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Student accommodation in Manchester
Manchester is known to be one of the UK’s most exciting cities, which is probably why over 100,000 students flock there at any one time. With some of the UK’s best shopping, nightlife, culture and of course, education, it’s no surprise that you’d want to stay in our centrally located Manchester student accommodation.
Select your University or College for our closest residencesManchester
- Liberty Living at Sir Charles Groves Hall 0.3 miles (walking) 0.1 miles (walking) 2.3 miles (walking) 0.1 miles (walking)
- Liberty Point 0.7 miles (walking) 0.8 miles (walking) 1.5 miles (walking) 0.8 miles (walking)
- Liberty Heights 0.3 miles (walking) 0.5 miles (walking) 2.0 miles (walking) 0.5 miles (walking)
A great place to study
Manchester is well and truly on the map for an abundance of reasons, it’s almost impossible to pin it down to just one. From incredible football teams to its musical influence, as a fashionable, modern and up-and-coming city, it’s the perfect place to spend your student days at Liberty Living, or even to settle.
Manchester’s 50,000 strong student population spread between institutions like University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University enjoy one of the best student lifestyles in the country. At our Manchester student accommodation, you’ll instantly feel right at home, as you’ll have the world at your feet and opportunity knocking at your doorstep.
If the cliché is a little much for you, it’s truly a city where you can forge your own path, and you’re bound to meet others who share in your ideals here, and hopefully in the fun that will take over your life by moving here.
Food and drink
It’s no surprise that Manchester offers some of the top chains when it comes to food and drink, such as Pizza Express, Nando’s and Zizzi. At Liberty Living though, we recognise that the student palette is much too varied to be limited, so we’ve picked a few of our faves that we think you’ll love, too.
Trof is popular among student creatives, typically attracting a rather indie crowd with its welcoming, somewhat rustic edge. The food is delicious, healthy and value for money, so it basically ticks all the boxes! Font in Fallowfield is fab as well, and you really must check out their incredible £2 cocktails.
If Italian’s your thing, you really ought to check out Gusto. It’s a little pricey, but definitely worth it, and signing up to their free membership scheme gets you a cheeky 20% off.
Of course, you can’t go to Manchester without sampling the delights of the Curry Mile. Reflective of Manchester’s diverse population, there are scores of tasty treats available up and down the road in Rusholme. Try Lal Qila, Sangam and Lal Haweli just to get you started, and remember to try and strike a deal for even better prices.
Chinese is also on the menu in this Northern fortress, and you should head to Sweet Mandarin to check it out. Gordon Ramsay, all round food connoisseur recently voted it the best the UK has to offer, and it’s fast becoming a staple of the city itself. It might be one for when the parents pop round though, as the bill can soon add up.
The Northern Quarter has some incredible café restaurants – just look around and soak in the hipster-esque atmosphere. Another fun area to explore food wise is Deansgate Locks, with plenty of choices bound to suit everyone.
Obviously, there will be days where something cheap and cheerful will do. Taco Bell in the Arndale’s Food Court will hit the spot, as it has people trekking across the country just to try it – it’s one of the few UK locations of the popular American franchise.
Sports and leisure
Manchester’s football teams don’t really need an introduction, but we’ll say it anyway. Both Manchester United and Manchester City football clubs are based here, both regular league toppers and famous the world over. In Manchester you will also find Lancashire County Cricket Club, as well as the country's largest martial arts club, and the home of the British Mountaineering Council.
If you hate just sitting on the side-lines, there are extensive sporting facilities, including the National Cycling Centre and Manchester Aquatics Centre, and you can keep fit in any number of gyms with amazing student discounts and trials.
If you fancy a jog, there are loads of places you can head, and if you want to think outside the box, you can head to the Chill Factore snow slope for a fun day out you’re your Liberty Living flatmates. Outdoor lovers will also love places like Hulme Park, where there’s a BMX track and skate ramps to channel your inner cool kid.
Manchester was home to the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and the city has some great sporting facilities available to all who want to use them as a result of that.
Culture and music
When it comes to diversity, Manchester is proudly flying the flag, with a Gay Village around Canal Street which attracts the LGBT community and friends the world over, as well as its Chinatown, which is enviable, and certainly worth checking out.
Home to the Royal Exchange Theatre Company, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Bridgewater Hall and, for the 21st Century, even the BBC itself in Salford, Manchester is a media metropolis with plenty of opportunity for its people. Arts and theatre wise, you can head to the Lowry Centre, Palace Theatre or Manchester Art Gallery, or perhaps a museum if that’s more up your street – there are plenty to choose from.
Manchester is a lot of things, but it can’t be accused of lacking in culture. It boasts over 400 pubs, clubs and café bars in the city centre, and many bands have originated on the Manchester scene. Manchester’s love for music continues even to this day, and if you want to head down to check out bands, you’ll be wanting Manchester Academy, the Manchester Arena, the O2 Apollo or one of the smaller places like Sound Control.
If you wander around Manchester by day, you’ll really get a feel for this vibrant, happy place. Check out the Northern Quarter, a quirky, young district, with tons of live music and chilled out bars. It also houses Affleck’s Palace, the much-loved, multi-storey cultural hub for those who don’t quite fit the mould (or for students simply looking for fancy dress or trinkets!). You should also head on out to The Printworks. The block is full of entertainment, from an Odeon cinema, to an array of popular bars, restaurants and clubs. The Comedy Store is another place to find yourself suitably entertained down by Deansgate Locks, and the brilliant prices will have you laughing if nothing else.
At Christmas, you’ll find amazing Christmas Markets, and even an ice rink in the city centre to release your inner child. Other seasonal events include ‘Pangaea’, the largest post-exam student festival in the UK, as well as plenty of musical endeavours year-round.
Clearly, we can’t talk about student entertainment and ignore its nightlife. Oxford Road has loads of bars and clubs, and as Manchester is pretty spread out, you’ll find an array of places no matter where you go.
For three whole floors of fun connected to both Joy Division and the iconic Hacienda, head on out to the Factory. Or, better still, for a similarly indie vibe with a little less expectation, Fifth Ave is where you’ll need to be.
Of course, if you’re sick of the mainstream, Satan’s Hollow is the place for you, playing all you need in dirty metal, emo, rock and grunge tracks.
It doesn’t matter whether you prefer bus, train or tram, the city of Manchester has it all.
Buses are really cheap to catch, and they’re so frequent, barely stopping at all throughout the night.
The flat landscape also means that cycling is an option if you want to brave it and save money, but if not, there’s a saving grace in that the Metroshuttle bus is free of charge.
Health and wellbeing
We hope you don’t get sick, but things inevitably happen from time to time, and we want you to be in the best hands.
In Manchester, you’re well served by plenty of hospitals, including Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester Dental Hospital and Saint Mary's Hospital, depending on your needs.
As standard, the city’s universities offer great pastoral care, including welfare, financial and career advice to all their students.
Local doctors’ surgeries and walk-in centres are also on hand to help, and of course, your student accommodation in Manchester here at Liberty Living can always lend an ear or point you in the right direction.
Shopaholics rejoice: you’ve come to fashion heaven! The compact yet extensive city centre has scope for even the pickiest shopper to find exactly what it is they need.
There are high street retailers, independents and designer stores, as well as niche boutiques thrown into the mix. You’ve got your giants like Selfridge’s and Harvey Nics, alongside department stores of a totally different variety, in Affleck’s Palace, a store which proudly sells indie and alternative gear ‘from top hats to tattoos’.
Plus, as if that wasn’t enough, you can get your fix at either the Arndale Centre or nearby at The Trafford Centre, both providing an exciting shopping experience with plenty of activities in between as well.
Our student accommodation is in a prime position to ensure you’re never too hungry. You can access Tesco, Sainsbury’s, ASDA, Marks and Spencer and Spar, without having to trek too far at all. Students can take pleasure in a huge nearby Chinese supermarket, as well as regular markets on Piccadilly Gardens selling independent brands and home-made goods.
There are also takeaways, coffee shops and high street banks, as well as all the facilities your university has on offer like libraries and more.
Manchester is very well connected, and you can easily use it as a launching pad to go wherever you’d like to go around the country and beyond.
Liverpool can be reached by train in just over half an hour, and the Yorkshire cities of Leeds and Sheffield aren’t much further, either. Using advance tickets on national rail and coach services provides a really cheap way of getting around, especially if you’re savvy and purchase young persons’ discount cards.
Manchester’s International Airport is one of the largest in the UK, if not in Europe. You can easily escape, whether it’s a weekend getaway with your flatmates, or an extravagant adventure over the holidays.
Whatever you are looking for, you will find it with Liberty Living in Manchester.
Accommodation available in Manchester
Liberty Living at Sir Charles Groves Hall - Manchester0.3 miles (walking) 0.1 miles (walking) 2.3 miles (walking) 0.1 miles (walking)from £147.00 pw
If you want to stay somewhere smart and sleek throughout your student days, Sir Charles Grove Hall is the perfect choice. Located on Booth Street West just off Oxford Road, it’s close by to all of Manchester’s many reputable universities; so no matter where you’re studying, you’ll always be able to make it to lectures on time.
Manchester is one of those places where it’s almost impossible to be bored, and we put you right in the thick of all of the amazing things the city has to offer.
When you return home each day you can sleep safe and sound in the knowledge that 24-hour security is included in your rent. You don’t have to worry about a thing here, because we include all your bills and Wi-Fi in the price, too.
Liberty Point - Manchester0.7 miles (walking) 0.8 miles (walking) 1.5 miles (walking) 0.8 miles (walking)
Liberty Point is a huge residence which will make it really easy for you to settle in and make new friends from all around the world. You’ll be close to all of the fantastic universities around the city as well as all of the fun things to see and do.
Manchester has an amazing range of cultural activities, awesome nightlife and tasty places to eat, and as Liberty Point is located centrally on Berry Street, you can immerse yourself in it all.
Liberty Point is super safe and secure, because we have you covered with 24 hour security included in your rent. In fact, everything is included in your rent for ease – that’s your bills and Wi-Fi, too.
Liberty Heights - Manchester0.3 miles (walking) 0.5 miles (walking) 2.0 miles (walking) 0.5 miles (walking)
Liberty Heights is one of the city’s tallest towers offering amazing views across Manchester and beyond. This cosmopolitan city is known for its great shopping facilities, cafes, bars, restaurants and theatre, as well as some awesome nightlife.
Liberty Heights is located on Great Marlborough Street and it’s super close to all of the action and the city’s universities – the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University – so you’ll always be able to make it to your lectures on time.
Our student accommodation is fully inclusive of everything you’ll need to have the perfect student experience – that’s your bills, Wi-Fi and a gym, too.
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.
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.
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
It's easy to book
It's easy to book with Liberty Living
- Find your perfect room
Found your perfect room? You’ve chosen where you want to be, we just need you to create an account and give us a few details to secure your booking.
- Pay your booking fee
Once you’ve given us your details and signed up to the Tenancy Agreement, all you need to do is pay us a one off £200 booking fee and set up your payment schedule – and the room is yours.
- Get ready to move in
Now try and contain your excitement… you’re booked and ready to move in! We’ve sent you confirmation of your booking and everything else you’ll need to know. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to your new home very soon.
- Find your perfect room
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.
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 48 residences in 19 cities.
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.
Unfortunately our summer accommodation is sold out for 2016 – follow the link to register your interest for 2017 and we’ll try our best to help you.