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Student accommodation in Preston City Centre, Preston

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Universities close to Preston City Centre


University of Central Lancashire




Fishergate Shopping Centre


The Warehouse


Preston Station


University of Central Lancashire




Fishergate Shopping Centre


The Warehouse


Preston Station


About student living in Preston City Centre


Preston city centre is an extremely well-connected area. As the train station is close by, it’s easy to get around the wider city, take a weekend trip home, or visit friends in other cities. Student accommodation in Preston city centre is also just a five-minute walk away from the University of Central Lancashire, making it an extremely convenient location for students.


While Preston city centre is a vibrant, bustling area, it also has quite a few pleasant green spaces to enjoy. Head to Winckley Square to avoid the business of the city and relax on the grass. Or you can walk over to Avenham Park to play some sports, take a walk, or hang out with friends in the summer.

Food and Drink

Student houses in Preston city centre are surrounded by an eclectic array of places to eat and drink. Coco’s Soul Food serves up delicious Cajan cooking, while Wings & Beer Co is the perfect spot for a burger. Enjoy a drink in the beer garden at The Twelve Tellers or watch some sport with a beer at The Adelphi. Or you can grab a coffee and a cake from Brew + Bake after lectures.


When you live in Preston city centre student houses, you’ll never be short of things to do. Visit the Preston Playhouse to watch some incredible theatre performances, or head over to The Ferret to enjoy rock and indie music or take part in one of their open mic nights. And of course, there’s an incredible nightlife scene to enjoy too. The Warehouse, Blitz, Popworld, and Switch all offer amazing student nights out.


There are lots of high street stores, independent boutiques, and charity shops near student accommodation in Preston city centre. Fishergate shopping centre and St George’s shopping centre are the perfect spots for a shopping spree. You can also get your groceries and essentials on a budget from the local ALDI and Lidl.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Preston City Centre

Is Preston city centre a student area?

As student houses in Preston city centre are just a few minutes walk away from The University of Central Lancashire, lots of students choose to live in the area.

Is Preston city centre a nice place to live?

Preston city centre is a great place to live with lots of shops, restaurants, pubs, and entertainment venues to enjoy. As the nightlife is so buzzy and the university is in such close proximity, Preston city centre student houses are usually in high demand.

Is Preston city centre rough?

Like many other busy city centres, Preston city centre does experience some crime. However, as long as you take sensible precautions like properly securing your property when you leave and walking with friends at night, you should feel perfectly safe living in student accommodation in Preston city centre.

How far is Preston city centre from the train station?

Preston city centre is less than a kilometre away from Preston train station. You can walk to the train station from student houses in Preston city centre in just fifteen minutes.

Does the University of Central Lancashire provide accommodation?

The University of Central Lancashire has eight halls of residence, six of which are on the Preston campus. Typically, students will live in halls for their first year before moving into private student houses in Preston city centre and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

Where do students live in Preston?

Typically, students in Preston tend to live in student accommodation in Preston city centre and Plungington.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Preston 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 Preston 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 Preston 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 Preston.

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