Living & Studying in Grimsby

Grimsby is located on the central east coast of the United Kingdom and has a population of approximately 160,000 people. Grimsby was founded on the fishing industry and in days gone by, was one of the largest fishing ports in the world.

Today Grimsby supports major food processing, chemical and petroleum companies using our extensive ports as an export gateway to Europe and the world.

The surrounding countryside presents plenty of opportunities for outdoor leisure activities. The beautiful and serene Lincolnshire Wolds, the curious coastlines and sandy beaches offer much to explore by bicycle or on foot.

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First time visitors to the area are often surprised at the number of facilities for entertainment, sport and leisure activities in and around Grimsby. If you’re interested in sports, you’ll enjoy facilities offered at the two modern leisure centres, where swimming, ice-skating, squash, badminton and fitness suites amongst many other activities can all be enjoyed.

There’s also an athletics stadium and an up-to-date swimming complex close to the Institute. If you enjoy watching sport, Blundell Park is home to Grimsby Town Football Club and the area has a number of cricket clubs as well as access to all major sports disciplines.

The neighbouring seaside town of Cleethorpes also has a ten-pin bowling centre and cinema, plus some great sandy beaches.

Grimsby has its own auditorium featuring everything from live entertainment and plays to concerts and dance shows. Both Grimsby and Cleethorpes offer great shopping with a range of big name retailers and boutiques. A good nightlife is also on offer with a wide selection of pubs, clubs, restaurants and takeaways.

Climate in Lincolnshire

Like the rest of the UK the weather here is probably significantly different to your home country. Summer and spring offer pleasant temperatures varying from about 18°C to 26°C, whilst autumn and winter see temperatures varying from 5°C to 15°C . During winter sometimes there are snowfalls, therefore we advise you bring warm and waterproof outdoor clothing.

The British weather is well known for being unpredictable! The temperature ranges from up to 30°C in the summer to an average of 1°C in the winter. We recommend that you bring clothes that you can wear in layers, such as:

  • T-shirts
  • Cardigans
  • Shirts
  • Jumpers/sweaters.

We recommend you bring a warm waterproof coat for winter and light waterproof jacket for summer.

British students tend to dress casually but you may like to bring a smart outfit for special occasions like graduation.
Most homes and public buildings have central heating, so you will probably not need thermals.