Preston ranked in UK top ten for student nightlife

Posted on - 10th June, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Nightlife, Preston City Centre, Preston News, UCLan, What's On in Preston
A selection of the drinks on offer at Baker Street
Baker Street drinks Pic: Robyn Swain Photography

Preston has been revealed as the ninth best place in the UK for a student night out.


New research from I SAW IT FIRST looked at various factors to find the top university towns and cities for student nightlife – the average number of bars and clubs, price of a pint, cost of a taxi, number of takeaways, and safety score.

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While Huddersfield claimed top spot, Preston made the top ten along with the likes of Liverpool, Newcastle and Leeds.

Mark Whittle from Preston Business Improvement District said: “It’s no surprise Preston has ranked in the top ten places for a great night out.

“Whether you’re a student or not, Preston’s offer has improved massively over the last few years which has helped encourage people from across Lancashire to come and see what it’s all about.


“Preston has been consistently recognised as one of safest and best nights out in the country and the off campus offer is a really important factor when deciding at which university to study. We’re glad our city can compete with some huge destinations”.

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Blog Preston took to Facebook and Twitter to find out where Preston’s students recommend for a night out.

On Twitter, UCLan Students Union got the nod from @stephanielomas, while @ConnorD291 said: “There’s only one answer to this and that’s Warehouse”. @LuteceSaphir added: “Evoque on a Saturday, Blitz after everywhere closes (Blitz ’til six), Tellers if you’re broke.”

On the Facebook What’s On In Preston Facebook group, Oliver Portlock also mentioned the Church Street Wetherspoon: “Twelve Tellers is a staple in any student night out. The increasingly-popular Review Bar is apparently great for Pre Drinks.”

Ben Edwards suggested Baker Street on a Thursday for free entry and 10 per cent off all main line drinks. Lee Johnson mentioned Switch for the official student night on a Monday and the unofficial night on a Friday. Meanwhile Rift Bar got a shout from Joe Williams for Thursday night’s Freak of the Week with 99p drinks and 99p entry.

The top ten student nights out according to I SAW IT FIRST are as follows:

  1. Huddersfield
  2. Derby
  3. Chester
  4. Liverpool
  5. Sheffield
  6. Newcastle
  7. Leeds
  8. Stoke-On-Trent
  9. Preston
  10. Middlesbrough

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Are you a student in Preston? What do you think of the research? Let us know in the comments below.

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