard and bathroom mirror cab...

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Darwin College 3.36 /5

Parkwood is lovely. The house are nice and affordable. Now with Woodys, no need to walk to centre campus for drinks or a place to just chill or study...

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5th May 2022

really great and...

really great and perfect for a uni student has all the shopping and restaurants you could need. also quite a quiet place during breaks to focus on those deadlines. read more

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5th May 2022

Brilliant city wi...

Brilliant city with plenty of restaurants, cafes and things to do that can suit anyone, only 2 nightclubs that aren’t very good but plenty of bars and pubs to make up for this read more

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4th May 2022

transport isn’t t...

transport isn’t the best, however the cab service is decent. Many shops in a small area which is useful. read more

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23rd April 2022

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Canterbury has a wide array of shops and a great nightlife. read more

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21st April 2022

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Busses are always cancelled so you have to wait for ages for one to come read more

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11th April 2022

Canterbury has a...

Canterbury has a range of nightlife and places to eat out, however I feel like it lacks in other social aspects read more

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8th April 2022

It's a very prett...

It's a very pretty city with lots of shopping spots and experiences. But if you are not careful, you can lose a lot of your money quickly as it is an expensive place to live. read more

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1st April 2022

I really enjoy my...

I really enjoy my time at Canterbury. read more

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31st March 2022

Very accessible p...

Very accessible place to live with everything you could need read more

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31st March 2022

It’s a nice and c...

It’s a nice and chill town with really nice streets and spots but the nightlife is a bit boring. read more

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31st March 2022

Small area with l...

Small area with lots of people, lots of student accommodation to choose from read more

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29th March 2022

Canterbury is the...

Canterbury is the best city I have lived in so far. read more

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24th March 2022

nice area to eat,...

nice area to eat, beautiful views read more

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24th March 2022

Canterbury is a g...

Canterbury is a great town with lots of activities to do. I must say grocery shopping got expensive throughout the year but there is aldi, lidl and tesco and they are all close to each other. My main issue was the public transport. Stagecoach busses most of the time don’t arrive on time. Do not trust at the bus times sometimes they don’t come at all. They need to sort their times out or state on the app that the bus will be late or it’s not gonna come. Worst public transport ever read more

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23rd March 2022

Everything is in...

Everything is in town so you'll always be able to find something to do or places to go. The beach is 30 mins on bus read more

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23rd March 2022

Canterbury is qui...

Canterbury is quiet enough to not feel overwhelming but still busy enough to enjoy as both a student and an adult. Its a nice medium between the. countryside and the city read more

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23rd March 2022

Safe town. Lovely...

Safe town. Lovely area with a lot of social able people read more

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20th March 2022

Canterbury is qui...

Canterbury is quite nice and going out is quite good read more

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16th March 2022

The overall area...

The overall area is good and I like to live here read more

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16th March 2022

Transport is horr...

Transport is horrible and there is not much to do at all read more

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member1067301
15th March 2022

Canterbury is a v...

Canterbury is a very nice town, filled with lots of shops and activities. There are a few clubs, but there should be more. Public transport to London is only accessible by Southern Eastern trains. read more

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15th March 2022

The most beautifu...

The most beautiful and calm city in the UK read more

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15th March 2022

I usually walk to...

I usually walk to city centre as it isn’t that far which is really good but if I do need to use transport it’s really easy to get I don’t usually eat out but the very few times I have it’s been really good nights out in Canterbury are really fun and worth it read more

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15th March 2022

Good place althou...

Good place although so service or reception anywhere read more

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15th March 2022

Cost of living is...

Cost of living is not cheap, public transport always cancelled without showing in apps! read more

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member667253
15th March 2022

a very pleasant a...

a very pleasant and quiet town located 50 minutes from London and 30 minutes from Dover/Fokelstone. Very good restaurants and parks to relax and walk read more

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member867242
14th March 2022

Very small town....

Very small town. Relatively quiet Has the basics read more

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14th March 2022

Bus alway be canc...

Bus alway be cancelled. It’s difficult to make a plan. read more

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14th March 2022

The cost of livin...

The cost of living is quite high. Around the city you can find some nice places where to eat, from Italian food to Japanese, Mexican etc. There aren't many clubs but still there are some cute ones. For shopping, there is Zara, HM and also there is Fenwick, the shopping center. Public Transport is not very good, some buses never come.. but as Canterbury is small you can walk all around the city read more

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11th March 2022

Not crowded , qui...

Not crowded , quite easy to get from one point to other. You can find nearly everything you need. read more

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11th March 2022

Great location fo...

Great location for students, good nightlife and plenty of places and things to do in the day. read more

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11th March 2022

I love Canterbury...

I love Canterbury as a city but it could certainly do with abit more night life. Other than that I love it here read more

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11th March 2022

Small and beautif...

Small and beautiful town. Not a big shipping centre but enough for life. read more

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11th March 2022

Nice and quiet co...

Nice and quiet community with alot of friendly people read more

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11th March 2022

Love the night li...

Love the night life, eating out and shopping lovely place to be. read more

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11th March 2022

Small community f...

Small community feeling is good, I love the city. read more

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28th February 2022

Canterbury is a l...

Canterbury is a lovely city. The weather is somehow almost always nice and you can experience a lot of local history just by walking around in the town centre. Bus drivers are usually friendly but I wouldn't trust most busses to be on time. The Uni busses that are supposed to pass through Park Wood rarely show up at all. Restaurants and shops are nice, especially along High Street where there are many second hand shops. read more

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27th February 2022

Its a very small...

Its a very small city (more so town really) read more

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17th February 2022

It’s a nice place...

It’s a nice place to live and very scenic but it falls short by the fact the cost of living is london-esque read more

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9th February 2022

Good place, lots...

Good place, lots of fun to do things. read more

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3rd February 2022

Eating, and night...

Eating, and nights out are pretty good, transport is excellent, Canterbury to London takes 50 minutes on the train read more

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28th January 2022

Canterbury is nic...

Canterbury is nice but very very quite not much to do for teenagers read more

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24th January 2022

Really pretty wil...

Really pretty will do a YouTube video on it https://youtube.com/channel/UCfTPYJhQkbRmPxJn4klXrPA read more

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15th December 2021

Quite a small cit...

Quite a small city with unique older styling and lots of places to visit read more

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10th December 2021

very good for stu...

very good for students and for eating out read more

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6th December 2021

good train access...

good train access with e-scooters available to rent Also a bus hub read more

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2nd December 2021

Small and easy to...

Small and easy to find your way around read more

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23rd November 2021

Cost of living ca...

Cost of living can be high your better of being in a group and using a house share , their is lots of shopping and eating out opportunities. read more

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10th November 2021

Many options when...

Many options when it comes to shopping and eating out read more

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9th November 2021

Gorgeous town. Cl...

Gorgeous town. Club Chemistry is amazing fun and the shops are pretty great. read more

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8th November 2021

Cost of living is...

Cost of living is good for, not only students, but defiently good for South East England. Multiple places to eat out and variety for dietry needs/choices. Nights out are good for students; lots of places to go pub wise but also students. read more

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8th November 2021

Cobby cobby cobby...

Cobby cobby cobby cobby cobby cobby cobby read more

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30th October 2021

Alright. Bit smal...

Alright. Bit small. Nightlife is so so. read more

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7th October 2021

It is very easy t...

It is very easy to get places because of the transformation system. There is also a lot of good places that are walking distance read more

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28th September 2021

Canterbury is a v...

Canterbury is a very reliable student city. read more

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27th September 2021

Beautiful city, v...

Beautiful city, very safe, great roads and many different shops and amenities in the centre. read more

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24th September 2021

Cute little town...

Cute little town perfect for young students moving away from home for the first time read more

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22nd September 2021

It’s just a small...

It’s just a small town nothing to do read more

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5th September 2021

Canterbury is a r...

Canterbury is a really nice city to live as a student. Very historic city to live in as it has the cathedral and many old houses. The lake near my accommodation is a beautiful view to look at in the mornings. Walks around town is fun as well as food places are clean but expensive. read more

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20th July 2021

Great town with l...

Great town with lots to do and excellent facilities all round read more

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9th July 2021

A small lovely to...

A small lovely tourist city with much history to explore. read more

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3rd June 2021

didn't experience...

didn't experience nights out cause it's so dark outside haha. public transport is quite good. mostly arrive on time as shown on apps and it's clean. just avoid after school period. read more

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2nd June 2021

Very quiet town,...

Very quiet town, not the place to be if you expect a lot from your social life at university, however cost of living is cheap and it is a small town so you can get everywhere easily. There are few good 'nights out' (if any), and the town centre is small so there's not many places to explore, so you'll have to get creative and plan trips to nearby places if you're bored (Broadstairs, Margate + Folkestone are fun to visit for a change of scenery but all small towns too!) read more

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2nd June 2021

Canterbury was a...

Canterbury was a very safe city to live in and easy to get around. There was something for everyone and always something to explore. read more

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1st June 2021

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Transportation is good, near London read more

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member959382
1st June 2021

Very expensive. N...

Very expensive. Not a lot to do. Very bad transport (bus) system. read more

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member1057432
7th May 2021

Good town centre...

Good town centre with lots of shops and restaurants. rent is expensive. lots of transport options read more

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member557369
5th May 2021

Good place to liv...

Good place to live but expensive for what it is read more

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member1056312
15th April 2021

Plenty to do and...

Plenty to do and see. Especially now with Covid restrictions lifting. read more

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member756308
15th April 2021

A little town tha...

A little town that has everything you need read more

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member453452
12th January 2021

Generally very ni...

Generally very nice but a bit expensive like most cities read more

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member1353111
12th December 2020

Public transport...

Public transport is quite pricy but most stuff in Canterbury is within walking distance. The nightlife is great here and lots of restaurants and takeaways to choose from. read more

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member1053097
11th December 2020

Beautiful city. L...

Beautiful city. Lots of great student friendly restaurants and bars. read more

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Thorogood2000
8th November 2020

Good nights out....

Good nights out. Can be expensive read more

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member1350967
6th September 2020

Bus was overly ex...

Bus was overly expensive. Student nights are fun for the 1st year but not after that. read more

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member1150933
4th September 2020

A comfortable env...

A comfortable environment, very conducive to learning. read more

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member550902
2nd September 2020

Nice town, everyt...

Nice town, everything’s close together which is good read more

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member1049388
17th June 2020

Very pretty city,...

Very pretty city, all you need, close to the coast, countryside, and decent journey to London read more

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Emilyxox
8th April 2020

Buses everywhere,...

Buses everywhere, just buy a bus pass and you’re sorted. Lots of restaurants: Nando’s, five guys, ask Italian... SHOPPING is good dw read more

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member1347197
8th April 2020

Easy to save mone...

Easy to save money whilst living in Canterbury read more

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lp542
1st March 2020

I love canterbury...

I love canterbury, it’s a small city but it means you soon start to recognise everyone. it’s not too far to walk everywhere and i’ve never had to take a bus. i can walk everywhere i need to. uni is in the city and so is the library, everything is close and the shops are close and good, all outside so when it’s cold and windy it’s a bit annoying but cuban, chem, tokyo are my fave clubs, not far away. around £5 entry. aldi is so cheap and close and tesco is close a bit more expensive read more

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member943573
14th November 2019

Plenty to do and...

Plenty to do and of course club chemistry is worth a visit amazing nights out at Tokyo tea rooms as well. read more

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member1143439
11th November 2019

drunks, hazards,...

drunks, hazards, fights, none good looking people, just as the uk really is read more

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member742736
15th October 2019

Good high street...

Good high street with multiple popular brands like top shop, primark, wilko, aldi etc. There are also many places to eat like pizza express, Bill’s, fast food chains etc. Recommend Club chemistry for a night out, they have the most room, the best music and good deals on alcohol. Get. A. Bus. Pass. Make sure you also download the stagecoach app and familiarise yourself with when the buses run on a night out (they never run on Sunday night/early Monday morning). Some of the drivers are horrible and drive like crazy people but that’s bus drivers for you! read more

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member1042393
24th September 2019

Great range of sh...

Great range of shops and food for everyone! Clubs all near and always events happening! read more

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member625762
19th January 2017

Canterbury is an...

Canterbury is an excellent place to live, work and study. There are two universities that rival each other in their excellency. There are plenty of shops and a great nightlife scene. The only drawback would be public transport, it sucks! I found that the best way to get around is by taxi, as the city is fairly small the taxis are extremely cheap. The best service without a doubt is Canterbury Taxis. read more

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member411766
31st July 2015

Love Canterbury,...

Love Canterbury, it's lively but not ugly. Many shops and restaurants to visit with unique cafés. read more

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member510895
10th July 2015

Canterbury is bey...

Canterbury is beyond beautiful. Everything is cheap because it's a student town. I'm originally from London so the prices for nights out and even buses amazed me. read more

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member710834
10th July 2015

Canterbury has ev...

Canterbury has everything you need wether it's a night out or somewhere to eat lunch read more

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HowlingHerbivore1336
10th July 2015

Relatively okay!...

Relatively okay! Locals hate the students so normally a battle constantly. read more

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Frankie
22nd May 2015

Unibus is really...

Unibus is really good but not great at night. Bit of a trek to campus and lots of hills. Shopping is good but expensive, lots of nice resturants that aren't too badly priced and good take away via just eat. Always check the hygiene rating though. read more

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Mbt8
24th April 2015

If you like pubs...

If you like pubs and bars, historic buildings of an "old town", and the sound of graduating in a cathedral: this is your place. Great shopping spaces, parks, and transport for students! read more

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member46566
22nd April 2015

You can get food...

You can get food cheap (as long as you go Aldi). Compared to Essex I don't really like to go out to Canterbury at night. My favourite shop is Forever21 and the closet one is a 50min drive from town (Bluewater). Public transport is great as long as you stick with the green uni bus. Bus ticket is £2.80 for the WHOLE DAY! There's loads of places to eat out, but I order food online instead. read more

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MariahP1107
22nd April 2015

Love living here....

Love living here...feels like a second home! read more

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member65030
21st April 2015

The cost of livin...

The cost of living is expensive regarding eating out as well as the accommodation. read more

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