Everything you need to know if you’re living in Lanfranc House

Is Lanfranc House accommodation your new home? If so, here’s everything you need to know…

What you need to know about living here:

Basically in town

Lanfranc House is a warm and friendly student accommodation on Northgate in the perfect location a 5 minute walk from the city centre as well as a 5 minute walk to the university campus.

Best pubs nearby

In terms of nightlife Lanfranc is located in-between The Jolly Sailor and The Penny Theatre; 2 of the greatest pubs in Canterbury which often hosts sport and society social events also.

Sadly, The Jolly Sailor has recently closed – read about it here.

Nearest club

Cuban nightclub is along the high street in the city centre so an easy walking distance, however the night bus to Club Chemistry stops just outside the wooden gates on the corner regularly also making it easy to access on your way to a night out.

Food shopping

Sainsbury’s will become your best friend with this being not even a 2 minute walk from the wooden gate as you can use the cut through as well as there being plenty of shops along The King’s Mile and into the city centre if you turn left out of the Lanfranc wooden gates.

Library? Chemistry?

The library and Club Chemistry are around a 15-20 minute walk from this accommodation, however in no time you will know Canterbury like the back of your hand and figure out your own short cuts.

A very friendly place

There is no doubt you will make friends in Lanfranc, whether it be you meet your best friends in your flat or house itself or simply sitting outside on the benches in the courtyard; it really is a friendly place to live.

Looking for a sports team to join? Here’s the full list of all CCCU’s sports clubs.

How to meet more people?

Joining a sports team or society is also your ‘go-to’ for meeting people at CCCU and it will be likely that there will be other freshers who sign up for your team who also live in Lanfranc accommodation too.

Safe and secure

Security in Lanfranc are lovely and friendly and only a short walk from your flat or house front door, meaning they are there for whatever you need.


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