Things to do in Canterbury: The Ultimate Student Guide

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This Kent city may be famous for its cathedral, castle, coast and countryside, but it’s also a buzzing study destination. With plenty of fun things to do in Canterbury and places to visit – you and your friends will never be short of things to do. What more can a student ask for?

Fun things to do in Canterbury: The Ultimate student guide


Read on to discover our ultimate student guide on things to do in Canterbury.

What is Canterbury famous for?


Canterbury has always been a top location for students and tourists, as the city is famous for its renowned university and history. Canterbury has been a pilgrimage site for over 800 years since Thomas Becket was Archbishop in 1170 and inspiring the infamous Canterbury Tales of Jeffery Chaucer. These days the city is known for its combination of medieval history and modernity.


Fun things to do in Canterbury


The Wonky Bookshop – Palace Street


For those of you who are self-proclaimed bookworms, we suggest you take a trip to the Wonky Bookshop on Palace Street. Now, if you’re a fan of Harry Potter, this bookshop will make you feel like you’re taking a trip down to Flourish and Blotts in Diagon Alley.


And, if you’re not much of a reader- that’s okay because this three story medieval house has the perfect aesthetics for a quick Insta photoshoot.


We love this bookshop as it’s run by volunteers who donate the profits for those living on the streets in Canterbury and Kent.


Club Chemistry


As Canterbury’s biggest and most popular nightclub for students – Club Chemistry is ultimately every student’s go-to. Spanning three floors, each level is unique to its own genre of music. Whether you’re into the RnB classics, EDM or even a little House music – there’s a little something for everyone. So, you should come prepared with your best dance moves!


Also known as ‘Chem’, the club offers the best nights out throughout all days of the week with drinks for as little as £2. Want to know our favourite bit about Club Chemistry? The club offers its free shuttle bus to various parts of Canterbury so that you and your friends can get home safely.

What is Canterbury famous for: Canterbury Historic River Tours

Canterbury Historic River Tours


For those looking to do something unusual and exciting – why not take a tour across the River Stour to discover the city’s hidden secrets? Whether you have a small or large group of friends, there’s plenty of room for everyone as each boat holds up to 12 people.


The river tours run day and night – so take the option of a night tour for a more on-edge experience. Uncover the dark and gruesome past of the religious capital as tour guides reveal the stories of ghostly sightings and gory torture. If you’re scared of the dark, don’t forget to bring your torch!

Student Accomodation in Canterbury : Fresh Accommodation Studio in Alma Court, Canterbury


Student Accommodation in Canterbury

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