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Student accommodation in Kensington, Liverpool

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Universities close to Kensington


Pythian Park


Jubilee Sports Bank




Royal Liverpool University Hospital


The University of Liverpool


Pythian Park


Jubilee Sports Bank




Royal Liverpool University Hospital


The University of Liverpool


About student living in Kensington


Kensington student accommodation is ideal for students attending Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Liverpool, as the area is situated only a few minutes walk away from the city centre campuses. Kensington is also within walking distance of other popular student areas, Edge Hill and Wavertree. A regular bus service runs through the area, making it easy to travel around the wider city.


If you’re living in Kensington student accommodation and need a break from city life, Phythian Park is the perfect place to go. A tranquil green space in the middle of Kensington, Phythian Park is ideal for a picnic with friends or a game of football in the sun.

Food and Drink

Kensington is packed full of places to eat and drink. Head to Akshaya to get authentic Sri Lankan and Indian cuisine for an absolute bargain, while the Croissant of Inequality is the perfect place for a coffee and some veggie food after a lecture. Looking to enjoy a pint? The Vinebrook and the Liver Vaults are cosy local spots. Plus, living in student accommodation in Kensington, you’ll never be far from a late-night takeaway option - Pizza City, anyone?


For the active student, Kensington is the perfect place to live. Jubilee Sports Bank lies in the centre of Kensington and offers a wide range of sporting activities, including badminton, table tennis, volleyball, netball and football. There’s also a gym and loads of fitness classes you can sign up for.


Student houses in Kensington, Liverpool are never too far from a place to grab your essentials. Choose from Tesco, Iceland, Lidl, Best Foods or Fresh One Supermarket when picking up your groceries. Kensington also has a selection of independent stores. Try the Kensington Bread Company for delicious, cheap loaves, or head over to Onya Bike, a community bike recycling project, for all your cycling needs.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Kensington

Is Kensington Liverpool safe for students?

While Liverpool is considered a generally safe place to live, Kensington does have slightly higher crime rate. However, as with all areas, if you take precautions like locking doors and windows and not walking alone at night, you shouldn’t encounter any problems.

Where is Kensington, Liverpool?

Kensington is an area of Liverpool located directly to the east of the city centre. It borders Everton, Fairfield and Edge Hill.

Is Kensington, Liverpool a good place to live?

Kensington is a good place to live, with lots of restaurants, pubs and cafes, as well as convenient transport links into other areas of Liverpool.

Is Kensington a student area?

Due to the proximity to the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, and the wide selection of student houses Kensington, Liverpool has to offer, the area is very popular among students. Kensington offers some of the cheapest student accommodation the city has to offer.

Where are the best student areas to live in Liverpool?

With five universities in the city, Liverpool has a lot of student areas to choose from. Students tend to choose to live in student houses in Kensington, Liverpool city centre, Edge Hill, the Georgian Quarter, Smithdown Road and Wavertree.

Is Liverpool affordable for students?

Liverpool is an affordable city for students to live in, with student homes starting at as little as £60 per person, per week and lots of student discounts available at local hospitality venues. Kensington student houses tend to be among some of the cheapest in Liverpool.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many Kensington Liverpool student houses 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 Kensington 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 Kensington 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 Liverpool.

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