Rainy hideaways for Lancaster University students
Lancaster is well known for its rainy season, which everyone who has ever been to Lancaster knows is all year round. If, like me, you hate the rainy stormy weather that Lancaster brings, you have to find places to go to avoid the sudden downpours that are inevitable.
Annoyingly there is no way to change the weather but we can find great places to hide when the storms do hit. Here’s a few of my favourite rainy Lancaster hideaways, in town and on the Lancaster University campus:
Run by J. Atkinson & Co. this is by far my absolute favourite place to go to get away from not only the rain but from everything and anything. They offer the best coffee in Lancaster and a chilled-out relaxed vibe. Their décor is minimalistic but despite this it always manages to feel cosy and welcoming. If you’re new to Lancaster or just visiting it’s pretty easy to miss because it is hidden in plain sight but some of the best places usually are. If you like The Hall, J. Atkinson & Co. have a coffee shop next door and another café around the corner.
Hidden on the top floor of the InfoLab on the perimeter of campus is this little gem. Unless you’re studying in this building you’ve probably never had any reason to go there but it’s definitely worth a trip. There’s an entirely meat-free menu and the best views of the Bowland fells you will find and if the sun does make one of its rare appearances then there’s a great outdoor rooftop seating space.
If you’re in town and don’t fancy making the trip to the university campus the best place to go to study when you’ve had enough of the same four walls of your bedroom is The Storey. With plenty of space to tuck yourself away to concentrate this is the perfect study location. If you are a postgraduate student you even have access to a dedicated Lancaster University Study Hub using your library card. The Storey is also the host to a load of events including yoga classes and exhibitions.
If you’re sick of staying locked away in your uni flat because it’s always raining then take it from me these few places are an ideal cosy escape to the outdoors.
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