Manchester’s best study spots for students


Study spots in Manchester

Need to power through an essay but sick of the uni library?

Visit these 5 spots in Manchester for a welcome change of scenery and the perfect work conditions.




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This contemporary arts centre has a ground-floor bar and first floor café with plenty of tables to adopt as your desk for a few hours.

Both areas are light and airy with a lively atmosphere – ideal if you like a bit of background buzz when you’re studying.

You can find HOME in the city centre (just 10 minutes from our Liberty Central student accommodation.) 


2) Foundation Coffee House

Foundation Coffee House

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Early bird? Foundation Coffee House on Lever Street opens at 7.30am and has been designed with remote working in mind.

They also serve up affordable snacks and meals to fuel your studying throughout the day.




Image source: TAKK


Up against a deadline and in dire need of a caffeine boost? TAKK has you covered.

It’s renowned for its high-quality coffee and a favourite among students and freelancers due to its free Wi-Fi and plentiful plug sockets.

TAKK is on Tariff Street (14 minutes from Liberty Point). 


4) North Tea Power

North Tea Power

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Situated in the Northern Quarter, North Tea Power (NTP) is another cool hangout for freelancers and students alike.

Park yourself at one of the shared benches, connect to the free Wi-Fi and sip one of NTP’s much-raved-about coffees.


5) Central Library

central library Manchester

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For students who need complete silence to get in the zone, try the Central Library.

Open from 9am Monday to Saturday, the grand, circular reading room offers a peaceful and inspiring setting to get your head down.

Manchester Central Library is in St Peter’s Square (a 9 minute walk from Liberty Heights). 


Living in Manchester and thinking about where you might live next year? Liberty Living has 5 residences in the city for you to choose from. 

For an idea, check out Kai's tour of her residence, Liberty Heights, below.

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