FRESH focus on Cardiff
Still finding your feet in Cardiff?
There are lots of reasons why you're going to LOVE living here:
1. Great coffee spots
Sometimes student life can get on top of you and only a caffeine fix will help - we know the feeling! Cardiff has a selection of independent coffee shops that you could do your own little tour of including Hard Lines, Little Man Coffee Company and Uncommon Ground.
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Meet the pink latte of Cardiff they call Barbara ☕️ Now before you say anything, yes the latte is in fact named Barbara, I don’t just go around giving my drinks names 😂 this cute little coffee place is tucked away and beyond adorable. I loved trying something new today and would definitely recommend!
2. Quirky places to shop
If you love shopping, you're in heaven. Especially if you love independent stores! Of course, Cardiff has all the big names at St. Davids and Capitol but the quirkier places are in the (numerous) arcades throughout the city too with more than enough charity and vintage shops to keep you busy for 3 years.
3. They've got a team in the Premiership
For the football fans amongst us, Cardiff FC are a pretty decent side. Even if you're not a fan of The Bluebirds, you could watch your team play away there or even support the Welsh national team. If you've never been to a football game before, you've got to try everything once...
4. Plenty of museums to visit
Your family back home won't be happy if you don't learn at least one new thing about your second home. Lucky for you, Cardiff has more than enough places for you to do just that: Cardiff Castle, The National Museum and Cardiff Story Museum. Cardiff MADE is pretty cool if you're the creative type. It might even give you some inspo!
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Just popped into @m.a.d.ecardiff to check out the ‘But is it Creative’ art exhibition. . . Full of great (and creative!) pieces on display, and generally a really nice vibe. Always nice to discover new places and art, as well as support friends. Well done to our awesome and super talented friend @ajjonesphotography 👌🏼🌈 . If you’re in the area (just off Albany road), be sure to pop in to see for yourself. #butisitcreative #exhibition #cardiff
5. The nightlife is lit
If you're the party animal in your friendship group then you chose the right place to study, put it that way. Cardiff has all the spots you're used to like Pryzm, Tiger Tiger and Popworld but also has GLAM if you want to get dressed up, Clwb Ifor Bach for live music and so much more. Have you found your favourite yet?
6. Restaurants are a foodie's dream
Well, it is the capital city of Cardiff so you wouldn't expect any different, would you? If you love to treat yourself to a meal out now and again then try Burrito Brothers for a light lunch, Bubble Boba for a cheeky milkshake and when the Street Food Circus is in town, you DO NOT want to miss out.
7. Instagrammable outdoor spaces
Whenever studying is getting a bit much and you need a break, it's time to go and enjoy the Welsh outdoors! It means that you can take some time out and go back to your revision/assignment with a clear head. Try Roath Park & Lake or Bute Park and sit by the water and of course, take some Instagram-worthy pictures.
8. You'll ALWAYS have something to do
Not sure about you, but that all sounds pretty good to us! You'll never be bored of things to do in Cardiff and with various cinemas, comedy clubs and music venues too, there is more than enough for you to check out. With lots of students to share with this, you can always find a bargain and don't forget that student discount is there to help you out too!
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