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10 things to do in Bradford, before Graduating!!

By 8 November 2022No Comments

As a third-year university student who resides in Bradford, I can say I have explored many places in this city, and I have found all the social gems which every student must at least visit once with their friends. So here are 10 places you must visit in Bradford before you graduate:

  1. My favourite place to visit with my friends is the ‘Hollywood Bowl Bradford’, which allows you to play an amazing game of bowling with all your friends, getting all the competitive spirits up!! They also give you student discount for your games, just don’t forget to take your student ID or your NUS card or even Unidays, to show at the till.
  2. If you ever need a couple of hours to de-stress and have some fun, why not visit the Bradford Ice rink/arena, barely a ten-minute walk from the Richmond campus and you arrive at the ice-skating rink. Here you can enjoy ice skating and having a great laugh (it’s funny to see your friends fall).
  3. Not a fan of the ice? I have something for you too. Go check out AXE BAY which is an axe throwing place (don’t worry it’s completely safe-ish, just don’t hurt yourself or hurl the axe at someone else).
  4. At the same location where AXE BAY is located you can also go for a golf session at the ‘Looney golf’ or even visit ‘VR City’, for something different.
  5. Fancy something more challenging? Visit ‘TeamSport Indoor Karting Bradford’, this is Bradford’s only Go karting place, if you love racing this place is for you. Just book online and you are set to go! ( ).
  6. Student lock down which is held every year in Broadway around the start of the term, this month 26th September, is a great way to spend your evening with your friends. The night would be filled with a lot of entertainment and shopping (with a lot of things discounted). Just make sure to register on the Broadway page to gain entry.
  7. Visit the Rooftop café, this is in the Kala Sangam, where you can overlook the Bradford Cathedral while enjoying brunch or a coffee with a friend.
  8. While studying in Bradford, why not visit some of the famous museums the city has: The Bradford Police Museum, presents 19th Century policing and the Police Force. One of the fantastic museums in Bradford is the National Science and Media Museum, this is located right in the central, probably 10/15mins walk from Bradford University. This museum has a great deal to offer, it has 8 floors of free galleries, arcade area and cinemas.
  9. Sometimes you need a breather from materialistic things, so enjoying a picnic in the outdoors can be helpful. For this instance, you can visit Northcliffe Park, which is made of beautiful woods and fields and is situated in Shipley, easily accessible with a bus. The great thing about this is that it’s free, you don’t have to do anything but just sit there and enjoy the view.
  10. Right, it’s time to talk about food! Bradford is literally the home of continental and international food, so whenever you fancy a meal out there are too many options, here are my favourite food places which are also affordable: Toros Bradford and Heavenly Desserts, both places are situated right next to Bradford University.

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