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- Liberty Park 0.3 miles (walking) 4.8 miles (walking)
A great place to study
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 port, and the maritime roots are still reflected in the city today.
Whilst you’ll no longer find pirates roaming around(!), you will find an abundance of quirky things to see and do, and Bristol to this day remains a place full of intrigue and excitement.
When you get a place at one of these institutions, you’ll be joining almost 50,000 students who also call the city home. Speaking of which, we have fantastic and modern student accommodation here located inside an actual cathedral, which we’re excited to share with you for the first time at Liberty Park.
Food and drink
Bristol hosts a wide variety of cuisines and you’re never going to be short of new places to try when you fancy a break from student cooking!
If you just want something quick and easy after a long day of shopping, you’ll need to head to Cabot Circus, the newly built retail and dining complex in the heart of the city. There you’ll find loads of beloved chains, such as Five Guy's and Nando's. You’ll find more of the same sort of stuff at Millennium Square, and some smaller places to grab a bite to eat on Park Street.
When you fancy something a little different, you can try hip hangouts like The Old Bookshop – perfect for a Sunday roast and voted the best intimate hangout in Bristol – or anywhere on North Street for that matter.
Souk Kitchen is a lovely independent Middle Eastern place you need to check out in the area. You should also head to Stokes Croft, a vibrant and colourful area complete with loads of fun eateries, cosy pubs and Vegan cafes. It’s self-styled as ‘Bristol’s Cultural Quarter’, and that’s precisely what it is. Grillstock in the city centre is also a great find; it’s unique in that it serves delicious BBQ alongside a healthy dose of music, found in not one but two local locations.
When you’re looking to go somewhere special, Bristol has you covered, too. Harbourside is a really nice part of town with some great restaurants, or you could go to the likes of San Carlo, Loch Fyne, or the award-winning Tikka Flame and Casamia.
Sports and leisure
What could be better than the atmosphere at a real live football match? You’ve got not one but two professional teams on your doorstep when you stay in our Bristol student accommodation, Bristol City FC in Ashton Gate and Bristol Rovers FC on Gloucester Road. You’ll also be able to check out Bristol Rugby Club matches and get a taste for Gloucestershire Cricket Club if that’s more up your street, too.
If you can’t stand being a spectator and not getting to join in on the action, our student accommodation allows you to get stuck in. There are local swimming pools, cycling routes, gyms and a variety of clubs at the universities that you can get involved in.
Culture and music
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 some old warehouses that works really well for a range of national and even international bands. For more touring acts, you can head to O2 Academy, The Fleece, Colston Hall or the Hippodrome.
When it comes to theatre, if you’re into your drama, you’re going to love it here. The likes of the Bristol Old Vic and the Bristol Hippodrome have been keeping people entertained for years, and the Arnolfini is a huge hit amongst the more artistic crowds.
Bristol’s fascinating history means there’s plenty to do if you fancy educating yourself outside of the classroom, too. MShed is a museum all about Bristol itself, so it’s great for geeking out a little to impress your parents! You can also visit At Museum, Lime Tree Gallery (if you like art), and even The Matthew, a replica of the boat which discovered America. You can even visit Bristol’s very own city farm, St Werburgh’s.
Finally, you can enjoy a spot of sunshine (when the British weather allows for it!) by marvelling at the Clifton Suspension Bridge from Clifton Downs, or you could even head to Castle Park, Brandon Hill Park or St Andrew’s Park for a more tranquil, picturesque way to spend an afternoon or to have a kick-about!
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; you’ve got Pryzm, Pitcher and Piano, and BSB, plus The Cuban is a lovely rum bar to relax in. Park Street also has some incredible spots for students to hangout, as does the awesome North Street.
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 student bonding. In Bristol’s oldest pub and one of its best alternative venues, the Hatchet Inn, has rock nights and cheap drinks, so you’ll always find something for you. Of course, you can’t miss Bristol’s biggest student nightclub at SWX Bristol, either.
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, Bristol Zoo Gardens and even a Banksy walking tour!
Bristol is often referred to as the ‘Capital of the South West’, and so it’s a big, well-connected city that makes it super easy to get out and about.
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, as is the bus station which will get you about 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.
Of course, if you just fancy a bit of sightseeing, you can take the Bristol Ferry, which also doubles as a great method of public transportation.
When you fancy getting away, you can jump on a National Express coach or a Megabus, and Bristol Airport is on your doorstep.
Health and wellbeing
Bristol’s universities offer welfare, financial and career advice to all their students, and it’s free and confidential. The brilliant location of your new home with Liberty Living will also ensure that you’re never too far away from any assistance you require during your time in our student accommodation. Of course, there are great facilities serving everyone in the city, not just the students.
Bristol Royal Infirmary is the local hospital – we hope you never need it, but it’s handy if you do. As well as the hospital you’ll also find a great walk-in centre called Broadmead, but of course, you really ought to register with a doctor, too. You can sign up to the University Health Centre if you’re at UWE, or the Students’ Health Service at Bristol University.
Finally, you can access Bristol Sexual Health Centre if you have any worries or need to receive emergency contraception.
If you love shopping, you’ll be in heaven in Bristol. Cabot Circus is a shopping paradise where you’ll find huge brand names as well as designers and more. If you prefer something a little edgier, you’ll find all the boutiques of St Nicholas’ Market right up your street.
Every student loves a bargain, right? If that sounds like you, The Mall at Cribbs Causeway has a variety of designer outlets so you can save those pennies and still look like a star.
When you move to a new city, you might have visions of being unable to survive alone! Don’t worry – that will never happen in Bristol. Your new student accommodation is located near to all the supermarket giants, as well as all the bits and bobs you need like corner shops, pharmacies and of course, takeaways.
There are also banks and post offices in the vicinity, and even the (inexplicably exciting!) wonderland that is Ikea.
When you need to knuckle down and study, you’ll also be pleased to know that you can visit a range of libraries in the area – the best ones being those on campus.
Bristol is in the beautiful West Country, so you’ve plenty of beautiful countryside and coastlines to check out whilst you’re in the city and beyond.
Cardiff is only a short journey away; in fact, it takes less than an hour by train. There’s plenty to do in the Welsh capital, and it’s always a bit of a novelty popping to another country just for a day trip! If Cardiff’s not up your street, you should really head to Bath – it’s full of history and it’s a great place to explore.
Whatever you are looking for, you will find it with Liberty Living in Bristol.
Accommodation available in Bristol
Liberty Park is a residence with great history, there are two buildings – one is a contemporary conversion of a listed cathedral plus an ultra modern new build.
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 and all bills are included in your rent so that you can focus on your studies and make the most of your student experience.
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…
Winner 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2016
Awarded ‘International Accommodation Quality Mark’ from 2012 – 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Private Halls Provider' from 2014 – 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 of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2012
Winner 'Best Moving In Expreience' 2011
Winner 'Best Private Halls Provider' 2010
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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?
We have summer accommodation available in great destinations for you to book for just a few nights or the whole of summer – extend your stay with us or book at any one of our 53 residences in 21 cities across the UK and Europe.
Whether you’re planning to start an internship, summer school, language school, study, shop, attend a conference or explore further afield – we’re the perfect base for an affordable city centre break and we have a wide range of summer accommodation options available.
Plus, you don't even have to be a student to stay with us over the summer… all bills and internet access are included in the rent, and you’ll feel safe and secure with our 24-hour security and on-site maintenance teams.
It’s super easy to make a booking, so follow the link to find out more about our summer accommodation in Bristol.