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A great place to study
Cardiff is the capital of Wales and the ninth largest city in the UK. With students making up 20 percent of its population; it’s a busy, young and vibrant city with plenty to offer, and one of the cheapest places in the UK for students to live and study. Everything you need can be found in the inner city centre, with the majority of shops, bars and amenities within walking distance of each other.
The city is full of friendly locals, modern architecture, culture, coastlines and sporting events, so there is truly something for everyone.
Cardiff is home to four leading Universities; three of which are based in the capital; Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff University, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the University of South Wales.
At Liberty Living, you will find a great selection of student accommodation in Cardiff to choose from with seven properties located close to Cardiff’s universities; Liberty Bridge, Liberty Court, Liberty Cambrian Point, Liberty Fields, Liberty Gardens, Liberty House, Liberty Park and Liberty Severn Point.
Cardiff is known for being one of the greenest cities in the UK, with more than 330 parks and gardens. Plus within an hour of travelling outside of Cardiff you could be enjoying the fantastic coastlines of South Wales, or the scenic mountains of the Brecon Beacons.
Food and drink
Cardiff has an array of diverse restaurants, pubs and bars so literally whatever you enjoy there’ll be something for you! National brands such as Nando’s, Pizza Express, and Gourmet Burger Kitchen complement independent and local brands on offer.
If you’re looking for something to suit your student budget, there are many independent restaurants which are popular among students, such as Daiquiri's; a Mexican with great service, cheap prices and delicious cocktails, and there’s also Cafe 37, a popular American diner famous for its pancakes and full English breakfasts.
In Cardiff city centre there's the Brewery Quarter, Mill Lane, City Road, St Mary Street and Eastside in St David’s. Each area has an array of cuisines available to suit every student’s budget, from the café quarter which offers South American and Italian food to authentic Bangladeshi cuisine, Spanish, Thai and Portuguese.
If you fancy something a little more suave, Cardiff Bay is a recent addition to the city, with fine dining restaurants and stylish bars. These can all be enjoyed with a fantastic view overlooking the bay, especially at nightfall – perfection!
All of Liberty Living’s student accommodation in Cardiff is a short walk away so you will never be short of choice.
Sports and leisure
If you’re passionate about sport you’ve come to the right place as our Cardiff student accommodation is within close proximity to the main events held in Wales' very own capital.
Cardiff plays host to a number of high profile sporting events, with impressive venues such as the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh National Rugby Union, Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff Ice Arena and Cardiff City House of Sport, all of which are a stone’s throw away from our student accommodation.
Cardiff locals are fanatical about Rugby; and the Autumn international games bring supporters from all over the world to the city. For those that would rather devote their passion to football, Cardiff is also home to Cardiff City FC (The Bluebirds), so you’ll never be left out.
Cardiff Arena, located in Cardiff Bay, is home to the Cardiff Devils; the Welsh Ice Hockey Team who play in the British Elite Ice Hockey League. The Cardiff Celts are the main basketball team in Cardiff. Despite competing in the English basketball league, their home games are played at the Sport Wales National Centre in the centre of Cardiff.
For the health conscious and for those who want to get in on the action themselves, local gyms such as Vitality, easyGym and Pure Gym can be easily found around Cardiff, which offer competitive student rates and discounts. Cardiff is also home to an Olympic swimming pool (the only one in Wales), which is situated in Cardiff Bay.
Culture and music
Cardiff has got tons of history, and there are landmarks dotted all around the city to prove it. From the historical Cardiff Castle to the more modern Welsh Millennium Centre, the city has lots to offer. Cardiff is also famous for National Museum Wales, St David’s Hall and Llandaff Cathedral – all amazing places which are well worth visiting. Something to impress the parents when they visit, anyway!
Cardiff is also home to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and the Welsh National Opera. There are also plenty of live music venues including the Motorpoint Arena and St David’s Hall where you can buy tickets to the latest music events.
Of course, you may well have heard of the famous Tom Jones. Well, if you haven’t, you will! In Cardiff he is classed as a 'national hero', and you’ll probably hear many of his songs (especially during rugby games!).
Overall, its rich culture makes for an ideal student city, with historical landmarks nicely blended with more modern marvels – which are super close when you stay in our Cardiff student accommodation.
It doesn’t matter what you’re into, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment thanks to the majority of nightspots being located close to our student accommodation. Whether you fancy a trip to the cinema, or taking to the dry ski-slopes, Cardiff has it all on offer.
If you enjoy live music; the Live Lounge and the Brewhouse are great places to visit; with different bands performing every night of the week. Nightclubs which are popular among students include Pryzm and Tiger Tiger, as are Glam and Revolution. Alternatively, if you're looking for a bit of culture on an evening check out Stadium Plaza - home to The Bierkeller, Cardiff's very own take on a Bavarian style beer house.
If you’re looking for something different, Mill Lane is the more up-market side of town. With stylish cocktail and champagne bars ready for you to enjoy that special night out, all you need to do is make sure that you dress to impress!
Cardiff has a wide selection of independent clubs and bars, with the majority within a short walking distance from each other. Clwb Ifor Bach (Welsh Club) holds a variety of gigs throughout the year, whilst Glee Club in Cardiff Bay is a comedy club, showing the best comics in town every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Finally, for something different – and slightly classier on a budget – why not visit the quirky Buffalo Bar for 2-4-1 cocktails?
As well as nightlife, Cardiff is famously known for being the home of Doctor Who; if you’re a fan of the show you can visit the Doctor Who Experience at Cardiff Bay.
If watching the latest film releases is your thing, The Chapter Arts Centre has two cinemas, three theatres and a visual arts centre, whilst the Red Dragon Centre in Atlantic Wharf offers a 12 screen cinema, bowling alley, nightclub, bars and restaurants. There is also a Vue and a Cineworld in Cardiff city centre.
Thanks to the great locations of our Cardiff student accommodation, you’ll find that the city centre and the university campuses are just a short walk away.
Situated in the West of the UK, Cardiff is a highly accessible city with excellent rail, road and air connections, including Cardiff Central train station and Cardiff bus services. So, it’s easy to get around both locally and nationally.
Rail stations can also be found in the Cathays and Cardiff Bay areas, for students who live outside of the city centre. The stations provide quick access in and around the city at a reasonable price.
London is just a short 2 hour rail journey away and the M4 motorway provides a link between Cardiff and other UK destinations.
Many students within the city catch buses and discounted weekly tickets are readily available; however cycling and walking are also popular as everything is located within the inner city area. Cardiff is served by the Megabus route, so it’s always possible to pop home if you fancy visiting friends or family for the weekend.
If you’re looking to travel further afield, Cardiff Airport lies to the West of the city and offers flights to a range of destinations internationally.
Health and wellbeing
Our students’ health and wellbeing is important to us, which is why you’ll have access to any medical or welfare facilities you might need when you stay with Liberty Living.
Cardiff’s universities offer welfare, financial and career advice to all of their students which are available across each campus. Liberty Living’s central student accommodation in Cardiff are in close reach to the University Hospital of Wales; the main Hospital for Cardiff. Here you will find an A&E department, GUM clinic, emergency dentist and a walk-in centre, and Roath Clinic for family planning is also close by.
Popping to the shops or grabbing a takeaway is easy when you stay with us in Cardiff. The city is home to many national supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose; basically all the usual suspects that you might imagine! For other essentials there are many independent cafes, pubs, takeaways and bars for you to enjoy, and you really won’t have to travel far.
The main shopping areas in Cardiff are Queen Street and the St David's Centre with the full range of high street and designer names. Also in the city centre, a short bus or walk from our student accommodation, you will find popular high street shops, banks, restaurants and bureau de change services.
The city also has many libraries, the main one being Cardiff Central Library located in the city centre, but Cathays also has one situated close to our residences. Cardiff city centre offers quaint independent shops, restaurants and bars, and if you enjoy shopping, the fashion quarter in Womanby Street is home to vintage clothes and gift shops which are popular amongst students.
The city of Bristol lies just 50 minutes away from Cardiff by train and offers some awesome shopping, bars and nightclubs if you fancy something different. Swansea is around the same distance away and, like Cardiff, it’s a popular student city. If you get a chance, go visit Swansea’s Wind Street; it has a whole street of bars and clubs with an array of student offers. Some might say it’s a student paradise!
Additionally, Cardiff isn’t too far from London, the capital of the UK. With its history, architecture, attractions, plus hundreds of shops and restaurants there’s so much to see and do.
Whatever you choose you will be sure to find it when you stay with Liberty Living in Cardiff.
Accommodation available in Cardiff
Liberty Fields - Cardiff15 minute walk 59 minute walk 12 minute walk 30 minute walkfrom £119.00 pw
Liberty Fields provides the ultimate space to make the most of your student experience. It’s close to many of Cardiff’s higher education establishments, including the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and Cardiff University – Business School.
Cardiff city itself has tons going on, so whether you want a spot of retail therapy or a night out on the town, you’ll never be too far away from all the action. The residence also provides great access to local transport, with multiple train stations and bus stops all within walking distance.
When you stay at Liberty Fields you can expect high standards and all-inclusive rent – and you'll be safe and secure with CCTV and on-site security staff 24/7.
Liberty Park - Cardiff20 minute walk 35 minute walk 22 minute walk 15 minute walkfrom £109.00 pw
Liberty Park provides the ultimate space to make the most of your student experience in a highly sought after area of Cardiff. It’s the ideal new home to settle into your studies and the local social scenes.
When you stay at Liberty Park, you’re literally in the heart of everything. Located on Pendyris Street right in the city centre, you can take part in everything the city has to offer, before retreating to your spacious room or the exciting common room. When it’s time to go to lectures, you’re within walking distance of all HE institutions in Cardiff.
Your time at Liberty Park will be safe and secure and your rent is all-inclusive of bills too, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your student days.
Liberty Cambrian Point - Cardiff10 minute walk 20 minute walk 17 minute walk 25 minute walkfrom £123.00 pw
If you’re looking for the full student experience in Cardiff, Liberty Cambrian Point is where it’s at. This is an exciting student hub and you’ll be close to the diverse city centre as well as within walking distance to many of Cardiff University's campus' and schools.
Located right next to major transport links like Cathays train station, the residence is ideally located for ease. You’re bound to make loads of friends, as we have so many students staying here from all over the world.
Liberty Cambrian Point is a safe haven in the city, as we pride ourselves on a fantastic 24-hour security team. To make things even less stressful, all your bills are included in your rent, too.
Liberty Gardens - Cardiff13 minute walk 45 minute walk 21 minute walk 4 minute walkfrom £124.50 pw
Liberty Gardens is located close to all of Cardiff’s HE institutions, including the University of South Wales and the School of Engineering at Cardiff University, so you’ll be close to all of your lectures and the local social scenes on offer.
Located on Adam Street right in the heart of the city centre, the residence is within easy reach of great transport links, including Cardiff Central train station. Liberty Gardens sits right near to the centre of town so you can really get stuck into the city's diverse culture and exciting social scene.
Your time at Liberty Gardens will be safe and secure and your rent is all-inclusive of bills too, so you can sit back, relax and make the most of your student experience.
Liberty House - Cardiff25 minute walk 20 minute walk 50 minute walk 35 minute walkfrom £121.00 pw
Our student accommodation at Liberty House is ideal for students at the medical school as part of Cardiff University. It’s also close to Cardiff Metropolitan University, so you’ll be able to make the most of your student experience!
Located on Clodien Avenue in the popular Heath area, the residence is within easy reach of all the stuff you’ll need as well as transport links like Cathays train station. You’re also really near to the centre of town and all of the fun it brings.
As with all our residences, Liberty House is safe and secure and all of your bills are included in your rent. We like to put your mind at ease!
Liberty Bridge - Cardiff15 minute walk 40 minute walk 20 minute walk 1 minute walkfrom £115.50 pw
Liberty Bridge is in close proximity to all of Cardiff’s higher educational establishments, including the University of South Wales and Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, so you’ll be nearby to all of your lectures as well as your campus.
Located on Pellet Street in the heart of the city centre, the residence sits right on the doorstep of an abundance of fun things to do and is within easy reach of great transport links, including Cardiff Central train station.
We take care of all of our residents and whilst we respect your privacy and independence, we have great teams on hand to support you whenever you need us. That's not even touching on the all-inclusive bills to make your life while studying that little bit easier.
Liberty Court - Cardiff25 minute walk 15 minute walk 32 minute walk 40 minute walkfrom £145.00 pw
Liberty Court provides students with quality student accommodation in a fantastic location close to everything they could possibly need in Cardiff. You'll be close to Cardiff Metropolitan University, so you’ve got no excuses to be late for lectures!
At Liberty Court you’re right in the middle of the action whether you’re looking to head on out for a night on the town or simply make sure that you make it to your lectures on time.
You’ll be safe and secure throughout the duration of your stay here thanks to the excellent security provisions which we include in your rent. Speaking of things included in the rent, your bills are too – just to make life easier.
Liberty Severn Point - Cardiff10 minute walk 15 minute walk 13 minute walk 30 minute walkfrom £129.00 pw
Liberty Severn Point is super close to all of the city's higher educational establishments, including Cardiff University and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.
Sat on Blackweir Terrace in the popular Cathays area, Liberty Severn Point is within easy reach of all of the interesting local attractions and transport links, including Cathays train station. Liberty Severn Point's location allows you to really get stuck into the city's diverse culture and exciting social scene.
You’ll be in great hands because the residence is both safe and secure thanks to 24-hour security. You’re also able to relax because all bills are included as standard.
Why choose Liberty Living?
Offers for new and returning students
We know that saving money as a student is really important, so here are the offers we have available.
Get a £100 shopping voucher for you and your friends to share when you book as a group of four or more.
Have a group of mates you'd like to live with? That's great! Simply fill in our Group booking form with the names of everyone in your group and email it to your residence of choice.
Receive up to £200 into your Liberty Living account for every friend you refer that books with us.
Get £100 when your friend books an En-suite room or get £200 when they book a Studio.
Referring a friend is easy! All you need to do is return a signed copy of our Refer a friend form to your residence of choice, and we'll do the rest.
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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 ‘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
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?
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.
Unfortunately our summer availability period has now ended, we will have availability again from the start of 2019 so watch this space!