Student Guide to Chester

Welcome to all the new students to Chester, thanks for picking Chester! You survived freshers week and Chester Taxis would like to help you explore the city, make lasting memories and friendships.

We have put together a not so typical guide to Chester, you can thank us later 🙂

Free Wifi

Name Address Map Location
Caffe Nero 19 Eastgate St, Chester CH1 1LG
Costa Coffee 14 Watergate St, Chester CH1 2LA
Starbucks 18-20 Northgate St, Chester CH1 2HA
Starbucks Greyhound Retail Park, Chester CH1 4QG
Festival Coffee Festival Church, Queen St, Chester CH1 3LG
Brasserie Abode Grosvenor Rd, Chester CH1 2DJ
Brook Sreet Cafe 71 Brook St, Chester CH1 3DZ
The Barista’s 9 Watergate St, Chester CH1 2LB
Meltdown 14 Queen’s Park View, Chester CH4 7BU
Jaunty Goat Coffee 57 Bridge St, Chester CH1 1NG
Cinderbox Coffee 55 Bridge St, Chester CH1 1NG
Urbano 32 32 Bridge St, Chester CH1 1NQ
Hanky Panky 20 Commonhall St, Chester CH1 2BJ
Marmalade 67 Northgate St, Chester CH1 2HQ
Cafe Rouge 29 Bridge St, Chester CH1 1NG
Brown Sugar Internet Cafe 19 Handbridge, Chester CH4 7JE
The Red Lion 59 Northgate St, Chester CH1 2HQ
The Shropshire Arms 45 Northgate St, Chester CH1 2HQ


See our full list of Free Wifi in Chester. Please be responsible free Wifi users and not try and download movies from the small independent cafes.

Student Discounts

Register / buy student discount cards:

NUS Discount Card
PizzaExpress 30% off food and drink – Sun to Thurs
Zizzi 30% off all food
ASK 40% off total food bill
Accessorize 10% discount
ALDO Shoes 10% discount
Animal 10% off in store
ASOS 10% off
Blue Inc 10% off
Co-Op 10% off
Catridge People 13% off
Firebox 10% off
Love Chester Discount Card
Pizza Hut 50% off
Subway Free refill
The York Roast Free roasties with meal / sanwich
Funfy Cow 20% off
Coast to Coast 50% off main meal
Mad Hatters Free hot drink with purchase
Amour Salon 30% off Mondays
Bella Italia 50% off Pizza Classic or Pasta
Las Iguanas 30% off a la caret menu – Sun to Thurs
Chez Jules 25% off
Tea on the Wall 50% off
Wok & Go 15% off
Veeno Wine Cafe 15% off
Upper Crust Pizza 25% off

**See their sites for more discounts and T&Cs

Taxi Ranks

Go out, have fun, don’t become a statistic – use a licenced taxi!

24 Hour Taxi Ranks

  • Chester Railway Station
  • Princess Street – behind town hall
  • Bridge Street – corner of White Friars Rd
  • Foregate Street – outside Primark

Evening Only Taxi Ranks

  • Bridge Street – near Chester Cross
  • Foregate Street – bus stop on City Road roundabout
  • Frodsham Street – right hand side halfway down
  • Northgate Street – next to Storyhouse
  • Northgate Street – opposite Forum shopping centre
  • Northgate Street – outside Rb’s
  • Northgate Street – opposite Coach House Inn
  • St John Street – near Pizza Express
  • St Werburgh Street – opposite Cathedral
  • Eastgate Street – at Eastgate Clock

Download out Taxi Rank map if you are not familiar with Chester at the moment.


Parking in Chester

Driving into Chester or friends / parents coming to visit and need parking?

Chester Council Car Parking

Some of these car parks are small local car parks with limited spaces like Christlelon, Curzon, Hamilton and Walker Street car parks. Our map below provides specific details about each car park.

Chester Council
Car Parks
Location Price Hours Map Location
Bishop Street Bishop Street,
Chester CH2 3BB
Free 24 hours
Brook Street St Anne St,
Chester CH1 3HY
From £1 24 hours
Christleton Road 33 and 37, Christleton Road,
Chester H3 5UF
From 20p 24 hours
Cuppin Street Cuppin St,
Chester CH1 2XA
From £3 24 hours
Curzon Street Curzon Street, Saltney,
Chester CH4 8BP
Free 24 hours
Delamere Street Delamere Street,
Chester CH1 3EQ
From £2.50 06:30 – 21:00
Frodsham St Frodsham St City Centre,
Chester CH1 3JL
From £1.50 06:30 – 23:30
Garden Lane Garden Ln,
Chester CH1 4EN
From £1 24 hours
Hamilton Place Hamilton Place Car Park,
Chester CH1 2BG
Free for 4 hrs 24 hours
Little Roodee Little Roodee, Grosvenor Rd,
Chester CH1 1SL
From £5
upto 12 hrs
24 hours
Market Place 6 Princess St,
Chester CH1 2HH
From £2.50 06:30 – 23:30
Trinity Street Trinity Street,
Chester CH1 2BD
From £3 24 hours
Walker Street Walker Street,
Chester CH2 3BS
Free 24 hours
Watergate Street New Crane St,
Chester CH1 4JH
From £5
all day
24 hours

National Car Parks (NCP) Car Parking

National Car Parks
Car Parks
Location Price Hours Map Location
Pepper Street Pepper St,
Chester CH1 1DF
From £3.50 07:00 – 00:00
Chester Browns 4 Bold Pl,
Chester CH1 3LY
From £5.50 24 hours
Chester Station Station Way,
Chester CH1 3NS
From £8
24 hours

Park & Ride Car Parking

Park & Rides are open 24 hours with bus services running regularly and if you don’t want to wait for the bus or its tipping down just grab a cab back to your car. Underutilised but these are a gem, especially during peak season and events.

Park & Ride
Car Parks
Location Price Hours Map Location
Boughton Heath
Park & Ride
125 Whitchurch Rd, Great Boughton,
Chester CH3 5QD
£2 + Ride
£3 Parking Only
24 hours
Sealand Park & Ride Sealand Road,
Chester CH1 4LD
£2 + Ride
£3 Parking Only
24 hours
Upton Park & Ride Moston Rd,
Chester CH2 4BB
£2 + Ride
£3 Parking Only
24 hours
Wrexham Park & Ride Wrexham Rd,
Chester CH4 9DQ
£2 + Ride
£3 Parking Only
24 hours

Again we have created a Chester Parking map for you to download and use.


Eating out in Chester

We have two lists for you, Breakfast and Restaurants in a range of different budgets.

Apparently its the most important meal of the day, check out our Breakfasts in Chester and you have to try the toasted cheese sandwich at Meltdown, just amazing.

We have not included Wetherspoons in our Chester Restaurants, we figured you already knew where they were located.

If you uncover a hidden gem that we should add to our eating out lists, please do let us know.

Parents Coming to Visit

Its going to happen, so get prepared for that visit.

Grosvenor Shopping Centre has over 70 stores ranging from the chic and trendy fashion stores such as Topshop and H&M to traditionally classic, colourful collections of Laura Ashley. It has shoe stores, sports retailers, health stores, restaurants offering casual and fine dining, hair and beauty salons and fun stores for kids, like Build-a-Bear Workshop. Treat yourself and your family to a day of pure indulgence!

Are they Visiting for a Long Weekend, we have a few ideas for you. Shopping, attractions and museums and events.

Flying from an Airport

Flying in our out from Chester, the two nearest airports are Liverpool and Manchester.

Manchester Airport

The distance from Chester to Manchester Airport is a distance of 32.7 miles (37min) via the M56 and 35.5 miles (57min) via the A54 / A556.

  • Get on M53 from A56
  • Take M56 to Airport Spur in Greater Manchester – 28 min (30.2 mi)

Manchester Airport
Manchester M90 1QX

See more Manchester Airport Transport details.

Liverpool Airport

The distance from Chester to Liverpool Airport (Liverpool John Lennon Airport) via the M56 is 24.0 miles (35 min ) and 30.7 miles via the M53 (1 h 4 min).

  • Take Upper Northgate St to St Oswalds Way/A5268
  • Take A56, M53, M56, A533 and Speke Rd to Western Ave in Speke
  • Continue on Western Ave. Drive to Speke Hall Ave

Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Speke Hall Ave, Speke, Liverpool L24 1YD

See more Liverpool Airport Transport details.


Chester is an amazing place to study and live, we hope you have the time of your life with us.


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