Worcester, for those who have moved from much larger cities, may seem like a small town, and, for those who have moved from a small village, it may appear as a much larger and daunting place.
Worcester, for me, is a perfect size. It is big enough to spend a day roaming the town, exploring the shops and sampling the delicious food available.
There are lots of landmarks dotted around the city too, and in the evening, the famous Friar and New Streets known for their Tudor buildings transform into the hub of evening entertainment and socialising.
- Cinema: There are two cinemas in Worcester with all the newest releases; ODEON and VUE. They are in the centre of town so easily accessible and remember to bring your NUS Extra card as you can get a cheaper student ticket!
- Bowling: There are two places to bowl in Worcester. MFA Bowl is situated just a short walk from the St Johns Campus and is extremely cheap if you show your student card! If you wanted a glow in the dark bowling experience with arcades, then Bowl Xtreme is located on the outskirts of the city centre.
- Restaurants: There are tonnes of places to eat in Worcester for students that are 100% affordable. There are everyday favourites like Nando’s, Pizza Express and a Wetherspoon called The Crown. In the City Centre, Worcester also has a Zizzi, Bill’s, Carluccio’s and a newly opened Gourmet Burger Kitchen.
- Shopping: You may not think of Worcester as your first place to go shopping, but it has all the main high street shops from Primark to Jack Wills and everything else in between. As well as the well-known high street shops, there are smaller niche shops that stock a range of things from vintage vinyl records to old fashioned sweets. By the bus station you can also find market stalls.
- Nightclubs: In addition to the many things you can do in the daytime Worcester has a busy nightlife with lots of clubs in the centre of town. There is always something going on! My favourite places to visit are Keystones, Sin and Bushwackers – all are worth a visit!
- Go Karting: For those who like a bit more adrenaline and speed, one place to try is Worcester Indoor Karting. It’s Worcester’s only indoor Karting and Laser Combat centre, open 7 days a week including bank holidays! It’s something a bit different to do with your friends, is affordable starting at £15 for 25 laps, and the F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton visited there recently!