Preston city life
Explore the city’s interesting places and discover the true Preston, stepped in a rich and fascinating history, as it was once a guild city. You will find plenty of activities you can engage in your leisure time.
Main attractions in Preston are:
- St. Walburge's Church
- The Miller Arcade
- The Town Hall
- The Minster Church of St. John the Evangelist
- Hoghton Tower
- Harris Museum and Art Gallery
- Museum of Lancashire
If you feel like walking and relaxing in the middle of nature, check out Ashton Park and the numerous nature reserves around Preston. When you want to explore the local stores and shops, most popular shopping centres in Preston are Fishergate Shopping Centre and St. George's Shopping Centre.
Passionate about sports? You can enjoy sport events of the local football, cricket and hockey clubs.
In Preston, you can experience a thriving nightlife. Check out the bars and pubs around the university or colleges as they are cheaper and in terms of night clubs, popular among students are Roper Hall, The Adelphi and The Guild.
You can always see and visit other cities, as you are only half an hour away from Manchester and Liverpool.
International atmosphere in Preston
Besides the large international student crowd, you may encounter several residents born outside the UK. The main ethnic minorities belong to Asian people (Chinese and Pakistani), Polish and population coming from the Middle East.
Any business entrepreneur interested in the area will have access to free support business services. The foreign investments are largely encouraged and Preston is stated as one of the most popular destinations for foreign investments in the North West region of UK, a large part of the international people come from U.S., France and Germany.
In Preston, generally the weather is colder compared to the south of England, with many rainfall precipitations throughout the year. During winter, there is an increased chance of frost; average high temperatures are around are 7 – 8 C (45 – 46 F). The average high temperatures in the summer are 19 – 20 C (67 F).