Canterbury – the place probably ring a bell. You’ve heard of the Archbishop of Canterbury right? Well, he lives there. It is also the place Christopher Marlowe (playwright and poet), and the site Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered.
Along with all those claims to fame, it is home to over 30,000 students from four great universities – The University of Kent, the University College for the Creative Arts, Canterbury Christchurch University, and The Girne American University. Although the city it a real tourist destination in the area, it is also a heaven for its students. Full of great nightlife, restaurants, bars, gyms and everything else you could need – not to mention the magnificent cathedral you will get to graduate in
Moving to Canterbury can sometimes feel like you’ve taken a walk back through time. Although it has all the modern amenities you need, the cobblestone streets and ancient architecture give it the feel of a medieval settlement.
The picturesque streets of the city are filled with everything a student could ever need – independent coffee shops, Starbucks, huge nightclubs and small niche bars with live music. There is such a range that no matter what you love to do you’ll be able to find somewhere to do it in Canterbury.
If you’re looking for a little peace and quiet to do some studying but don’t fancy the often overcrowded university libraries the city is full of beautiful tea houses, parks and garden that surround the River Stour are great places to crack open a book or socialise with your new uni friends.