Huddersfield Student Guide – An overview

Huddersfield

An overview

Statue of Harold Wilson.

The market town of Huddersfield is located in West Yorkshire, between Leeds and Manchester. The town has a student population of over 19,000, and there are a number of options for a night out. Bar 66 is a late night venue and attracts lots of students and young people. Wednesdays are designated student nights, entry is free and there are cheap drink offers throughout the night. Every Friday and Saturday the venue is open until 6am, providing you with a great opportunity to dance ‘til dawn.

Shoppers can take refuge in Kingsgate Shopping Centre, a large complex located in the centre of the town. The centre offers a variety of shops and restaurants including TK Maxx, Pilot, JD Sports and H&M.

Huddersfield is home to a number of cultural events throughout the year, many of them are free and are great days out. Huddersfield Festival of Light takes place in November. The town puts on a theatrical performance, usually on a large scale and involving a parade through the streets. The performance ends with a firework display. Huddersfield Carnival takes place annually in July and begins with a procession from the Hudawi Cultural Centre in Hillhouse. The procession flows through the town centre to Greenhead Park, where there are fairground rides, West Indian food stalls and a music stage and dance area. The Pink Picnic takes place every summer at Castle Hill and is a celebration from the gay, lesbian and transgender communities. The picnic is a lot of fun and there are lots of bright costumes and fun characters to see and be seen with.

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