- Liberty Living
Private Student Accommodation
Accommodation available in Bristol
Liberty Park is a residence with great history, there are three buildings – a contemporary conversion of a listed cathedral, an ultra modern new build and the Upper School building.
The residence is located on Park Place which is super close to the heart of the city centre, so you’re in best possible spot to make the most of both your studies and your social life. You’re also well-connected to the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England with great transport links all within easy reach from Liberty Park.
Your time in Bristol will be spent securely with all bills included in your rent so you can focus on your studies and make the most of your student experience.
Bristol for students
Bristol is an absolutely fascinating city with an interesting past and an awesome present. The history of the city goes back hundreds of years, cementing Bristol as a key shipping port. The maritime roots are still reflected in the city today.
Bristol is home to plenty of prestigious universities and colleges including the University of Bristol, University of the West of England (UWE), and the City of Bristol College. When you get a place at one of these institutions, you’ll be joining thousands of other students who also call the city home.
Whilst you’ll no longer find pirates roaming around(!), you will find an abundance of quirky things to see and do. Bristol to this day remains a place full of intrigue and excitement.
Your student studio is well equipped when it comes to cooking but when you fancy a break, Bristol city centre offers a wide variety of cuisines so you’re never going to be short of new places to try.
If you just want something quick and easy after a long day of shopping, you should head over to Cabot Circus, a retail and dining complex in the heart of the city where you’ll find loads of beloved chains. You’ll find more of the same sort of stuff at Millennium Square, and some smaller independents to grab a bite to eat on Park Street.
When you fancy something a little different, you can try hip hangouts on North Street or a range of different places in Stokes Croft, a vibrant and colourful area complete with loads of fun eateries, cosy pubs and vegan cafés. It’s self-styled as ‘Bristol’s Cultural Quarter’, and that’s precisely what it is.
Elsewhere, you’ll find everything from Middle Eastern to Mediterranean, steaks to street food, and your private student accommodation in Bristol is close to it all.
Things to do
You’ll be in shopping heaven in Bristol. Cabot Circus is a shopper’s paradise full of the big names, while the boutiques of St Nicholas’ Market are a little edgier.
Hate being bored? You’ll love Bristol. There is so much to do at night time and going for drinks is at the top of the list. The Harbourside has some amazing places to go out, and both Park Street and North Street also have some incredible spots. Venture a little deeper into the city and you’ll find the so called ‘Beermuda Triangle’ – a plethora of pubs selling craft ale and other treats, with a cosy atmosphere that’s perfect for bonding outside of your student halls.
Having a bit of a detox or simply don’t fancy going to a bar? We’ve got you covered as well. There are cinemas galore, Bristol Zoo Gardens, plus two football clubs and a rugby club to help you make the most of your student experience.
Arts & culture
Bristol’s fascinating history means there’s plenty to do if you fancy educating yourself outside of the classroom. M Shed is a museum all about Bristol itself, so it’s great for geeking out and learning a little about your new area. For more cultural experiences, you can visit The Matthew of Bristol, a replica of the first European boat to reach North America, or Bristol’s very own city farm, St Werburgh’s. Of course, Bristol wouldn’t be Bristol without art. Why not take a Banksy walking tour, or visit the Lime Tree Gallery?
You’ll love Bristol if you like a bit of drama every now and then. The likes of the Bristol Old Vic and the Bristol Hippodrome theatres have been keeping people entertained for years, and the Arnolfini is a huge hit amongst the more artistic crowds because it hosts a bit of everything.
If you like music, you’re in for a treat. There are venues to suit artists of all tastes around the city, and some really unique ones at that. For example, you’ve got Thekla, a venue on an actual boat, and Motion, a space in an old warehouse. You can also head to the O2 Academy, The Fleece, Colston Hall or the Hippodrome.
Health & wellbeing
Getting out to enjoy the great outdoors is easy in Bristol, and you can even enjoy a spot of sunshine (when the British weather allows for it) by marvelling at the Clifton Suspension Bridge from Clifton Downs. Alternatively, head to Castle Park, Brandon Hill Park or St Andrew’s Park for a peaceful walk, a jog or even a kick-about!
If keeping fit matters to you, our student flats in Bristol allow you to get stuck in. Nearby, there are local swimming pools, cycling routes, gyms and a variety of clubs at the universities that you can get involved in – the choice is yours.
When it comes to navigating your way around on a day-to-day basis, you have loads of choices, including buses, trains and even boats. Temple Meads train station is super close to our student accommodation in Bristol, as is the bus station which will get you around town and to national destinations.
As you might imagine, there are plenty of bus stops dotted around, so you’ll always be able to make it to lectures and beyond. There are also plenty of reputable taxis in the area to get you home safely from a night out.
Bristol is often referred to as the ‘Capital of the South West’, and so it’s a big, well-connected city. When you fancy getting away, you can jump on a National Express coach or a Megabus, and Bristol Airport is on your doorstep too.
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…
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
Winner 'Best Moving In Expreience' 2011
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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.
Did you know, you don't have to be a student to stay with us over the summer? 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.