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Gloucester Quays

Walk from Blackfriars: 10 min

With it's diverse mix of shops and eateries, the Quays promises something for everybody. Whether food festivals, outlet shopping, microbreweries or a trip to the cinema is your thing, the renovated historic dockside is one of Gloucester’s most popular venues.

People shopping at Gloucester Quays.

Escape Rooms

Walk from Blackfriars: 10 mins

It’s all down to brain over brawn in Gloucester's answer to the Escape Room craze. Based on the Japanese online game 'Takagism', Escape Rooms is a real-life interactive game which requires friends to work together to solve hidden puzzles all the while fighting the clock. Or dare your friends to work together to escape from Gloucester prison in sixty minutes.

Students at the Escape Rooms.

Rugby Stadium

Walk from Blackfriars: 15 mins

Don't miss the Cherry and Whites in Premiership rugby action at the historic Kingsholm, just a short walk from Oxstalls Campus and the City Centre. Also look out for the live concerts at the stadium throughout the year such as Little Mix, Elton John and Jess Glynne.

A Gloucester rugby match.

Sherborne Cinema

Walk from Blackfriars: 16 mins

A genuine hidden gem, the Sherbourne Cinema, near Blackfriars, lets you enjoy the latest films in historic art-deco surroundings. The Sherbourne offers an intimate way to experience movies, harking back to the golden age of cinema at student-friendly prices.

Students watching a film at the Sherborne Cinema.

ATIK Nightclub

Walk from Blackfriars: 11 mins

ATIK is the largest nightclub in Gloucester, with some of the biggest DJ’s and acts on the scene. All good nights out end at this venue which you'll find at the heart of the city's clubbing district - The Glos Vegas Strip.

People dancing at the ATIK Nightclub.

Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre

Taxi from Blackfriars: 17 mins

Gloucester has a huge outdoor ski and snowboard centre - formerly the longest dry ski slope in the country - Olympic skier Eddy 'the Eagle' Edwards used to train there. Whether novice or pro, this venue offers year round snowsports, come rain or shine, complete with an authentic aprés-ski lodge.

Two students snowboarding.

Gloucester Guildhall

Walk from Blackfriars: 7 mins

This is a thriving hub of entertainment offering live music, comedy, theatre, film, exhibitions and talks. Nominated as the UK’s best small live music venue, the Guildhall offers a vibrant atmosphere that's perfect for a night out.

Gloucester Guildhall

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Walk from Blackfriars: 3 mins

Try your hand at something new by learning to paddleboard alongside the historic Tall Ships at Gloucester docks. The classes are perfect for beginners and act as a great workout developing your core strength. So if you don't fancy heading to the gym why not try the fastest growing watersport in the world?

People stand up paddleboarding in Gloucester Docks.

The Warehouse Climbing Centre

Walk from Blackfriars: 3 mins

Scale the heights and plumb the depths in this transformed Victorian warehouse with Gloucester's own impressive indoor climbing and caving center. Whether a novice or a veteran, you're bound to find adventure in the Warehouse!

Entrance to The Warehouse Climbing Centre.