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Universities close to Plymouth City Centre

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Armada Shopping Centre

0.2km

University of Plymouth

0.2km

Plymouth Train Station

0.3km

Royal Theatre Plymouth

0.6km

Popworld

0.7km

Armada Shopping Centre

0.2km

University of Plymouth

0.2km

Plymouth Train Station

0.3km

Royal Theatre Plymouth

0.6km

Popworld

0.7km

About student living in Plymouth City Centre

Connectivity

Plymouth city centre is a central and well-connected area with its own train station and coach station. Many bus routes also run through the city centre so it’s easy to get around. Student accommodation in Plymouth city centre is less than a five-minute walk from both the University of Plymouth and Arts University Plymouth, making it a very convenient location.

Outdoors

Plymouth city centre is a buzzy urban epicentre, but there are still some pleasant green spaces to enjoy. Head to Armada way to sit in the gardens in the middle of the city, or relax by the fountain in The Piazza. Jigsaw Park is another great area to go if you’re looking for an escape in the midst of the city centre.

Food and Drink

Student houses in Plymouth city centre are surrounded by restaurants, bars, pubs, and cafes. Positano is the place to go for delicious Italian cuisine, while KUKU offers a wide selection of Asian fusion dishes. Try Knead Pizza for the perfect slice, or head to Cosmic Kitchen for some amazing vegan food. And if you want to grab a drink with friends, you can’t go wrong with The Bank or Brass Monkey.

Entertainment

There’s lots to get stuck into close to student housing in Plymouth city centre. Explore the contemporary art or watch an independent film at Plymouth Arts Cinema, or catch a live performance at Theatre Royal Plymouth. And, of course, you can’t miss out on the nightlife scene. Head to Fever Clubrooms, Club Inferno, Flares, or Popworld for an unforgettable night out.

Shopping

Plymouth city centre is a haven for shopping. Explore the extensive selection of high street stores at the Drake Circus or Armada Shopping Centres. Or, head over to Plymouth Market to browse for bargains and deals. With lots of independent stores and charity shops in the area, you’ll never have to stray too far from student accommodation in Plymouth city centre to indulge in a shopping spree.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Plymouth City Centre

Is Plymouth city centre a student area?

As the area is so close to the University of Plymouth and Arts University Plymouth, student houses in Plymouth city centre are extremely popular every year.

How far is Plymouth train station from the city centre?

Plymouth train station is less than half a kilometre away from the city centre. You can walk there in about five minutes from student accommodation in Plymouth city centre.

Is Plymouth city centre safe?

You should feel secure living in student accommodation in Plymouth city centre as the area has been recognised as one of the safest places in the UK for a night out. While there is some crime, as with all other busy city centres, you should be perfectly safe as long as you take sensible precautions.

Is Plymouth city centre a nice place to live?

Plymouth city centre is a vibrant and buzzy place to live with lots of shops, restaurants, bars, and pubs to enjoy as well as an extensive nightlife scene. As a result, student houses in Plymouth city centre are in high demand every year.

Does the University of Plymouth provide accommodation?

The University of Plymouth has six halls of residence close to the main campus and the city centre. Typically, students will live in these halls in their first year before moving into private student accommodation in Plymouth city centre and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

Where do students live in Plymouth?

As there are quite a few universities in Plymouth, there isn’t just one area where students live. Instead, students tend to live all across the city. Most commonly, they will live in student houses in Plymouth city centre, North Hill, Mutley, Lipson, St Judes, and Stoke.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth.

Latest student property news in Plymouth

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An unnamed building in Plymouth is being targeted for conversion to student accommodation, retrofitting energy-saving cladding in the process
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