One of the best things about our student accommodation in Leicester is its central location in the city. You’ve got so much of what this great Midlands city has to offer pretty much on your doorstep, including some of the best shops, restaurants and bars, as well as cultural hotspots.

Not to mention, of course, the great student nightlife in Leicester. We know that when you first move to a new city, there’s a lot to think about, with so many places to discover and things to do. With Leicester Freshers Week sorted, we wanted to put together a quick and handy guide to some of the best student nights in Leicester for you.

Whether you’re looking to rock the night away, have a chilled one or pull an all-nighter to some top tunes, we’ve found a place in the city for you. Luckily, at Merlin Heights, you’ve always got stylish social spaces as well as two stunning roof terraces to start the evening off right.

You can be sure of plenty of great drinks deals, dance floors and good times with our guide to the best student nights in Leicester.

Monday: Club Republic

Skint Mondays at Club Republic has been one of the best student nights in Leicester for years, and with good reason. Not only does it bring together both Leicester uni and DMU students, you can grab yourself a double vodka and a mixer for just £2.50. Get the week started by dancing the night away in a choice of four club rooms offering up huge DJ sets.

Where: Gravel Street
Opening Times: 10pm-3am
Distance: Less than 15 minute walk*
Price: Entry from £4 – Get your tickets

*Approximately, from our student accommodation

Tuesday: Mosh

Mosh Tuesdays are ideal for anyone looking for a more alternative night out – after all, the clue is in the name! Having said that, there’s something for everyone at Mosh on Tuesdays. You’ll find dance, hip hop and R&B, as well as big mosh-worthy anthems across three floors. Not only that, drinks start from just £2 and shots from £1 so you’re in for a cheap, fun night out.

Where: St. Nicholas Place
Opening Times: 10pm-3am
Distance: Less than 10 minute walk*
Price: Entry from £3 – Pay on the door

*Approximately, from our student accommodation

Wednesday: O2 Academy

The official Leicester uni student night happens at the O2 Academy every Wednesday. LETSDISKO is essentially one huge party with a massive dance floor and state-of-the-art video DJ technology that streams across LED screen-filled walls for a totally immersive experience. You can enjoy classic anthems from the noughties and a room dedicated to old school hip hop, garage and R&B well into the early hours. There’s also a free party bus to get to and from the O2, so no need to worry about taxis home!

Where: University Road
Opening Times: 10pm-3:30am
Distance: Less than 10 minute drive*
Price: Entry from £4 – Get your tickets

*Approximately, from our student accommodation

Thursday: The Basement

Your weekend can officially start at The Basement – Leicester’s premier late night bar offers up the very best hip hop, R&B and house tunes well into the early hours. While we’d also recommend Turn It Up Tuesdays at The Basement as a good student night in Leicester to check out, Thirsty Thursdays are a great break from old school music and for something a bit more modern. You can also enjoy a huge range of deals on drinks including £1.50 shots or 5 for £5.

Where: Wellington Street
Opening Times: 11pm-6am
Distance: Less than 15 minute walk*
Price: Free entry before 1am – Pay on the door

*Approximately, from our student accommodation

Friday: Soar Point

One of the most popular student pubs in Leicester, Soar Point is ideal for cheap drinks, good food and live sport – you can also add it to the list of best bottomless brunch spots in Leicester. However, one of the best things about Soar Point is all the discounts and deals you can take advantage of as a student in Leicester just by joining their Uni Crew. After a busy week it’s a great spot to sit and chill with your mates, particularly as it sits on the scenic River Soar.

Where: The Newarke
Opening Times: 12pm-10pm
Distance: Less than 10 minute walk*
Price: Free entry – See what’s on

*Approximately, from our student accommodation

Saturday: Fan Club

If Saturday is your night to just absolutely let your hair down and dance the night away to some of the best (and worst…) of the 90s music scene, then Fan Club is where you need to be. With discounts on drinks before midnight, cheap entry and late opening, there’s a lot of fun to be had and dancing to be done.

Where: Abbey Street
Opening Times: 10.30pm-4.00am
Distance: Less than 20 minute walk*
Price: Entry £3 before 11.30pm, £6 after – Pay on the door

*Approximately, from our student accommodation

Student Accommodation in Leicester

When you’ve had your fill of Leicester’s incredible student nightlife, there’s nothing better than knowing there’s a big comfy bed waiting for you at home. You get that and so much more with our student accommodation in Leicester. Merlin Heights benefits from a city centre location putting you at the heart of the best the city has to offer, as well as within easy reach of both De Montfort University and University of Leicester. With a host of facilities and amenities to help you live and study in total comfort and style, we include all bills and WiFi in your weekly rent. We’ve thought of everything so you can get on with enjoying your time at university in Leicester.