Which areas in Nottingham have the best amenities for students? | Choosing student accommodation near Nottingham amenities

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Known for its affinity to Robin Hood, Nottingham has two universities spread across its city; Nottingham University and Nottingham Trent University. As one of the largest cities in the UK, it comes as no surprise that Nottingham has a variety of popular student areas, due to their proximity to local amenities, closeness to a university, the cost of rent, and overall atmosphere.

This guide will explore the most popular student accommodation areas in Nottingham and compare their local amenities and places of interest.

What are the local amenities in Lenton?

Based just outside the city centre, Lenton was originally its own village, before becoming a part of Nottingham. Due to its proximity to Nottingham University, Lenton is a popular area for students and is largely a residential area.

The distances from Lenton to the different universities are below:

  • Nottingham University: 12-minute walk.

  • Nottingham Trent University: 27-minute walk.

  • Nottingham Train Station: 34-minute walk.

Although it is a further distance from the city centre compared to other popular student areas, there is Lenton tram stop to make travelling easier and quicker.

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Despite being a popular student location, there are no supermarkets in Lenton; however, there are some within walking distance. There is a Sainsbury’s Local that is a 10-minute walk, and a Tesco Express that is a 15-minute walk. For more cost-effective shopping, there is also a Lidl that is a 14-minute walk from Lenton.

Places of interest

When not studying, Lenton is close to certain attractions. There is the Marcus Garvey Centre, (a live music venue), and there is the Savoy Cinema that is a short 9-minute walk and is the only surviving pre-WW2 cinema in the city.

Although it is within walking distance to the University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus and Queen’s Medical Centre (which is one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe), Lenton may not be as convenient to live in if you are a Nottingham Trent student. However, Mansion Place, on Boston Street, is just over a 10-minute walk to Nottingham Trent University, located in the city centre and maybe more suitable.

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Does Forest Fields have good local amenities?

Further north of Nottingham city centre, Forest Fields is a residential area next to Forest Recreation Ground. Forest Fields is popular with students due to its travel links to both universities; with tram stops located on Beaconsfield Street and Noel Street.

River trent bridges nottinghamThe distances from Forest Fields to the different universities are below:

  • Nottingham University: 50-minute walk.

  • Nottingham Trent University: 22-minute walk.

  • Nottingham Train Station: 40-minute walk.

Compared to Lenton, Forest Fields has more frequent local amenities, including restaurants, cafes, and a leisure centre. Find out more about the most popular student areas in Nottingham at our Advice Centre.


Just outside the area, there is a large Asda that also has a petrol station, and is a 9-minute walk from Forest Fields. There are also various off-licenses and corner shops for the occasional purchase.

When choosing Nottingham student accommodation, it is important to consider certain factors such as the safety of the building and the local amenities in the area. At Mansion Student, our student accommodation comes with contents insurance and secure door entry to remain safe and secure during term time.

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Is Nottingham city centre the best place to live as a student?

Nottingham city centre is seen by many as the heart of the city, especially in the Old Market Square. The large area covers the Arboretum, Hockley, and Nottingham train station.

The distances from Nottingham city centre to the different universities are below:

  • Nottingham University: 38-minute walk.

  • Nottingham Trent University: 3-minute walk.

  • Nottingham Train Station: 13-minute walk.

Newton and arkwright buildings nottingham universityAs with any city centre, Nottingham has an array of local amenities that are convenient for students. Nottingham Trent University is in the city centre, and the University of Nottingham is easily accessible by tram or bus.

Around the corner from Mansion Place student accommodation on Boston Street, there is Lace Market tram stop that takes 13 minutes to get to the University of Nottingham.

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In Nottingham city centre, there are two Tesco Expresses that are just a couple of minutes away, and a Marks and Spencers. There is also the Victoria Centre, which is a shopping centre and contains popular brands such as John Lewis, Boots, and Urban Outfitters.

Places of interest

Nottingham is one of the most historic cities in the United Kingdom; known for Robin Hood folklore and Nottingham Castle. Discover more about the best things to do in Nottingham.

After accepting your offer to one of the Nottingham universities, it is important to find appropriate student accommodation that has strong local amenities.

Mansion Place, our Nottingham student accommodation, is located close to the city centre and is a short walk from popular restaurants, bars, and cafes. Included in the price, you have the option to enjoy the common area and the cinema room in our purpose-built accommodation.

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Since 2007, Mansion Student has acquired, developed and maintained modern student accommodations throughout some of the most popular student cities in the United Kingdom. We prioritise your welfare during your stay, and will help you through every stage of the booking and tenancy period. Browse through our different student accommodation locations below:

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Frequently asked questions

What is the most popular student accommodation area in Nottingham?

Nottingham has different residential areas that are popular with students. The top picks are Lenton and Nottingham city centre.

If you are looking for Nottingham student accommodation that is close to the local amenities, Mansion Place is in the city centre and has different range of accommodation options to suit all budgets and requirements, , including classic ensuites and loft studios.

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