Life in Lincoln

Two international students explore the Lincoln Cathedral in the city.

Lincoln is one of the world's greatest small cities, known for its fusion of old and new. The vibrant atmosphere and community feel make for a great place to live and study.

Things to Do in Lincoln

History and Heritage

Lincoln is an old city with a long and fascinating history. Lincoln Cathedral, one of the finest medieval landmarks in Europe, overlooks the city and Lincoln Castle is home to one of only four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta.

Explore the City

Lincoln is a walkable city, and the central campus means you can be at top destinations within minutes. There is also a low cost bike hire service in Lincoln that is available 24-hours a day. Bikes are stored at several rental stations, which include the Lincoln Central Station and the University of Lincoln. To use a bike, you need to register online or over the phone.

Shopping and Eating Out

Lincoln offers an enjoyable shopping experience with well-known stores, boutiques and specialist shops. There is plenty of choice when eating out, with restaurants serving food from around the world located within a short walk from the campus.

Going Out

On campus, the Engine Shed offers club nights and live music and the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre hosts comedy, dance, drama and music performances - providing plenty of opportunities to enjoy student life. Lincoln’s city-centre nightlife includes a whole range of pubs, bars and clubs.

Arts and Culture

Living in Lincoln you will find a rich and diverse arts scene, with public art galleries and studios across the city. These include the Usher Gallery and the Sam Scorer Gallery. There are also a number of museums about local history and culture.

Sports and Leisure

There are gyms and leisure centres around the city and the University’s Sports and Recreation Centre has excellent fitness facilities. You can also try outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing and water sports.

The Coast

The nearby coastline is home to some of the UK’s best seaside resorts and beaches that are perfect for kitesurfing, sandcastle building or walking along the dunes.

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