Student shopping at Drake Circus

Drake Circus is the ultimate one-stop shop for everything any student needs. From clothes and films to food, drink, books and stationery – we’ve got it all. Plus, we’ve rounded up all the vital student discounts you need to know…

See the latest Student discounts and offers at Drake Circus

Must-have stationery and books

In need of textbooks, stationery or just some good reading? Waterstones’ Plus Student card gives you a stamp for every £10 that you spend and 10 stamps will earn you £10 on your balance while also giving you 5% discount on each purchase. Plus, their teams are the best in the business if you’re looking for hard-to-find titles or need helpful insights on what to read next.

For notebooks, diaries, ring binders, desk storage, cards, gift wrap and countless other useful bits and pieces to keep you on-track and organised, Paperchase have you covered – as well as offering student discount on, well… everything.

Paperchase store


The best food and drink for students

Hungry? Vegan, veggie or omnivorous, Drake Circus features Burger King, Krispy Krème and YO! (which includes several delicious vegan options in addition to student discount) or visit Drake Circus The Barcode for Nando’s (get a Nando’s card if you’re a regular visitor is our advice) and Five Guys.

For caffeine fixes, Starbucks obviously has flat whites, espressos, lattes, iced coffees, frappuccinos and cold brews galore, while Bubble CiTea is the place to go if you’re after refreshing Taiwanese bubble tea.

Krispy Kreme store front


Wardrobe essentials

From everyday denim and tees, excellent accessories (you’re going to need a bigger tote) and Zoom-friendly looks, Topshop and Topman are your go-tos for sustainability initiatives and student discount on all purchases.

New Look is also a must-visit for students. In addition to student discount, they pride themselves on their inclusivity and offer a range of plus-size, petite and tall lines.

Primark is the ultimate place to grab a statement piece or two while refreshing any necessities. They’re also helping you to do this in a more sustainable manner with a range of pieces using recycled material as well as shirts and jeans made using recycled cotton.

For nightwear, loungewear and lingerie, Ann Summers and Boux Avenue are the places to go (both offer discounts for students).

For shoes, boots and trainers, schuh have everything, including bags, socks and student discount. If your focus is more on the latest big-brand trainer releases and sportswear, then visit Footasylum, JD Sports (both of which offer student discount) and Footlocker.

Topman store front


And relax…

The spiritual home of the bath bomb with cruelty-free relaxation, moisturising and all-round pampering products, Lush is the perfect place to pick up a treat for yourself or a gift for a friend.

Located at Drake Circus The Barcode, Cineworld features 14 state-of-the-art screens including IMAX – the world’s most immersive cinema experience – and 4DX, Cineworld’s most exhilarating way to watch a film. 

Way better than crazy golf, take on two 18-hole courses at Paradise Island Adventure Golf, spanning across 16,000sq/ft of tropical utopia. Take on twists, turns, humps and bumps as you explore the treacherous swamps that await you. Student discounts available.

Paradise Island Adventure Golf

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Please maintain a safe distance from others and wear a face covering while you're inside the centre. Wash your hands regularly and please stay at home if you, or anyone in your household, has symptoms of Covid-19. See here for the latest information. 

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