Leicester city life
While studying abroad in Leicester international students will have plenty to see and do. Discover a city with beautiful old architecture and a vast cultural selection.
Here are just a few places you can visit:
- The Curve Theatre in the Cultural Quarter
- De Montfort Hall – large entertainment venue for musicals, concerts, standup comedy, opera, dance or ballet
- New Walk Museum
- National Space Centre
- Historic buildings: Belgrave Hall, Jewry Hall, The City Rooms, Newarke Magazine Gateway
Leicester combines its youthful lifestyle with plenty of attractions with love for nature and environmental awareness. Visit the many green spaces around the city like Victoria Park, Abbey Park, Aylestone Meadows, Blocks Hill Country Park, or the artificial lakes of Watermead Country Park, or the Botanical Gardens, in addition to the scenic Leicestershire countryside surrounding the city.
Other aspects of the Leicester Green City policy include an extensive cycling infrastructure (biking lanes), energy saving initiatives, and LED lighting.
Leicester has great places to shop, like Melton Road where you can find many authentic shops and restaurants. Select from a variety of bars and clubs offering student nights and discounts, including MOSH, Republic or Liquid and Envy.
The most loved sports of Leicester are football, rugby and cricket, but you’ll also find opportunities to practice basketball, cricket, snooker, and others.
International atmosphere in Leicester
As a significant student city in Britain, harbouring two major universities, Leicester has been welcoming and creating an ideal climate for international students worldwide coming to Europe. A recent census shows that 33% of the city population is made up of foreigners who moved to Leicester.
Both the local population and the international students in Leicester are made up primarily of people coming from Ireland, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, the Arab World, and many other places worldwide. The local festivities and celebrations in the city attest to Leicester’s multicultural climate. Start a global network of future business contacts and lifelong friendships while studying abroad in Leicester.
Leicester experiences mild to warm summers and cool winters, British rain throughout the year, and low sunshine levels. Average highest temperatures in summer reach 22°C (71°F) in July, and average lows in winter are at 0°C (32°F) in January.