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During university term time, Middlesbrough is busy throughout the week with student nights taking place in lots of bars and clubs.

During the holidays, the town is especially busy from Thursday to Sunday. Most high street shops have a presence in the town centre and Teesside Park is a few minutes’ drive away where you will find a Showcase Cinema and loads of shops. Restaurants and take aways are everywhere catering for everyone’s tastes.

Albert Park is just down the road and has a Roller Skating Rink, Cafe, Swan hire on the Lake, Tennis Courts and Bowling Greens. Music events are often held here too.

For those of you interested in culture, the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) opened its doors in January 2007. It apparently holds the second largest collection of Picassos in the United Kingdom, as well as works by Andy Warhol, Henri Matisse and Damien Hirst among others. Surrounding it is the town's overhauled Victoria Square and Central Square where there is a supersized TV screen and often music events.

(Some) Football fans will be pleased to know that Middlesbrough is home to the Championship football team, Middlesbrough F.C. The club is about a 20 minute walk to the Riverside Stadium. If Sunderland F.C is more your thing, 20 minutes in the car will get you there. Middlesbrough has excellent transport links with a nearby bus and train station and Durham Tees Valley Airport just up the road.


Useful Links

Name Phone Number Web Link
James Cook Hospital 01642 850850 https://www.southtees.nhs.uk
Samaritans 0845 7909090 https://www.samaritans.org
Alcohol Helpline (Drinkline) 0300 123 1110 https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/alcohol-support-services
Drugs Helpline 0300 123 6600 http://www.talktofrank.com
Students Union 01642 342234 https://www.tees-su.org.uk
Student Finance Student Finance
Students Job Centre 01642 342234 https://www.tees-su.org.uk/jobs/browse
Teesside University 01642 218121 http://www.tees.ac.uk
Deposit Protection 0330 303 0030 https://www.depositprotection.com
Bus Station 01642 231634 https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/north-east/explore/middlesbrough
Railway Station 0800 107 2149 http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations-and-destinations/stations-made-easy/middlesbrough
Police HQ 101 https://www.cleveland.police.uk/contact-us/stations/Station-Middlesbrough-HQ.aspx
Newlands Dental 01642 247007 https://www.mydentist.co.uk/dentists/practices/england/north-east-england/middlesbrough/newlands-medical-centre
Borough Road Medical Group 01642 243668 http://www.boroughroadandnunthorpe.nhs.uk
Counselling Directory https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk

Recreational Useful Numbers

Name Phone Number Web Link
Boro Taxis 01642 222222 http://www.borotaxis.co.uk
Cineworld Middlesbrough 0330 333 4444 http://www.cineworld.co.uk/cinemas/middlesbrough
Nando's Middlesbrough 01642 250007 https://www.nandos.co.uk/restaurants/middlesbrough
Hollywood Bowl Teesside Park 0844 826 1469 https://www.hollywoodbowl.co.uk/our-centres/stockton