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Top 10 Nightclubs in Leicester For Students

18 March 2022

Heading to Leicester for uni? Congrats! No doubt you’re already thinking about making friends and seeing what the city has to offer. 

One of the best parts about being a student is undeniably the memories made on nights out singing and dancing the night away. 

If you’re not sure where to start let us show you some of our fave clubs in Leicester to let your hair down and have a great night.



Don’t miss the buzzing atmosphere of this gay club, home to resident DJ Rob Lambeth and his varied playlist of house music, dance and hip hop tracks. 

This place always draws a crowd thanks to its combination of great tunes, live music and good vibes. Mondays and Wednesdays there are great offers available for students – perfect for making memories with friends and blowing off some steam!


The Fan Club

This venue is one of the most popular to be found in Leicester and every Friday and Saturday you’ll see it reaching its 1,000 maximum capacity. 

You can see why – it has 3 dance floors with great sound systems which pump out music to suit a wide range of tastes. 

It’s also very affordable, making it a firm favourite amongst the student community. Just make sure you get there early to avoid the queues!

The entrance fee changes depending on the night but there’s no dress code.



If you’re looking for something a bit more alternative, then this is the one for you.

MOSH has three dance floors with an industrial theme, strobe lighting and bars scattered around the various spaces in the club. The music here serves indie, emo, pop-punk and metal tastes and the venue celebrates diversity and freedom of expression. 

Open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, they’re always running promotions for students – a great option if you fancy a not-so-quiet night out. 



Located in the heart of the city and open ‘til 5 am, Ghost is an unmissable, lively club experience. Bop away on the dance floor to hip hop, RnB and house, before chilling on the red sofa seats in the private booths and sampling the club’s tequila mixes.

Free entry before midnight, but make sure you’re well-dressed to get in.


Club Republic

If you’re looking for an experience that will test all of your senses, then look no further. At Republic, sensory overload is the order of the day. Here you’ll be immersed in an audiovisual experience, mesmerised by walls that shake to the beat with vibrant screens that light up your surroundings. Imagine all of this in swanky boudoir decor set to house, RnB and pop tunes and you’ve pretty much got the Republic vibe.

Another great crowd puller at Republic is the live gigs, with past headliners including Tinie Tempah and Wretch 32.  Just make sure you’re dressed well, as there is a dress code, and be aware that the entrance fee varies depending on the night.



This newly-opened club is set right in the city centre and boasts of a unique lounge and club experience that is certain to impress you. 

With dim-lit decor, rotating entertainment, an amazing cutting-edge light show display every night and hostess service at its private hire booths, it offers a more refined clubbing experience. 

What’s more, you can visit multiple rooms to sample different music genres from hip-hop to house music.

Smart casual dress code to enter.



One of the pioneers of underground clubbing, and still going strong after 38 years under the same management, this venue remains a favourite for partygoers in Leicester. 

Havana plays an eclectic mix of music, so there’s something for everyone. Alongside the DJ sets and state of the art lighting and sound systems, you’ll also find comfy seating areas and chic, modern decor – the perfect setting to enjoy the extensive cocktail menu.


The Basement

Named so for its low-key, chilled essence, the Basement stays open late on most days and hosts guest DJs with very varied playlists. Hip hop, jazz, soul, funk and RnB are all on the menu. 

If you fancy something a bit more intimate, you can even privately hire the Basement for your own independent events and parties.


The Shed

A classic live music venue, this is one not to be missed. A plethora of big names have performed at concerts and in plays at The Shed, and live music is played here by live bands almost every night. 

It’s open 6 days a week, and come what may the bar is always open and the Wi-Fi connection is strong.

Just don’t forget to bring your ID as there is a strict over-18s policy from 11pm onwards.



Make sure you don’t miss this popular hotspot located in the heart of Leicester.  Here you’ll indulge in a blend of technology, fashion and futuristic visuals while enjoying a chilled RnB and hip hop playlist.  

It never fails to attract crowds of partygoers who are willing to queue up to get in between 12am and 4am, so make sure you get there nice and early to guarantee entry.


So, there you have it, our top 10 favourite student nightclubs and bars in Leicester. If you’re looking for a place to call home during your university experience, our accommodation at The Aspen offers amazing amenities in an excellent location. It’s the perfect base from which you can explore Leicester’s exciting nightlife scene!

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