Lincoln is a friendly, beautiful city with a lovely balance of old-fashioned and modern. Plenty of great restaurants and coffee shops to visit, plus I thoroughly recommend a peaceful walk around the Lincoln Arboretum.


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Study in Lincoln

Lincoln is a city in the East Midlands and is one of the world’s great historic cities. There are two universities, they are the University of Lincoln and Bishop Grosseteste University.

 

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University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln is located in Lincoln city centre and prides itself on award-winning teaching, research and close links with industry. The university is organised into four colleges which are the College of Arts, College of Science, College of Social Science and Lincoln International Business College. Teaching at Lincoln has been recognised with a gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 

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Bishop Grosseteste University

Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) has been educating students for over 150 years and received full university status in 2012. It is a small and friendly university with a supportive and inclusive community of just over 2,000 students. The university is among the very best for teaching in the UK having been awarded a Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment. 

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Lincoln Student Life

Lincoln is officially ranked as one of the UK’s safest cities, which should make your parents feel a bit better about you going off to study there. It’s not a big place, but it’s got style.

Cost of Living

I think that for a student, the cost of living is pretty minimal compared to other cities. I was also thinking about moving here after uni and I believe housing pricing to be pretty reasonable also. There is access to budget food shops like lidl, farm foods and Herron foods, but morrisons isn’t too bad if you know how to spend money.

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29th August 2020

Everything is in walking distance…

Didn’t get much public transport as everything is in walking distance.

jesswoodthorpe
28th August 2020

Train station really central…

Great city centre that isn't too big. Train station really central.

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11th June 2020

Although public transport isn't required…

Although public transport isn't required for a lot of students due to most of the uni being in or around campus, the public transport I've used has been standard

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27th March 2020

Public transport is excellent…

Public transport is excellent, everything is within walking distance. If you need to catch a bus, it’s not expensive and you can do even to Skeggy. The train station is easily accessible and a return to Nottingham in railcard is only £12

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You’ll find the city is roughly split into two sections, locally called Uphill and Downhill. For everyday shopping you want the Downhill area, it has all your high street shops. Uphill and Downhill are connected by Steep Hill, this cobbled pedestrianised road does what it says on the tin (so wear sensible shoes!). The street has a lot of independent and vintage shops so it’s an interesting walk with lots to see and do and eat. There are regular markets around here, and if you happen to stay during the holidays there’s also a very popular Christmas fair held in the same area.

Top 5 Pubs

  1. The Swan
    An award-winning SU pub, it’s on the edge of UoL campus with a prime waterside location. It has a relaxed atmosphere with a wide range of drinks and locally produced food.
  2. Birdcage
    Students love this quirky and friendly pub. There’s a great selection of real ales, ciders, wines and spirits as well as home cooked food that includes vegan and gluten-free dishes too.
  3. The Strugglers Inn 
    This warm old-school style pub is ideally located near Lincoln Castle and has a great beer garden to enjoy their real ales.
  4. Lion and Snake 
    A popular classic inn, they boast a large beer garden and often have live music. You can enjoy a great drink selection as well as pub grub favourites.
  5. The Joiners Arms
    It’s a small pub but has a great atmosphere in the West End area of the city. It has pictures of bygone years of Lincoln on the walls that add to its charm.

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Lovely accommodation! Staff and housekeepers are more than happy to help and always very friendly! Good value for money as free breakfast everyday! 24...

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Park Court 4.59 /5

Lovely room, and accommodation. There is a great courtyard and common room. The staff is amazing and are around 24/7, there are always event on to bri...

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Danesgate House 4.39 /5

Location: High street is less than a 2 minute walk , all the main clubs and bars are within a 5 minute walk and the university is around a 10 minute w...

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Wickham Hall 4.15 /5

Wickham Halls was great accommodation with the close proximity to lectures and the library. Wickham Halls was great for social experience in first yea...

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Constance Stewart Hall 4.15 /5

I am having a fantastic time here... The tap broke and the whole thing was replaced within 24hours. I think the only down side to this is obviously Co...

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The Junxion 4.09 /5

I've lived in Junxion throughout all three years of my degree and highly recommend it to any student moving to Lincoln. The location is ideal with ...

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Brayford Quay 3.99 /5

Friendly staff, superb location, Uni and town centre are within 10 mins of walking. Rooms are in mint condition and offer more space for money compare...

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iQ Pavilions 3.41 /5

Last couple of weeks I had Covid and what made the experience better was Caitlin who is a very friendly person who kept checking on me/bring me the Co...

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Lincoln Courts 3.34 /5

I do really love Lincoln courts, great little student village and easy to meet new people. Definitely better than what other reviews make it out to be...

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Brayford Court 3.13 /5

Smaller flats makes it a more intimate community. The main difference between our place and others is that you have a shared bathroom but, we as a gro...

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19th October 2021

Such a lovely city to...

Such a lovely city to live in with greats restaurants and clubs read more

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19th October 2021

It is a lovely city albeit...

It is a lovely city albeit small and lacking in some areas. The night out and shopping options are somewhat disappointing. Public transport isn't great due to a lot of one way systems, would advise driving around here. read more

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14th October 2021

Buses are difficult to...

Buses are difficult to navigate sometimes but brilliant for nightlife, shops and eating out!! read more

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14th September 2021

The shopping it’s awful,...

The shopping it’s awful, foods to eat are standard read more

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3rd September 2021

I didn't go much many...

I didn't go much many places, so it's all right for me. read more

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25th July 2021

It's okay! Could be better,...

It's okay! Could be better, if you like small cities or towns it's ideal but if you want a metropolitan lifestyle look elsewhere read more

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15th July 2021

It’s close to many things...

It’s close to many things such as the bus station, train station, gym, restaurants read more

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14th July 2021

There are many public...

There are many public transport options but buses are very overpriced. Many eating out options in different price ranges. Different places for nights out and clubs such as moka offer different genres on different floors. The Scene is very inclusive and great club to go to for LGBTQ+ people. Shopping is not awful but after a while they do not offer anything new, could do with improvement. read more

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12th July 2021

Unfortunately due to...

Unfortunately due to how 2020 played out, I can't really comment in depth, but still it seems like a lovely city that I am looking forwards to continuing my study in and learning more about! read more

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24th June 2021

Great shop, amazing social...

Great shop, amazing social scene read more

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25th May 2021

Lincolnshire transport...

Lincolnshire transport not amazing but does job Fairly inexpensive uni accommodation & living read more

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24th May 2021

Love Lincoln So cute...

Love Lincoln So cute and historic read more

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6th May 2021

I love living in Lincoln....

I love living in Lincoln. It’s a small town but it has lots to do for students. read more

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6th May 2021

Good night out okay shopping...

Good night out okay shopping and accommodation is cheap read more

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5th May 2021

Lovely city, has some...

Lovely city, has some rough edges but no different to any other city. read more

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5th May 2021

everything in lincoln...

everything in lincoln is within walking distance, which makes it easy to enjoy every part of it on a budget. read more

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5th May 2021

The city centre is filled...

The city centre is filled with lots to do from shopping to eating out to exploring its rich history. It’s shops could do with expanding and developing as there’s limited choice. read more

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5th May 2021

Great bars, cafes, takeaways,...

Great bars, cafes, takeaways, late night shops and restaurants. Some lovely scenery! read more

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27th April 2021

Lincoln is absolute stunning,...

Lincoln is absolute stunning, now lockdown restrictions are getting better, establishments have done really well in adapting to the current circumstances. Cost of living is very reasonable. read more

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27th April 2021

Great place- small town...

Great place- small town but densely populated and active. Student life is prominent around the main areas of town and there's lots of beautiful scenery. Steep hill is well named but the climb is worth the views at the top of the castle wall and in the cathedral read more

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26th April 2021

Love the town centre...

Love the town centre and what night life I have been able to partake in safely during these times. The community is nice. Also if I need to go to my home town for any reason it is simply a train journey away which is really nice. read more

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22nd March 2021

Really good cost of living,...

Really good cost of living, lovely city. read more

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22nd March 2021

It’s a small city but...

It’s a small city but has so much to offer with food and drinks, shops and things to see. read more

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22nd March 2021

Lincoln is a good place...

Lincoln is a good place to study at university. There’s a town centre which has a lot of clubs you can visit when you want a night out, and there’s also a few restaurants you can visit! It’s also good value for money! read more

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17th March 2021

Smaller city to what...

Smaller city to what I’m used to. read more

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17th March 2021

Lincoln is a lovely city...

Lincoln is a lovely city with a lot of history mixed with an upgraded modern city vibe. Everything you need is in relatively close proximity. read more

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10th February 2021

I love living in Lincoln,...

I love living in Lincoln, it is quite a small city but the nightlife is still really good. read more

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10th February 2021

Social experience in...

Social experience in Lincoln is very good read more

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8th February 2021

Love living here. Everything...

Love living here. Everything you need is here read more

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5th February 2021

it smells a bit funky...

it smells a bit funky in some places. read more

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27th January 2021

Many clubs and bar but...

Many clubs and bar but very less place to shop read more

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27th January 2021

A small town, but rich...

A small town, but rich in history. Very walkable and safe. read more

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25th January 2021

Decent amount of shops...

Decent amount of shops and restaurants, nightlife is good! read more

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22nd January 2021

Everything is very central...

Everything is very central with excellent facilities! read more

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22nd January 2021

Excellent value for money....

Excellent value for money. Everything is maximum a 15 minute walk read more

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16th January 2021

Everything is great expect...

Everything is great expect haven’t used public transport as much, lots of nice restaurants and take always on Just Eat etc read more

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6th January 2021

Everything is in walking...

Everything is in walking distance and lots of restaurants read more

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5th January 2021

Barely any public transport...

Barely any public transport unless you’re looking to go uphill or on the train somewhere read more

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3rd January 2021

I barely use public transport...

I barely use public transport unless I'm going back home but beside that, everything is in with walking distance ngl read more

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20th December 2020

The Lincoln is a beautiful...

The Lincoln is a beautiful city with a great night life for students read more

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12th December 2020

Lincoln is a beautiful...

Lincoln is a beautiful city and a lovely place to live in general. Everything is close by so you don't have to worry about getting transport everywhere either. You can walk everywhere, even to campus and it's not too big a city and not too small, which is great. read more

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8th December 2020

Lincoln is dead cheap...

Lincoln is dead cheap compared to where I'm from. Love it here, there is so much history and students can get wicked amounts of discounts out. I haven't had a night out because of Covid but I have heard some cool stories! The shopping centres spread wide and far, there is a hidden florists in the middle of town people need to give more clout to! Public transport is clean and fancey, far nicer then my home town, bus station is next to the train station and buses go all the way up steep hill (thank god). read more

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29th November 2020

Not enough actual clubs...

Not enough actual clubs but good shops and train station close read more

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member952645
29th November 2020

Love Lincoln city centre...

Love Lincoln city centre - uphill and main high street are great read more

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29th November 2020

Could have a few more...

Could have a few more clubs but great mix of shops and restaurants read more

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24th November 2020

Lincoln has everything...

Lincoln has everything you need within walking distance. read more

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23rd November 2020

Cheap and quiet city...

Cheap and quiet city to live in with lots to choose from for food and drink read more

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20th November 2020

Nights out a bit difficult...

Nights out a bit difficult right now, but with all the clubs I've seen a great potential for night life!! read more

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18th November 2020

Great place to live with...

Great place to live with plenty of shops and a general safe feel in most areas, even at night. Good connections to other cities, direct trains to London and Nottingham. read more

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14th November 2020

I really enjoy studying...

I really enjoy studying in Lincoln which I feel is a great 'in between' where it doesn't feel to large and daunting but at the same time has plenty going on for students. The main high street has plenty of shops to buy essentials, whilst there are also supermarkets a further walk away. There's a good range of retail shops and a shopping centre which make a good shopping day out. There are a range of places to eat out at near the city centre but also along the Brayford Pool. These include independent and chain restaurants, cafes, and takeaways, although more unique independent shops can be found along Steep Hill. There are some great clubs for nights out in Lincoln that are all quite close together, so you can walk to them with friends if you live close to the city (most student accommodation is) without needing a taxi. The train and bus station is also near the main high street. read more

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13th November 2020

Most accommodations are...

Most accommodations are expensive but there are plenty of restaurants to choose from read more

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12th November 2020

Lincoln has everything...

Lincoln has everything students read more

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12th November 2020

Lincoln is a small city...

Lincoln is a small city with a small amount of things you can do read more

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11th November 2020

Great city, especially...

Great city, especially if you love History! Everything you want from shopping, to restaurants and location. There is even a castle and a waterfront. We love to visit. read more

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11th November 2020

Good transport links,...

Good transport links, amazing clubs with dedicated student nights read more

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11th November 2020

Lincoln is a really beautiful...

Lincoln is a really beautiful city to study in. read more

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10th November 2020

theres nothing bad to...

theres nothing bad to say its great read more

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10th November 2020

Everything’s a nice price,...

Everything’s a nice price, you don’t really need transportation because everything’s so close read more

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30th October 2020

Pretty happy with all...

Pretty happy with all of these things - nightlife is fun and relatively safe, cost of living is pretty low and there’s many eateries to choose from read more

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8th October 2020

For a small city it has...

For a small city it has everything you could want and can still have a really good time so it’s unfair to compare to a big city like Newcastle x read more

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8th October 2020

Great nights out at a...

Great nights out at a reasonable cost read more

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25th September 2020

Eating out is always...

Eating out is always difficult but there are places that do events for BGU like "The lion and snake" , fab time out read more

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20th September 2020

Lincoln doesn’t have...

Lincoln doesn’t have a lot of going out areas read more

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29th August 2020

Wish there were some...

Wish there were some bigger clubs and more shops, but lots of restaurant choice read more

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29th August 2020

Didn’t get much public...

Didn’t get much public transport as everything is in walking distance. A lot of restaurants! read more

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28th August 2020

Great city centre that...

Great city centre that isn't too big. Train station really central. read more

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28th August 2020

Everything is in walking...

Everything is in walking distance, lots of restaurants. More shops would be great! read more

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26th August 2020

Lincoln is a friendly,...

Lincoln is a friendly, beautiful city with a lovely balance of old-fashioned and modern. Plenty of great restaurants and coffee shops to visit, plus I thoroughly recommend a peaceful walk around the Lincoln Arboretum. read more

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15th August 2020

Lincoln is a thriving...

Lincoln is a thriving city and I love living there read more

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14th August 2020

It’s a small city so...

It’s a small city so limited activities read more

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11th August 2020

Lincoln is a lovely but...

Lincoln is a lovely but very small city. The best part is the independant cafes and restaurants. The Bailgate is where i recommend going to really see lincoln in its best light read more

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10th August 2020

I’ve never been in England...

I’ve never been in England before, therefore Lincoln was a good start to learn more about England and get to know the culture :) read more

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13th July 2020

Liked the city a lot,...

Liked the city a lot, good nightlife read more

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7th July 2020

My local city is excellent...

My local city is excellent however this is a distance learning course so not applicable for the review process read more

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11th June 2020

Although public transport...

Although public transport isnt required for a lot of students due to most of the uni being in or around campus, the public transport I've used has been standard. Shopping is also good, with a lot of options on the high street. Cost of living for Lincoln is good compared to that of friends living in other cities. read more

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8th June 2020

Small city, and feels...

Small city, and feels it. Nightlife is okay for a city this small but only 2 real clubs that you'd go to. One has a problem with dodgy bouncers who can be really horrible. Not many places to eat compared to other large towns/cities and transport links are okay via train but that's about it. Barely any shopping as they are all situated on the one high street. read more

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22nd May 2020

Lincoln is just great....

Lincoln is just great. Can’t say anything bad about it read more

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27th March 2020

I think that for a student,...

I think that for a student, the cost of living is pretty minimal compared to other cities. I was also thinking about moving here after uni and I believe housing pricing to be pretty reasonable also. There is access to budget food shops like lidl, farm foods and Herron foods, but morrisons isn’t too bad if you know how to spend money. There way too many options to eat out for such a small city. The nights out are really good to me but if you don’t fancy it, Nottingham is only an hour away by train. Don’t come here to shop - the amount of high street shops are pretty minimal so if you want to buy shoes, you have the options of: sports direct, budget jd, and Office. Public transport is excellent, everything is within walking distance. If you need to catch a bus, it’s not expensive and you can do even to Skeggy. The train station is easily accessible and a return to Nottingham in railcard is only £12 read more

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4th March 2020

Good accommodation facilities...

Good accommodation facilities (off campus). Not much to do in lincoln to be honest - very limited and boring! read more

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26th February 2020

Lincoln is a beautiful...

Lincoln is a beautiful city with plenty of shops and clubs for student life. Lincoln is also full of culture with the Cathedral and Castle close to BGU. read more

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16th February 2020

Beautiful city with lots...

Beautiful city with lots to do in regards to shopping and activities. The nightlife is great, especially as a student. Public transport isn’t really needed as most places are within walking distance! read more

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7th January 2020

AMAZING! better than...

AMAZING! better than the big cities, I moved from Leeds and still live in Lincoln. Absolutely love it. Night life is amazing read more

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19th December 2019

It's a relatively cheap...

It's a relatively cheap place to live if you get the right landlord and shop right. Letting agencies are con artists, the student union shut down the one decent club night because it 'wasn't making enough money'. They then proceeded to buy a barge (With the student's money) and turned it into a cocktail bar where the profits don't even go towards the student union. read more

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13th December 2019

It’s actually quite more...

It’s actually quite more pricey than I thought. The main food shops around are like Tesco,Morrison’s, Asda these are quite pricey in comparison to other ones. Clubs can be good but some play strange music. The shopping centre has a lot of shopping places but not many of the main key ones read more

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member1243732
17th November 2019

Small city so public...

Small city so public transport isn't relevant with plenty of local services and lots to do! read more

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15th November 2019

Decent city just a shame...

Decent city just a shame about the train going through the middle of it, means you have to really go out of your way sometimes when the train tracks paralyse the road for sometimes 10 minutes. read more

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8th November 2019

The city is very small...

The city is very small and easy to navigate, some very good restaurants and bars for a good social life at an affordable cost. read more

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9th October 2019

Everything's close together...

Everything's close together and cheap enough, there's a good range of pubs, clubs and shops and it's a pretty nice city in general (has the cathedral, castle, and all the cathedral quarter shops/pubs, making it a nice city to meet your parents in etc). read more

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7th October 2019

There are tons of pubs...

There are tons of pubs to chose from. Very accessible. read more

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13th September 2019

Lincoln personally wasn’t...

Lincoln personally wasn’t my cup of tea, I’ve realised I like bigger cities with more atmosphere, the clubbing isn’t to bad considering it’s a small town, but after a while it becomes boring as I was a regular at going out. The bars in lincoln are good considering how small it is, but personally I wanted to go to a university where the city surrounding it was exciting and full of events, the club events are a real let down, and if your in freshers don’t bothwr buying the wristband as it limits you to bad events. The university club was a bit like a children’s disco but was good if you where intoxicated enough. read more

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23rd October 2018

I love living in lincoln....

I love living in lincoln. Trains are pretty cheap if you book in advance and being students there are loads of deals so you can eat our really cheaply - we try and do it once a month as a minimum with our whole flat!! Cinema is a bit expensive. Shopping is good and has got better over my two years here. read more

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30th March 2017

In comparison to where...

In comparison to where i'm from (little town) everything is quite expensive here but I think you find that with cites. There are plenty of places to eat out and it is one of my favourite things to do so I have tried a lot of the places around here and they are all pretty nice to be honest. The nights out are not quite the same as what they are at home but I think that is because a lot of students like to get so drunk that they are sick everywhere. The shopping isn't bad its just a bit spread out so you have quite a walk to all get to all the shops. I don't really use public transport but I have used a taxi firm called Handsome Cabs are they are great and really reliable. The only problem I have with Lincoln is the amount of homeless people and how many burglaries I hear about, I know of 3 people in my accommodation who have be robbed of their belongings. read more

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22nd July 2015

Living in Lincoln for...

Living in Lincoln for 11 years, growing up and socialising here really couldn't be better read more

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member711446
21st July 2015

very pretty city, friendly...

very pretty city, friendly people, big student vibe, generally feel safe! read more

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member811363
19th July 2015

Lincoln is a nice place,...

Lincoln is a nice place, good overall in terms of things to do with regards to shopping and eating. Home is a great night club, bouncers are plebs but don't always ruin a night out. read more

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member911323
16th July 2015

Quite an expensive city,...

Quite an expensive city, but so beautiful, loads of shops, restaurants and plenty to do on a night out. Can't rate the transport fairly as I've only ever used the train which is the same as all trains across the UK. read more

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LKS2705
14th July 2015

Great nightlife and safe...

Great nightlife and safe place to live. Not a big range of shops available but really pretty town centre. read more

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member1011031
10th July 2015

Its not as big as some...

Its not as big as some cities for nightlife but it makes you feel more safe and confident. read more

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member410934
10th July 2015

everything is close,...

everything is close, great night life, variety of shops read more

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10th July 2015

Lots of bars and restaurants...

Lots of bars and restaurants however only a few clubs worth visiting. Usually end up going to the same places on a night out because there's not much range. Shopping is OK, wish there was more choice sometimes. read more

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5th July 2015

Lincoln is a nice resourceful...

Lincoln is a nice resourceful place, however it doesn't come close to a major city like Nottingham, Manchester (etc.) with respect to shopping and night life. read more

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2nd July 2015

Some really awesome places...

Some really awesome places to eat, especially alongside the brayford and if you're up for a walk there is everything you can ever need. read more

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member129586
1st July 2015

A very small city, but...

A very small city, but definitely a nice place to live, shopping could be improved, but I can't afford to do that anyway read more

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member109424
29th June 2015

Lincoln has plenty of...

Lincoln has plenty of pubs,clubs and bars to go to. Along with plenty of restaurants and cafés. The train station allows you to escape to other places like meadow hall etc. read more

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jodie.butterfield
22nd June 2015

Can't really rate public...

Can't really rate public transport as i've never used it. Certain shops i usually go to are not available, so trips to meadowhall are often. read more

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17th June 2015

Not many good clothing...

Not many good clothing stores just the usual next, Debenhams and house of Fraser. Plenty of bars and restaurants around Brayford areas with nice views and reasonable prices read more

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KJ93
23rd April 2015

This city is fantastic....

This city is fantastic. They have just finished improving the shopping centre and there is a wide range of clothes, accessory, food shops, etc. and in terms of eating out: you couldn't ask for more choice. Eating at one of the restaurants on the water front on a sunny evening is perfect, and there are also a great choice of non chain restaurants in town. Night life is amazing. There are enough clubs to have a decent choice every night of the week, and there is almost always a student night on somewhere - plus, if you come from down south, the prices will make you feel like you are robbing the clubs it is so cheap!!! And if you like culture, a short (if not slightly tiring) walk up steep hill will take you to the stunning cathedral and castle, as well as an array of beautiful vintage shops, boutiques and tearooms - I love this city. read more

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26th March 2015

- Don't need to take...

- Don't need to take public transport because everything is within walking distance - Nights out are amazing, something different every night of the week - Alcohol on weekday nights out is cheap! - Lots of places to eat out - Beautiful city; Brayford Waterfront, Steep Hill, Cathedral, Castle - Students' Union bars are cheap, serve good food and have a good atmosphere - Engine Shed has a lot of acts throughout the year read more

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- Steep Hill (if you go to BG Uni you have to walk it a lot) - Not a great shopping town for size of the city - Level crossings; trains come through A LOT and you always get stuck at them (sometimes for up to 10/15 minutes) - When travelling home by train you are usually stuck in a one or two carriage - Not really close to any other main shopping city

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