Out on the Town

On Friday and Saturday nights (and in fact Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays), streets are generally very busy and let’s be honest, what’s to see is not always of the best taste… In all cases, if you fancy going out, the centre of Cardiff is full of pubs and music bars. Be ready for the experience because in the UK, when you order a drink, it comes in a pint glass (=0,568L!). A couple of those and I am ready to bet you’ll speak English (and Welsh!!) as well as the regulars.

Greyfriars Road and St Mary's Street are especially well endowed with pubs and nightclubs: Tiger Tiger, The Fat Cat, Creation, Walkabout, The Prince of Wales… These places are nearly always very busy; on match days, they are absolutely crowded, as most of them have TV or giant screens to show the events live.

There are two big cinemas in central Cardiff. Don’t forget to show your NUS (National Union of Students) card to get a discount. 

If you feel like seeing a play or a concert, you can go to the New Theatre (at the corner of Greyfriars Road), to St David’s Hall, to the Millennium Centre or the CIA (Cardiff International Arena).