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Riverside Student Quarter, Sturry Road Canterbury, CT1 1JX

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10 mins walk to Central Canterbury

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Bredlands Lane, CT2 0HD

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32 mins by public transport to Central Canterbury

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Central Parade, CT6 5JQ

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48 mins by public transport to Central Canterbury

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Cromwell Road, CT5 1NQ

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43 mins by public transport to Central Canterbury

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Canterbury Road, CT5 1AW

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34 mins by public transport to Central Canterbury

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High Street, CT5 1AY

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36 mins by public transport to Central Canterbury

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Dane John, CT1 2QU

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9 mins walk to Central Canterbury

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Maynard Road, CT1 3RP

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Saint Mary's Street, CT12QL.

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8 mins walk to Central Canterbury

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Broad Street, CT1 2LS

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6 mins walk to Central Canterbury

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Saint Peter's Grove, CT1 2DJ

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New Dover Road, CT1 3DT

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13 mins by public transport to Central Canterbury

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Student Accommodation in Canterbury

Casita makes it simple to book student accommodation in Canterbury. You should begin your search for student accommodation in Canterbury early because it is one of the most sought-after destinations for students in the UK. With our staff of housing experts at your disposal, getting your ideal student studio or en-suite room won't be difficult at all. One of our many alternatives for Canterbury accommodation can meet your demands, including single rooms, shared rooms, en-suites, flats, penthouses, quadruplets, and more. Contact Casita's bilingual, round-the-clock staff to book your student room easily.

About Canterbury

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque county of Kent, Canterbury is a city steeped in history, charm, and architectural beauty. Famous for its UNESCO World Heritage Site, Canterbury Cathedral, the city is a significant pilgrimage destination and a symbol of religious and cultural importance. Its mediaeval streets, lined with quaint timber-framed houses, lead visitors on a journey back in time. 

Canterbury's rich heritage can be explored through its historic landmarks, such as St. Augustine's Abbey and the ruins of St. Martin's Church. The city's vibrant cultural scene offers a mix of traditional and contemporary arts, with numerous theatres, galleries, and music venues showcasing diverse performances. Canterbury is also renowned for its world-class educational institutions, including the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University, which attract students from around the globe.

Best Places to Live in Canterbury

Canterbury has plenty of neighbourhoods and areas for students to call home during their study period. The best places to live in Canterbury include Barking, Ravensbourne, and Park Row.

Barking

One of England's most beautiful areas is Barking, which is close to Canterbury. It is a stunning urban region located along the Thames River's channels. Popular options for Canterbury student accommodation include Riverside

Ravensbourne

One of the oldest areas in England, Ravensbourne has an almost two millennia-long history. The city is active and constantly bustling with action. The best student accommodation in Canterbury include Canterbury Student Manor.

Park Row

If you wish to reside in a historically significant region with a vibrant cultural heritage, Park Row is the place for you. Our Canterbury student accommodation include Currus Court.

Canterbury Student Accommodation

Casita offers plenty of student housing in Canterbury for students all over the city. These include:

  1. Palamon Court

This student home in Canterbury is a short walk away from the centre of the city, and a six-minute ride from Canterbury Christ Church University. It offers a variety of ensuites and studios that are fully furnished for students’ convenience. The property also offers a variety of facilities and services, including Wi-Fi, all-inclusive bills, and laundry facilities, among others.

  1. Rhodaus Court

Located only 14 minutes from the city centre, this Canterbury student housing provides students with studios and ensuites. Other amenities offered by the building include all-inclusive bills, free Wi-Fi, free contents insurance, and 24/7 CCTV security, among others.

  1. Canterbury Student Village

This accommodation in Canterbury is located a 20-minute ride away from the centre of the city. This property offers self-contained, fully furnished studios and en-suite rooms in shared apartments. Other services and facilities include Wi-Fi, CCTV, parking, and laundry facilities, among others.

Cost of Living in Canterbury

The cost of living in Canterbury can vary depending on individual preferences and lifestyles. Here's a table outlining approximate prices for different categories:

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Price (GBP)

Off-Campus Accommodation

396

On-Campus Accommodation

472

Utilities (Electricity, Water, Gas)

238

Groceries

83

Transportation

97

Food

324

Clothes and Entertainment

135

Transportation In Canterbury

When it comes to transportation in Canterbury, students have several convenient options to get around the city and its surrounding areas. Here are the different modes of transportation available:

  • Bus: Canterbury has an efficient bus network that connects the city with surrounding areas. The local bus services provide convenient transportation for students, offering regular routes to university campuses, residential areas, and popular destinations. The Stagecoach bus company operates services throughout the city, providing reliable and affordable transportation options for students within Canterbury and beyond.

  • Walking: Canterbury is a compact and pedestrian-friendly city, making walking an excellent mode of transportation for students. Many of the city's attractions, including the historic centre, are easily accessible on foot. Students can enjoy leisurely strolls through the charming streets, explore the local shops, and reach their university campuses within a short walking distance.

  • Cycling: Canterbury is a cyclist-friendly city, with dedicated cycle lanes and paths that make cycling a popular choice for students. The city's flat terrain and scenic surroundings provide an ideal environment for cycling enthusiasts. Students can easily cycle to their university campuses, navigate through the city's neighbourhoods, and explore the picturesque countryside at their own pace. Bicycle parking facilities are widely available, ensuring safe storage when not in use.

  • Train: Canterbury is well-served by train connections, with two railway stations: Canterbury East and Canterbury West. These stations provide access to major cities such as London, Ashford, and Dover. Students can use frequent train services, including high-speed trains, for commuting and exploring nearby attractions.

International Students in Canterbury

Students choose to study in Canterbury for different reasons. Firstly, Canterbury boasts a rich academic heritage, being home to renowned educational institutions that offer a wide range of high-quality programmes across various disciplines, attracting students from all corners of the globe. Additionally, Canterbury's vibrant and diverse student community fosters a stimulating learning environment, allowing students to engage in intellectual discussions and cultural exchanges. Moreover, the city's historic charm, with its iconic Canterbury Cathedral and picturesque surroundings, provides an inspiring backdrop for academic pursuits.

Country

2019-2020

2020-2021

United Kingdom

32,550

37,015

China

965

890

India

325

665

France

315

305

Greece

210

195

Hong Kong

210

180

Malaysia

205

150

Thailand

205

85

Italy

195

170

Spain

185

175

Student Life in Canterbury

The student life in Canterbury is vibrant, busy, and bustling; there are always things to do and places to be for students in the area. Seasalter village, a community with a view of the River Swale, gives Canterbury a largely rural area with a seaside flare. Enjoy the breathtaking vistas of the city's river canals and the gracefully surfacing little boats. Everywhere you look, you can see examples of mediaeval buildings, which allows you to appreciate beautiful nature and catch a glimpse of the past. It’s a great place for peace-and-quiet lovers. If you’re more of the hustle and bustle type, well, London is not so far away!

Tourist Attractions in Canterbury

The city of Canterbury has a lot to offer. Canterbury's well-known landmarks, tourist spots, and attractions include anything from parks and open spaces to museums and art galleries. In Canterbury, there is a place for you to enjoy whatever may interest you!

Historical Places 

  1. Canterbury Cathedral

It’s the mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion (3rd largest Christian communion after the Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church). Canterbury Cathedral reflects the city’s culture throughout different centuries and different ruling realms.  

  1. St Augustine's Abbey

An abbey is a monastery where religious activities are practised under abbot (male) or abbess (female) governance. St. Augustine's Abbey is one of the most famous English heritage sites in Canterbury, but unfortunately, it now sits in ruins right outside the city borders.  

  1. Canterbury Castle

After centuries of being a royal castle for William the Conqueror, the castle became a prison, was abandoned for a while, and is now reopened after being closed for a few years.

  1. Canterbury Roman Museum

A glimpse of Britain's Roman past can be found in this place, where you can see a 2000-year-old mosaic, a horde of silver, and an interactive timeline that tracks the journey back in time from the original Roman settlement to present-day Canterbury.

  1. Westgate Towers Museum & Viewpoint

It was constructed in 1380 to be a defence line for the city’s key access points. The museum inside is now the main attraction, showcasing the site’s history at different times.

Parks - Gardens - Entertainment

  1. Stour Boat Trip

A boat trip is an aesthetically pleasing way to see Canterbury’s mediaeval monuments along the riverside. 

  1. The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales is a book by the infamous poet Geoffrey Chaucer, who chose the city as the subject of his artwork. The place consists of animatronic tableaux with light and sound systems where the book’s stories and tales come to life in an enjoyable experience. 

  1. Marlowe Theatre

Exhibiting numerous masterpieces, including some of Van Dyck’s works, this is a must-visit for students. The theatre also offers children's educational programmes and workshops.

Events in Canterbury

Canterbury is a city that thrives on its vibrant calendar of festivals and events, offering a diverse range of cultural, historical, and entertainment experiences. Here are some of the notable festivals and events that take place in Canterbury:

  • Canterbury Festival

This renowned annual arts festival celebrates music, dance, theatre, literature, and the visual arts. Spanning over two weeks, the festival showcases performances from local and international artists, attracting visitors with its diverse programme of events.

  • Canterbury Food and Drink Festival

Food enthusiasts flock to this delectable event that showcases the region's finest culinary offerings. From artisanal cheeses to locally sourced produce, the festival features an array of stalls, cooking demonstrations, and opportunities to sample and purchase delicious food and drink.

  • Canterbury Tales Mediaeval Pageant

This captivating event brings mediaeval Canterbury to life with reenactments, parades, and performances inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer's famous literary work, "The Canterbury Tales." Visitors can witness costumed characters and immerse themselves in the mediaeval atmosphere.

  • Kent County Show

A celebration of rural life and agriculture, the Kent County Show is a popular event that showcases the region's farming traditions, livestock competitions, equestrian displays, and local produce. It offers a fascinating insight into the county's agricultural heritage.

  • Canterbury Christmas Market

The festive spirit fills the air during the Canterbury Christmas Market. Set against the backdrop of the city's historic streets, visitors can browse a wide selection of stalls selling unique gifts, crafts, and seasonal treats. The market also features carol singers, live entertainment, and a magical atmosphere.

  • Canterbury International Arts Festival

This event celebrates the arts in all their forms, featuring performances, exhibitions, workshops, and talks by artists from around the world. The festival embraces various art forms, including music, dance, theatre, and visual arts, showcasing the city's thriving cultural scene.

Universities in Canterbury 

As a city with a significant population of local and international students, Canterbury is home to many top-ranked universities and world-renowned institutions. Casita has options for student housing in Canterbury near the city’s universities; check some of them out below!

University of Kent 

  • All our Canterbury student rooms are within a short ride by public transport to the university.

  • Many transport links surround the campus for easy access and cafes and bakeries.

  • Make sure you stop by the intriguing Kent Museum of Freemasonry, just a few minutes away from the university.

Canterbury Christ Church University 

  • A short walk from our Canterbury student accommodation options will take you to this university.

  • There are several cafes, a bookshop, and many transport options surrounding the campus.

  • The iconic Canterbury Cathedral is just a ten-minute walk away from campus.

Girne American University Canterbury 

  • Our student rooms in Canterbury are within walking distance from this university.

  • You’ll find several fast-food restaurants near campus and many bus stops for easy access.

  • Don’t forget to explore Canterbury Roman Museum, right next to the campus.

University for the Creative Arts- Canterbury Campus 

  • All our Canterbury student accommodation options are either a short walk or a short ride away by public transport.

  • The university is surrounded by transport links, shops, restaurants and cafes.

  • The beautiful Greyfriars Chapel is just a 20-minute walk away.

Chaucer College

  • A short ride by public transport will take you from our Canterbury student housing options straight to the college.

  • A few bus stops are nearby to give you easy access to the college.

  • Don’t miss out on the gorgeous Westgate Gardens, just a 25-minute walk away.

Frequently Asked Questions

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When should I start looking for Canterbury student accommodation?


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Starting your search for student accommodation in Canterbury early is recommended. The earlier, the better. Also, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps: the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.


When should I book my Canterbury student accommodation for the September intake?

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Securing student accommodation should be done around six months before your intake. Book your Canterbury student accommodation between January and March.

Are there short-term stays in Canterbury?

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Yes, but you should check the availability of your student home in Canterbury of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.

How much rent does a student pay for student housing in Canterbury?

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The average weekly cost for student housing in Canterbury, specifically a single room, is around £132. Depending on the provider, other room types like en-suite rooms or studios may cost more.

How do I pay for my student room in Canterbury?

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Payment can be made via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process. 

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