York is a fantastic student city. Packed into a compact city centre, the winding streets are full of great cafes to study in, pubs, restaurants and gorgeous shops! For those coming to study here in September, as well as current students looking for some hidden gems, we have outlined below some of our favourite places for a student discount or other deals!
The Best Happy Hours:
With hundreds of pubs and bars within walking distance of the city centre, it is hard to decide where to head to. Here are some of our favourite happy hours for students:
Turtle Bay – Other than a couple of peak hours on a Friday and Saturday evening, Turtle Bay offers 2 for 1 cocktails all week long! Located in the centre of York, this is a great option before heading to a lively bar or club
Kennedy’s – If you are looking for something special on a budget, Kennedy’s has you covered. With Prosecco available on Fridays for £15 per bottle, this is perfect for a birthday or end of term celebration.
Golden Lion – Looking for a cheap pint after a hard day of studying? The Golden Lion offers half price Peroni every day from 4pm – 7pm. The perfect way to relax!
Study In A Café:
York’s narrow streets are home to dozens of independent cafes. Here are a few of our favourite student deals!
Gatehouse Coffee – Located in the city wall itself, Gatehouse coffee is the perfect way to experience authentic York. With fast WIFI available it is set up for a productive afternoon of studying.
Plush Café – The most Instagrammable café in York! With themed rooms to choose from, explore this eclectic café in York’s city centre. Bottomless brunch is available too!
Best Shopping Discounts:
Botanic – The best place to kit out you student house with plants, botanic is located outside the city walls. Offering a 10% student discount, grab yourself a deal!
JD Sport – Get kitted out for the new term with 20% off at JD Sport, the perfect place to get all your gym kit, trainers and everything else!
Avorium – As York’s premier location for desk accessories, of course we are on the list! Come and grab 20% off everything in store, we’d love to see you!
Find a Food and Drink bargain:
Las Iguanas – Located in the centre of town, Las Iguanas offers a whopping 25% off for students. With a huge menu with many fantastic options, this is sure to becomes a staple diet for students in York.
Pizza Express – An absolute classic for students everywhere! There are two Pizza Express’ in York, both offering up to 30% off for students. As the best deal on this list, this is a must for those on a tight budget.
Bill’s – A great option for when family come to visit. Bill’s is a slightly posher option for a special occasion. Offering 20% off food and drink, you can enjoy a luxurious option on a budget!
Yo! Sushi – One of our personal favourites, Yo! Sushi is a fantastic option for students. With a student discount of 20% on their entire menu, this is a great healthy lunch choice!
We hope this has given you some inspiration for saving some money in York. Enjoy exploring the streets of York and let us know of any other hidden gems you find!