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Medway Etymology - What does Medway mean? 

“Medunuaeian” is the Sussex origin of the Midway which is derived from the British, pre-Roman name “wey” or” 'way”, paired with the Celtic word “medu” which means “mead”, together it referred to the colour of the water - a golden brown. 

What Is Medway famous for? 

Medway Location

It’s around an hour car ride to London and almost an hour and a half ride using the train from Medway station to St Pancras International station.   

Why Book Student Accommodation in Medway?

Medway’s location on River Medway has made it one of Britain’s most popular destinations for leisure activities. It’s part of a conurbation called Medway Towns that also includes towns like Rochester, Strood, Chatham, Gillingham, and Rainham. They are scattered around the river along the North Kent Coast and it’s considered a part of Kent county.

The charming Medway has the kind of atmosphere that makes you want to never leave. It’s part of a conurbation called Medway Towns that also includes towns like Rochester, Strood, Chatham, Gillingham, and Rainham. The rich history displayed in museums and galleries, unique architecture, serene riverside walks, festivals, and excellent student accommodation in Medway has made it a popular student destination. It is home to the second oldest cathedral in Britain which is Rochester Cathedral as well as the famous British author, Charles Dickens.

Medway Climate 

Weather and Temperature

The weather in Medway shares the instability of the rest of the UK’s climate. Don’t be surprised to see all four seasons in just one day; this means you need to pack for any kind of weather to be prepared. Expect to witness some snowfall during winter months with January and February being the coldest months in the year. On the other hand, the warmest months are July and August.  

What to Pack and Medway Local Timing

Thermals, scarfs, rain boots, jackets, heat preserving shoes, and wool padded gloves are your friends, keep them close if you come from a tropical country where the heaviest thing you ever wore in your life was a see-through sweater. GMT is Medway’s local timing so keep this in mind when booking your travels and student accommodation in Medway.

Is Medway Rural or Urban?

Medway is the largest urban area in Kent with more of 278,000 people concentrated around the Medway River. Medway is a fascinating combination of urban life harmonizing with the surrounding greenery in such a splendor.     

What are Some Must-Visit Places in Medway?

You don’t want to miss out on exploring while staying in your student accommodation in Medway. This town is perfect for history buffs with places like Eastgate House dating back to the 16-17th century with many stories to tell including Dickens’ Swiss Chalet that he used as his study. Rochester Cathedral is also a must-see to have a spiritual experience and connect with the town’s past. The Historic Dockyard Chatham is another historic landmark that takes you back to a time where people built mighty ships that commanded oceans around the world. If you want to unwind in the outdoors, the city doesn’t fall short with its amazing scenery at Capstone Farm Country park.

Universities in Medway

  1. University of Kent - Medway Campus

  2. Canterbury Christ Church University - Medway campus

  3. University Of Greenwich-Medway

Transportation In Medway

Medway is a walkable town with well-kept roads and lanes. This means it’s also bicycle-friendly if you prefer cycling. It also has five main rail stations: Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, and Rainham so you can go around exploring nearby towns. A comprehensive public transport system is also available with trains, buses, and taxi services to make getting around more hassle-free.

Railway Stations in Medway - What train line is Medway on?

Medway Valley line in the train line Medway is on, here is a list of some the stations: 

  1. Gillingham - ME7 1XE.

  2. Rochester Station - ME1 1NH

  3. Cuxton - ME2 1AB

  4. Chatham - ME4 6PS

  5. Halling - ME2 1BN

  6. Snodland - ME6 5AN

  7. Strood - ME2 4DR

  8. Rainham - ME8 7SH

Nearest Airport to Medway 

  1. Medway-England is Southend (SEN) Airport (21.8km) - (13.6mi)

  2. London Gatwick (LGW) Airport (54.7km) - (34 miles)

  3. London Stansted (STN) Airport (55.3km) - (34.4 miles)

  4. London Heathrow (LHR) Airport (66.7km) - (41.5 miles) 

  5. London Luton (LTN) Airport (79.8km) - (49.6 miles).

Famous Neighbourhoods For Student Accommodation in Medway

Blake Avenue. 

Other Student Accommodation In UK

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Medway, Casita offers student accommodation in these UK cities: 

London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester, Aberystwyth, Aberdeen, Bangor, Belfast, Bradford, Bath, Brighton, Bedford, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cambridge, Carlisle, Colchester, Canterbury, Cheltenham, Coventry, Cardiff, Chester, Derby, Dundee, Durham, Egham, Exeter, Falmouth, Gloucester, Guildford, Hatfield, Huddersfield, Hull, Ipswich, Kingston, Lancaster, Lincoln, Loughborough, Leeds, Luton, Leicester, Newcastle, Norwich, Newcastle under Lyme, Nottingham, Newport, Oxford, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Preston, Reading, Salford, Stirling, Sunderland, Sheffield, Stockton on tees, Swansea, Southampton, Stoke, Winchester, Wrexham, Wolverhampton, Worcester, York.  

Frequently Asked Questions:


How much do the rooms cost?

The average cost of a student room in Medway is £131 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.


What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodation in Medway?

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.


Can a tour be arranged for Medway 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.


Who can book Medway 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.

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