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Student accommodation in Nottingham City Centre, Nottingham

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Nottingham Railway Station


Victoria Centre


Rock City


Boots Library


Nottingham Trent Students' Union


Nottingham Railway Station


About student living in Nottingham City Centre


Nottingham city centre is extremely well-connected. It’s small enough to explore comfortably on foot, and is home to the Nottingham Trent University City campus. The city centre is served by a network of buses and trams, making it easy to get to surrounding neighbourhoods. Take the Orange bus line to University Park Campus, or hop on the tram to head further afield to Beeston. Student accommodation in Nottingham city centre also benefits from being in close proximity to Nottingham railway station - perfect for weekend trips home or visiting friends.


Nottingham city centre is filled with impressive architecture. Take a walk around Old Market Square to see the notorious Nottingham Council House, or head to Nottingham Castle to take in some history. If you’re looking for green spaces, the student houses in Nottingham city centre are just a short walk away from the Arboretum, or you can catch a bus to Forest Recreation Ground.

Food and Drink

Nottingham city centre student houses are in close proximity to an extensive array of restaurants, bars, pubs and cafes. Try Mowgli’s for incredible Indian street food set against an aesthetic backdrop, or Zaap Thai for big flavours at affordable prices. If you’re looking for cocktails, try Coco Tang for a great night out, or head to Penny Lane to enjoy your drinks with a side of arcade games. And why not visit the oldest pub in the UK, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, or grab a coffee with some furry friends at the infamous Kitty Cafe?


You’ll never be short of things to do when living in student accommodation in Nottingham city centre. If you’re looking for culture, why not catch a play at the Nottingham Playhouse? Cheer on your university at a varsity ice hockey match at the Motorpoint Arena, or explore The Lost City and enjoy a cocktail after you complete the adventure golf course. Head to Roxy Ballroom to enjoy some drinks over a range of games including ping pong, shuffleboard and pool. And, of course, there are plenty of clubs in the city centre. Rock City and Ocean are famous for their weekly student nights - definitely not ones to miss!


You won’t be short of retail therapy when living in student accommodation in Nottingham city centre. With an extensive mix of high-street shops and independent boutiques, everyone can enjoy a shopping spree. If you’re looking for the major brands, head to the Victoria Centre. Or, the charity shop scene in the city centre is perfect for students on a budget. If you’re looking for bargains and hidden gems, take a trip to one of the five White Rose outlets, a chain of affordable and fashionable charity shops founded by Nottingham Trent students.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Nottingham city centre has to offer means there is something to suit all tastes and budgets. Whether in shared student houses or purpose built studios and apartments, it’s easy to feel at home in this busy city centre. Have a browse of our Nottingham city centre student houses and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Nottingham City Centre

Which is the best student area in Nottingham?

There isn’t one student area that’s better than another in Nottingham. Where you choose to live depends on your personal preferences and factors including budget and the university you attend. However, student accommodation in Nottingham city centre, Lenton, Dunkirk, Beeston, and the Arboretum is particularly popular.

How much is student rent in Nottingham?

Student rent in Nottingham can vary from less than £100 per person, per week to over £200, depending on the location and property type. Nottingham City Centre student accommodation tends to be more expensive than properties in other areas.

Is Nottingham city centre a student area?

A busy student area, there are plenty of student houses to rent in Nottingham City Centre. It is within walking distance of Nottingham Trent University and has easy transport links to the University of Nottingham.

Is Nottingham city centre a nice place to live?

Steeped in culture and packed with bars, pubs and restaurants, it’s no surprise that Nottingham City Centre is a popular place to live for students, professionals and families alike. With a welcoming atmosphere, plenty to do and a wide variety of student houses to rent in Nottingham City Centre, students enjoy living in this area.

Is Nottingham city centre safe?

While Nottingham is considered a generally safe city, the city centre does have one of the higher crime rates. As long as you take sensible precautions you should feel perfectly safe living in student accommodation in Nottingham city centre.

Where do students live in Nottingham?

With two universities, Nottingham has a very high student population, meaning students live in neighbourhoods across the city. They tend to congregate in student housing in Nottingham City Centre, Lenton, Dunkirk, Beeston, Wollaton, West Bridgford, Carlton and Clifton.

Are bills included in the cost?

A lot of student housing in Nottingham city centre is 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 Nottingham 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 Nottingham 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 Nottingham.

Latest student property news in Nottingham

Unite Students Sells Six Properties for £184 Million to PGIM Real Estate
Unite Students Sells Six Properties for £184 Million to PGIM Real Estate
Unite Students sells six properties for £184 million, reallocating capital to focus on key university markets.
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