Plymouth Student Guide

Posted at: 9:13 am,  09/09/2016

Locations:

Located on the South Coast of Devon and is one of the UK’s oldest recorded settlements, dating way back to the Bronze age. Plymouth has a rough population of 261,546 according to the most recent figures.

Culture:

Plymouth’s history dates back a very long way and has been something that the city has been proud of for a very long time. The museums that the city has all commemorate the culture and history of the city and are affordable and accessible to all members of the public, whether it be Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery or the Devonport Naval Heritage Centre.

If you’re looking for the latest and greatest in Hollywood films, then Plymouth has you covered. The city’s main cinemas are Vue Cinemas, Reel Cinemas and the Plymouth Arts Centre – all of which offer everything that you need regarding new releases. However, if you’re looking for more independent releases, then we recommend that you join one of the city’s many film societies.

There are many famous people from the city of Plymouth including Sir Francis Drake, John Hawkins, Trevor Francis, Sharron Davies, Dawn French and Lyndon B. Johnson.

Nightlife:

Plymouth has a number of different places to go to enjoy your evening. The nightlife of Plymouth offers a wide variety of things, whether it be a nightclub that you’re looking for or a regular bar or pub or even a restaurant, Plymouth has most certainly got you covered here! We’ve compiled a list of three places that we think will be perfect for you to look into.

First up we have Oceana, which offers drinks available for £2.50 and free entry all night before 23:00 pm. The club has everything that you could need for a good night out, with drinks that will have your mouth watering and music that will have you jumping from wall to wall and enjoying the night out!

Second up, we have Jesters Nightclub, which despite being a nightclub also allows you to watch live sport too! But the club has everything else that you would want from a nightclub such as cool DJ sets and professional photography. We cannot recommend Jesters anywhere near enough.

And finally, we have Popworld, which has all the accoutrement that you need to have a top class nightclub and offers some of the most mouth-watering cocktails that you’ve ever seen before. They even invent their own cocktails too and play some of the coolest music that you’ve ever heard!!

Activities:

Plymouth has many different activities that run throughout the year, but of all of them, we recommend the City of Plymouth Festival which takes place annually and gives you a glimpse into what makes Plymouth so great! With live music, dancing and speech. We cannot recommend it highly enough!

Transport:

Plymouth’s transportation system is as efficient as you’d want it to be. Some bus routes run every hour and train routes too. Also, cycle paths available for the environmentally conscious. Plymouth City Airport is the closest airport if you’re looking to take a mini-break and is remarkably close to the city centre.

 


National Marine Aquarium

National Marine Aquarium is helping to protect the marine environment. There are hundreds of different fishes and other marine life here. They have different sections of the aquarium for different species and attractions and even have a room for yoga! You're in luck as they have student prices too!

Goodbodys

Goodbody's is a cafe that is open 24hours, so there is a strong chance you'll be popping in here on the way back from a night out! Their milkshakes are famous, not only are they tasty, but the sheer size of the beasts will keep you full for days! P.S they sell deep fat fried Oreo's...

Cuba

Cuba is the club that everyone always ending up at! Tuesday are great, they have 2 for 1 on drinks and Fridays aren't too bad either with £1 pints!