Hello and welcome to the 'What's Local' page on the SU website. Click though the tabs above to find out more about the local offer in Crewe.

Here you will find all the information you need about our Crewe campus and useful links to local shops, sports teams, and places of worship as well as a few tips and tricks to help you get used to University life in Crewe.

If you do have any questions about Crewe or want some more information. The Student Union has an office on campus. Find us in the International Café and Bar or contact us at



How to get to our Crewe Campus

Crewe is a railway town and civil parish within the borough of Cheshire East; 35 miles (56km) south of Manchester and 158 miles (254 km) north of London. It has excellent road and rail connections to both the north and south of England, as well as to North Wales.

Our university campus is less than a mile from Crewe Station.

By road

Use the M6 exiting at junction 16 followed by the A500 and then the A5020 to reach Crewe, or exit the M6 at junction 17 and follow the A534 to Crewe.

By train

You can reach Crewe from London Euston, in just over an hour and a half using Avanti West Coast services towards Manchester Piccadilly / Liverpool Lime Street / Chester; there is also a West Midlands service towards Crewe which takes just over 2 hours.

From the northwest, you can use the reverse Avanti West Coast services towards London Euston from Manchester, Liverpool, and Chester.

By air

From Heathrow airport, take the Heathrow Underground to London Euston. Then take an overground train route north, as outlined above.

From Gatwick airport, take bus 26 from the North Terminal (stop 4) to Stockwell Station, followed by the Underground (Victoria Line) to London Euston. Then take an overground train route north, as outlined above.

From Manchester airport, there is a Northern train every hour from the airport train station to Crewe; the journey takes approximately 40 minutes.

From Birmingham airport, there are four services an hour from Birmingham International to Crewe; journey times vary from 1 hour 11 minutes to 1 hour 31 minutes.


Commuting to Crewe


    The Crewe campus has a large car park which is free to use for students who are commuting and would like to park on-site. The campus is barrier controlled and if you are driving you will need to speak to reception at the campus to get your card activated to open the barriers.

    (There is a button they can press which reception can then answer to let them on campus, but it is a lot easier if they get their card activated!)



    Yes, you can make lunch on campus the International Bar and Café has microwaves that you can use to heat your food. There is also hot food available here as well.



    The international bar and café in the centre of the campus is a fantastic place for students to relax between lectures. It is also a place where you can socialise and study.



    If you go onto they will be able to help plan your journey in and around Crewe when using public transport.

    Another useful website is the local authority website which is:

    This website shows all local bus links and bus numbers.

     Crewe Bus station in the middle of the town centre also has an office where you will be able to find maps and bus routes of the local area.



    Make the most of asking questions when you can. For example, at Registration, talk to everyone and make yourself feel comfortable with what is happening next before you head home! Don’t be afraid to ask questions, all the staff and current students are more than happy to help; if you want to talk to a student, a lecturer or a mentor just talk to them! Get involved with as much as you can! Make friends with people who live on campus that you can stay the night with after evening events!



There are a wide variety of sports clubs and gyms in the local area which students can take part in. Speak to Mari Chappell about anything you are interested in and we will match your interest to a local club.

Clubs in the area


There are two golf clubs in Crewe I would say the one for better golfers will be I am sure you have to be a member to play here as well:

The one where students can go and play around where it is slightly less elitist is:

Both of the golf clubs are about a 40 or 50-minute walk away and are easier to get to by car or public transport

Crewe Football Club


Crewe and Nantwich Rugby Union Club

Contact: Director of Rugby Nick Kennedy - 07376137515

Nantwich Tennis Club

Contact: 01270 582808 or 07703800180

Susan Winters -

Nantwich Tennis Club

Crewe Vagrants Cricket Club

Contact: Club Chairman Dave Long - 07712118054

Wilmslow Cricket Club

Contact: Captain Lloyd Sykes – 07468429725 or

Crewe and Nantwich Athletic Club

Crewe Railroaders (American football)

Cheshire Hornets Basketball Club

Contact: Gregg Pickard - 07976821857

Crewe Vagrants Club



Crewe lifestyle centre

Crewe page

This is found in the middle of the town centre. Has a large gym and swimming pool and hosts several leagues such a local netball leagues.


Wellness center (on-site)

Wellness centre on site is run by and it has a gym, fitness and dance classes and personal training for any student who would like to take part in this.



Bannatynes gym

Bannatynes gym is next to student halls Bannatynes website




Places of Worship – Crewe Campus

St. Michael’s Church

198 Ford Lane, Crewe CW1 3TN

01270 215151


Hope Church Central

Derrington Avenue, Crewe CW2 7JB

01270 212691


All Saints C Of E Church

79 Stewart Street, Crewe CW2 8LX

01270 560310


St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church

13 Gatefield Street, Crewe CW1 2JP

01270 212533


Union Street Baptist Church

Union St, Crewe CW2 7DJ

01270 589075


Coppenhall Methodist Church

179 Bradfield Road, Crewe CW1 3RD

01270 583996


St. Stephens Methodist Church

Gainsborough Road, Crewe CW2 7JX

01270 560003


Crewe Spiritualist Church

4-6 Adelaide Street, Crewe CW1 3DT

07526 310414


Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Kingdom Hall Greystone Park, Crewe CW1 2AL

01270 589318


Gresty Road Evangelical Church

4-6 Gresty Road, Crewe CW2 6DY

01270 584678


Masjid Al Furqan – Mosque

105, Roundwell Street, Stoke-On-Trent ST6 5AW

07824 193307


Crewe Shajalal - Mosque


Bars/ Pubs:

Duke of Gloucester (DOG) (next to halls)

Rising Sun Vaults

Kings Arms

The Cheese Hall

Alberts Corner

Hops Belgium style café

The Imperial (The Imp)

The Cheshire Inn

Corner Bar



Nantwich which is a 10-minute taxi or 10-minute train journey away has very good nightlife with lots of bars and nightclubs. Nantwich is also the place the local FE/HE college goes (Reasheath college) so it is a big student area.

Chester is our closest city only 20mins on a train with lots of nightlife, restaurants and other attractions.


Manchester and Liverpool are only 45 minutes away on a train with countless things to do.



Restaurants in Crewe (all within walking distance):

Gios (Italian)

Passage to India

Thai Corner

Hickory’s Smokehouse

Miller and Carter Steakhouse

Burger Priest



Vegan/ Veggie:

Gios is very good at this


There are many more!



Nantwich has some lovely restaurants/ unique places to eat and usually has a wider menu for all dietary needs.


Manchester, Liverpool, and Chester are amazing for food as well.



Could you mention something about takeaways as Crewe has 30 takeaways on an 800 meter stretch of road just past the train station which provides you with every food source under the sun!! The takeaways around about a 10-15minute walk away but most of them also deliver to booth hall!