Northampton and the surrounding county has so much to offer. High energy sports, idyllic rural walks, nationally acclaimed music venues, historic theatres and mouthwatering cuisine from around the globe – all located close to campus.

Set in the heart of England, Northamptonshire has the perfect combination of bustling urban life and countryside. We are home to Premiership Rugby, a purpose-built athletics stadium, motor racing and a white-water rafting centre. As a perfect complement to the town’s leisure, sporting and cultural facilities, the countryside of Northamptonshire offers a relaxing haven of cycle ways and canals, historic homes and gardens.

Evening entertainment can be found at Roadmender, which has events every week ranging from 80s rock to Reggae club nights, in addition to many other bars and clubs in the town. There are multiplex cinemas, as well as the more intimate Forum Cinema, which screens art-house films from around the world and the Errol Flynn Filmhouse which screens blockbuster and cult films.

With annual Food and Drink Award events, Northampton is home to some of the very best restaurants, bars and cafés. As well as chain restaurants, Northampton has a great selection of diverse and independent bistros, including such international cuisine as Portuguese, Thai, French, Italian and Japanese.

If you are a shopaholic, Northampton can cater to your needs. We’ve got all the high street brands and some inspiring independent boutiques. The local area also has a number of out-of-town retail parks and shopping villages offering convenient shopping locations throughout the county.