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Universities close to Highfields


The Old Horse


Spinney Hill Park


Leicester Train Station


University of Leicester


De Montfort University


The Old Horse


Spinney Hill Park


Leicester Train Station


University of Leicester


De Montfort University


About student living in Highfields


Student houses in Highfields are conveniently located, just a twenty-minute walk away from the University of Leicester and the city centre. There are also many buses that run through the area, meaning you can reach De Montfort University in only fifteen minutes. If you need to get further afield, it's less than a fifteen-minute walk to Leicester train station.


Spinney Hill Park is just a short walk away from student accommodation in Highfields, offering an expansive area of green where you can hang out with friends. A scenic park with a brook running through it, various sports courts, and a cafe, Spinney Hill Park is a popular student spot.

Food and Drink

There are plenty of options for food and drink in Highfields. London Road is close to Highfields student houses, offering a wide selection of restaurants, bars, pubs, and cafes. Head to The Old Horse to grab a pint and see the Dr Who TARDIS in the garden. Try Saffron Street for delicious Indian flavours or Konak for Turkish specialities. It’s all possible in Highfields.


There’s plenty to get stuck into close to student houses in Highfields. Get active, have fun, and test your endurance at Ninja Warrior UK Adventure. If you fancy a taste of culture, Highfields is also close to Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, where you can explore the many exhibitions.


When you live in student houses in Highfields, Leicester, you’re in prime position to explore the many independent shops in the area. With an ALDI and a Lidl close by, you’ll be able to pick up all your essentials easily and on a budget.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Highfields

Is Highfields a student area?

Located close to both the University of Leicester and De Montfort University, Highfields is a popular student area. Highfields student houses are in high demand every year.

Is Highfields a nice place to live?

A lively, vibrant neighbourhood with lots going on, Highfields is a great place to live. You’ll find plenty of independent eateries, pubs, and shops to enjoy in the area.

Is Highfields, Leicester, safe?

As it is an area close to a major city centre, as you might expect, Highfields does experience some crime. However, you should feel safe living in student houses in Highfields, Leicester, as long as you take sensible precautions like walking with friends at night and locking your doors and windows when you leave.

Is Highfields, Leicester, affordable for students?

Highfields is quite an affordable area of Leicester. You can find plenty of reasonably-priced student accommodation in Highfields around Evington Road in particular.

Does the University of Leicester provide accommodation?

The University of Leicester has several halls of residence near campus. Students generally live in these halls in first year before moving into private student houses in Highfields, Clarendon Park, the city centre, and the surrounding areas for second and third years.

Where is Highfields in Leicester?

Highfields is located to the southeast of Leicester city centre, near Spinney Hill Park and the University of Leicester.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Highfields 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 Highfields 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 Highfields 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 Leicester.

Latest student property news in Leicester

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