Loughborough Travel Guide
The Carousel at the fair
In a nutshell
Drinking seems to be the only thing people here do in their free time.
I took my best friend at the time here to see the Chippendales live, it was funny as well as good, we were six rows from the front and sat behind me was my Mother !!!She embaressed me more than anything and she had the nerve to asyif you see me don't shout and what does she...
Scream If You Wanna Go Faster
This is a family day out and has a variety of activities from Rollercoasters to Waterfalls. Spending a day here will keep the kids quiet and the adults entertained.There are food stops, bars including a Wild West shoot out with Salon Bar, Ice-Cream venues, Sweet Shops and...
Cactus Café: Lively Mexican eating house
On the High Street there is a lively, small restaurant called Cactus Café that specializes in Mexican food and drinks. It has an interesting, wide menu ( well it seemed wide to me but then I'm not experienced in Mexican food) that also caters well for vegetarians.Prices were...
Thai House.: Thai food.
The Thai House in Loughborough is the only Thai restuarant. It is quite expensive as compared to other restaurant around, but it served good food in the small town of Loughborough.This restaurant is owned by a Thai boss and a Malaysian boss. And the interior decoration is...
Loughborough SU: Students union nights
The students union in loughborough provides varied entertainment throughout the week during university term times (these are different to most other UK universitys). It is designed to meet the needs of all students residing in its insanely huge campus and students living in...
Pubs Pubs Pubs...: Pubs..
There are many pubs that students go to for their discounted drinks. Note that the pubs will be very crowded on Friday nights and Saturday nights. During term time, Thursday nights are pub going nights as well. The pubs will usually be almost empty in the summer months when...
Buses around the region
Trent Barton has a day ticket called "Zig-Zag" ticket valid for off-peak travel which is after 9am and valid on their buses. You can use this ticket to travel from Loughborough to places like Nottingham, Derby, Melton Morbray, Mansfield, Chesterfield, Burton, Buxton. The...
Getting to Loughborough - By train.
For train travel to Loughborough, you will have to get the underground to King's Cross/London St Pancras from Heathrow (GBP 3.60). Trains to Loughborough departs from London St Pancras at frequency of every half an hour during peak hours, and at least hourly departure...
Summer Sale.: Summer Sale - in Loughborough?
There is summer sale in the shops in Loughborough. However, not that great. I prefer to go to London for the sale - more choices and cheaper. For example, there's a Clark in Loughborough, it is more expensive and less selections than in London. Another example, when I see...
Shopping. In Loughborough???
I enjoy shopping in the nearby city of Nottingham as compared to Loughbrough. Perhaps Loughborough has good selections of the big supermarkets. Tesco, opened 24 hrs, is just outside the town center. Safeway in the Gorse Covent area. Sainsbury, a big and modern looking one,...
Party clothings in winter.
I was very amazed when I went to the pubs in the very cold winter nights. I can see gals wearing tubes, or sleeveless clothings, with short dresses and stilettos on the streets running from pub to pub. I would be in my thick, heavy jackets in the cold of almost zero degC. Do...
Thank you Medoc.
In the midlands, the word "medoc" is used quite frequently. For example, when you go to a fish and chips shop, you can say "Cheers medoc" or "Thank you medoc". I would say this is the street language and this word is popular in the midlands only.
Excessive Number of Traffic Wardens!
Don't overstay on your car parking in Loughborough as there are so many traffic wardens it's ridiculous, you can guarentee that if your a minute over you will get a ticket as they are ready and waiting to issue tickets so be warned! Touch wood I've never had a ticket, so...
Beggars in town.
When I was staying somewhere near the town center, I had to walk pass the town center to get home. Usually I will work late and walk home after that.There will be some beggars around asking "Do you have any change please". I have noticed there will be more of them in the...
It can get a bit cold and very windy in Spring. It will usually be around 5degC in Spring, so do bring some warm clothings as well. It can get very very windy too, hence a wind breaker would be ideal.Sometimes the temperature in Spring can get to 15degC with bright, warm...
The coldest months will be in January and February. The coldes temperature it will get to is usually -5degC. The usual temperature is around zero in winter. So bring some warm clothings along. If you want to go for party, you can bring tubes or sleeveless dresses, just...
Travel to Peak District.
Why not try a trip to the Peak District from Loughborough on a day pass? There are Trent and Burton buses in Loughborough, so the following options are available. ----------------------------------------------------Zig Zag Plus (formerly known as Trent Explorer) - Valid on...
Hiking to Beacon Hill.
You can hike to Beacon hill for a view of Loughborough. The view from the top is awesome on a clear day.I do not have a picture here as I have been there years ago. Perhaps I will visit the park again some time when I have a car. It is very tiring to hike there with a...
Sports in Luff-bra Uni.
Loughborough (pronounced as Luff-bra) University is famous for the sports sciences, anything to do with sports. In the summer, Loughborough is not a dead town cos there are many sports competition going on in the University.
There's an Olympic size swimming pool on the University campus, which just opened in 2002 and is one of the 5 Olympic size swimming pool in England. They are so proud of the pool.
The National training hockey pitch is within Loughborough campus too. And now they are constructing a National rugby pitch.
Equipment: Some insights:
During open days or open house of the University, the various and many sports facilities were shown to porspective students and parents. However, the information lacking is that most of these facilities are reserved for the elite. Tuff luck making a booking when the elite are training. Booking some of the new, modern facilities are just out of the question for normal students like the majority. So sportspeople who excel in sports, you will be well taken care of in Luff-bra. For normal students, just be "proud" that you are in a Uni that has got many sports facilities which you cannot use.
Updated Jul 30, 2003
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Drinking in Loughborough.
Statistically, Loughborough has the highest consumption of alcohol in Britain. In another way, Loughborough generates the most amount of money by selling alcohol. Consumption of alcohol by students are very high here. I have asked a few students, and I got to know that 5...
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