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You won’t be short of things to do – Warrington town is a great social, cultural and gastronomical hub. Here are some highlights:

Time for a spot of breakfast.

Grab yourself a pain au chocolat and café au lait to go from the French stall Petit Français at Warrington’s Indoor Market. This indoor delight is home to over 50 independent stalls and traders, ranging from fruit and vegetable sellers to Thai cuisine, barbers, tattooists and more. It’s even home to the local radio station, Radio Warrington! Do not miss a chance to visit this gem and support small businesses in the process.

Be entertained.

If you’re looking for somewhere to unwind after a hectic lecture-filled day, then why not book yourself a ticket to Warrington’s Cultural Quarter where you’ll find venues like Pyramid Arts Centre and Parr Hall. These establishments are hosts to some of the most notorious comedians in the UK including Jimmy Carr, Omid Djalili and Sarah Millican. It’s not just comedy that draws in locals each year, but guest talks, musicians, theatre productions, art exhibitions, tribute acts, musicals and so much more. The Rolling Stones have even graced their halls! Whatever your taste, you can guarantee that there is something to entertain everyone here.

History, culture and art.

You will discover that Warrington is home to some of the most beautiful Georgian monuments in the North West, including Warrington Town Hall (HQ of Warrington Borough Council) and the golden gates (originally commissioned as a gift for Queen Victoria).

If that’s not enough to tickle your cultural fancy, then why not head to Warrington Museum and Library, where you can delve into local and international archives as well as admire recent art installations. Each year the venue hosts a Contemporary Arts Festival to support local and emerging talent in the area – so get on it if you think you’ve got what it takes to be the next Picasso!

Shop ‘til you drop.

Right at the centre of town, you’ll find Golden Square – a huge shopping centre with over 100 high street stores for you to browse to your heart’s content. From bookstores to coffee shops, supermarket chains, clothing retailers, pharmacies, banks and more, you can find everything you need to help you feel organised and motivated whilst studying in the town.

If that’s not enough, why not watch the latest release at Cineworld or grab drinks with friends at The Botanist in Time Square. This £120 million retail and leisure-led development is home to an abundance of shops and restaurants as well as a contemporary market-hall and state of the art multiplex cinema. Weekly shop? Weekend plans? Whatever the occasion, these spaces are the places to visit.


If rugby’s your game, you can’t miss a trip to the Halliwell Jones Stadium, where you could be amongst the crowd of some of Warrington’s major rugby league games including the European Nations Final. Home to the Warrington Wolves Rugby League Club, this stadium seats up to 15,000 members and is the largest and leading conference and events venue in the town. The club offers concession and young adult rates on all their tickets too, so make sure to book yours ahead of time and don a shirt in solidarity of the team!

Something a bit different.

Do you have a competitive streak? Or maybe you’re the problem-solving puzzles type? Well, whatever your fancy, Warrington has some great extra-curricular activities for you to sink your teeth into. Why not take a trip with friends to Clue HQ for an unforgettable escape room experience, or challenge pals to a trip around the go kart track at TeamSport Go Karting. With Liverpool not far away by train as well, why not book a weekend climb at The Climbing Hangar to test your own mental and physical agility?

Out on the town.

Stockton Heath plays host to a variety of contemporary bars, restaurants and local pubs. A mere seven-minute drive away from Warrington, Stockton Heath makes a lively night out with cocktail bars such as Gin Alley and Slug and Lettuce as well as jazz bars including expédition. If you’re looking for a more chilled evening with friends, or to unwind with a good book after a busy week, Warrington is famed for its quaint pubs including 9 Gallon, which serves an array of craft and local ales.

Transport links.

Warrington is situated in an ideal location that boasts excellent transport links to surrounding cities the likes of Manchester, Liverpool and Chester. With Warrington Central, Warrington Bank Quay and Birchwood train stations all easily accessible, you can guarantee there’s a route to get you where you need to go. Whether you fancy a day out to the Trafford Centre in Manchester, a night out at Concert Square in Liverpool, or a trip around the Roman walls of Chester, then rest assured as these cities are only a hop, skip and a jump away.

We hope this has whetted your appetite for what Warrington has to offer!  If you’d like to see Warrington and University Centre Warrington for yourself then not visit us?

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