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A great place to study
When you arrive in Leicester, you’ll instantly notice not only its diversity, but also the seamless attitude its cosmopolitan inhabitants possess in getting along with one another. Thanks to its central location and exciting cultural richness, it has a great atmosphere which has led to lots of new developments in modern times.
Leicester is a brilliant place to spend your student days, which is why 30,000 of them do so each and every year. There are two main universities, De Montfort and the University of Leicester, and we cater to each. It’s friendly, with loads of things to do, and most importantly, it’s an inexpensive place to live in.
The local economy is booming – which leads to great prospects – and yet the city has lost none of its original charm which has been ever-present throughout the years.
Food and drink
There are loads of restaurants in Leicester, from the casual right through to the finer establishments. In the relatively new Highcross Centre, you’ll find lots of yummy treats including the acclaimed Memsaab; Indian cuisine to suit all tastes, as well as Ed’s Diner, selling fun and relatively inexpensive American food.
Along the high street, you’ll find Italian chains like Zizzi and Carluccio’s, and when your parents come to visit, you should definitely give San Carlo a go. It’s a little on the pricey side, sure, but perfect for a delicious, special occasion.
Sports and leisure
Leicester has a proud sporting heritage and as a result has loads of sporting teams that have made a name for themselves. Check out Leicester City Football Club or Leicester Tigers Rugby Club whilst you’re here, or even Leicestershire County Cricket Club, which is also on your doorstep.
Close to our Leicester student accommodation are a range of activities which you can get involved with yourself, especially if you like swimming, tennis, golf or basically anything else active! With lots of gyms in the area and on the campuses, you’ll feel in great shape throughout your time at University, and for a new adventure, why not give a climbing wall a go?
If you fancy heading a bit further out, Rutland Water is ideal for water sports, especially in the warmer months.
Culture and music
No matter what you’re into, Leicester has something for you. The Richard 3rd Visitor Centre is a big deal right now, since his remains were found in a local car park! There are also other museums along New Walk, as well as a fascinating Space Centre on your doorstep.
For theatre fans, Leicester has a grand total of four, meaning you should keep checking the listings because there’s bound to be something up your street. These theatres are also the perfect setting for the annual comedy festival in February, showcasing the funniest talent around both established and new.
If you’re content just watching a screen, you won’t be ignored. The Cinema de Lux, bang smack in the middle of the Highcross centre, has 12 screens, an exclusive Directors Hall and even a bar-slash-restaurant. You can also head to Phoenix, an independent cinema and arts centre which also serves food.
All thanks to Leicester’s ethnic diversity, there is a Caribbean Carnival – the UK’s biggest outside London, as well as the largest Diwali celebrations outside of India. Don’t say that’s not impressive!
For music lovers, you’ll be happy knowing big name bands, huge DJs, and even classical acts regularly venture to the city. The Curve and De Montfort Hall are venues to be seen in, but there’s also The Shed, the longest running venue around.
Night time is when it’s all happening in Leicester, and there are loads of pubs, bars and clubs to choose from for your entertainment. Give Soar Point or Polar Bear a go – it’s not just their cute names which make them stand out!
For students, Republic and Liquid are super popular, as well as MOSH for the fans of something a little heavier. Also worth checking out is Level 1, in addition to The Factory – Leicester Student Unions' nightclub venues at De Montfort Hall.
Wednesdays and Saturdays are probably the most ‘in vogue’ nights out, but you can really head out anytime! The SU has themed nights on each of these days, with great drink offers and even celeb guests from time to time.
Leicester is blessed with a reliable and cheap bus service, which will be perfect for your time here in our Leicester student accommodation. You can buy travel cards, too, as an additional way to save. When it comes to walking, Leicester can provide many opportunities and it has absolutely miles of cycle ways to enjoy as well.
The train station lets you go all over, and London is just an hour away.
Health and wellbeing
Both of the main universities in the city offer all kinds of care to their students, from advice through to medical support.
The city in general looks after its people with Leicester Royal Infirmary, with an A&E and a walk-in centre, too. There’s also The Victoria Park Health Centre, which is provided for the community, but is mainly used by those attending the University of Leicester.
If you ever need specialist care, such as financial advice or sexual health services, your University is on hand to help you.
Gosh, we’re good to you! All of our Leicester student accommodation is well-connected, meaning you’ll never be stranded when there’s something you need. In recent years, Leicester has seen an innovative addition to its retail landscape, in the Highcross centre. With shops like Topshop, New Look, and the Apple Store, there’s something for everyone, and more and more being added all the time.
You’ll find lots of supermarkets nearby, with the giants that are Tesco being a popular one for the area, as well as Morrison’s and plenty more. Of course, there are banks and other amenities you may need to get your errands done – so no excuses!
No student city would be complete without takeaways, and we recommend giving Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine a go, as these fast-food outlets are something of a delicacy round these parts.
If you fancy a little adventure with your Liberty Living flatmates, you’re in luck. In Leicester, you’re only an hour from London, with all the excitement the city holds. Also pretty close by is Birmingham, which is excellent for nights out and shopping, and a bit of a break from the norm. It's just under an hour away by train, so you can easily pop over for a day trip!
For something a bit quainter, head to the market town of Melton Mowbray, famous for its foodie goodness in pork pies and Stilton cheese – you’ll find an old cattle market, as well. Along the same lines of good, old fashioned fun, you’ll discover Charnwood Forest. It’s only a few miles away and has hundreds of acres of woodland walks.
If you’ve got bigger dreams, East Midlands Airport is less than half an hour away. Here you can escape to many different places far and wide, so there’s no excuse not to explore.
Whatever you are looking for, you will find it with Liberty Living in Leicester.
Accommodation available in Leicester
Liberty Park is really close to all of the unis in the city including De Montfort University and the University of Leicester. Thanks to the CCTV and security as standard, you’ll be safe an d secure throughout your stay.
Your new student accommodation is on Raw Dykes Road just off Jarrom Street, which places it in an excellent location close to all of the action as well as local amenities. Leicester train station isn’t too far at all, and there are also plenty of other transport options nearby to help you get around.
Your time at Liberty Park includes all-inclusive rent, so you’re always sure where you stand. You’ve also got a gym as part of that price, so you can get fit for free.
Liberty Court is located close to the city centre as well as De Montfort University and Leicester's other HE institutions. The residence also provides great access to local transport, with Leicester’s train station just a short walk away and a number of bus stops in the area.
Leicester has tons going on, so whether you’re looking for a spot of retail therapy or a night out on the town, you’ll never be too far away from all the action at Liberty Court!
When you stay in our student accommodation, you can expect high standards as well as all-inclusive rent. Liberty Court is safe and secure, and is served by CCTV and on-site security staff 24/7.
Why choose Liberty Living?
We welcome group bookings
Want to live with your friends? We can make it happen! At Liberty Living, we’re happy for you to book with whoever you like. So, if you can’t bear the thought of being separated for even one moment, now you don’t have to be. We know how social University is and we don’t want to split anyone up who’s quite happy in their own little group. We’d also be the last ones to split up a relationship, so you can even share a room with a partner thanks to our room shares – in residences that have double rooms or studios.
Perhaps you’re coming back for your second or third year with us, or maybe you all met on your course – it doesn’t matter, we’d love to have you stay with Liberty Living. We’ll welcome you (or welcome you back!) with open arms. As an added incentive, we’ll even help you settle in, too. Book in a group of four or more people and we’ll give you a £100* shopping voucher for a supermarket of your choice. Better get sharpening those cooking skills – you’ll all have to do your fair share!
It’s super easy to make a booking together, so follow the link to find out more about group bookings.
*Shopping voucher offer of £100 differs in some residences and is only available at selected residences.
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.