Welcome to Uni Life in York – The Top Ten Hot Spots

For the next three or four years in York uni, you’re going to be calling the City of York, your home. Here are some of the places you should know about – whether seeking out somewhere to live, looking for a night out or in need of getting away from it all.

Nights Out In York


Banyan is a stylish all-rounder – great for evening drinks and an amazing breakfast (they’re especially famous for their American pancakes).

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Revolutions is where it’s at for cocktails, great food and an informal atmosphere; there’s 2-4-1 on Mondays, which is also students’ night.

Visit the Revolution website

Stone Roses

Cheap, fun and buzzing with atmosphere, Stone Roses is one of the most popular bars for students in York (and with triples coming in at £2.50, there’s little wonder why).

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Wildlife and Nature

If you fancy retreating to the great outdoors and getting away from it all, these top wildlife spots in Yorkshire will provide for the calming space you need.

Allerthorpe Common

Allerthorpe Common Nature Reserve is a thriving home to nature, featuring a diverse landscape made up of wet heath, dry heath, acid grassland, woodland, scrub and open water (you may want to watch your step when at the edge of the woodland however, as this is a spot known for a populous of adders – the UK’s most venomous snake).

Studley Royal

Breath-taking parklands? Check. Enchanting forests? Double check. Studley Royal is a world away from the busy streets of York – look out for fighting stags along your way (just be sure to keep a safe distance!).

Howsham, near Malton

Take a meander from Howsham Bridge to Kirkham Abbey – spot Kingfishers in the process and take in the views of the River Dwent (you may also see otters, barn owls and redpolls).

Accommodation In York

Whether you’re ready to move out of dorms following your first year, or are looking for accommodation off campus right from the start, here are some of the hottest spots for student living.

York (City Centre)

The City Centre comes at a premium, although the convenience, night life, shops and short walk to the university all make this an appealing option for any student.

Heslington Village

Heslington Village is located around 10 minutes’ walk away from the university campus; here you’ll find plenty of pubs, shops and many other students (it serves as one of the most popular student areas in which to live).

Fulford Road

For students who are looking for plenty of shops and activities around their property, Fulford Road provides the ultimate solution.


Fishergate is the only residential area that is close to both York and the university (there’s also plenty of smaller local stores and takeaways nearby too).

Osbaldwick Village

For those who are looking for a location that’s beautifully rural, there may be few as perfect a place than Osbaldwick Village. Whilst this exclusive postcode demands an above average rental price, the scenery and beautiful walk to university certainly makes this a tempting village to consider.

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Dining out

Spring Espresso

Good coffee, great food, cheap prices – what more could a student need?

45 Fossgate, York YO1 9TF

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Thompsons Fish Restaurant

Quite possibly the best fish and chip restaurant in York, Thompsons has been serving up fresh fish and chips (as well as plenty of other dishes) for more than a decade.

Hazelbush Malton Road, York YO32 9TW

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Khao San Rd

Fancy some tempting Thai food before that big night out? Khao San Rd is going to be right up your street (and is known just as much for its affordable dishes, as it is for its delectable and truly authentic food).

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All set and ready to explore your new home? First, you’ll need to organise the big move. Should you need a helping hand with your possessions, we’re here (with European-wide coverage). Grab your two-minute online quote for your move to university; alternatively you can phone our team on 07931 849 112 or 01904 375 995, or email us via admin@vanmanyork.co.uk.

Welcome to Uni Life in York The Top Ten Hot Spots