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The Tavern Company






The Brookhouse




The Tavern Company


About student living in Smithdown Road


Student houses on Smithdown Road are conveniently positioned, just a fifteen-minute drive away from the city centre. Smithdown Road is close to other student areas, Wavertree and Toxeth, so it’s easy to nip over and meet up with friends in other areas. It takes less than half an hour to walk to the University of Liverpool, or you can hop on one of the many buses that run through the area and be there in less than fifteen minutes.


A historic street in Liverpool spanning approximately 1.7 miles, Smithdown Road has lots to explore. Be sure to take a walk down the street and take in the sights. If you need a break from urban life, Smithdown Road is close to St Agnes Field, Sefton Park, and Wavertree Sports Park, where you can escape the city and enjoy some greenery.

Food and Drink

Smithdown Road Liverpool student houses are surrounded by places to grab a bite to eat or a quick drink. The Tavern Company is the perfect place to go for brunch, having won the Nation’s Best Breakfast award two years in a row! TriBeCa offers some of the best pizza options in Liverpool, while Spitroast is the best spot for sine chicken and piri-salted chips. If you’re looking for drinks, head to the Brookhouse for cheap drinks with a lively student atmosphere, or BlackCat for a selection of local craft beers. A must-visit bar based in an old handyman’s shop, the Handyman Supermarket is a micropub and brewery that produces real ales they brew directly above the bar.


There’s plenty to get stuck into when living in Smithdown Road student houses. Kelly’s Dispensary offers various events every week, including open mic nights, quiz nights and live music. And, of course, who could miss Smithdown Road Festival, taking place over the May Bank Holiday weekend every year? A free weekend of live music in venues all along the street, Smithdown Road Festival attracts large crowds every year.


Smithdown Road Liverpool student houses are surrounded by places to shop. You can pick up all your essentials at the Tesco, Aldi or ASDA on Smithdown Road. Or, if you’re looking for organic, vegan options, try Purple Carrot health food shop. There are also plenty of charity shops and independent stores to explore on Smithdown Road. Music lovers, make sure you don’t skip a visit to Defend Vinyl.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Smithdown Road

How many students live in Smithdown?

There is a large student population in Smithdown, with around 7,000 students thought to live in the area.

Is Smithdown a student area?

Due to the large number of student houses in Smithdown, as well as the wide variety of pubs, restaurants and shops catering to students, Smithdown Road is one of the most popular student areas in Liverpool.

What area of Liverpool is Smithdown Road in?

Smithdown Road is in the Wavertree area of Liverpool, located to the south and east of the city centre.

Is Smithdown Road safe?

Due to the large student community living on Smithdown Road and the general business of the area, residents generally report feeling safe living in student houses in Liverpool, Smithdown.

Where do students 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 Smithdown Road, Liverpool city centre, Edge Hill, the Georgian Quarter, Kensington, and Wavertree.

How long is Smithdown Road?

Smithdown Road is approximately 1.7 miles long.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses Liverpool, Smithdown 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 Smithdown Road 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 Smithdown Road 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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