Loughborough

Jockstraps and running laps... But there's more to Loughborough than sporting success

  • Notable Residents

    (past & present)

    Thomas Cook (Father of Tourism)
    Sebastian Coe ( Politician, Athlete)
    Ben Challenger (Athlete)

  • Population: 166,100

    • About Loughborough

      Getting the obvious bit out of the way, Loughborough is serious about its sport. With the university winning the British Universities Sports Championships for over twenty years in a row (yes, really), it’s a place where second really is nothing. Students here get very into the uni pride thing, with sporting success giving excuse for drinking games for the fans just as much as the players. 

      The university itself has a very impressive academic record in its own right, and whilst it would be a strange destination for those who can’t stand sport or anything to do with it, the academic opportunities almost make it understandable. 

      The merger with the Loughborough College of Art & Design brought in an artistic influence to compete with the uni’s standing reputation for sport – but like most things, it’ll take a hell of a lot to beat the Loughborough sport teams for recognition. 

      The town itself is located in the county of Leicestershire with a population of around 60,000. Loughborough has some good shops and a lively cafe, bar and restaurant culture, wrapped in heritage from an ancient past with the numerous buildings that span many centuries.

      Points of Interest

      Map Key

      • City Centre
      • Loughborough University

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      Student Accomodation in Loughborough

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      Interesting Facts

      • The 2017 Guardian University League ranks Loughborough University an impressive joint 4th out of 119 institutions

      • Loughborough's John Taylor Bell Foundry is the largest in the world...

      • The University campus is an area 437 acres of which 57 acres are dedicated to playing fields