It has all of the entertainment needed to enjoy your evening/weekends, however, Loughborough isn’t a city and so the same extent of options cannot be expected!! Luckily, Nottingham and Leicester are easy to reach by train/bus if you occasionally want a little more choice.

By member1046302 On 3rd March 2020

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A busy market town nestled in the heart of the East Midlands, Loughborough is home to some 17,000+ students. 

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Loughborough University

Loughborough University is Top 10 in every national league table for 2020. It is a single-site campus spread over a vast 440-acre green site among beautiful gardens and open spaces. The University boasts some incredible facilities, including the brand new STEMLab which is part of a £25 million investment. The University is proud of its reputation for sport, ranked the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in 2019.

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Loughborough Student Life

With 440 acres and lots of green spaces to explore on campus, you won’t be lacking things to do with state-of-the-art sports facilities and the Students’ Union nightclub. If you venture off-campus, there are plenty of shops, pubs, bars and restaurants plus local beauty spots to discover.

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Loughborough is very cheap, it is a town built around students and you can see this in the prices

By EJ2015 On 29th November 2019

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Loughborough’s Students Union on campus, with a capacity of 4,000 people, hosts loads of events on both weekends and weekday nights and there’s a great turn out across all the years. There are several options in town for bars, clubs and pubs. Leicester and Nottingham are also frequented by Loughborough students as they have a greater variety of entertainment venues.

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The public transport here is pretty poor. Buses don’t come too often and it’s expensive to travel on them. However, because Loughborough is so small - you can walk most places anyway! Loughborough town centre is like any other small town a it has the basic shops, restaurants and 2 cinemas but most students take a short 7min train journey to Nottingham or Leicester for a day out, as there’s slightly more on offer!
 

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1st March 2020

Loughborough town centre is like any other small town…

Loughborough town centre is like any other small town a it has the basic shops, restaurants and 2 cinemas but most students take a short 7min train journey to Nottingham or Leicester for a day out, as there’s slightly more on offer!

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1st March 2020

A great lunch for 5-6 quid…

The town is like most smallish towns, have most things you want in terms of shops, gyms and so. Lacks any restaurants if you are looking for a culinary experience but several places you can get a great lunch for 5-6 quid.

member444062
27th November 2019

When you do want to treat yourself…

When you do want to treat yourself, there is some good options to eat out in the centre of town (Pizza Express, Centro Lounge, Nandos) although there could be more variety - in the past few years a lot of change has gone on so I expect the options to grow and lots more places if you venture further out

Rebecca Potter
4th June 2018

Lots of nice places…

A good student town, good value for money in terms of rent etc. Lots of nice places to eat out or grab a takeaway and the town is always vibrant.

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1. Slider Town

Creative Cocktails. Street food (think platters) and the best nachos in town. Great atmosphere.

 

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2. Dolcino

A lovely spot for some Italian gelato, desserts, homemade cakes and great coffee, bank smack in the middle of town.

 

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3. Grill House and Shisha Lounge

Generous portions of authentic Turkish food if you fancy it (though they don’t serve alcohol). Falafel anyone?

 

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4. Jade Tea Rooms

Pop in for a cream tea or try one of their lovely cakes then walk it all off round Bradgate Park. Just 10 minutes’ drive from campus.
 

 

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5. Chocolate Alchemy

A hidden gem of a cafe with truffles, cakes, chocolates, drinks and cream teas. It’s pretty cosy so might be worth booking in advance.

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Study Inn Loughborough - Lemyngton Street 4.72 /5

The services at Study inn are great. The staff are very warm and friendly (especially David and Martina). The location is wonderful because it's close...

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Falkner Eggington 4.68 /5

The best experience i could ever wished for in first year. All the best people, best nights out, most fun, good sport and the bouley (say no more)....

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Harry French 4.63 /5

A good hall especially for returners. Good social atmosphere and easy to get to town and campus quickly....

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Asha House 4.52 /5

I am living in a studio. If you need more space, you will like studios or one-bed rooms very much. The microwave was old when I moved in, and they g...

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Butler Court 4.49 /5

Most underrated hall on campus!!! The biggest rooms you will ever find in halls! Butler has such a community spirit and know how to sesh. It may be on...

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Telford 4.49 /5

A very central student accommodation facility that makes you feel connected to the student life - especially during first year....

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Hazlerigg - Rutland 4.4 /5

The hall is like a community. Everyone is friendly and the committee goes out of their way to make sure everyone has a great year...

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The Cube - Loughborough 4.33 /5

Very cosy rooms with private toilets and showers. The building is located in a quiet area near Loughborough University campus which is very convenient...

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William Morris 4.33 /5

Great accommodation - better than I expected for the price. Very sociable on the whole, however, there is no pressure to join in with events if you'd ...

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The Print House 4.32 /5

Booking print house was one of the best decisions. They always try to uplift our mood during this pandemic situation by lot of social activities. Also...

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12th June 2021

Great cost of living...

Great cost of living as it is a student town making things afforable and cheaper than London. Rent is affordable as well and there is always student discounts available. read more

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2nd June 2021

Cute little town and...

Cute little town and if you get bored, Leicester and Nottingham are a quick train-ride away. read more

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1st June 2021

It’s a nice town to live...

It’s a nice town to live in for students. Everything is easily accessible and reaching major cities for a different night out is easy. read more

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28th May 2021

Loughborough is mostly...

Loughborough is mostly populated by older people and students. It has everything you could possibly need, but hardcore city-lovers will struggle. read more

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26th May 2021

It's a small place but...

It's a small place but has most of the stuff you need. The night life is surprisingly pretty good and becomes part of the Loughborough experience. read more

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26th May 2021

Loughborough is a perfect...

Loughborough is a perfect student town, it’s got all the essential shops a student would need including primark, new look, boots, Superdrug and more! Plenty of fast food and restaurants options as well as a cinema, escape room, bars, clubs, coffee shops and more! read more

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25th May 2021

Loughborough is a nice...

Loughborough is a nice town and is near some other great places to read more

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24th May 2021

Loughborough is a uni...

Loughborough is a uni town, so there isn’t much around to do, but I do bear in mind that I am from London so a small town was a huge change for me. The bus is also quite expensive around town. read more

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23rd May 2021

It’s not a very busy...

It’s not a very busy place but the student life means there’s usually a lot to do read more

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23rd May 2021

Great public transport...

Great public transport links, not much in the way of eating out and other social activities. read more

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22nd May 2021

Transport has been adequate....

Transport has been adequate. Cannot comment on eating out and nights out due to Covid restrictions but will give the benefit of the doubt. Cost of living is reasonable enough for any budget. read more

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member1158462
21st May 2021

Very nice and quiet area,...

Very nice and quiet area, town has many good shops such as Home Bargains. Busses can be a little unreliable which isn't unexpected. read more

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21st May 2021

Coming from London, I...

Coming from London, I honestly still get so shocked by how cheap food is over here. There are many shopping options, and Leicester and Nottingham are nearby so if you want a city-feel then those are accessible. Buses are frequent and travelling around Loughborough is pretty easy. Overall, a cozy town which, once you settle in and get used to it, is a nice change from a fast-paced city like London. read more

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21st May 2021

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20th May 2021

Loughborough is a nice...

Loughborough is a nice little town, and it meets the basics. Maybe not enough if you want to shopping! read more

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20th May 2021

Loughborough is great...

Loughborough is great if you like living in a small town. If you're into city life it may be a bit too quiet for you. read more

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19th May 2021

Beautiful little town,...

Beautiful little town, a lot of greenery and things to do read more

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19th May 2021

Loughborough has the...

Loughborough has the basics you need and with notts and Leicester just 15 minutes on the train it’s ideal read more

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member1158180
18th May 2021

In comparison to where...

In comparison to where I’m from, Loughborough is quite a small and peaceful town, but it has everything you need for university life. The location of the town is in walking distance from the university and is easy to find. read more

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18th May 2021

town experience is great,...

town experience is great, restaurants and their cuisines available is fantastic. The clubs offer a very safe and good social experience. read more

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member1258112
18th May 2021

Not too bad of a town...

Not too bad of a town really, has everything you expect from a typical student town read more

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member1058090
18th May 2021

The town is rather small...

The town is rather small with not much night life but some nice pubs and shops with very friendly locals. read more

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member558053
17th May 2021

Often called a "University...

Often called a "University town", it provides a fantastic combination of greenery and fresh air with modern conveniences. read more

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member958013
17th May 2021

As small town, it is...

As small town, it is relatively cheaper compared to bigger city's like London, the town itself is small, however, it has most shops you will need. The only downside would be public transportation and would recommend bring a bike to commute and/or be okay with walking a lot. read more

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member1258011
17th May 2021

Beautiful small town...

Beautiful small town to live in, with a god range of shops despite the size of the town. read more

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member557999
17th May 2021

Nice town, but not too...

Nice town, but not too many options for nights out. Quiet place, great for students who don’t want to live in a city read more

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member1357996
17th May 2021

Nice little town with...

Nice little town with many shops. Busses come often and there are busses every 15 mins to the next big town read more

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17th May 2021

With no pandemic, they...

With no pandemic, they are only like three clubs to go to so it gets boring over time but the student union is lit🔥 read more

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member457953
15th May 2021

The town isn't the most...

The town isn't the most interesting, but it is a short commute to Nottingham or Leicester read more

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member457941
15th May 2021

Loughborough is a beautiful...

Loughborough is a beautiful town. Ideal for students. read more

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member657938
15th May 2021

The town is relatively...

The town is relatively small, which means that it offers fewer opportunities than big cities. However, there is everything you need. As it is a student-populated town, you will probably meet your friends everywhere. read more

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14th May 2021

The best thing about...

The best thing about Loughborough is the campus. Town has everything you need but is quite basic read more

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member1157891
14th May 2021

Living costs are generally...

Living costs are generally low. Lots of places to eat such as Nando’s and McDonalds, but the nicest places are in surrounding villages such as The Priory in Nanpantan or Packe Arms in Hoton and for these you need a car or taxi. Loughborough is strict on car parking even for returning students sometimes to a petty and ridiculous effect. Not much shopping nearby unless you head to Leicester but there is still two large Tescos, a Morrison’s, Sainsbury’s, Aldi and M&S. read more

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12th May 2021

hopefully this is at...

hopefully this is at least 30 characters read more

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10th May 2021

Loughborough is good...

Loughborough is good city to live. read more

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10th May 2021

Loughborough is a very...

Loughborough is a very quiet town but has a lot of character. There are lots of different food places and so many natural sites (parks, lakes, etc.) to explore read more

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member1357511
10th May 2021

Nice small town with...

Nice small town with all the essentials. Good selection of food and shopping. read more

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8th May 2021

The cost of living is...

The cost of living is ideal for students but there aren't that many options for night outs or eating out. The public transport isn't the best, the buses are usually not on time but the town is not that big so walking is usually the best choice to get around. read more

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member557444
7th May 2021

small lovely town. Close...

small lovely town. Close to Nottingham. read more

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16th April 2021

SU does a lot to make...

SU does a lot to make it a fun place to be with it being a small town. Committees also put on loads of events so there is always something to do. read more

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12th April 2021

Great student town, quieter...

Great student town, quieter and calmer than others but perfect for hard working students read more

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10th April 2021

A small town, very close...

A small town, very close to campus. read more

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3rd April 2021

It is a small town but...

It is a small town but it is a great place. There might be some shops that you will not find here, but that's not an issue since Leicester is a 10 min train. However, it is rare that you dont find something you need in this town. read more

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1st April 2021

a very cute town, every...

a very cute town, every shops on the street looks like nice. read more

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1st April 2021

This form is too long,...

This form is too long, I really just wanted to review my halls! read more

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13th March 2021

buses are really insanely...

buses are really insanely expensive and the restaurants are not so good read more

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7th March 2021

Loughborough is a relatively...

Loughborough is a relatively inexpensive place to live compared to city universities, lots of private accommodation available in or near the town for when you want to move out of halls. Plenty of restaurants and takeaways, some bars and a few popular nightclubs in town (the uni has an excellent students union which is used for nights out 3x a week minimum to make up for lack of nightlife in town). More than enough shops to get your essentials (supermarkets, clothes/shoe shops, book shops, bakeries, cafés, local businesses) with Loughborough also a short distance from Nottingham and Leicester (accessible by train, bus, car etc.) where there are loads of shops, clubs, bars, restaurants etc. No need to get public transport from uni campus to town as it is close enough to walk, but the uni does run its own bus service from the train station to campus which stops at several locations in the town. Train station has regular trains to nearby cities and towns as well as further afield. read more

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3rd March 2021

it’s cheap living in...

it’s cheap living in the private halls, the town is abit dead, there’s only once club and 2 places you’d go to for drinks (revs and amber rooms), only a few shops to go to and not many places to eat out in read more

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member454797
2nd March 2021

Location is good it's...

Location is good it's town and some places are good for me to walk around. read more

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2nd March 2021

Amazing town with lot...

Amazing town with lot of pubs and great crowd read more

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member1354722
26th February 2021

Definitely, you can enjoy...

Definitely, you can enjoy shopping and eating in Loughborugh. read more

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26th February 2021

The cost of living here...

The cost of living here is pretty great. There is a lot of ways to spend less and get more - just go to the town market. In terms of eating out, the town centre has a lot of places offering different cuisine. Can't say much about night life since i have been staying here during lockdown. read more

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25th February 2021

A fantastic college town...

A fantastic college town with some good stores in the town centre. Not a lot to do but understandable for a small town read more

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25th February 2021

Great city but everything...

Great city but everything closes down quite early read more

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25th February 2021

Not very used to seeing...

Not very used to seeing a quiet town like this. Public parks are the best I like about this town. read more

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25th February 2021

The best student city...

The best student city ever. You can find cheap things over here and everyone is really very generous to you and will help you in the best possible way. read more

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24th February 2021

Nice town. Has good place...

Nice town. Has good place to eat. read more

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24th February 2021

Its the best town, student...

Its the best town, student friendly and budget friendly read more

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23rd February 2021

Quest when students are...

Quest when students are away, nice parks, plenty of shops. Did dent style clubs and loads of places to eat and drink read more

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23rd February 2021

Nights out are only three...

Nights out are only three star because we haven’t been able to have any since October but the town is small and friendly and there is everything available read more

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30th December 2020

I truly dislike living...

I truly dislike living here. But bear in mind I also dislike most places in England. The place lacks soul. I can't say anything strictly bad about it but they say that the opposite of love isn't hate - it's indifference. There's nothing to do in Loughborough or to see in Loughborough. If inspiration is something you seek, avoid this place at all costs. read more

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10th October 2020

I will definitely miss...

I will definitely miss loughborough. A small town with just everything you need read more

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member950521
16th August 2020

Nice town everything...

Nice town everything there. Nice countryside around it. read more

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Brad
10th August 2020

Loughborough is a town...

Loughborough is a town of obvious places to enjoy yourself be it the park in town, the cinemas or eateries, but it is full of hidden gems you can only experience by breathing in this vibrant little town read more

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melarita
6th August 2020

easy transport, but not...

easy transport, but not much to do here. Better off going Leicester or Nottingham for a night out with friends. read more

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Jerry
13th June 2020

Haven’t been on a night...

Haven’t been on a night out so can’t say much, but the restaurants are really good. read more

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member449252
11th June 2020

- It's relatively cheap...

- It's relatively cheap to live in Loughborough, you have the staple shops such as Lidi and Aldi. - Very limited as to where you can eat. But there is a Nandos in town. Shopping is terrible thus one would have to go to either Leicester or Nottingham. read more

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member1349229
10th June 2020

Loughborough has good...

Loughborough has good nights out, cinemas, bowling and places to eat. There are lots of nice bars and restaurants- chains as well as independents, and easy links to cities like Nottingham and Leicester. Also very easy to get to the airport and London. read more

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10th June 2020

The only problem I had...

The only problem I had was using the bus, which did not seem to run on posted schedules read more

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SarahG
10th June 2020

Nice town, but can be...

Nice town, but can be quite quite out of Uni term time. Enough resturants to keep you going but much more on offer in Nottingham and Leicester which are pretty easy to get to. read more

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SarahG
10th June 2020

Nice town, but can be...

Nice town, but can be quite quite out of Uni term time. Enough resturants to keep you going but much more on offer in Nottingham and Leicester which are pretty easy to get to. read more

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member1049205
9th June 2020

Not the greatest town...

Not the greatest town scene with very average clubbing and nights out. Nottingham, Leicester and Derby are nearby, but realistically you'll be stuck with the same 5-6 locations for going-out. The Union is pretty massive to make up for this, but I found myself missing bars and decent pubs. read more

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member449204
9th June 2020

Very affordable small...

Very affordable small town, with places to eat and go out... filled with mainly students. Not much shopping to be done but the location is close to Leicester and Nottingham so its never far on the train for those occasions. read more

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8th June 2020

Very good town for student...

Very good town for student living here. read more

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member1149155
8th June 2020

Amazing quiet town Very...

Amazing quiet town Very good for students read more

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member449153
8th June 2020

This is a very quiet...

This is a very quiet town with a small population, but the people living here are very friendly and suitable for retirement. read more

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member849095
6th June 2020

Quiet and safe small...

Quiet and safe small town. People are good, always taking smell. read more

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member749036
4th June 2020

Perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! read more

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member849007
4th June 2020

the environment is very...

the environment is very safe and beautiful. everything you need can get quite easily. read more

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Mariafrhodes
2nd June 2020

Despite being a place...

Despite being a place with a small city centre, it has all the facilites, shops and bussiness that a student needs on a daily bases. Leicester and Nottingham are quite close from the train station or by bus, so bigger tasks or shopping can be made without taking a lot of effort and/or time. read more

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member648923
2nd June 2020

There are no shopping...

There are no shopping malls in loughborough and the school is relatively far from the city centre. Public transport is convenient, but often not on time. read more

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2nd June 2020

Loughborough is a peaceful...

Loughborough is a peaceful town that good for studying and creating artworks, people here are nice and gentle read more

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member948912
2nd June 2020

Nice location, friendly...

Nice location, friendly atmosphere, everything is close by and can be gotten to quickly. Not too busy and overwhelming. read more

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23rd May 2020

barely any shops. nights...

barely any shops. nights out are rubbish read more

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member1248056
13th May 2020

My overall experience...

My overall experience was okay as they had good lecturers. However, the University saw me as a money-making opportunity. Due to circumstances, I had to commute from Birmingham to uni every day. Only when I got there I hear they were charging hefty fees. So I decided to park outside campus away from the uni. One day when I visited my friend I got a warning from the unis or shall I say frauds that I parked in a no uni parking zone. However, I was visiting a friend to do some group studying. They let me off saying I shouldn't park there. But where else should I park when I visit my friend? Then halfway through the year, another friend said that he lives in a house just outside the campus and said that its a private road where I can park if I liked. So I did this and then the uni made me pay a fine of £50 even though and denied my appeal saying its because I missed a deadline. They didn't consider how busy I was commuting and managing work. They did this after charging me £14k tuition!! read more

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13th May 2020

the nice little town...

the nice little town and good commute system to Leicester and Nottingham read more

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11th March 2020

Good but not many shops...

Good but not many shops and buses can be slow read more

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JoshG
11th March 2020

The town isnt the nicest,...

The town isnt the nicest, although it has everything you need. It's more than sufficient for a student lifestyle. read more

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member1146556
7th March 2020

Very good. Only problem...

Very good. Only problem is that town is too small read more

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member1046371
4th March 2020

Nice town, clubs are...

Nice town, clubs are limited though read more

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member1046302
3rd March 2020

It has all of the entertainment...

It has all of the entertainment needed to enjoy your evening/weekends, however, Loughborough isn’t a city and so the same extent of options cannot be expected!! Luckily, Nottingham and Leicester are easy to reach by train/bus if you occasionally want a little more choice. read more

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member846213
1st March 2020

The town is like most...

The town is like most smallish towns, have most things you want in terms of shops, gyms and so. Lacks any restaurants if you are looking for a culinary experience but several places you can get a great lunch for 5-6 quid. read more

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TaraD123
1st March 2020

The public transport...

The public transport here is pretty poor. Buses don’t come too often and it’s expensive to travel on them. However, because Loughborough is so small - you can walk most places anyway! Loughborough town centre is like any other small town a it has the basic shops, restaurants and 2 cinemas but most students take a short 7min train journey to Nottingham or Leicester for a day out, as there’s slightly more on offer! read more

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member1146094
25th February 2020

A clean, beautiful student...

A clean, beautiful student town. read more

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member945764
16th February 2020

Great town, small but...

Great town, small but has everything you need read more

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member745629
12th February 2020

Small town easy to manage...

Small town easy to manage a busy life with distances however nothing to do u get depressed in the long term read more

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member945378
8th February 2020

Sprinty bois will save...

Sprinty bois will save your life. Night's out are decent for the first few years then you'll get bored, but it's only a short journey to Notts! read more

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dezdez
5th February 2020

Nice, small town. Not...

Nice, small town. Not too much to do but easy to get to nearby cities Nottingham & Leicester. read more

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member1344781
13th January 2020

i will never return to...

i will never return to this awful place read more

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member544501
19th December 2019

Loughborough is not a...

Loughborough is not a bad place to be, town is okay, enough to do. read more

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member644330
9th December 2019

Always walk to town and...

Always walk to town and only get the bus back if you have heaving things to carry. The £2.10 bus fee is ridiculous. read more

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EJ2015
29th November 2019

Loughborough is very...

Loughborough is very cheap, it is a town built around students and you can see this in the prices. Since updates to the town have been made there are a lot more places to eat out, albeit they are big chain restaurants. Nights out are varied and a great fun. Shopping is the bare minimum for essentials. Tonnes of charity shops. The quick links to Leicester and Nottingham make up for this though. It is not as small as people say it is and this should not be a reason people are put off by Loughborough. read more

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member444062
27th November 2019

Cost of living is very...

Cost of living is very cheap, ideal for a student budget. When you do want to treat yourself, there is some good options to eat out in the centre of town (Pizza Express, Centro Lounge, Nandos) although there could be more variety - in the past few years a lot of change has gone on so I expect the options to grow and lots more places if you venture further out. Night life is good, something for everyone - r n b, techno, drum and bass, pop etc, something on most days of the week every week. Shopping is the weak link, some okay places but lets be real, you can buy anything online now. Transport links are good, train station in town, great taxi service specifically for students available on and off campus, good bus links to campus and beyond. read more

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AmberVink
27th November 2019

Loughborough is a quiet...

Loughborough is a quiet town that is full of amazing social activities targeted at students read more

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member442638
9th October 2019

Town is quite far to...

Town is quite far to walk and trains aren’t direct as it’s a market town. Cheap to live though read more

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ThirdCultureKid
10th September 2019

The Kinch bus is expensive...

The Kinch bus is expensive and late a lot but is very useful. Food and nightlife is awesome read more

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member1142028
8th September 2019

Pretty cheap to live,...

Pretty cheap to live, reasonable nights out, great links to anywhere read more

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Rebecca Potter
4th June 2018

A good student town,...

A good student town, good value for money in terms of rent etc. Lots of nice places to eat out or grab a takeaway and the town is always vibrant. read more

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jolenanell
7th November 2015

I find rent expensive...

I find rent expensive here in relation to salaries but socializing and shopping is cheap enough. There is a lot of choice for eating out. The shopping, whilst cheap, is not very interesting though. The public transport is really good here. read more

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Esther Chen
22nd July 2015

Nice, quiet town but...

Nice, quiet town but really small. Almost has everything you need but not much choices. read more

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member611396
20th July 2015

Small, no need for public...

Small, no need for public transport. read more

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member811388
20th July 2015

Link bus service is fantastic!...

Link bus service is fantastic! Refurbishment has made town look very pretty and nice to spend time in. Everything you need, but could use more variety of shops/things to do. read more

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member1111386
20th July 2015

Quite a small town but...

Quite a small town but pretty cheap for whatever you want to do and if you know the places then can find great food and a good night out. read more

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member911288
15th July 2015

Loughborough in generally...

Loughborough in generally pretty cheap to eat out and go out in. However it's shopping and nights out are limiting. The sprint busses are fantastic and regular. read more

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member1011250
15th July 2015

A very student town....

A very student town. There are many areas that are student housing dominated, meaning a busy and student feel to these areas. The housing type ranges massively and so do costs, you can pay from 60 pppw up to 100+. The nights out are alright, but the SU takes priority with many. Shopping isn't great, however with Nottingham to the North and Leicester to the South you can go shopping there. Public transport is good, however, being such a small town you can walk everywhere! read more

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10th July 2015

Loughborough town has...

Loughborough town has the bare minimum of things you need, but as it's so small everything is in walking distance from the Uni. There are decent nights out but just beware of the locals! read more

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10th July 2015

Pretty cheap, good number...

Pretty cheap, good number of clubs and bars for size of the town, very student orientated town, not much to do during the day! read more

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member610703
9th July 2015

Really small town so...

Really small town so it's easy to go out. But the fact it's a uni town means the nights are always going off! The shopping isn't great though read more

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9th July 2015

The locals are dodgy...

The locals are dodgy as hell but the price of housing and food is pretty good, echoes on a saturday is also pretty good! read more

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member710693
9th July 2015

Small town so no danger,...

Small town so no danger, relatively cheap but no shops neither something special in town read more

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member610522
7th July 2015

For awhat there is it's...

For awhat there is it's great but its a small town so wish there was a bit more of everything. But luckily Leicester and Nottingham are near by for more of a city scenery read more

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3rd July 2015

Shuttle buses go from...

Shuttle buses go from campus to train station via town centre and it's cheap to do so (less than £2). Town has some of the best, authentic food to offer including The Basin (Thai/Chinese/Japanese), Peter (Italian) and World Buffet 108 (Mixed cuisines) which are all good value for money. Some great clubs which have great deals for student nights, e.g. Mansion (Mondays), Vodka Revolutions (Thursdays). Huge Tesco on edge of town, only 10-12 mins walk from SU and most high street shops nearby (Burton, Next, SportsDirect etc). Leicester and Nottingham both very close by train (10 mins) for days and nights out. read more

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member79561
30th June 2015

Loughborough is a wonderful...

Loughborough is a wonderful town with many great shops. read more

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30th June 2015

Small town made for students!...

Small town made for students! Great links to Leicester and Nottingham makes up for the lack of shopping. read more

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member109553
30th June 2015

Actually a really nice...

Actually a really nice town to live in, has everything you need read more

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member79470
29th June 2015

Loughborough has everything...

Loughborough has everything to offer for its students and accommodates for everyone's styles (and budgets!!) From shopping centers to the cinema, from coffee shops to pubs and clubs! It has everything you could possibly need! read more

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29th June 2015

Shopping is a bit limited...

Shopping is a bit limited and there isn't a lot of daytime entertainment but there are some nice places to eat and a couple of really fun nightclubs read more

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27th June 2015

Theres not really a lot...

Theres not really a lot to do in the town, especially for shopping, there aren't many clubs, although the ones that are there are good read more

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member49241
23rd June 2015

Loughborough town is...

Loughborough town is pretty rough/grotty in areas, we had a few break ins by the locals trying to thieve things (this happened in other areas of the campus too). The nightlife is good, you can go out pretty much any night and the place is always full of students! I have visited friends at other unis that are situated in cities (e.g. Sheffield) and the general vibe is a lot better and there are lots more clubs to go to at night. However this doesn't really detract from the Loughborough experience so don't let it put you off! read more

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member119235
23rd June 2015

small town. Great transport...

small town. Great transport links to leicester and notts for shopping read more

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22nd June 2015

The town has everything...

The town has everything that is needed within walking distance of the university including a range of restaurants and shops read more

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22nd June 2015

The town is not as bad...

The town is not as bad as I expected. It has everything you need but as it's not a buzzing city so you can feel like you are missing out on that sort of student life sometimes read more

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22nd June 2015

It has all the basic...

It has all the basic places you require, nothing lavish but it gets the job done which i can cope with. Being student dominated, night outs are insane and constantly feels like freshers when you have an event going on! Compared to anywhere else I have ever visited, the buses are quality, literally 5 minutes is the average time you'll have to wait. Campus is so much fun I can sacrifice a fancy city. read more

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member129056
5th June 2015

Small town so not much...

Small town so not much public transport is needed but there are good regular buses and the train station is not far away. read more

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Alice
5th June 2015

I enjoy living within...

I enjoy living within Loughborough. I like the size of the town, not too big or small. read more

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22nd February 2015

Lots of supermarkets,...

Lots of supermarkets, farmfoods etc. Nightlife is electric due to loughborough students running the town. Very close to nottingham which is a great night out, especially stealth. read more

Cons?
Can argue its a fairly quiet area off campus with little activity other than the XMAS fair.

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Dominic
21st February 2015

Students Union at the...

Students Union at the University is fantastic for a night out Easy to get around, well connected via buses and trains read more

Cons?
Shopping could definitely be better - same experience as any other small town in the UK

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sadler876
6th January 2015

Everything is in walking...

Everything is in walking distance. It's a perfect size between too big and too small. Student dominated. The town has everything you need and if it doesn't then Nottingham and Leicester are really close. A great town market. read more

Cons?
Unless you want to go to London the train journeys are a bit of a pain. Student dominated. Very windy.

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