Students at Lincoln

Living in Lincoln

Celebrated as one of the Europe’s great small cities, Lincoln offers one of the safest and friendliest environments in the UK for an international student.

Lincoln's long and fascinating history attracts more than a million visitors every year. Lincoln Cathedral is one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe and is a landmark that can be seen for miles around. Lincoln Castle houses one of only four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta, which was signed in 1215.

Lincoln is one of the least expensive cities in the UK, which will help you settle into what will quickly become a home-from-home. The University is located in the heart of the city and all main attractions are within a short walk of the city centre.

The city offers a collection of museums and galleries, as well as live performances around the city from local to international acts. The modern marina of the Brayford waterfront is filled with popular bars, restaurants and a multiplex cinema, while the city centre and uphill areas offer a more diverse and cultural scene.

Lincoln has everything needed to ensure you get the best out of your stay in the UK. Should you wish to venture further afield, the city is within easy access of other popular UK cities such as London, Leicester, Nottingham and Leeds with London Kings Cross station less than two hours away by train.

Discover Lincoln to find out more about what our great small city has to offer.

Here are some useful links for living in Lincoln:


Shop Lincoln - Store Directory

Waterside Shopping Centre

Cathedral Quarter Shopping - Uphill Lincoln


University Events

Love Lincoln - Events Listings

The Lincolnite - Events Listings

Engine Shed

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre


Travel Lincolnshire

East Coast Trains

Stagecoach Lincoln Buses

Social Life

Lincoln Students' Union - Clubs, Societies & Activities


Banks in Lincoln

Student Finance

Local Government

City of Lincoln Council

Lincolnshire County Council