• Birmingham

    Birmingham is England's second-largest city and is famous for its exuberant nightlife, vast shopping centres, cultural hotspots and historic landmarks, all of which make it a location that simply offers everything a student needs to have a good time!

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  • Bournemouth

    With 7 miles of beach, a pier and buzzing nightlife - what's not to love about this picturesque seaside town? Bournemouth also has a warmer-than-average UK climate - so you can really get your tan on during the summer months!

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  • Bristol

    Bristol is brimming with vibrant cultural hotspots, buzzing nightlife and a friendly, community-focused atmosphere. Renowned for its music and art scenes and its many festivals, you can expect to have a jam-packed diary all year round.

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  • Cambridge

    This small, historic town offers a student living experience like few others. Punt down the beautiful River Cam, visit the city’s many museums, or go off in search of brilliant boutiques: it’s all here.

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  • Cardiff

    It's easy to see why Cardiff is the capital of Wales with it's beautiful historic castle and revitalized waterfront. There's always something for students to enjoy, including visiting the quirky comic shops, art centre and weekly farmers markets.

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  • Edinburgh

    Edinburgh, the Scottish capital is home to the much-loved and enjoyed Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It also has many student hotspots including Princes Street where you can find all the trendy student shops and classy bars.

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  • Exeter

    Exeter is a city of history, architecture and culture with many shopping opportunities and foodie hotspots. From St Davids up on the hill to the bustling city centre, this place has it all. What's not to love about student life in Exeter?

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  • Lancaster

    Lancaster is among the most picturesque settings in the UK for student housing, and the city certainly knows how to spoil you with numerous shops, restaurants, bars and clubs scattered throughout its vibrant and cultured centre.

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  • Lincoln

    Lincoln offers a student living experience rich in history, with a vibrant social scene, independent boutique shopping and high-street convenience. The city is packed with restaurants and student bars and is surrounded by beautiful countryside.

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  • Liverpool

    Liverpool has an abundance of experiences to offer students, including amazing shopping, unique restaurants, world class entertainment, live music and sport. Liverpool also has a famous nightlife scene with many bars and clubs all over the city.

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  • London

    It's easy to understand why students love London. The city is made accessible by the Underground system (“the tube”) and generally fantastic transport links and has everything a student could possibly want from the UK's best shopping, restaurants & bars.

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  • Newcastle

    Newcastle upon Tyne offers an amazing student living experience. The city is famed for its nightlife and vibrant social scene, cultural highlights including an 800-year-old castle, museums, galleries and theatres, which make it a popular destination.

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  • Nottingham

    Nottingham is best known for its role in the Robin Hood legend and the sandstone caves hidden beneath the streets. It has a beautiful castle to explore, along with many shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. In other words, it's ideal for student living.

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  • Plymouth

    What's not to love about student living in Plymouth? The beautiful port city in Devon boasts an idyllic harbour, plenty of shopping areas, fine restaurants, bars and more, all set against a seaside location few other places can match.

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  • Portsmouth

    Portsmouth is a great choice for student living. The University of Portsmouth is on an island - Portsea, which is also home to the best student accommodation in Portsmouth: our Catherine House residence, just the other side of Victoria Park.

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  • Sheffield

    Famed for it's location of incredible countryside this city has so much to offer both in and out of the centre. From the beautiful moorlands to a culture steeped in an industrial heritage.

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  • Southampton

    Southampton is a bustling student city packed full of museums, music venues, art galleries, award-winning parks and incredible shopping. There are also many student bars, clubs and a fantastic selection of eateries for you and your flatmates to enjoy.

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Liverpool for Foodies

Liverpool is renowned for its quirky independent cafés and restaurants and there are some great eateries right on your doorstep. Both of these first two places are less than 10 minutes away on foot.

Moose Coffee (on Dale Street) is an “American & Canadian Authentic Breakfast” establishment – which is all we need to hear. It’s the pancake capital of Liverpool, and also does pretty good waffles, French toast, huevos rancheros, hash browns, and other such stuff. Have breakfast there and you probably won’t feel remotely hungry again until the evening!

Five Guys (on Queen Square), if you don’t already know about it, is an American burger chain that has only quite recently opened up branches in the UK. It’s “next-level” – trust us. Their standard burger is a double – if you want a more sensibly sized one, you have to ask for “Little” (which it’s still huge!). You’ll pay a bit more here than you would at McDonald’s or Burger King, but it’s so worth it.

Now let’s go further afield (but still only a 15-minute stroll from Ablett House)…

LEAF Cafe is one of Liverpool’s best all-rounders. It’s a coffeehouse, tearoom, eatery, bar and gig venue, all rolled into one. If you’re ever on or around Bold Street and you fancy a break from perusing all the independent shops and what have you, take a seat in Leaf and see what jumps out at you from the menu.

One minute down the road you’ll find Bold Street Coffee. As you’d expect, it’s certainly the place to go for a carefully crafted caffeine injection, but they do great food too – check out their Instagram and you’ll see.

While we’re still in the Bold Street area, it’s worth mentioning BrewDog. You’re quite right – it is a craft beer bar rather than a food place, but they do serve one type of food: burgers. And what goes better than burgers and beers?