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 stay alert! Most on street free parking is for only 30 or 60 minutes.
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 winter. I try to avoid them usually. I have noticed the Brits just tell them "No" and that's it and walk off. I have met two beggars who are rude only to foreigners like me. I did not give them anything "change" and just walk away and I get verbally abused with all the swears and rude words :-(. The people here who walked away do not get these abuse. There is twice when I try to walk with a group of party going Brits as I walk pass the beggars. To my surprise, I do not get shouted at. I only get verbally abused at a much lower volume, but I still can hear. I do not know the reason or when have I ever offended the beggars, it is just strange. After these incidences, I will not give them my sympathy.
So beware... Just ignore them and avoid passing by them when there's not many people in town just in case you get attacked.
On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, it might get a bit rowdy and noisy in town with many drunk students. Saturday is not too bad, cos many students might have gone home for the weekend.
Beware where you park your car... If it's in the route where students go back to hall from town or from the student's union, you will risk any vandalism to your car by those drunks.