Secret Study Spots in Lancaster

Jamie HarperLancaster Student Life

There’s nothing worse than heading down to the library and finding no desks available or simply not being able to find a quiet space to study. Luckily, Lancaster is packed full of little hidden study spots, so you can get that peace and quiet needed to concentrate, whilst enjoying the beautiful city of Lancaster.


Research shows, that changing up your environment from time to time, for either study or work, can have fantastic benefits. Not only does it give you the opportunity to discover new places and meet new peoples, but it can help increase your productivity, retain more information and enhance your overall well-being. Ever find yourself in a slump with the same old four walls in the library? Well, maybe there’s something to be said for a change being as good as a rest! So, if travel is off the cards, take yourself somewhere new and feel all the benefits.


There are hundreds of wonderful little places to study in Lancaster. One of the most popular study spots in Lancaster, probably has to be The Hall, run by the famous Atkinsons Coffee. With plenty of seating, including a quieter spot at the back, lots of power sockets, a cool environment and of course, great coffee! It is sure to get those cogs turning and words on the page. If you love the vibe, but fancy something a little different, their sister cafe at the Music Room around the corner is also unique place to study in Lancaster.


If you fancy a pint with your revision, head down to The Sun Hotel and Bar. Hide in the snug, for some peace and quiet, while you get your head down to study and enjoy a beautifully crafted local ale. What’s not to love?


Recently opened within Lancaster Castle, a beautiful glass walled café sits behind the great castle walls. Lancaster Castle has been transformed in recent years, into a beautiful and historic cultural hub, complete with workshops and studios, as well as being a beautiful spot to enjoy a coffee and study in Lancaster. With views overlooking Lancaster and the Pennines, it is certainly one of the best secret study spots in Lancaster.


For something a little different, why not head down to Costa in Lancaster’s historic train station, for some inspiration. Enjoy a coffee while you study and watch the world go by. On a summer’s day, you could hide away in Williamson Park and enjoy views across the Bay. Whatever the weather, there’s an abundance of secret study spots in Lancaster waiting to be discovered!