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Top 10 Student Clubs in Leicester

17 December 2021

If you’re new to Leicester and you’re in search of a great night out, you’re in good hands with us. You’ll be glad to know that the city is home to a vast and varied nightlife scene that offers something for everyone. In this blog, we’re rounding up the best student clubs in Leicester so that you can enjoy the city and meet like-minded people. Ready to have some fun? Read on! 

1. The Fan Club

Hailed as one of the city’s most affordable clubs, The Fan Club is an excellent choice for many of Leicester’s students looking to enjoy a night out. With regular drinks offers, a huge dance floor and a playlist full of hits, this 1,000-capacity club is a hugely popular with the student population.



A big hit for those looking for something a little different, MOSH is one of the city’s most popular alternative clubs. MOSH offers a mashup of indie hits, pop-punk and alternative beats; it’s truly a three-floor delight for music lovers. 


3. Ghost

Ghost is a lively tequila bar that is well worth a visit. Boasting a spacious dance floor, swanky seating areas, and a fun playlist, it’s easy to see why Ghost is one of Leicester’s most popular late-night hangouts. 


4. Club Republic 

If you’re keen to dance the night away, Club Republic is calling your name. As masters in high-tech sound systems, Club Republic is a music lovers haven. With a playlist made up of house, RnB, and chart hits, cheap drinks and swanky décor, you’ll soon see why it’s one of the cities hottest clubs. 


5. Club Helsinki

Don’t let the name fool you; Club Helsinki is anything but cold. In fact, as one of Leicester’s hottest gay clubs, it’s brimming with good vibes. With a playlist made up of contemporary and commercial hits, great drinks and a neon-lit dance floor, you can count on Club Helsinki to deliver a good night. 


6. Venom

Located in the heart of the city centre, Venom is a massive hit with partygoers. Bursting full of high-energy entertainment, luxe décor and hostess service, Venom gives off an exclusive feel perfect for those special celebrations. Plus, with different rooms playing different music such as hip-hop, house, and chart hits, there’s something for everyone at Venom. 


7. Havana 

Havana is a big hit with house and RnB fans. Havana has earned its stripes as the city’s longest-running RnB and house venue, thanks to a state-of-the-art sound system, stylish seating areas, and an electric atmosphere. With good music at its heart, you’ll soon see why it’s been around for so long. 


8. The Basement 

Are you looking for a low-key, chilled vibe? Look no further than The Basement. With a name true to its atmosphere, The Basement attracts a cool crowd with guest DJs every night and an exciting cocktail menu. With genres such as RnB, hip-hop, jazz and soul, The Basement is as versatile as it is chill. 


9. Waikiki 

As one of the hottest student hangouts in Leicester, you can expect to queue to get into Waikiki on a busy night. Once you step inside, you’ll be greeted by a futuristic vibe, a playlist full of RnB and hip-hop and fancy cocktails. Trust us; you’ll want to visit Waikiki. 


10. Boxed Bar & Music Venue 

Boxed Bar & Music venue is a unique venue located inside Braunstone Gate. Catering to a small-ish crowd of 100-400 across two floors, Boxed Bar is home to sleek décor, a warehouse-style dancefloor and stylish booths. With varied music, excellent drinks and even better entertainment, Boxed Bar is well worth a visit. 

Staying safe at clubs in Leicester and beyond 

Leicester is generally a safe place for students to live, study and explore. That said, when you’re heading out on a night out in a city you don’t know too well, it’s always wise to keep safety in mind. Below are some top tips for a safe night out from Crimestoppers:

  • Always try to stay with your friends or in a group, there’s safety in numbers.
  • Pre-arrange transport or a lift so you can enjoy your night out knowing you can get home safely.
  • Drink in moderation and watch your drink – if you leave it unattended, don’t drink from it again. 
  • Stay in well-lit areas if you are walking home – even when you’re in a group.
  • Keep your valuables safe – if you’re prone to losing things on a night out, take out the essentials and leave anything valuable at home. 
  • Stay away from hostile situations – don’t be a hero on a night out. Your safety is your number one priority. 


No matter the night out you have in mind, you can rest assured Leicester plays home to a vibrant venue that will tick all your boxes. 


If you’re looking for the perfect base from which to explore Leicester at night, Novel’s beautifully designed student accommodation could be for you. With a wealth of amenities and a convenient city centre location, The Aspen has everything you need to live, study, relax and enjoy the city’s buzzing nightlife!

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