Student Discounts in Cambridge

Like any university city, Cambridge offers a wide array of discounts for the money-savvy student, from both chain and independent establishments alike.


Head down to the Grand Arcade Shopping Centre and you’ll be spoiled for choice on where to spend your student pennies. The following stores all offer student discount when you present your university or NUS card at the till:

Apple                                      Warehouse                             The Little Cupcake Company
Levi’s                                      Shuh
Coast                                     Vans
Office                                     Station Cycles
Topshop/Topman               Sunglass Hut

The Cambridge University Press bookshop on Trinity Street also gives students 20% off when they show their uni/NUS card. City Cycle Hire, meanwhile, offers free servicing and repair to all students who hire their cycle from them, as well as the option for a nine month hire, saving you money and including servicing, repair and accessories on request, all for one flat fee!

Eating Out

Many cafes and restaurants in the area will have a discount for students, so make sure you always ask before placing your order and carry your student card with you. India House offers a 20% discount on Tuesdays, while Caffe Sicilia and Wildwood have ongoing student discounts all year round.


Arts Picturehouse gives students a special student membership option for just £15, which entitles them to discount on movie tickets, 10% off food and drink and access to exclusive previews for a whole year! These benefits can be reaped at any Picturehouse theatre in the country, so if you plan on visiting other cities, it’s well worth signing up.

There are plenty of gyms to choose from which give lowered membership rates to students. PureGym allows peak-time access to all of its equipment and classes with no fixed term (just a one-off join-up fee), while Camp Fitness’ LivingWell Cambridge and the Cambridge Sports Centre also offer special rates with unique benefits.

DW Fitness Club, on the other hand, offers another Student Peak membership with the option to cancel after six months. And the Glassworks Gym & Spa offers rolling student and fixed-term winter memberships, so you’ll always be able to afford a special pampering for that big night out.