Review Breakdown

Transport
Nights Out
Shopping
Eating Out
Value for Money
Entertainment

Reviews

Anonymous

Not much things can do at night,shops and some of the restaurants close early,but it's an affordable place to live or study,with lively cultural scene. It's a city by the sea.The hoe and barbican are great places.It's an old city by the port, with many old buildings and interesting shops. A quiet town. Plymouth is a safe city,with lower crime rates.It has a nice weather and fresher air if compared to other parts of the UK.House prices are moderate.Have a lot of relaxing environment as it has a lot of green space. Suitable to those who wants a lively life but not for those who are seeking for energetic city life.

Anonymous

I love Plymouth as a place to live and also to visit for shorter periods. As a very student/university centered city, most of the centre feels safe to young people and that is a lot of accomodation, food, retail, and activity options. It is an affordable place to live.

Anonymous

pros: A lot of consumer development going on including new mall, museum and expansion of the university. Cheap busses and lots of clubs for students with later opening times than most cities although north hill is going downhill since I started university. cons: tons of litter about for "Britain's ocean city" more than other places I go and I travel for work every weekend to new cities and also a high amount of homelessness although there are some schemes to help but not well advertised. New mall is ugly.

Anonymous

Night outs are not the best. Our SU is trash most times. Very small. The city is nice, we have a beach and more beaches nearby very beautiful. Food here is not that great, not many good restaurants. Shopping is decent our shopping centre is 2 min from uni. It’s a small city so travel is nice and easy

Anonymous

Nights out are varied due to lots of different types of places to go. Lots on independent food and drinks places all over the city. Also quite a few chains. Could do with better clothes shopping. food shopping wise, three aldi/lidl’s near town. Other than that sainsbury’s which can be a little bit more expensive or a tesco metro. Convenience stores are all over too, never be too far from one.

Anonymous

Lots of places to go for a night out where there is always something on! A range of clubs and bars dotted around so local to everyone. Loads of restaurants and cinemas so there are places to go. Very cheap so ideal for students

Anonymous

Plymouth is a great city by the sea! There are lots of things to do around Plymouth as well as outside the area. With lots of shops both in the centre and by the barbican it makes for a great place to spend the day. For evening dining there are lots of restaurants varying in cuisine and price.

Anonymous

Plymouth is lovely in the summer. Like anywhere can be drab in the winter. The Barbican is great for a night out but very expensive. Shopping is okay, could do with more shops. Transport links are good with regular busses running all through the city.

Anonymous

Plymouth is a small city but it’s vibrant and there are usually many events to keep you entertained. Also, there are many of the franchise restaurants here like Bella Italia, Pizza Express

Anonymous

Nights out are decent. There are a few places to eat mostly on the hoe or Barbican area. You can do many things and even get the ferry down to Cornwall.

Anonymous

Soooo many great places to eat, shopping is easy, everything's so close together. Plenty of good night life spots and takeaways too .‰ Beautiful coastline and only a bus ride to Cornwall. Could do with a better live music scene though. Overall love the place though!

Anonymous

Plymouth is a quiet and small city but can be convinenet to get around as you don't really need transport. There could be improvement to bring more brands such as itsu etc. Night life is good but could do with more events.

Anonymous

Plymouth is great during the summer with plenty of beaches and the seafront to visit, the nightlife is pretty standard with only a few nightclubs but is still a fun night out! Not very diverse when it comes to shopping and restaurants but you have everything you need, great city for students as it doesn't cost loads to live here.

Anonymous

Such a chill place, chill people, good vibes, it's so good to be so close to the sea. There are loads of places you can go, you can get the bus or boat, there are loads of shops you can go round, good places to eat, good restaurants and good little parts of the city too

Anonymous

The city is beautiful and scenic with plenty to do in spare time. The studying part is simple with a big library plenty of quiet spaces to work in across the city. Nightlife in the city is good apart from the nightclub pryzm. The staff are rude and the security are aggressive and abrupt. Overall the city is an exciting, scenic fun filled one to live and study in with the amount of opportunities around the area

Anonymous

There are lots of good shops in the centre of Plymouth from affordable ones to designer brands. There seem to always be buses and trains running out of the centre.

Anonymous

Perfectly relaxing, exciting, manic and friendly all in one big package. Stay away from the harbour if you're thinking of drinking. Don't fall in and become another statistic. Food and night life is banging 24/7, just be careful of the fish restaurants.

Anonymous

Plymouth is ideally situated between the coast and Dartmoor, however if you plan on visiting beaches and the moors you must be able to drive! One of the key things that bring students to Plymouth is its scenic surroundings, but public transport is very limited and undeveloped. Apart from that, the city has a lot to offer regardless of its size.

Anonymous

Beautiful place to view the seaside, big beautiful lit up town and shopping centre, hundreds of lovely places to eat with many night clubs!

Anonymous

Plymouth is a small city, with lots to see and do. From shopping in the mall, to having meals and going to the cinema and bowling. There's lots of greenery to see! Such as the hoe with the firework championships every summer. And Dartmoor is a large countryside and pretty walks to explore. There are many busses that travel out to all the places you'd like to visit

Anonymous

Great night life, fun bars and clubs. Small shopping centre. But very cheap so great standard of living with easy access to the hoe and beaches.

Kiesha Tia Turner

Plymouth has loads of places to eat out from sushi to pizza. There are loads of shops and as well as the necessities like easy access to public transport, Plymouth has lots of opportunities for fun such as bowling, ice skating, swimming.

Anonymous

Plymouth is a great city to explore, there are many things to do here such as: visit the hoe, the lighthouse, charity shop shopping or just normal shopping in the massive shopping centre, go to the common to walk your dogs, go to the cinema/bowling/theatre, there is also many beautiful beaches to visit. The nightlife here is also great with many bars and clubs to visit. I would definitely recommend this city.

Anonymous

Plymouth has everything. From food to shopping to activities. It is always a buzzing town, with rides and market to entertain you. Plymouth is great in terms of prices. Rent is relatively low, eating out can be quite cheap (market choices) and plenty of activities can be done for free. Buses run frequently.

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