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"Warrington town centre is home to the new Time Square development – my favourite place to visit in Warrington. I love to visit the indoor market to grab some food and drinks with friends. There are lots of independent retailers, so great prices and lots of yummy treats."

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"As a commuting student from Liverpool, I really enjoy the town feel of Warrington away from the busy city life. Warrington is especially great for food and drink, and has plenty of bars, pubs, restaurants – all affordable on a student budget! My favourite place in particular is Stockton Heath, just a stone's throw away from the town centre."

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"My favourite thing to do in Warrington is shopping at Golden Square shopping centre. There are so many retail stores and food and drink outlets under one roof – it's great for a shopping spree. Warrington is also really good for walking, there are plenty of parks and green spaces in the heart of the town, so you never have to go too far."

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The £142 million Time Square leisure development boasts a state-of-the-art cinema, market hall, restaurants, shops and a new public square. Golden Square shopping centre has an impressive collection of over 100 high street favourites, boutiques, cafes and restaurants. From independent eateries to larger chains, Warrington has a range of options when you’re looking to eat out.

Shopping in Warrington

Nightlife and Music

Whether you’re listening to live music at Warrington’s longest established indie venue, Friars Court, or having a quiet drink in one of the town’s many bars or pubs, there is an array of venues to choose from. The town centre has a wide selection of clubs, pubs and bars to suit all tastes, ranging from the hip and trendy to the traditional tavern. Whether you’re into house, hip hop, indie or rock, you’ll find somewhere you love.

For a night out with a difference, head over to Warrington’s unique Cultural Quarter. Here you’ll find the Pyramid Art Centre and the Parr Hall, two of the North West’s premier arts, performance and entertainment venues, playing host to popular comedy nights, live music and theatre, and alternative film screenings.

Artist on stage

Eating Out

Warrington has a wide variety of restaurants, pubs and food stands to suit every taste and budget, from major chains to independent coffee shops. Directly opposite our Time Square building is the multi-award-winning Warrington Market. It’s home to more than 50 fantastic independent traders, selling a wide range of fresh food, gifts, goods and services. And, if that isn’t enough, Stockton Heath, a suburb of Warrington, is bustling with modern bars and alternative dining venues.

People eating out in restaurant


Home to one of the best teams in Rugby League, Warrington Wolves, you are guaranteed a great night of sport at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. Outside of Rugby League, there’s also football, cricket, handball, cycling and much more to keep you entertained.

Player seen kicking a ball

Local Attractions

From sporting events at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, cultural visits to the Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, laps around the UK’s largest indoor karting circuit, or testing your fitness and agility at Tru Ninja, there are a variety of attractions for you to enjoy in and around Warrington.

Building exterior

Festivals and Events

Throughout the year, Warrington hosts an impressive line-up of alternative festivals and events, giving you plenty of opportunities to make unforgettable memories with your new friends. Whether you’re listening to local bands and guest artists, or celebrating the Bavarian way at the popular Oktoberfest, there’s a lot to look forward to during your time at University Centre Warrington.

The annual Neighbourhood Weekender has seen a variety of artists and bands, such as George Ezra, Jake Bugg, The Vaccines and You Me At Six play. Warrington also hosts the award-winning dance festival, Creamfields, which regularly attracts acts such as deadmau5, Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, Sigma and Tiësto.

Crowd at Neighbourhood Weekender


Discover the rich and varied history in and around Warrington by exploring local attractions. Warrington has a rich historical past – from a Roman settlement, a Market Town, to a centre of steel, it has played a significant role in history from medieval times to World War II.

Gate in Warrington