About town

Come to Northampton and you’ll find a town bursting with independent gig venues, theatres, cinemas, bars, shops, and places to eat that you won’t find anywhere else – all sat alongside staple high-street brands. You can get to just about everything in Northampton on foot from our campus, so whatever you fancy is right on your doorstep.

Whether you’re heading out for a few drinks or looking for something tasty for dinner, the Zapato Lounge has you covered. From fruity cocktails to a variety of vegan, vegetarian and meaty dishes, Zapato is ideal for a night out or for casual dinner. Get a team together for their weekly pub quiz and be in with a chance of winning the money pot! And if you're looking to really make a night of it, the SU’s venue in the centre of town, which is a quick walk from halls, hosts all your night out needs - from silent discos and pyjama parties, to special guests and DJs. 

If it's a quiet moment you're after, there are plenty of cosy coffee shops around Northampton that are perfect for a relaxing cuppa. Chill out by the marina in Becket’s Park or hire a bike and cycle to Abington Park for an afternoon in the sun.

Northamptonshire has the perfect combination of bustling urban life and peaceful countryside. There are plenty of green spaces to explore just outside the town, including Sywell Country Park, Coton Manor Gardens, and Haddonstone Show Gardens and Delapre Abbey is just around the corner, hosting seasonal events and serving a great afternoon tea.

Wherever you choose, your university town becomes your second home, so you have to find somewhere that feels right for you. Visit our website for more information on what Northamptonshire has to offer.