The Best Places to Study in the UK

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Choosing the best place to study is a crucial factor for any student who needs to get their head in the books. Whether you’re preparing for that one major assignment or exam season is just around the corner – the place you choose to study can affect how you study.

Places to study; girl studying in the library

Maybe you’re
someone who prefers working in complete silence or someone who is more productive with white noise – there’s definitely a place for everyone.


Read on as we reveal which cities have the best places to study in the UK!


Where is the best place to study?


Manchester Central Library is the most visited library in the UK


Manchester Central Library has been voted the busiest public library in the UK and has recorded more than 2 million visitors, according to the CIPFA. The library opened in 2014 and has so much to offer, from in-house cafés to event and exhibition spaces. The library has a massive archive of local history, including specialist libraries for business and music studies, alongside a high-tech media lounge.


So, if you’re studying in Manchester, you’ll want to visit Manchester Central Library. If you’re studying business or music or have a passion for media making – this is the place you need to be.


Brighton has the highest number of coffee shops per person


Cafes are a great place to study as they tend to be comforting places. The soft lighting and comfy seating make them friendly places to be and with most coffee shops offering free Wi-Fi, a great drinks menu and plenty of brain fuel, aka food – what more could you ask for?


Data has shown that Brighton has the most coffee shops per person in the UK. Currently home to over 363 cafes, there’s approximately one coffee shop for every 800 people. Other leading cities for café culture are Edinburgh at 576, Belfast at 266 and Bristol at 338.


London is the top trending city for coworking spaces


As the typical work life has changed from office to home, more and more coworking spaces are opening up. Whether you’re a freelancer or a student looking for somewhere new to study – coworking spaces are the perfect place for exactly that.


Online data research shows that London is the coworking capital, not only in the country but in the world as the city is home to over 1,322 coworking spaces.


Whether you’re a student on a budget or a mature student looking to get away from the hubbub of home, there are plenty of coworking spaces for you to choose from.


AndCo: Cheap Coworking Spaces


If you’re looking for a cheap place to study in London, AndCo offers workspaces for just £20* a month. Five days a week, 52 weeks a year – you take working from home to a whole other level without having

to stay in your accommodation or go to the same library every day.


With office spaces in all four corners of London, your membership will also give you access to a range of amenities such as fast Wi-Fi, discounts on food and drink, and plug sockets.


*Please note that pricing may change over time.

Places to Study in London; Huckletree coworking space

Huckletree White City: Coworking Spaces with Childcare


Whether you’re a mature student studying for a postgrad or your PhD – finding the time to study might seem a little tricky, especially if you have children. Huckletree in London’s White City might be the perfect place to study for you. At this coworking space, you can leave your older children in the playroom or book a babysitting service for your younger children.


Forget WFH, it’s time to WFP – Scarborough has the most number of pubs per person


With the cost of living on the rise, pub companies are offering their punters the option to work from pub (WFP). The new concept not only offers a change in scenery, but it also includes free Wi-Fi, charging points, quiet spaces and most importantly free tea and coffee.


Although this option may only be available in London and the South East, at the time of publishing, the rest of you in the midlands and the North are still in luck, as online search data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that Scarborough is the top city in the UK to have the most number of pubs, catering to 640 people for every pub.


For some going to the pub might be the perfect place to study for its friendly and quiet atmosphere, so if you’re feeling the pressure of exams season, you’re in the right place to treat yourself to your favourite drink at the end of the day.


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