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Universities close to Canterbury City Centre

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The Marlowe

0.1km

Canterbury Cathedral

0.3km

Canterbury West Station

0.5km

Canterbury Christ Church University

0.8km

University of Kent

2.3km

The Marlowe

0.1km

Canterbury Cathedral

0.3km

Canterbury West Station

0.5km

Canterbury Christ Church University

0.8km

University of Kent

2.3km

About student living in Canterbury City Centre

Connectivity

Canterbury city centre is a very well-connected area, just a short walk away from Canterbury West and Canterbury East train stations. Student houses in Canterbury city centre are just a twelve-minute walk away from Canterbury Christ Church University, and a thirty-minute walk or fifteen-minute bus ride away from the University of Kent. Lots of buses also run through the area, making it easy to get around the wider city.

Outdoors

Student houses in Canterbury city centre benefit from being situated in an extremely picturesque area. Take a stroll around the city centre and you’ll see lots of beautiful monuments including Canterbury Cathedral and Canterbury Castle. You can also take a walk by the water along the Great Stour or explore the stunning gardens at Westgate Gardens or Greyfriars Gardens.

Food and Drink

When you live in student accommodation in Canterbury city centre, you’ll have plenty of options for food and drink. Grab a drink at The Drapers Arms, The Bell & Crown, or Parrot. Enjoy a freshly brewed beer at The Foundry Brew Pub. Tuck into Mediterranean cuisine at Olive Grove, or wood-fired pizza at Posillipo.

Entertainment

There’s lots to get stuck into close to student accommodation in Canterbury city centre. Catch a live theatre performance at The Marlowe, or watch the latest film releases at Curzon. Or, for some culture, you can explore the exhibitions at the Canterbury Roman Museum or The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge.

Shopping

If you love shopping, Canterbury city centre is a great place to live. You’ll be very close to Whitefriars Canterbury, a large shopping centre with lots of high street stores to explore. You can also browse the many independent shops in the city centre.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Canterbury city centre has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are student lets in Canterbury city centre to suit every taste and budget, from shared houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our student housing in Canterbury city centre and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Canterbury City Centre

Is Canterbury city centre a student area?

As Canterbury city centre student accommodation is in a good location, close to Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent, the area is very popular with students.

Is Canterbury city centre safe?

You should feel secure living in Canterbury city centre student accommodation as the area is generally considered to be safe.

Is Canterbury city centre a nice place to live?

Canterbury city centre is a great place to live, with a convenient location, lots of culture, and picturesque views. There are also lots of bars, pubs, restaurants, and shops to enjoy. As a result, student houses in Canterbury city centre are in high demand every year.

How big is Canterbury city centre?

Canterbury city centre is small enough that you can comfortably explore it on foot.

Does Canterbury Christ Church University provide accommodation?

Canterbury Christ Church University provides halls of residence and university houses in both Canterbury and Medway. Typically, students will live in halls in their first year before moving into private student accommodation in Canterbury city centre and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

Where do students live in Canterbury?

As there are two universities in Canterbury, students tend to live all over the city. Generally, they will live in student houses in Canterbury city centre, Barton, Hales Place, St Dunstan’s, Northgate, and Wincheap.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Canterbury city centre are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in Canterbury city centre can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Canterbury city centre are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Canterbury.

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