Previously ranked as the third-best place in the UK for students to enjoy a night out, Chester is a city filled with things to do. Not only are there two major nightclubs, but Chester is also home to over 50 different bars, pubs, restaurants, and takeaway spots, so you will never be short of entertainment.
Here’s our ultimate student guide to what to see in Chester.
Things to do in Chester city centre
Take a stroll through Chester’s city centre! With four two-storey streets, including steps that lead to the historic balconies, this city captures the very essence of architecture from the past 800 years. It has a great balance of old and new aesthetics, influenced by the Roman and Medieval eras. Offering all the top high-street brands, coffee shops and restaurants – Chester city centre is a wonderful place to spend a day out dining al fresco or doing a spot of people watching.
Things to do in Chester
1. Breakout Chester
A real-life escape room based in the centre of Chester, Breakout will have you and your friends locked in a room for 60 minutes solving hidden clues, riddles, and puzzles. Let your imagination go wild as you will find yourself trapped in the Wild West or in a creepy motel room. Perfect for a birthday party or simply a fun day-out, Breakout accommodates groups of two to five people. So, choose your team wisely! The company has also teamed up with Escape Rooms Online, so you and your friends can play online to keep yourselves entertained at home!
Theatre. Library. Cinema. Restaurant. All in one building! Storyhouse is the perfect location for students in Chester. During autumn and spring, Storyhouse hosts the best of UK and international programmes, including dance, opera, drama, comedy, and music. And the library is great for reading and study groups, especially when exam season picks up and you are looking for a change of atmosphere.
3. Sick to Death
If you’re looking for stuff to do in Chester that’s a little outside the norm, look no further than Sick to Death. Based in the heart of Chester City Centre, Sick to Death is a museum guaranteed to make you laugh and cringe over the goriest medical stories through time. This is your chance to meet the Grim Reaper and Asclepius, the ancient Greek God of medicine, as your tour guide takes you through the weird and wonderful world of medicine.
A trip to visit the ‘Diagnosis Alley’ is great for those of you on a budget, as tickets start from just £5.
4. Deva Roman Discovery Centre
Take a moment to step through the Roman era: Deva Roman Discovery Centre is an attraction worth seeing! Expect to meet an army of Roman soldiers, stroll through a self-guided tour, and get involved with plenty of hands-on activities.
The Discovery Centre puts on a wealth of exciting events, including joining forces with Sick to Death to present free demonstrations into the world of ancient herbal medicine.
If you are interested in ancient history and want to find out more about the great city you’ve chosen to study in, you’ll be pleased to know Deva Roman Discovery Centre is home to one of the most visible archaeological remains to be found anywhere in the Northwest.
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