Great Spaces to Study in Canterbury, Kent

River Stour, Canterbury
River Stour, Canterbury | © WolfBlur/Pixabay
Kallie Worsfold

Everyone has their preferences when it comes to finding a space to study. Whether you desire peace and quiet, small background chit-chat or just want to relax in the open air, then Canterbury is the place to be.

Augustine House (The Library)

Situated five minutes from the town centre, Augustine House is pretty much every student’s study hub. Plenty of computers dispersed across three floors, a quiet zone for those who favour little noise, private soundproof study rooms perfect for group work, plus it’s open 24 hours a day during Christmas and exam season – could a student want anything more? The library has also just introduced new creative, activity and chill out zones and study break passes as part of their #Stressless initiative, to encourage students to take time out from studying, which of course is very important.

Canterbury Royal Museum and Free Library

This little gem is hidden in the heart of Canterbury and is perfect for anyone looking to study in a relaxed atmosphere. It has over twenty computers with free access to the internet and Microsoft Office software. In addition, it provides a wide selection of materials such as books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and local history resources. Be sure to try out the cafe inside, although there are enough restaurants and coffee shops surrounding the library where you can grab a perfect mid-study snack!

Canterbury Royal Museum and Free Library


There’s nothing better than sitting in a quaint, little cafe and immersing yourself in your studies. BOHO Cafe is a family-run business, offering a warm, friendly atmosphere in which to unwind or concentrate. It’s a particular favourite among students and a great space to chill out, either inside or in their garden, while enjoying one of their hearty dishes.

BOHO Cafe in Canterbury

Dane John Gardens

During exam season, it’s easy to feel like you’re cooped up without seeing the light of day. To combat this feeling, why not choose to revise for your exams outside in the open air with a group of friends? Look no further than Dane John Gardens. With its picturesque green spaces and calm vibes, it’s the perfect space to soak up the sun… and your revision notes!

Dane John Gardens in Canterbury

Your campus

Inside or outside, your university campus is also another great space to study. There are bound to be plenty of computers scattered around, even in the canteen, if you don’t mind the noise. With a book shop on site, as well as refreshments to keep you going, you’ll be all set and ready to go.

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