Out and About

Buxton town centre, students shopping Buxton is a vibrant and thriving town with lots to do


From high street brands to independent boutiques and farmers' markets, Buxton's got it covered.

Buxton’s bustling town centre has many shops and includes two shopping arcades – Spring Gardens and the Cavendish Arcade - where you’ll find major high street brand names as well as smaller independent boutique shops. There are also regular markets, including farmers’ markets at The Pavilion Gardens.

Find out more about Buxton’s shops here 

Eating out

As well as the Dome Restaurant and Café available on campus, Buxton town contains a host of cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants with a wide variety of cuisines available.

Find out more about places to eat here


The live music scene in Buxton is booming, with pubs and bars playing host to a wide range of bands and artists. From Open Mic nights to the annual Buxton Rocks concert, there is always a lot going on. Find out more about nightlife and music here

The Buxton Opera House offers student discounts and the annual Buxton Fringe Festival offers a wealth of entertainment in opera, music and literature. The town also hosts the Four Four Time music festival every February.

Explore Buxton is a great website to keep you up to date on the latest goings-on in Buxton , you'll find events listings of every kind along with more information on attractions, nightlife, shopping, food & drink and the arts.

Student Discounts

To obtain the discounts, you will have to present valid student card. Discounts may be subject to availability and terms & conditions.

More discounts available locally and nationally with NUS card. To find out more, please visit our Student Union website