What To do Now You’ve Moved In?

Marketing Team - August 14, 2023

What To do Now You’ve Moved In?

Welcome to your new home! We hope you are settling in well and unpacking wasn’t too tiresome. We have put together a list of “Must Do” things in your city. Share this article with friends and spread the knowledge we are about to let you in on. 

When moving to a new city or returning, it can be overwhelming getting out of the door and exploring. However, this is a great way to get to know a city and settle in faster. It can help you find your favourite spots and activities to do with your friends. Now let’s start with each city. 


As a student in Sheffield, there are many exciting things to see and do. For starters, Sheffield has a vibrant nightlife with numerous bars and clubs which suit student budgets! Sheffield is The City of Steel, why not go and check out the Women of Steel sculpture? 

The city also has large green spaces like Endcliffe Park, Weston Park and the Botanical Gardens, which are perfect for a picnic, games or sport. Off campus, students can explore the picturesque Peak District National Park for hiking, cycling, and scenic drives.   

If you are after shopping, then look no further than Fargate & The Moor for all your retail therapy needs. After all that walking, you’re probably feeling a little bit peckish. We’ve got you covered with a few of our favourite spots. Try the University Arms for the classic British pub vibe, where you can enjoy a fish finger sandwich, Sunday roast and a nice pint. Twisted Burger Company sells the best burgers in Sheffield, a must go and with live music you won’t be disappointed.  


The city of Robin Hood! Why not check out where it all started by visiting the Caves? This hidden maze of over 500 sandstone caves runs underneath the streets of Nottingham, dating back to the dark ages. You will also find the world-famous Robin Hood statue, where an obligatory selfie must be taken. If you’re still not tired from all the walking, then take a trip over to Wallaton Hall where you can see the Manor where batman was filmed. It is home to 500 acres of park as deer roam it. Now food is a must on the hit list next, home of the HP sauce you will have plenty to keep you fuelled. The Southbank Bar and Annie’s Burger Shack are some of the few bars / eatery’s where you can fill your boots with food… and alcohol. And if you’re a fan of live entertainment, the Motorpoint Arena is the place to be, hosting everything from music concerts to comedy shows. 


The city of music, you can find The Beatles statue at the Docks. The placement of the statue coincides with the 50 years anniversary of the bands last gig played in Liverpool, at the Liverpool Empire Theatre. Don’t miss the chance to visit The Cavern Club, a legendary music venue where The Beatles famously performed over 200 times. Talking of docks, Royal Albert Dock’s is Liverpool’s famous place to go, this historic waterfront is a great place to eat, drink and be entertained to the early hours of the morning. It used to be a world major trading dock in the 18th and 19th century where numerous trading boats would dock here for UK trade or travel. For a spot of retail therapy, Liverpool ONE is the place to be, with over 170 shops and restaurants to choose from 


The city of the Romans, Chester has some of the most spectacular gardens in the south east of the city. It is just outside of the city walls near the Newgate and Chester Roman amphitheatre. It was constructed in 1949 and is popular for an open-air cinema season with moonlight flicks since 2011. You can delve into the history behind the city but also enjoy entertainment similarly to the Romans. Additionally, there is a fantastic walk around the Chester walls which is the longest, oldest and the most complete in Britain. Parts that date back almost 2000 years and you can download “GPSmyCity” get a virtual walk around. For cultural experiences, students can visit the Grosvenor Museum, which is free and offers a fascinating insight into the history of the city. For entertainment, students can check out The Comedy Club in Chester, which offers a night of laughs at an affordable cost. It isn’t a night out in Chester if you haven’t been to “Off the Wall” and asked for a cheeky Vimto, don’t let the name fool you… it is a strong brewage with secret mixers. 


The city of the transporter bridge a must-see landmark, this structure is a former Middlesbrough dock which opened in 1842 nicknamed “Middlehaven”. While you are here you can see the Dock Clock Tower and the Temenos sculpture, across the water you’ll see Riverside stadium too. Now, onto the nightlife and what more do you want than 241 cocktails at Turtle Bay. This is a staple of the nightlife along with SOHO which is based on the lower ground floor of Teesside’s tallest building. If you are looking for a night out, you can expect this to be varied and has the latest cutting-edge music. 


The city of Tyne Bridge, a marvellous spectacle that is something you’ll enjoy seeing every time you’re in the city centre. It is also home to the “Angel of The North” notably what people associate with traveling up north. An obligatory selfie location for everyone’s Instagram profile, to prove you live in Newcastle. The WonderBar is here day and night for students to enjoy a bite to eat or a few drinks with friends! Interactive darts, live sports and every match day event. It has bingo comedy nights and much more, all in one bar for anyone that is a student. Digital is one of the largest clubs in Newcastle and has huge DJ’s travel to play, the longest running Monday club night in the city. Start those hard studying weeks off with a bang. 


The city of Hylton Castle, originally built from wood by the Hilton family shortly after the Norman conquest in 1066, it was later rebuilt in stone, thought to be around late 14th century to early 15th century. The castle is a great scenic place to visit! “Independent” is the place for music in Sunderland, it supports up and coming talents. It has a drinking den, disco and a venue for musicians. Be sure to try the famous “Blue Pint!. Take trip to Roker and Seaburn Beaches for a great day out, which offer wide expanses of sand and blue flag award winners for its maintenance. Looking for nightlife? STACK seaburn offers regular live music and a popular club is Ttonic which offers good music & nice cocktails. 


The city of Gaelic speakers steeped in history with its heritage which plays a huge role in Scotland. Glasgow has Gaelic nurseries and primary schools and the most outside of the highlands one of the most spoken Gaelic’s areas in Scotland. The River Clyde in Glasgow has allowed the city to be the centre of the shipbuilding since the 15th century. Since then thousands of ships have been built in Glasgow, including Titanic. The doghouse Merchant City celebrates every beer you can imagine, perfect for beer lovers but also hosts good old-time barbecue food and smoked meat. It is a fully-stock with BrewDog and curated guest breweries. Night life in Glasgow is vast and varied due to its diverse population. 

Pick your city and start getting involved with this quick and easy guide to moving in. Each city has something to offer, share with your friends that might have just moved and start the conversation. 


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