A full guide to Nottingham student life | Where should students book Nottingham student accommodation?


Known for its affinity to Robin Hood, Nottingham has two universities spread across its city; Nottingham University and Nottingham Trent University. Every year, there are approximately 43,000 university students living in Nottingham. So, it should come as no surprise that various places in Nottingham attract students, including popular things to do and nightlife.

This guide will summarise student life in Nottingham, exploring the most popular student accommodation areas in Nottingham, and their proximity to the best things to do, nightlife and local amenities.

What are the best things to do in Nottingham?

Known as the “city of caves”, Nottingham is full of rich heritage and culture amongst its city limits. More than 450 caves are lying beneath Nottingham, and this is the largest grouping of caves in the United Kingdom. Nottingham Castle is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city’s skyline. Other Nottingham landmarks include Old Market Square, which is at the heart of the city and features a Robin Hood statue.

Building on a cliff top in nottinghamNottingham has an array of popular food and drink places across the city. Considered one of the oldest pubs in the United Kingdom, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem is built into the cave system beneath the castle, and is said to have been established in 1189. For music fans, Rock City is the heart of Nottingham’s music scene.

Alongside its famous association with Robin Hood folklore, Nottingham has many links to those with cultural and societal importance. This includes Lord Byron’s ancestral home of Newstead Abbey and the DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum that celebrates the author, keeping his memory alive. Also in Nottingham, Wollaton Hall & Deer Park is an Elizabethan country home with two species of deer. There is a regular bus service to Wollaton Park from the Victoria Centre; just around the corner from our Nottingham student accommodation, Mansion Place.

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Based in the city centre, Mansion Place comprises a choice of ensuite and studio accommodation, with all bills included in the price. This also includes secure facilities and on-site maintenance.

To arrange a viewing at Mansion Place, contact us today.

What is the nightlife like for Nottingham students?

Nottingham is home to various bars and nightclubs that are open until the early hours of the morning. Pryzm Nottingham, part of the popular nightclub chain, contains 2 clubs and four themed bars. Stealth has long been regarded as one of the best nightclubs in the Midlands, located next door to Nottingham Trent University.

Penny Lane is a social venue based in the heart of Nottingham city centre. Before 9 pm Sundays to Thursdays, there is 2-for-1 on cocktails, saving around 40% on drinks for those looking for cheaper cocktails. Hockley Arts Club is just around the corner and is a creative space that spans three floors and serves incredible cocktails throughout the week.

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If you want to plan your own cocktail party, our Nottingham student accommodation, Mansion Place, has its very own communal and social areas ideal for events.

Find out more about Mansion Place here.

Which areas in Nottingham have the best amenities for students?

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 includes Lenton, based just outside Nottingham city centre and a popular residential area for students, and Forest Fields, which surrounds the Forest Recreation Ground and has strong travel links to both universities.

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

As with any city centre, Nottingham has an array of convenient local amenities for students. This includes various supermarkets and food markets in the city centre. Nottingham Trent University is in the city centre, and the University of Nottingham is easily accessible by tram or bus.

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Mansion Place is located close to Nottingham’s city centre and is a short walk from popular restaurants, bars, and cafes.

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Mansion Place, Boston Street

Located on Boston Street, just a few minutes away from the city centre, Mansion Place is a stylish and modern student accommodation with various room types available for tenants. Rooms include classic ensuites, loft studios, and premium studios, which vary in size and price. Within the purpose-built student accommodation, tenants can enjoy communal areas, including a common room and cinema room for socialising outside of university time.

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How Mansion Student can help

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:

If you are interested in staying at any of our student accommodations, arrange a viewing here to ensure you are completely happy with the property before booking.

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Frequently asked questions

Where to find the best student housing in Nottingham?

Nottingham has a variety of popular student areas across the city. Students should factor in their priorities when choosing student accommodation, and consider areas close to their university, local amenities, and city centre. Popular student areas include Lenton, Hockley, and Nottingham city centre.

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