Welcome to the University of Bedfordshire! Although COVID has put a temporary halt on in-person activities, it’s a safe bet that you’ll be going back to in-person classes at some point before you finish your degree. This resource is meant to help you get to know your campus and the surrounding area!
The University of Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes is located at Exchange House, Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 2UB. It is right across the street from intu Milton Keynes, and a five-minute walk from The Centre:mk. With nearby amenities like iFly Indoor Skydiving and the Milton Keynes Theatre, there is always something to do when you are near campus. Amenities on-site include free parking, library, computer lab, and canteen.
BedsSU advice: The canteen, while convenient, isn’t always fully stocked. Often, there is a lack of food for vegetarians/vegans, and as there is only one employee, queues can sometimes be lengthy during the lunch break.
Pret a Manger
You can’t go wrong with Pret. For either a quick coffee break or a full takeaway lunch, Pret a Manger has your back, and the spacious patio of this location allows you to grab a table no matter how busy the mall is. Our favorite is the salmon and avocado flatbread wrap.
Bogota Coffee Company
If you’re up for a bit of a walk, Bogota Coffee Company is worth it. A seriously cozy café with a vintage feel, Bogota Coffee Company offers a range of specialty coffee drinks from lattes to French presses and everything in between. They also provide small plates for a light lunch – we recommend the tuna melt sandwich!
Carlo’s Coffee Bar
Although it is a little trick to find, Carlo’s Coffee Bar is meant to be seen. A small café with a passion for coffee, Carlo’s is the only coffee company in Milton Keynes that roasts its own beans. Never willing to sacrifice quality, you’ll get an excellent cup at Carlo’s no matter what you order.
Made in Sud Pizza
It seems impossible that a humble food truck could provide some of the best pizza we’ve tasted outside of Naples, but it’s true. From the classic margherita to a more experimental aubergine parm pie, Made in Sud is an absolute must try. If you’re in Milton Keynes and hungry for some pizza, forget Pizza Hut and Pizza Express. Head straight to Made in Sud and dig into some of the best pizza in the country.
A vibey Latin-American chain, Las Iguanas offers a quality casual dining experience not too far from campus. With a focus on tapas dishes and Latin American staples such as enchiladas and burritos, there’s something for everyone here. Their happy hour is a two-for-one on coctails as well, so this might be the spot for a cheeky happy hour after class.
A Korean Japanese takeaway, Kokoro focuses on providing hearty soups and scrumptious sushi with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and environmentally conscious packaging. A favorite in Milton Keynes, Kokoro often has long queues, so make sure you give yourself ample time if you want to sample the dishes here.
Milton Keynes University Hospital
Nearest walk-in health center, within two miles of campus.
Church of Christ the Cornerstone
Multi-denominational Christian chruch within a ten-minute walk from campus.