Why Worcester?

One of the reasons I chose Worcester as a place to live and study was because it has everything you could want from a city including shops, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and lots of things to do.

The city is full of culture and history as well as a feel of the countryside; the River Severn runs straight through the city past the amazing cathedral and there are lovely views of the Malvern Hills from the city centre.

I had first gone to Worcester for a day out shopping with my mom, specifically to get my new ballet shoes from the ballet shop in Worcester. I was extremely excited about this as I was going to buy my point shoes!

The shop was in a small courtyard called the Hop Market just off the main high street and is full of small fun shops including the old sweet shop. I bought some raspberry bonbons, one of my all-time favourite sweets.


In the afternoon, we went for a meal in an Italian restaurant just off the high street called Puccini’s. I am so pleased that we happened to find this place as the atmosphere was great and the food was lovely.

There are so many different restaurants in Worcester such as the Slug and Lettuce where you get 50% off your bill on a Monday, Chester’s Mexican if you love Mexican food like me and the Thai Gallery which serves all different types of Thai food including a rather good Thai Green Curry.

And for all those wondering, of course, there is a Nandos in Worcester!


One of my favourite memories from living in Worcester is when I went with my flatmates into the city to see the Olympic torch relay.

It was such a sunny day and almost everyone in Worcester lined the streets just to see the torch, the atmosphere was buzzing and all the roads were shut off so after the relay everyone walked down the roads waving their Union Jack flags.

It is safe to say Worcester has a community feel, which is what I love about it. Not to mention it is also the home of Worcestershire sauce!



Future students, I hope this little review of Worcester helps…

Current students, if you know good places in Worcester or nice memories here…please share with me!