Falmouth and Penryn are vibrant towns with an amazing cultural and social scene.
Throughout the towns you’ll find boutique shopping, gourmet hotspots, cocktail bars, craft beer courtyards and beachside bistros. Not to mention galleries, music venues, cinema screenings and poetry slams. So, whether you seek solitude on a coastal walk or revel in one of the many events the town is known for, there’ll be something for you all year round.
Falmouth and Penryn abound with independent cafes and coffee houses serving up delicious food and brews within unique surroundings. Head to Espressini for speciality coffee to kick start your day, find a bench with a reservoir view for brunch at Wild Vibes or step into Bango Kitchen for a pan-Asian inspired lunch.
We’re also lucky to have a plethora of restaurants to pick from. Whether you want fresh local seafood, delicious vegan options, international flavours or local farm produce, Falmouth has something for you.
Bars, pubs & clubs
Throughout Falmouth town, bands play and open mic nights take place regularly. Check out bookshop-cum-pub Berrwolf, Underland, Jacob’s Ladder, Gylly Beach Cafe and The Front, where there’s a mix of upcoming bands, folk sessions and acoustic beats to keep you going.
Head to the Cornish Bank in Falmouth for an eclectic blend of live music. Further afield discover what’s on at the Old Bakery Studios in Truro, the Acorn in Penzance and the Eden Sessions.
If you’re looking for somewhere to dance, check out Toast, Mangos or Club I for a rich mix of commercial tunes and underground DJs to keep you moving ‘til late.
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Why did you choose Falmouth?
"I adored the relaxed atmosphere and creative vibe of the place. It really is like nowhere else in the UK. Living by the sea makes me feel free and limitless. Being surrounded by so much natural beauty is super inspiring and I can always find time to relax at the beach or explore somewhere new.”
Sarah from Hertfordshire
Illustration BA(Hons) student
Inspiring natural beauty, a vibrant programme of cultural events and a bustling students union – discover life at Falmouth.
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