Preston; the small city with a big personality.
Flying the nest and moving away is a daunting process for anyone. Leaving your home comforts, the town you know and the people you love. However, moving to Preston will feel like your home from home. Being one of the best networked cities in the country due to its fantastic transport links, you will never be too far away from family and friends.
Voted the best place to live in the UK, Preston offers world class study, fantastic night life and a wealth of opportunities. Boasting a bustling student community of over 32,000 students, UCLAN is one of the top 4% of all universities in the world! As if that wasn’t enough, they are investing serious money into your education and future! Spending over £200million on ‘The Campus Masterplan’, they are refreshing their fantastic facilities with new buildings, including a £30m state of the art Engineering Innovation Centre! Why wouldn’t you want to study here?
Fancy a day of shopping and lunching? You’re in the right place. With two shopping centres and a high street packed full of stores, restaurants and cafés, your shopping addiction and hunger will soon be satisfied. Solitas, Baluga kitchen and ‘We don’t give a fork’ are a few of the best places to eat, offering a wide range of cuisine from pizza to a big ol’ burger. And don’t forget your student ID; most of these places offer great student discount!
As well as being a great place to study and live, Preston is also known for its cheap and lively nightlife! If you want to head off for a night of dancing and cheap shots Evoque, Warehouse and Baluga are perfect for you. Whereas if you’d rather enjoy cocktail, swanky bars like Review and Turtle Bay never disappoint!
And for the times where you’re not crawling from bar to bar or shopping till you drop, Preston is full of things to do. Looking for a challenging yet fun activity where you can unwind with your mates? Preston Escape Rooms is just the thing for you! Guests can attempt to bust out of jail with the Prison Break challenge, break into a heavily guarded art museum in the gallery room or explore an Egyptian pyramid with The Mummy quest, all in just 60 minutes! Or why not enjoy a day at the cinema. With Odeon and Vue just 10 minutes out of the city centre, you will never be too far away from the next blockbuster. Movies coming just in time for the start of the next academic year include Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Saw: The Legacy and Blade Runner 2049!
Homes for Students offer fantastic accommodation across the city of Preston. Want somewhere to live on campus, close to lectures and the library? Want to be able to roll out of bed and straight to class? Want something affordable and modern? Foundry Court is the place for you! Just a stone throw away from everything university related, you’ll never be late again! And just a 10 minute walk from the city centre, you blink and you’re there! For more information and prices, visit http://www.wearehomesforstudents.com/preston or call 01772 251393.
Preston is definitely the up and coming place to be. Don’t miss out on being a part of this fantastic city and book a room with us at Homes for Students. Believe me, you won’t regret it!