York Student Accommodation
This picturesque northern town has plenty to offer, including three Universities each with a sterling reputation. The University of York, York St. Johns University and The University of Law all reside here, making this historical town the perfect place to study.
The selection of York student accommodation comes in many forms. From shared terrace student houses to modern halls of residences. Aside from higher education and beautiful buildings, York basks in the glory of its ancient heritage (remember the Vikings, anyone?) and all the culture it has to offer; boasting an opera house, a royal theatre, a football team and plenty of independent shops. For a small town with so much to offer, it can be quite difficult deciding where you should live. We’re here to offering you a helping hand.
Best Student Areas in York
There’s no need to bang on about the pros of living in University owned student accommodation, but you can guarantee that low prices and its central location are up there. University halls have a selection of single, double and en-suite rooms to suit all budget ranges. And, it’s perfect for stumbling home after a good night out.
In terms of private student accommodation, Clifton is not only the ideal place for football fans, but also has plenty of entertainment venues offering a wide range of fun things to do. It’s just two miles from the town centre, which is easily accessible on foot or using a regular bus service.
The housing prices in the city centre reflect the convenience of living in a central location, meaning you may spend a little more on your accommodation than you’d like. That being said, everything is within walking distance, so you’ll spend less money on public transport.
Heslington village is doubtlessly one of the most popular student areas for first years. A short bus ride away from the town centre and a 10-15 minute walk south of the universities campuses, the village is well positioned for optimal lie-in potential. As if this wasn’t enough of a pull, there’s also an abundance of pubs (the Deramore Arms and Charles XII are both are popular amongst students) and shops right on your doorstep, along with a cash machine that actually has fivers.
Heslington East Campus
Another popular area for all students in York is Fulwood Road. When you’re not in the lecture theatres, there are plenty of businesses and shops to keep you occupied. The only downside is that properties might be a little steeper in price but as is often the case with such a thing, you get what you pay for. For many students, Fishergate is the best place to settle due to its close proximity to both universities and town. In fact, it’s the only residential area that’s within walking distance of the universities and town. There are plenty of takeaways and convenience stores in the area too.
Hull Road covers the area between campus and the rest. This area is home to some of the most desirable streets for York Students. Thanks to its close proximity to campus, this neighbourhood has a high student population. Similar in terms of a rich student population, Tang Hall is one of the most popular student areas. Although it doesn’t have the best possible reputation, Tang Hall offers a 20 minute walk to campus along with cheap rent and cheap shops.
A quieter feel than the other student areas, Osbaldwick is considered charmingly rural. Even though it is much pricier than other areas, and out of the way, the stunning views that you’d take in on your walk to campus would make it worthwhile.
Bars and Clubs in York
Hosted in a 185-year-old building the Kuda club in York is set over three floors, this allows for its sophisticated bars to perfectly meet its massive club space. The club itself features state of the art LED technology and a high-tech sound system that is sure to blow you away. For an equally spectacular night, you might want to try ‘Revolution York’. Many claim that it’s in fact one of the best bars in York, and is again set in a historic building, the old home of the Yorkshire Herald Newspaper.
Another renowned bar is The Stone Roses Bar. Inspired by the famous band, there’s always a bit of Madchester right in the heart of York on King Street. That good news doesn’t end there either, there’s often a 2-4-1 offer or £2 bottle deal going in some format. To keep it going you might want to pop to York’s Bierkeller. Here you can find a cracking choice of beer, wine, and cocktails, often served up in a two pint stein.
If you prefer something a little more out of the way, then why not give the Evil Eye Lounge a try? Styled as both a Malaysian restraint, and cocktail bar it’s apparently one of Johnny Depp’s favourite bars. There’s over 70 cocktails on the menu, a heated garden and a velvet lounge upstairs, you’re spoilt for choice really. Hera
York Events and Festivals
If you fancy soaking up some culture and seeing the best art that York has to offer them, York Open Studios will be worth a visit. The event began in 2001 and has grown greatly with displays appearing all over the city on during two weekends during April, more details can be found on, www.yorkopenstudios.co.uk. Another event that has grown healthily is the Beer and Cider Festival. With over 460 real ales and 100 ciders, there ought to be something to fulfil your appetite during September.
An event that truly brings York to life is Pride. A day celebrating York’s LGBT community is one that can’t be misses thanks to artists, DJ Sets, drag acts and great food and drink. If you’re looking for an even that shows the city in a different light then the Great Yorkshire Fringe is surely the thing for you. This changes the city well known and lesser known spots into great and diverse performance spaces.