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Student accommodation in Oxford City Centre, Oxford

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Universities close to Oxford City Centre


The Covered Market


Oxford Playhouse


University of Oxford


The Bridge Nightclub


Oxford Station


The Covered Market


Oxford Playhouse


University of Oxford


The Bridge Nightclub


Oxford Station


About student living in Oxford City Centre


Oxford city centre is a very conveniently located area for students to live in, with easy access to transport links. Oxford train station is in the area, making it easy to pop home for a weekend visit or go and see friends at other universities. The University of Oxford is in the area, and Oxford Brookes is just a ten-minute bus ride away from student accommodation in Oxford city centre.


Oxford city centre is a beautiful area with lots of magnificent architecture to enjoy. Go for a stroll around the city centre and soak in the picturesque sights. Student houses in Oxford city centre are also close to quite a few green spaces. Head to Christ Church Meadow or The Water Meadow for a relaxing walk or to hang out with friends.

Food and Drink

Oxford city centre student accommodation is surrounded by interesting places to eat and drink. Tuck into some fragrant Thai cuisine at Thaikhun, grab a pizza at Bbuona, or enjoy a delicious brunch at The Handlebar Cafe and Kitchen. If you’d like a drink with friends, there are also lots of pubs in the area, including Turf Tavern, The Bear Inn, The White Rabbit, and The Oxford Retreat.


There’s lots to get stuck into when you live in student housing in Oxford city centre. If you’re a fan of theatre, head to The Oxford Playhouse and New Theatre Oxford to watch some incredible performances. Or, you can visit the ODEON to catch up on the latest film releases. And, of course, you can’t miss out on a classic night out at The Bridge Nightclub, a firm favourite among students at The University of Oxford.


When you live in student accommodation in Oxford city centre, you’ll have lots of opportunities to shop. Head to Westgate or the Clarendon Centre shopping centres to browse the many high street stores. You also can’t miss The Covered Market, which is packed with interesting stalls, artisan grocers, and cafes.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Oxford City Centre

Is Oxford city centre a student area?

As Oxford city centre student accommodation is within walking distance of the University of Oxford and many colleges, the area is extremely popular with students.

Is Oxford city centre safe?

Oxford city centre does experience some crime, like all busy city centres. However, if you take sensible precautions, you should feel completely secure living in student housing in Oxford city centre.

How big is Oxford city centre?

While Oxford is known as a ‘cycling city’, Oxford city centre is small enough to explore comfortably on foot.

Is Oxford city centre a nice place to live?

Oxford city centre is a great place to live with stunning architecture, lots of open green spaces, cultural variety, and plenty of pubs and restaurants to enjoy. As a result, student houses in Oxford city centre are in high demand every year.

What’s in Oxford city centre?

Oxford city centre is home to the University of Oxford, meaning there are lots of college buildings and libraries in the area. It also has two theatres, several nightclubs, shopping centres and independent shops, and lots of bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Where do students live in Oxford?

As there are two universities in the city, students live in lots of different areas in Oxford. Overall, students tend to live in student houses in Oxford city centre, Jericho, Cowley, and Headington.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Oxford 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 Oxford 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 Oxford 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 Oxford.

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