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Leicester Student Accommodation

Leicester may be compact, but don’t think that means it’s not packed with great places to live. Here at the Leicester Student Housing Guide, we want to help you University of Leicester and De Montfort residents find somewhere that suits you to the T.

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With some of the cheapest rent prices in the country, it’s no surprise that students love Leicester. The city’s cultural vibrancy, the variety of places to live and the countless attractions make Leicester a great place to get more out of your university experience. So what are we waiting for? Let the Leicester student accommodation hunt commence!

Best Student Areas in Leicester

The City Centre is blessed to be one of the cheapest in the country. Great for those who require keeping busy (or distracted from work!), you’ll be five minutes away from the legendary Club Republic, Mosh and Helsinki, to name but a few. In the day, there are countless numbers of cafes and restaurants and shops to soothe those hangovers. The rent may be slightly higher than other areas, but it’ll be fun, that’s for sure.


Claredon Park/Knighton Area is ground-breakingly only 2 minutes away from uni, so there’s no excuse for not getting yourself out of bed! Although upmarket, Claredon is still affordable and still university friendly, with supermarkets, takeaways and off-licences occupying Queens Road. Combined with the area’s bohemian bookshops and cafes, there’s something to suit every student.

Stoneygate, although further away from the uni, possesses great transports links to all over the city. Mostly semi-detached shared housing, Stoneygate is great for students wanting to pay a little extra for a more residential, chilled out atmosphere. With a popular leisure complex and good shopping facilities, the area possesses a village feel whilst remaining collected

Evington is one of the most traditional students area of Leicester- imagine all the student parties that have taken place within those walls! Cheaper than Clarendon, Evington is the home to specialist and 24-hour supermarkets alike, as well as some great parks and the famous Loaded Dog Pub. Cheaper than most areas, Evington remains as a great student hub.



Highfields is great for large properties at cheap prices. Located behind the train station, the area is great for students who want to get out and about. Busy at every time of the day, Highfields is a great place to feel connected to the city.

Aylestone Park/Knighton Fields Area is close to the football club and rugby club; with the Aylestone Leisure Centre on the doorstep as well, this part of Leicester is perfect for sporty types. The recreation ground and cinema complex are also great for resting those not-so-sporty hangovers. What more could you want?

Or if you enjoyed it so much the first time, why not stay in halls?

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