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LINCOLN: STUDENT CITY GUIDE

Rida Saleem

In the heart of the Historic County of Yorkshire, and steeped into the richness of history, beauty, and culture - Lincoln city is home to a tremendous and exceptional world of theatre, music, arts, bustling nightlife and extravagant shopping destinations. A thriving economy, top leading universities and well-sorted employment prospects for students, Lincoln has it all. As picturesque as the city is, however, you can’t escape the buzzing vibe of student life. After all, it’s known as one of the best student cities in the UK for a reason!

Keep reading to find more about the dazzling city of Lincoln. Our guide has everything that you need to know before you move into the city of wonders - Lincoln.

Do you wish to study in Lincoln? The top two best universities in Lincoln which you should consider when contemplating whether to study in Lincoln are:

University of Lincoln Since Her Majesty The Queen opened the first University of Lincoln building on the Brayford Pool Campus, the University has welcomed more than 90,000 students from across 135 countries. Today, Lincoln is ranked in the world’s top 150 universities in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young University Rankings 2022 and was also named as the Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

The University of Lincoln puts students at the heart of everything they do and has a reputation for innovative teaching, having been awarded a five-star score overall in the QS Stars rating and Gold, the highest standard possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework. As a student at the University of Lincoln, you will be prepared for your future and will be provided with a range of opportunities to engage with the modern industry. University of Lincoln is about 12 minutes bus ride and 14 minutes walking from the 7* luxury student accommodation - Iconinc Gravity.

Bishop Grotesque University - Lincoln Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) is widely recognised for its consistently high employability, student satisfaction rates, and its dedication to supporting its students. Located in the heart of historic Lincoln, it boasts 160 years of excellence in teaching excellence. BGU is also the most improved English University in the 2022 Times Good University Guide, ranked 64th, and strength in teaching and learning is complemented by small class sizes and the personal approach to supporting international students. Bishop Grosseteste students are also some of the happiest in the UK, and the University has extremely high rates of graduate employability, having recently been rated amongst the very best universities in the UK for teaching excellence. Bishop Grotesque University is a stone’s throw away from the all-inclusive luxury student accommodation; Iconinc Gravity.

EATING OUT IN LINCOLN The city of Lincoln is an absolute foodie destination. Whether you are looking for a curry, a hot-dog or vegan delights, there will definitely be something to satisfy your cravings. We have put our heads together to find out the best places that won’t hit you in the pocket and are close at hand from the best student living in Lincoln - Iconinc Gravity.

If you’re looking for a classy restaurant in Lincoln that takes you back to the old mediaeval times - The Jew House is your place. A cosy setting and first-class food – with prices to match – The Jews House is excellent for every occasion. You can devour a saddle of lamb, roasted duck breast, and the delicious white chocolate mousse. This place with a wealth of exquisite flavours and textures will definitely leave your taste buds exploding!

If you love your food warm with cheese drizzling out of it, you should definitely go to The Cheese Society. This absolutely chic café is serving a cheese - centric menu featuring plenty of the shop’s produce, from twice-baked cheese soufflé and Lincolnshire bruschetta: toasted ciabatta bread topped with local Poacher cheese, Boston sausage and caramelised onions. The cheese society is just a hop, skip, and jump away from Iconinc Gravity - next level student living in Lincoln.

If you are looking for a classy restaurant in Lincoln, Olé Olé is another fav spot. This place oozes sophistication and serves real Spanish taste with tempting dishes such as bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with almonds, and slow-cooked brown lentils with chorizo and ham. The food here is so good that you’ll be compelled to say qué rica comida!

Tasty, delicious, and has you craving more on the first bite.” Mouthwatering, tasty, and everything you’d ever want to savour - Kine’s unfussy abode is a home to one of Lincoln city’s hotspots for a tasty burger. Trust us on this, the burgers at Kine will cause an explosion of extreme flavours!

If you are looking for a place with a cosy vibe, there’s The Barge at the Brayford with a serene and peaceful environment amongst bobbing boats, swans, and a calm lake on a bright sunny day. Starters like pepper-crusted mackerel with tartar sauce to mains including Cajun-style sea bass cooked with tomatoes, peppers, onions, chilli and spices are amongst our favs!

If you love spicy Indian food, chicken tikka masala, and king prawn tandoori then there’s Chilli Spice Indian Cuisine just 13 minutes walk from the best luxury student accommodation in Lincoln - Iconinc Gravity.

If pies are something that you just can’t get enough of, make sure you check out Brown’s Pie Shop. Everything is homemade and they have a great selection of wine!

SHOPPING IN LINCOLN Not only is this city crammed with an assortment of bustling boutique shops, high street favourites, local and unique independent stores but a hub for pulsating shopping destinations. Lincoln is a shoppers paradise - a dream destination for all the shopaholics.

The cathedral city - Lincoln is home to the best ever shopping on the High Street. The High Street in Lincoln is bursting with your favourite brands. From Primark to River Island, Next, and Agatha, the High Street is blessed by the Shopping Gods themselves!

There’s an extraordinary charm at the Springfields Outlet Shopping Centre, a mega shopping centre with all your favourite brands under one roof - Jack Wills, White Stuff, Jewels, Fat Face and many more. There really is something for every budget and style.

Slap bang in the middle of the city is the Steep Hill and the Strait. Go on a spree in Britain's Best Street’ and find retro and vintage, independent and fashion boutiques, and local produce. These lovely old streets offer bountiful independent and specialty shops, a lot of them housed in the oldest buildings of the city. Pretty delightful for the eyes, Steep Hill and the Strait is your perfect go-to place for your retail therapy!

NIGHTLIFE IN LINCOLN As the sun melts into the Pacific and lights twinkle up and down the coast, Lincoln City comes alive with an ever young nightlife. Whether you've had the best week ever or just can't wait to try something different to the Uni campus, there's nothing quite like a night out in Lincoln's town. From epic nightclubs to vibrant party pubs, we can bet that Lincoln has more than just a few quirky places to party. So whether you want to dance the night away or have a quiet pint to whet your whistle, you’re only a short walk from the most stunning places in Lincoln when you choose to live at Lincoln’s best student accommodation; Iconinc Gravity. Here is a quick rundown of what to expect:

You can relish the biggest night of your life at Lincoln’s superclub. Tuesdays and Thursdays are typically student orientated nights at Home, Lincoln’s superclub. With over three floors of music, and all the chart hits - this place will never leave you bored.

If quiet nights are more your thing, then the Lincoln Jazz Cafe is the place to be. A safe little hideaway off the beaten track with the best drinks you’ll find, a classy atmosphere and lounge vibe – a place where you can relax after a long day studying. A good place for you to catch up with friends over a cocktail, or if that is not to your fancy they have fantastic wines and gins for you to choose from.

Club classics and the finest spoils that the chart can offer, music policy at Superbull has only one goal - to delight the student masses. Banishing any end of week fatigue and replacing it with the excited energy of a good night on town, Superbull gives life to Lincoln. The best bit? Superbull is exactly a two minute walk from the 7* luxury accommodation in Lincoln - Iconinc Gravity.

For great beats, classic cocktails, and a rocking night out in Lincoln, there’s Moka where over two floors you can experience every type of music you could imagine.

We’ll round things off with a relative newcomer to Lincoln, Fever & Boutique. Two clubs for the price of one; head down to the High Street and take your pick between its two dance floors. Fever is all about pop and party, and you can have a great time just throwing down some shapes on their lit-up dance floor while checking yourself out in the mirrored walls! Boutique, on the other hand, is all about big-club anthems and the best RnB.

BEST WAYS TO TRAVEL AROUND IN LINCOLN AS A STUDENT Iconinc Gravity is based directly in the centre of Lincoln therefore you don't need to get a bus to uni or around the city - it is all walk-able or easy to cycle! However, if you want to travel further afield here is a rundown of your travel options in Lincoln; Bus – A First Bus day pass costs £4.60 which gives you unlimited access to buses around Lincoln for the day. Train - You can catch the train from Lincoln City centre stations: on the Brayford Waterfront outside the Royal William IV pub, at Lincoln Central Train Station, on the University of Lincoln campus and at St Marks Shopping Centre. Taxi – In case you’re running late for uni or a dinner party on weekends, private taxi services like Uber & Amber Cars can save much of your time.

Lincoln is considered one of the best cities in the UK for students. As one of the world’s great historic cities, Lincoln is renowned for its fusion of old and new.

The winning combination of a vibrant city centre and a historic Cathedral Quarter, both offering a rich variety of attractions, activities, and amenities, makes Lincoln a fantastic place in which to live and study.

In Lincoln, you’re unlikely to ever get bored or run out of things to do. And If you are a student living at Iconinc Gravity - the best luxury all-inclusive student living in Lincoln, you don’t have to worry about anything.

At Iconinc,we go beyond the call of duty to make sure our facilities are top notch and we never cut corners.

To enquire about living at the UK’s Best Luxury Student Accommodation; Iconinc Gravity call +44 330 111 5200 or email enquiries@iconinc.co.uk

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