University of Leicester

Night life

How would you rate your university towns night life?
Night life
7.3 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"The town centre will always be packed during freshers', especially clubs such as Fat Cats, Mars, Hakamou, Revolutions and Republic. There are a few pool bars such as Rileys and many shisha/hookah places have opened up surrounding the city centre."
"There are loads of pubs on London Road (a 10-minute walk from campus) and loads of bars/restaurants and places to have cocktails in town (a 15-minute walk from London Road). The SU has nights out on Wednesday and Friday that are on campus in the O2. There are plenty of clubs in town and there is something on every night."
"Loaded Dog is the best pub and make sure you get a reward card if you plan to go there often."
"There are some really nice pubs and tons of good restaurants. The O2 Academy (which is actually on Leicester's campus) has good bands occasionally and there is also a music venue across town at De Montfort Uni. Obviously there is De Montfort Hall as well."
"The student nights are very affordable and there is a range of nights out to suit everyone, no matter your taste. There are some great RnB clubs that all do student nights and even the students' union has four rooms, all with different music playing. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of big name artists that come to Leicester, especially during freshers' week so that was a great experience."
"The main student club is on campus and it's always a fun night out despite the fact that they rarely change their playlist. There are also are many clubs and pubs in town worth exploring."
"The two main clubs are open multiple times a week. Some smaller ones also open on other days in the week but are slightly further to get to. There are plenty of pubs within a reachable distance that are generally well run and welcoming. We have some tourist sites in town such as the Richard III experience and some other attractions to experience such as escape rooms."
"There are specialist student events and weekly student nights at the university with lots of bars, pubs and nightclubs that open late. Alcohol is quite cheap compared to London."
"The nightlife is incredible. The campus actually has its own club (the O2), which is so cool and convenient! There is also a free party bus that takes freshers from the student village to the O2. The O2 hosts club nights on Wednesdays and Fridays. Mosh nightclub is in the city centre. It's very popular and many students go there on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights. The other popular nightclub is Republic. The free party bus goes there on Monday nights (monster Mondays)."
"Many clubs are available and most are shared with DMU in the heart of the city centre. There are also plenty of pubs along London Road and the surrounding areas."


"Pubs, bars, many different clubs to choose from. Fancy places to eat for a wonderful dinner. Cinema, the mall is open till late on student discount nights. Bowling, paintball and pretty much everything you can think of that any other town would have to offer."
"Many smaller clubs and three big ones: Republic, 02 and Venom. The best being Mosh, which is a slightly smaller one."
"Small, niche bars with a variety of atmospheres for everyone. Clubs aren't as good compared to other cities but overall, Leicester is better for its bar and comedy scene."
"The promotions team who work with the SU also organise events in the city centre, with loads of bars and nightclubs holding student or normal events all week. There are lots of bar crawls and socials in the city throughout the year which is good for socialising outside of university and getting to know coursemates or students from other universities."
"Various clubs and bars, bowling, casino and niche shops. Fruit and vegetable market in the centre also."
"Republic: large club in town but only cheap on Mondays, can sometimes be quiet. Mosh: great for alternative music, very cheap. Candy's/XY: club open some Thursdays and weekends, standard pricing except on student nights. Overground Sessions: DnB. Basement: open later, often go to after Mosh or Overground."
"Festivals for Diwali, Christmas lights etc, two cinemas, a theatre, the comedy month in February, a few decent clubs and bars, botanical gardens."
"Several clubs that open until 4.00 am."
"Mosh – alternative nightclub with three floors, always busy. Club Republic is popular for those who enjoy RnB. Specific nights for groups of people eg Indian nights at clubs. Other clubs but not experienced those."
"Absolutely loads! Bars, nightclubs, shops, cafes, restaurants, museums, the space centre, the botanical garden, parks, gyms, the rugby and football stadium."

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