Student Accommodation in Leicester
Since it’s known to be a top student destination in the UK, finding student accommodation in Leicester can be challenging if you don\t have our team of accommodation experts at your back. We can snag you the room that fits your needs before they’re all gone, just contact us and we’ve got you covered!
Why Book a Student Accommodation in Leicester?
Leicester has great shopping ranging from various boutiques and markets to high-street brands. The Haymarket Shopping Centre has a variety of fashion stores all under one roof, while Leicester Market has over 700 years of history; it offers fresh produce of fruits, vegetables, and seafood.
Student life in Leicester is never boring with a great café culture in the city, along with a variety of restaurants and exciting nightlife options from international theatre and comedy to live music. There are many festivals and cultural events throughout the year for you to explore. The city has more than 130 parks; each one of them has its own unique character with historical ruins, waterways, sports fields, flower gardens, and wildlife. Sports fans can follow the city’s football team Leicester City FC.
Universities in Leicester
We have over 30 accommodation options that are within a 10 to 20-minute walk.
University Road, Adderley Road, and Wyggeston QE College bus stops are right next to campus.
Museum Square Park is just a 15-minute walk from campus.
Your classes will be right next to your student accommodation so that you’ll never be late.
Bonners Lane bus stop is the closest one to campus where you can catch a bus after class to go explore the city.
The Newarke Houses Museum and scenic Castle Gardens are within a short walking distance from campus.
Transportation In Leicester
Leicester is well-connected with great rail and road links to the rest of the UK. A train ride from Leicester to London is just over an hour. Other cities near Leicester include Nottingham, Coventry, and Birmingham. Leicester has extensive public transport links within the city itself for hassle-free connections.
1. Is Leicester expensive for students?
The city is, in fact, considered to be one of the UK's most affordable student destinations in regards to rent, food, and other living costs, it’s cheaper than London by around 42%.
2. How much is student accommodation Leicester?
An en-suite room in Leicester costs around £150 per week and a studio costs £160 per week.
3. What is Leicester Uni known for?
One of the achievements that Leicester University takes pride in is the invention of genetic fingerprinting as well as the discovery of the remains of Richard III in a Leicester car park. The university is also known to be the only UK university to win Times Higher Education (THE) awards for seven consecutive years.
What are Some Must-Visit Places in Leicester?
Leicester is perfect for history buffs and space lovers. You can visit the Guildhall for a tour within a few timber-framed halls dating back 600 years or more, or take a trip into space at the National Space Centre. Additionally, you can check out Jewry Wall, Abbey Pumping Station, Museum of Science and Technology and New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, an art museum with a wide variety of collections from ancient Egypt, dinosaurs, and world art.
Other Student Accommodation In UK
Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Leicester, Casita offers student accommodation in these UK cities:
How much do the rooms cost?
The average cost of a student room in Leicester is £95 per week for a single room. Other room types including en-suites, studios, and flats are available as well.
Do you have studios /ensuites available?
Each building has its own range of room types varying between single rooms, en-suites, studios, twin rooms, shared flats, and private flats.
Can I pay in instalments?
Yes, you can pay in instalments; however, some providers could require you to have a UK guarantor. Ask your accommodation expert for help if you are not sure.
How many people will be in the same apartment /unit with me?
This depends on the room type you choose, you can choose in a private room, studio, or flat, and you can choose to share a flat with 1-6 other students or share a room with 1-3 other students.
How to complete my booking?
Once you enquire on our website, one of our accommodation experts will contact you to proceed with your booking for your chosen room or offer you alternatives if the room is not available for your dates. To enquire, simply choose a room and click on the " Enquire" button, then fill the enquiry form you see in front of you.
Can a tour be arranged for Leicester student accommodation?
Almost all providers have the option of online viewings through Skype or Zoom while other providers offer virtual tours of the property so you can get to know your new home.
What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodation in Leicester?
Most providers now have intensified cleaning and sanitizing measures of student rooms and communal areas while other providers provide weekly cleaning free of charge. Ask your accommodation expert for details on the COVID measures implemented in your building.
Who can book Leicester accommodation with Casita?
All university students over the age of 18 can book with Casita and if you are under 18, contact our accommodation experts to find you properties that accept students under 18.