Our York Properties
York is one of the biggest cities in Yorkshire and has been an important part of UK history for nearly 2000 years. The city therefore has a huge amount of culture and history, making it an interesting place to live.
The City has what is believed to be the oldest shopping street in Europe. Across all of the stunning streets in York, you can find everything from vintage jewellery to modern designer fashion.
Coppergate Shopping Centre - Only 15 minutes’ walk from The Boulevard, giving you easy access to all the high street brands that you know and love.
Shambles Market - Take a browse at the beautiful market located right in the heart of York. Over 70 stalls offering fashion, flowers, fresh foods, local arts and crafts and much more.
York Designer Outlet -With over 120 stores that arehome to top international retailers, high street names and designer brands, this outlet is the place to go for fashion. The outlet also provides great discounts and a selection of restaurants that help to make it a fantastic shopping experience.
With York being such a thriving city you will always find great things to do on a night out. From first class bars to cool hangouts and comedy clubs, there really is something for everyone.
Here are some of the best venues to visit:
Bobo Lobo - A great student hotspot in a thriving Latin Cocktail bar. Some of the best cocktails in York and DJs every night to fill the dancefloor.
1331- A good all-rounder venue that serves as a funky bar, a romantic restaurant and a cinema showing movies and sporting events.
Mansion – A nightclub located in a beautiful grade II listed building. Known for its regular club and student nights with top DJs and a fun atmosphere.
Burning Duck Comedy Club – Set inside the charming Black Swann Inn and bringing alternative comedy to York. With great prices and a varied line up, you’re guaranteed a great night out.
York is a great place for people who love sport, whether you want to keep fit or join in on the action, it has plenty of options for you.
Here are some of the most well-known sporting attractions:
Snooker- Bringing the best players in the world to the ‘Home of UK Snooker’. The UK championship comes to the Barbican Centre every year.
Football- York City FC are renowned in English football for being ‘giant killers’ because of beating many larger and more famous teams over the years.
Rugby- York hosts a fantastic rugby scene with the York City Knights playing regularly and multiple amateur teams playing in the city in case you fancy joining in.
York provides a great and wide selection of restaurants that cater to everyone from fine dining to budget friendly eats.
Here are some of the best places to eat in the city:
Shambles Kitchen - Rated as one of the best sandwich shops in the entire region, serving lovingly prepared sandwiches and international street food such as gyros and burritos. With great prices as well as top notch food you will need to get there early as it sells out every day.
House of the Trembling Madness - Full of atmosphere and located in a medieval drinking hall, this unique venue serves locally sourced rustic food that has great flavours.
Los Moros - Located in ‘Shambles Market’ this stall offers African, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavours that you will find hard to beat. Great service and even better prices this is a must visit especially if you’re a vegetarian or vegan.
Croque-Monsieur - Known as one of the best breakfast spots in the city. Serves amazing coffee and fantastic Italian, French and English breakfast options.
The Arts & Attractions
York has an amazing historic atmosphere with examples going back to the Viking Age, and is a wonderful place to experience many aspects of the arts from theatre and comedy to ballet and music. In the city there are plenty of venues for you to express your creativity in and you can often see some of the staff and students of the University of York perform.
York Barbican Centre –The place to go for the best in music, theatre, comedy, sport and entertainment. Plenty of national touring attractions make the Barbican the top venue in the city.
JORVIK Viking Centre -After a multi-million pound refit the Vikings are back. Experience Viking Age York through galleries, a museum and amazing live shows. Also offers a great student discount so make sure you visit.
Grand Opera House – A beautiful art nouveau building that is well known for bringing in the top names of Ballet, Opera and Musicals.
With the huge amount of pubs and venues in the city, York has become a booming area for bands and live music, from underground artists to national performers.
Here are some of the top music venues:
Fibbers - One of the main players in the live music scene, the club even claims that ‘pretty much every band since 1992’ has been on their stage. Now that’s a big claim, but it’s backed up with bands like The Killers, Biffy Clyro and The Arctic Monkeys all headlining.
The Crescent - A community venue that strives to create an all-inclusive and open creative space to host club nights and gigs. Well known for its big roster of rock and alternative bands and its great prices ensure it’s a student favourite.
The Habit - Looking like a café from the outside, don’t be fooled as inside hides an intimate music venue and bar. With live music five nights a week, this is a cool and relaxed place to hangout.
The Boulevard is located just outside the city centre, it’s only an 8 minute bus ride or 20 minute walk to get right to the heart of the city for shopping and nightlife, and it’s also only a 15 minute walk to the University of York.
A lot of the city centre and shopping areas in York are easy to walk around but the other main travel option within the city is by bus. Buses in York are easy and convenient with plenty of them available around our student accommodation.
York is a major railway hub so has great links with other major cities such as London, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Sheffield and also Manchester Airport, if you need to travel internationally.
I could not fault any area of Derwent from my experience here and I would recommend Trinity to any student coming to Nottingham!Nikkita Palmer, BA (Hons) Textile Design, Nottingham Trent University