"Loughborough - A Univeristy Town." Loughborough by A2002

Loughborough Travel Guide: 49 reviews and 67 photos

Loughborough, pronounced as "Luf-bra", is not my hometown, but where I am at the moment till 2004. I am born in Malaysia and was educated in Singapore for 17 years.

Loughborough is in the middle of England. It is within Leicestershire, in the Midlands, surrounded by 3 cities namely Leicester, Nottingham and Derby. These cities are within easy reach from Loughborough by the trains or buses. It is also surrounded by the peaceful countryside - Charnwood Forest, managed by the Charnwood Borough Council. Loughborough is also the home to the Great Central Railway and has the world's largest bell foundary and museum.

Good and efficient rail network will enable one to reach London in one and half hours. The proximity to the East Midlands Airport (EMA) provides further transportation to many parts of Europe, especially with the "no-frill" airline BMIbaby and Easyjet.

Loughborough is also a small University town with the "world-renowned" Loughborough University for its Physical education and Sports, and Engineering.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Small town.
  • Cons:Not much to see and do...
  • In a nutshell:Drinking seems to be the only thing people here do in their free time.
  • Intro Updated Nov 18, 2003
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  • May 19, 2005 at 1:20 PM

    The word "Medoc" is not used in loughborough. The local people in Loughborough and Leicestershire tend to use the term of endearment "Me Duck" in shops etc. You get used to it!!!

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    Jan 18, 2004 at 9:07 PM

    Wow, people do drink a lot in Loughborough, medoc! (Do I use the word right?). heheh

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    Nov 11, 2003 at 3:27 AM

    very nice and comprehensive pages about Loughborough. Very useful warning tips. Regards, Vesna

  • Paolo-Italy's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2003 at 7:35 AM

    Probably Loughborough has the best public drainage of the world! ;-)

  • bkoon's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2003 at 8:54 AM

    Remember to take winter pictures, and maybe autumn pictures of this University town. Maybe rugby matches or athletics meets ones too! Informative. Great job! Pix at the restaurant is "nice".

  • Ronald_T's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2003 at 2:49 PM

    Maybe you don't like this place much Lina, I understand very well the difference of culture between Malaysia and England. On the other hand, I think you are living in one of the cutest towns of England. A great job you did here Lina...

  • misakitaguchi's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2003 at 5:22 AM

    Thank you for stopping my page. To go to pub and club in Uk is one of my dream. Well done. I like it!

  • Audrey118's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2003 at 6:08 AM

    you pics on the student get together meal reminded me so much of my days in the varsity as well...but that is 20 years back!!!

  • Djinn76's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2003 at 11:47 PM

    lol, your local custom tip is so true ;-)) When I was studying in UK, it was always entertaining to look all the students coming back from the pubs around 11pm...

  • bonio's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2003 at 1:57 PM

    good page, did you go to the swan in the rushes? midlandmainline have their bad moments too!!

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