City of Everything
If you’re after a fun, historical, exclusive and adventure-filled city, Exeter is your place! Hidden away in the depths of Devon, this miniature city offers it all: delicious restaurants, all the shopping you could need, a truly beautiful cathedral, waves of sea gulls, and notably happy locals who are always keen to chat. Often overlooked due to its size, Exeter University produces some of the happiest students in the UK. It’s therefore no wonder that the student tagline for Exeter is simply: ‘probably the best university in the world’.
The Seaside City
Nestled on the Southern coast, Brighton is a hit with students and London commuters alike. The pebbled beach, with the quintessential rock sweets and fish and chip eateries, is enough to move even the most die-hard of sun aficionados; but its real pull is its place as the eternal British seaside resort. The houses are painted all different colours of the (pastel) rainbow, you can sip on tea and nibble on a piece of cake in one of its many hidden, kooky coffee shops, you can stroll about across the Lanes, looking for original artwork, memorabilia and clothing, or you can take it easy sitting on the pebbled beach, admiring Brighton Pier.
The Industrial CityManchester has, over the years, shifted itself into fast gear and come out on top, offering itself up as one of the coolest cities in Britain. It’s gone through an industrial revolution, a musical revolution (shout out goes to Oasis), an architectural renewal (thanks to its huge shopping centre) gaining status and good vibes from anyone who’s fortunate enough to step foot in this modern metropolis.
City of the Alternative
Tucked away in Somerset is the colourful and alternative city of Bristol, the fourth largest city in England. Once you’ve come to terms with the endless hills (trainers are a must, as are boots), you’ll make the most of living in this thriving and continually happening city. An impeccable student town with loads of interesting locals, you’ll be forever amazed at its village-like appearance. Whether you’re in need of some greenery, looking for one-of-a-kind shops, fancy eateries, street art (thank you, Banksy) or modern architecture, Bristol is sure to keep your pulse racing with things to do.