Your student guide to York!
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There's so much to discover as a student in York, whether you want to enjoy the local nightlife or dig in to the rich history of the city - hop on board York Electric for an easy, discounted way to get where you want to be.. Let's go!
The incredible York Minster is a must-visit location in the heart of York!
It's been a place of worship for over 1000 years and is full of magnificent, architectural details that make it one of the finest minsters in the world. Enjoy the vast spaces, stained-glass windows and hand carved stone details whilst discovering the cathedral’s roots in Roman and Viking history.
Students of York can visit York Minster for free with their student ID.
From Harry Potter shops to street food, ghost tours to market stalls, The Shambles is really at the heart of everything York!
Roam the medieval streets to find some unique, independent shops and something tasty to nosh on as you unlock a key piece of the city's history.
Cruise down the Ouse with a sightseeing tour!
Enjoy a 45 minute commentary tour down the banks of the river running through central York; learn more about York's history from the enclosed saloons or get a breath of fresh air from the top deck.
For your inner foodie
Spark: York hosts a vibrant mix of street food and independent bars & cafes to mix your choice of cocktail, pull you a pint, make you a coffee and bring you the best food from around the world - not forgetting their collection of great Indie retailers too, for a bit of shopping!
The Habit is a relaxed cafe-bar just around the corner from York Minister, which is visible from their incredible terrace. Enjoy craft ales, lagers, whiskeys and gins alongside their epic all day breakfasts, burgers, sandwiches, salads and more!
Los Moros began in a small shed at the Shambles Market and then three years later, they opened a restaurant serving colourful, North African food.
Los Moros means ‘the Moors’ in Spanish and their restaurant serves dishes they can't create at the market as well as welcoming people to eat with them day and night!
House of the trembling madness
Specialists in craft beers, House of trembling madness is the perfect place to find a new favourite, with over 25 lines across 2 floors at their Lendal venue. Using local ingredients, they also offer a menu of classic food and specials alongside their wide selection of beers.
Brew York is a local brewery with their own, unique tap room - with a cosy riverside beer garden and seating for 25 people with amazing views of the River Foss, it's the perfect place to chill out with mates. On weekends, the Yard at the front of their Brewery will also be open and is the ultimate sun-trap!
An independent cafe-bar, serving good coffee and chilled vibes by day, with craft cocktails and live music by night. They specialise in New York style, crispy pizzas available up to 9pm (with veggie and vegan options) and even host open mic nights if you fancy a go yourself.
York Theatre Royal
Looking to immerse yourself in more culture in 2023? Why not catch a show at the York Theatre Royal.
Whether it's a comedian, pantomime, dance show or classic theatre performance, there's something for everyone to enjoy - even better, local students can enjoy a discounted rate on tickets subject to availability.
City Screen is a Picturehouse cinema located right next to the River Ouse, with great views from their in house cafe-bar, and a wide selection of movies available.
Students receive automatic access to discounted tickets, or you can sign up to the FREE Under 25 club for even bigger discounts!
The Fulford Arms
If you're looking to discover a new local band, The Fulford Arms is the place to be! From punk bands to solo singles, head over to this grassroots music venue to chill our with mates over some good music and good drinks.
Students get 10% off at the bar with a valid student ID.