Loughborough Student Guide – An overview

Loughborough

An overview

The pride of Britain in Loughborough.

The town of Loughborough is situated in the county of Leicestershire in the East Midlands of the UK. The town is the largest settlement in Leicestershire outside the city of Leicester. Loughborough has a student population of over 18,000, forming nearly a third of the town’s population. The abundance of young people in the town means there is no shortage of options for a night out, as there is always something going on in the many bars and pubs in the town. The Loughborough Student’s Union is the destination of choice for many students on a Wednesday and Friday. The Union attracts students for its social atmosphere and cheap drink offers. There are a number of clubs and bars scattered throughout the town centre- Rain and Echos are the most popular clubs. Rain hosts a student party every Monday and boasts cheap drink offers, a cocktail bar and a rotation of live DJ’s. Echos is the firm favourite on Saturday nights; the club is one of the town’s largest clubs and includes a variety of rooms catering for every taste with an eclectic mix of music genres. Vodka Revolution is the place to be on Thursdays, the club recently introduced a range of cheap drinks and on some nights you can find a bouncy castle, bucking bronco and a ball pit!

History enthusiasts can enjoy any of the four museums in Loughborough. Charnwood Museum is the largest and houses a range of exhibits reflecting the geology, industry and history of the town and surrounding area. The Carillon and War Memorial and be found in nearby Queens Park and is home to a small museum, the museum showcases military memorabilia from the first and second World Wars.

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