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Party with UCLan students in Preston

University of Central Lancashire - 'UCLan' to students and locals - is located in the heart of Lancashire's largest city. Preston has a buzzing, diverse nightlife scene, from traditional pubs and stylish bars to edgy nightclubs. Start at the gorgeous Black Horse, an arts and crafts-style pub with a vintage ceramic bar and welcoming fire. Move on to FORUM for tasty food washed down with smart cocktails. If you're looking for a late night out, there's plenty of choice. Evoque is Preston's largest club, playing pop favourites, or 53 degrees is the city's home for live music.

Explore Lancashire's best shopping in Preston

Being located in Lancashire's largest city means University of Central Lancashire is just a short walk from the superb shopping options in Preston city centre. Fishergate is Preston's retail hub, a shopping centre with over 20 favourite high street brands. Take a turn into the side streets off Fishergate, and you'll find a sprinkling of quirky independent retailers. For a picturesque shopping break, head to Nearby Aveham Park, a delightful riverside green space.

A day by the seaside in Southport

Hop on the X2 from Preston bus station and you'll be in sunny Southport in less than an hour. Stroll down handsome Lord Street, said to be the inspiration for Paris's elegant boulevards, before heading to the pier for glorious sea views and a charming, Victorian-style penny arcade.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near University of Central Lancashire? Travelodge Preston Central Hotel is in the city centre, whilst Travelodge Preston Chorley Hotel is best for road links north and south.