As the most recent place in the UK to be awarded city status, Preston is a compact city with a tremendous character and a thriving student scene. The University of Central Lancashire (or UCLAN) is based just outside the city centre, with a wealth of bars, clubs, shops and restaurants on its doorstep. For such a small city, Preston has a huge personality, with an impressive nightlife. So to help you settle into your new city and get the most out of the next, exciting three years, here's our guide to student life in Preston.
Guides to Preston
In a bustling city like Preston it's easy to miss out on great attractions, places to eat and how best to get around the city. Let our Preston city guides help you get the most out of your new city.
Preston Nightlife guide
Preston has some of the best pubs in the North West. The most popular for students is the Adelphi at the top of Friargate, a large and busy student pub with a good heated beer garden. Every Thursday they host 'Qu…
The University has its own Health Centre (off Kirkham Street) where you will find your usual GP services. For those that like their exercise and to stay fit then Preston has all the amenities you’d expect from a decent sized city.
The city’s shopping districts have grown of late with the re-development of the main shopping centre The St Georges Centre Mall, which features a variety of high street chains and smaller stores. Similarly The Fishergate Centre features the county’s largest Debenhams (if you like that…
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