- Liberty Living
Accommodation available in Bedford
Liberty Park is a modern, purpose-built residence located on campus giving residents full access to the University of Bedfordshire.
Our student accommodation at Liberty Park is super central so you’re never too far from all of the action in this diverse town. There’s loads to do locally and you’re also well-connected with transport links as the town’s two main railway stations are within easy reach.
Your time in Bedford will be spent securely because security is included as standard. In fact, everything’s included in your rent from the outset so you can just focus on your studies.
Bedford for students
Bedford is super close to London, which will put you at the envy of all your friends when you move here. It’s a popular, vibrant place and it has plenty of its own merits aside from the London factor, too.
As a historic Saxon town, Bedford has a rather more rural backdrop than the concrete jungle that is the capital, offering an entirely different experience to its neighbouring counterpart. Tourists, locals, and of course, students alike all love the scenery down by the Great River Ouse, complete with its shopping and beautiful gardens which come alive in the summer.
Our student accommodation in Bedford will ensure that you’re able to make the most of your time as a student. On campus at the University of Bedfordshire and centrally located to the main attractions of the town, you’re in a perfect place so that you'll never miss out on the action.
Bedford has got you covered on basically every cuisine you could imagine, from anywhere on the planet, and with a prominent Italian community it specialises in Italian food! It’s also excellent for Asian, particularly Thai!
On a budget? No worries, Bedford has struggling students covered. There are plenty of lunch deals on offer every day of the week.
For some pub grub with added culture, you’ll want The Embankment. The whole place is a Mock-Tudor affair and its formed part of the landscape for over a century. With a seasonal menu, it’s that little bit special, and you can enjoy a taste at almost any time of day.
Things to do
Bedford has been a market town since the Middle Ages, meaning there’s loads of different markets in the square you can head down to, especially for your independent fix. Harpur Centre is the big high-street retailer in the town where you’ll find anything you need.
At the absolute heart of Bedford is the beautiful and quaint Great River Ouse which has many restaurants nearby, as does the Riverside which is the modern part of Bedford – it’s the perfect place to spend a day with your flatmates.
In the evenings, Bedford springs to life! There are pubs everywhere, as well as lots of bars and clubs for that big student night out. As it’s a small town, you’ll soon find your faves in no time and you won’t have far to go back to our student housing in Bedford afterwards.
Arts & culture
The Higgins Art Gallery & Museum is the main one in the area, and it’s great for soaking up some of the local culture. St Paul’s Church and St Peter’s Church are two of the lovely landmarks at the heart of the town and there’s also Bedford Castle Mound, to remind us of the castle which once stood there (despite the fact that these days it’s a mere archaeological dream).
At night, why not take in some theatre? The South Bank Arts Centre and Bedford Theatre cater to all kinds of artistic tendencies, so you’ll never be bored!
When it comes to music, don’t worry, you won’t be feeling abandoned. You can hit up Esquires and Bedford Corn Exchange for your live fix, as well as loads more places in the surrounding towns and cities.
Health & wellbeing
For a brisk stroll around town, head to The Embankment, a pedestrian walk following the Great River Ouse. Walking through, you’ll see the Butterfly Bridge and the War Memorial.
Getting fit is super easy too, as there are plenty of gyms around town. Bedford International Athletic Stadium is one of the finest facilities in the country, covering all your track and field needs, as well as many other exciting sports including football, basketball and martial arts.
Bedford also has a lot of water sports for you to stick your oar into, including the Bedford Rowing Club and the Robinson Pool.
Finally, daredevils should check out Twinwoods Adventure which is suitable for all!
The centre of Bedford is ridiculously easy to walk around, so you have no excuses if you’re able to do so! There’s also a popular bus service which travels throughout the city and beyond, and Stagecoach operates several different routes throughout the area, covering almost everywhere.
Like most good student towns, Bedford is served well by a taxi rank and several different taxi apps, so you’ll never struggle getting back to our private student accommodation, no matter the time of day or night.
Of course, if you want to go further afield, it’s very easy to do so. There are two train stations, it’s considered part of the London commuter belt and it’s also got its very own National Express stop so you can go almost anywhere you fancy.
Why choose Liberty Living?
The best choice for international students
Coming to the UK to study from abroad? Welcome! We love catering to students from all over the world and learning a thing or two about their culture. Luckily, we’ve already got plenty of experience with this as we currently have around 4,500 international students staying with us, so you’re certainly not alone.
When you stay with Liberty Living your safety is the most important thing to us. We understand that you’re a long way from home and you want to feel comfortable and secure at all times. We have amazing staff on hand 24 hours a day, from the Residence Team, right through to Security who’ll keep an eye out for you overnight as well as CCTV. Contents insurance covering your possessions is included as standard in your rent, so your stuff is protected, and any parcels you have delivered will be well looked after until you can come to collect them.
Of course, we want you to have fun and make the most of your time here, too. You can always come to us with any problems, or even just for a chat. A new country can be confusing, so we’ve got loads of tips for things to do, too – just ask! Many of our staff members are multilingual, so don’t be shy if English isn’t your first language; if we can’t immediately offer support in your native tongue, we’ll point you in the direction of someone who can. We’ll do our best to help you settle in and make friends, and we can point you in the right direction for any visa, welfare or University advice you may need.
We can’t wait to meet you!
We think we’re pretty great – but don’t worry, we can back it up, we promise! We’ve won tons of awards and we’re eager to win more, so you know you’re in good hands. From ‘Best Customer Service’ to ‘Best Private Halls Provider’, we have our fair share of accolades, so take a look below…
Finalist ‘Best Individual Accommodation in the UK’ 2019
Awarded ‘Best Halls of Residence in the UK’ 2018
Awarded ‘International Accommodation Quality Mark’ from 2012 – 2017
Shortlisted 'Best Private Halls Provider' from 2014 – 2017
Winner 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Student Broadband' 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Learning Environment' 2016
Winner of the 'Contribution to the Student Experience' award 2016
Winner of the Rate Your Landlord 'Improvement Impact Award' 2015
Winner 'Best Learning Environment' 2015
Winner 'Best Student Broadband' 2015
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2015
Shortlisted 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2014
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2014
Winner of the 'Best Hall of Residence of the Year' survey 2013
Winner 'Best Customer Service' 2012
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We have great relationships with UK universities
Our student accommodation is endorsed by some of the UK’s leading higher education institutions and we work in partnership with many of these to ensure that you have somewhere safe, clean and fun to stay throughout your time with them. If you want find out more check out our University partners page.
Your Student Experience
Enhancing your Student Experience
Our dedicated Student Experience programme has been created to ensure that every single one of you has the best stay possible when you live with us. Whether it is coming along to our social events and activities to meet new people, getting involved in fundraising and volunteering for some amazing charities, or popping along to drop in sessions to seek advice on finances, wellbeing and careers, we have something for you.
We understand that University can sometimes be an overwhelming experience, but don’t worry our team are great at giving advice on and mediating in all kinds of welfare issues that you may experience, such as homesickness, difficulty in getting on with flatmates, noise complaints, relationship problems, partying too hard and having trouble with studies.
Also, if you need more guidance, we have great relationships with our University partners and their support departments to help and guide you.
Follow the link to find out more about our Student Experience programme.
Liberty Living operates in accordance with the National Code of Standards for student accommodation. The Code of Standards is run by ANUK (The Accreditation Network UK), the NUS, and Unipol Student Homes, and is supported by universities across the UK.
Liberty Living joined the Code of Standards to give our students peace of mind. You can be assured that you will enjoy a high standard of living in accordance with the Code of Standards, and a prompt resolution to problems should they ever occur when you stay at any of Liberty Living’s residences.
Liberty Living follow a distinct set of standards for our student accommodation, called the ANUK/Unipol National Codes. The purpose of these Codes, (membership of which is voluntary), is to provide students with professional housing services.
The standards chosen for the Codes reflect a balance of common sense obligations and responsibilities between landlords and tenants. They also reflect established best practice in the sector and are based on what an average student and their parents would expect of a good quality housing supplier. The standards are supported by the voice of students themselves through the National Union of Students.
What does being a member of the codes mean?
- Both parties can enjoy the benefits of good standards of housing management and practice.
- Misunderstandings and disputes are reduced.
- If problems do occur they can be promptly resolved.
- The independent complaints procedure operated by the Codes can be used for complaint resolution.
Looking for somewhere to stay over the summer months?
Stay with us this summer at one of our 46 residences across 17 cities in the UK. We offer both short-term and long-term stays.
Whether you’re planning to work, study, shop, attend a conference or explore further afield, we’re the perfect base for an affordable city centre break and offer a wide range of room options.
All bills and internet access are included, and you’ll feel safe round-the-clock with our 24-hour security and on-site maintenance teams.
Find out more about our summer accommodation in Bedford.