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Student accommodation in Lincoln City Centre, Lincoln

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Universities close to Lincoln City Centre


New Theatre Royal Lincoln


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Lincoln Station


University of Lincoln


Lincoln Cathedral


New Theatre Royal Lincoln


Waterside Shopping Centre


Lincoln Station


University of Lincoln


Lincoln Cathedral


About student living in Lincoln City Centre


Lincoln city centre is a buzzy and well-connected urban epicentre. Student accommodation in Lincoln city centre is just a fifteen-minute walk or a ten-minute bus journey away from the University of Lincoln. You can also get to Bishop Grosseteste University in twenty minutes on the bus. As Lincoln train station is also in the area, it’s easy to visit friends in other cities or head home for a weekend visit.


Lincoln city centre is full of historical sites. Take a walk around the grounds of Lincoln Cathedral or Lincoln Castle and soak in the impressive architecture. Temple Gardens is also just a short walk away from student houses in Lincoln city centre. Head there to take a relaxing walk and enjoy a peaceful break from the noise of the city.

Food and Drink

With an abundance of restaurants, bars, pubs, and cafes in the area, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you live in student housing in Lincoln city centre. Enjoy a delicious pizza at Slow Rise or traditional American dishes at Huckleberrys Bar and Grill. If you want a drink with friends you’ll have plenty of great options including Witch & Wardrobe, The Cardinal’s Hat, The Strait and Narrow, and Carousel Bar.


When you live in student accommodation in Lincoln city centre, you’ll never be short of things to do. Explore the interesting exhibitions at the Lincoln Museum, or tour the art at The Usher Gallery. You can watch a live theatre performance at New Theatre Royal Lincoln, or head for a wild night out at Sugarcubes or Home.


Lincoln city centre has a wide and varied shopping scene, with plenty of high street stores, independent boutiques, and charity shops to choose from. If you fancy a serious shopping spree, head to Waterside Shopping Centre for lots of options. Plus, you can pick up your groceries from Tesco or M&S in the area.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Lincoln City Centre

Is Lincoln city centre a student area?

As student houses in Lincoln city centre are within walking distance of the University of Lincoln, the area is extremely popular with students.

What’s in Lincoln city centre?

There’s lots to explore in Lincoln city centre, including historical sites like Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle, cultural attractions like the Lincoln Museum and The Usher Gallery, and entertainment venues like the New Theatre Royal. There are also lots of shops, restaurants, bars and pubs to enjoy.

Is Lincoln city centre a good place to live?

Lincoln city centre is a great place to live with a central location, efficient transport links, and plenty of things to do. As a result, student housing in Lincoln city centre is in high demand every year.

Is Lincoln city centre safe?

Like every other busy city centre, there is some crime in Lincoln city centre. However, as long as you take sensible precautions, like walking with friends after dark and properly securing your home, you should feel perfectly safe living in student houses in Lincoln city centre.

Does the University of Lincoln provide accommodation?

The University of Lincoln has plenty of student residences, some of which are managed directly by the university, and some of which are operated by third-party providers. Typically, students will live in halls in their first year before moving into private student houses in Lincoln city centre and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

Where do students live in Lincoln?

As there are two universities in Lincoln, students live in areas across the city. Typically, students choose to live in student accommodation in Lincoln city centre, Monks Road, Sincil Bank, Uphill, and the West End.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln.

Latest student property news in Lincoln

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A student accommodation development in Lincoln has secured funding from OakNorth Bank
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