Top Student Hangouts in Loughborough

June 12, 2019

Question: You have been accepted into your university of choice and have sorted out your Loc8me accommodation – what’s next?

Answer: Checking out the local hangouts of course!

From parks to pizza and everything in between, today’s blog shares Loc8me’s top student hangouts in Loughborough.

The Kelso
With a rooftop garden, regular events and a variety of cocktails and world beers, The Kelso is one of the most popular bars in Loughborough.

Founded in 2012, The Kelso’s nightly Happy Hour has proven to be a hit, with drink offers such as 2 for £8 on cocktails and a glass of wine starting from as little as £2.

We particularly enjoy the rooftop garden – a great place to spend a hot summer’s day with a cold beer and a big group of friends.

Queen’s Park
Based in the heart of Loughborough, Queen’s Park is a little haven in the centre of town.

A great place to relax and picnic with friends, Queen’s Park was opened in 1899 and named in celebration of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

The well-kept park not only boasts beautiful scenery, it is also home to two museums, a bowling green, a bandstand, and a maze.

For fitness fanatics, Queen’s Park is the ultimate venue for jogging and outdoor exercise.

Laser Quest
Ready to put on your pack and take on your mission?

Situated in the middle of Loughborough, next to the town hall, Laser Quest is the perfect place to get a group of friends together for some good old fashioned fun.

Students can enjoy 3 games for only £7.95 Monday to Friday, or 2 games on weekends for the same price.

Don’t forget your Student ID/ NUS card though – you will need to present this on payment.

Peter Pizzeria
After all that running and shooting in Laser Quest, there’s no doubt that you will have worked up an appetite!

Step forward Peter Pizzeria, Loughborough’s very own authentic Italian pizza experience.

With a range of delicious variations to try and a ‘Pizza of the month’, you will be spoilt for choice.

Peter Pizzeria also has a one-of-a-kind pizza truck – Pete on the Street – who has weekly slots in and around Loughborough, so let the pizza come to you if you are having a study night.

Don’t forget – if you are a tenant of Loc8me student accommodation, you get free pizza!

Bradgate Park
Roughly 9 miles away from Loughborough University, Bradgate Park is a public park in Charnwood Forest.

The park is home to herds of red and fallow deer, and the park holds deer walks to bring you closer to the master stags and bucks.

Bradgate Park also hosts monthly events, such as Shakespeare productions in the open air theatre, historic ghost walks, and art workshops.

With over 850 acres of land, there is plenty to do and see at Bradgate Park!

Cineworld
Situated at Baxter Gate leisure development in Loughborough town centre, Cineworld is the place to go to watch the newest releases on the big screen.

This state-of-the-art 8 screen multiplex cinema also homes a Starbucks and sits between a range of chain restaurants such as Bella Italia and Nando’s.

Cineworld offers all students a discounted price ticket as long as a relevant student ID is presented upon payment.

There you have it – our top student hangouts in Loughborough!

If you would like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our friendly team.

Our website offers plenty of information, including details for all locations Loc8me deal with, which includes student accommodation across Loughborough, Lincoln and Hull.

Photo by: https://unsplash.com/@chrisgreenhow