An introduction of every student city in the UK

Published:
February 24, 2023
Last updated:
March 8, 2024
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It is no surprise that over 400,000 international students choose to study in the UK each year, with some of the best universities in the world, impressive job prospects for graduates, globally recognized degrees, a great work-life balance, and some of the best lifestyle, culture, and nightlife attractions in the world, each city being unique and different.

LONDON

London is thrilling, exciting, and full of potential, but it is more than just big city buzz. The river Thames winds its way through the city Centre, and the range of neighborhoods, cultures, and quarters make this international metropolis an attractive and neighborly place to live.

Every neighborhood in London has cafes, bars. restaurants, pubs, and clubs, but as you live your best student life in the city, you will explore the secrets of each one. The rebuilt East End provides avant-garde culture and a bohemian lifestyle. The City Centre is home to well-known retail stores, theatres, and Chinatown. South London is multicultural and creative. Museums, the Notting Hill Carnival, and music venues may all be found in West London. For eight hundred years, the City of London has been the beating heart of the city.

If you have a hangover or a rumbling stomach, we suggest visiting Honest Burger, which has locations all around London. You can also try Mother Flipper at Kerb in King's Cross, which is much more than a simple takeout trailer.

There are a few excellent coffee shops in the King’s Cross neighbourhood for a more refined coffee date, as well as your standard Starbucks and Costa if none of the independent establishments catch your eye. In addition to some of the greatest brunches in this side of London, Caravan also offers freshly roasted coffee for a quick pick-me-up. All of this is served in the oh-so-cool Scandi setting.

In Kings Place, the Green & Fortune Café has a deli-style menu with soups and sandwiches that are ideal for a quick snack or to take back to your apartment between classes.

With our rooms, you may live in the central London neighbourhood that most fits you, from the cafes of Hoxton to the renowned Tower Bridge, the riverfront skylines of Westminster and Vauxhall, to the lively neighbourhoods of King's Cross and Victoria.

Our London student housing is close to the city's top colleges and offers a variety of rooms, amenities, and on-site, round-the-clock support staff to help you get the most out of your stay. A better moment than now to pick HYBR for your housing accomodations.

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BRISTOL

Vibrant and multicultural Bristol is well-known for its trip-hop sound, as the birthplace of Graffiti, and as one of the world's largest makers of hot air balloons. Book your apartment and you will discover so much more in the Southwest's largest city.

There is always something to do in vibrant Bristol, day and night. The city is well-known for its street cuisine and exquisite dining, as well as its numerous clubs, iconic music venues, wonderful stores, and small boutiques. However, it is not only about urban culture. Do you want a little more action and adventure? Visit the inland surfing lake “The Wave”, enjoy paddle-boarding in the Harbour, or experience hot-air ballooning, Bristol's most renowned athletic activity.

The Roxy Lanes on Union Street are more than just a bowling alley; in addition to 8 full-sized lanes, they also include shuffleboards, full-size pool tables, beer pong, ice-free curling, duck pin bowling, arcade games, and a karaoke booth. Pizza is a great way to fuel up between games or visit their bar for a selection of soft drinks, beers, spirits, wines, and cocktails.

Lakota, one of Bristol's most well-known and enduring clubs, has hosted several well-known performers throughout the years, including Carl Cox, Eats Everything, Congo Natty, Gentlemen's Dub Club, Calibre, Stormzy, and others. The five rooms and the courtyard of the Lakota Gardens feature a variety of music, from disco to dubstep, as well as Tribe of Frog, the biggest psytrance event in the UK.

Trinity has been a staple of Bristol's nightlife for more than 40 years. In addition to hosting many sound clashes and club nights, Trinity also organizes a variety of live music and community activities.

Students at the University of Bristol or the University of the West of England Bristol will benefit much from staying at our accommodations. There are private, en-suite rooms in shared apartments as well as all-inclusive, high-spec individual studios or connected studios at our Bristol residence. Students who live in the heart of the city are in an ideal spot to take advantage of all that Bristol has to offer in terms of culture and entertainment.

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LIVERPOOL

Liverpool is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city that attracts students and visitors from all over the world. It is famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, for having two Premier League football clubs, and for having a commerce history that dates back centuries. Due to its size and history, there is always something new to discover, yet its diverse neighborhoods and communities make everyone feel at home.

For street art, breweries, skateparks, and parties head to the Baltic Triangle. The Cavern Quarter is the beating heart of Beatlemania, but the Liverpool ONE retail Centre and Castle Street's gourmet scene are well worth a visit. The Cultural Centre is St George's Quarter. Look for the Chinese arch, which marks Chinatown, for Chinese and pan-Asian cuisine.

All the pubs and clubs in Liverpool City Centre are centralised in Concert Square. There are many venues to go for a night out, enormous even little, all around the large open roofed courtyard. For live sports and beer, check out McCooleys and Einstein Bier Haus, Level offers three floors of music from various genres, and Modo or Soho offers outdoor drinking options.

There are several taverns, clubs, and pubs on Seel Street and the streets that branch off it where you may spend an unforgettable evening. For fantastic playlists and a dance with your friends, visit clubs like Heebie Jeebies, Blue Angel (also known as The Raz), The Shipping Forecast, The Merchant, The Jacaranda, and Santa Chupitos.

For casual drinks at some of the trendiest pubs in the city, visit Liverpool's Baltic Triangle, the city's artistic district. For a relaxing afternoon or evening, visit Love Lane Brewery, Hobo Kiosk, Botanical Garden, and On Air.

The greatest spots to go in the city for LGBTQ+-friendly bars are Stanley Street and the streets around it. Try the Poste House, Navy Bar, or Masquerade for a little dancing, or go to the Lisbon, a hidden bar, for a pint.

Our Liverpool housing gives you the opportunity to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience while enjoying this incredible city in comfort and security. You may choose the best housing in Liverpool from among all our fantastic houses.

We have houses close to all the major universities, including the University of Liverpool, John Moores University, and Hope University, making Hybr the finest choice for you to enjoy Liverpool to the fullest.

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BATH

Bath is one of the highest-rated and safest university cities in the country, and our centrally placed apartments put you in the greatest position to experience everything it has to offer.

Hybr housing in Bath are conveniently placed near the University of Bath, Bath Spa University, and Bath College, making it convenient to attend lectures and seminars. It is also close to Bristol University.

Bath is well-known for its Roman Baths as well as its Georgian architecture. Every street has a story to tell, and a trip through the busy city Centre will take you from old monuments and castles to contemporary galleries, independent boutiques, and street food vendors - it is a fantastic location to live and study.

For one-of-a-kind shops, visit the Artisan Quarter, Upper City for eccentric boutiques, and Milsom Place for large-name retailers. Vegan cafés to upscale restaurants - and every cuisine in between - are available to foodies.

Want to celebrate getting that grade you worked so hard for or take a break from studying? For delicious cocktails and vintage sing-along karaoke, stop into the underground cocktail bar The Drawing Rooms. But reserve a Prosecco Boat Trip if you're in the mood for anything throughout the day. You'll not only be able to take in the positive energy, but you'll also be able to see famous structures including Halfpenny Bridge, the Abbey, and Pulteney Weir.

Bath has a lot to offer, despite being a small city. There will always be something to suit the mood, regardless of your budget or the sort of food you are seeking. Chilli Family is the ideal restaurant if you're searching for delicious, genuine Chinese food on a tight budget. It offers a wide selection of vegetarian and meat-based dishes that are often available for around £10. Due to its extreme difficulty in reserving a table, Sotto Sotto is the "talk of the town." It's a well-liked option for travellers and locals, and we believe it's a great place for those who want to celebrate or go out for a gourmet supper.

When you are ready to explore your new city, you will find many of Bath's attractions right at your feet because our Bath home is conveniently located near the university and within walking distance of it. It's the ideal option with the greatest amenities of any other housing in the city and a variety of modern studios to select from!

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CARDIFF

Cardiff Bay's lively waterfront, the Gothic drama of Cardiff Castle, sport and passion at the Principality Stadium, and superb music at the Welsh Millennium Centre are all highlights of this city. Immerse yourself in your student experience, building lifelong experiences and friends.

Cardiff has been designated as the United Kingdom's first ‘music city,' owing to the breadth and richness of its musical culture. Its massive music halls and little landmark venues feature everything from opera and symphony to dance shows and Welsh language, artists. Its creative sector includes galleries such as Chapter Arts Centre, Ffotogallery, and The Albany Gallery, which host contemporary and fine art, pop-ups, and performances.

Our Cardiff student housing puts you in the heart of the city, near the Morgan Quarter's ancient arcades and modern shopping, as well as the Castle Quarter's pop-ups and cafés. You will also discover street food stalls and antique shops nearby. There is usually something going on at night, whether it is live comedy, clubs, bars, or pubs.

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LINCOLN

Rich in history, with stunning buildings, scenery, and a fantastic student living experience. The city, which is centered on the massive Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle, is also known for its enormous Christmas markets. While the city Centre rich in history and tourist attractions, the surrounding countryside provides scenic hikes, boat trips, and natural parks.

Lincoln is noted for its greenery and pleasant, laidback atmosphere, with some magnificent countryside and shoreline nearby. It also offers fantastic nightlife, a fast-rising football team, and fantastic independent shopping.

Unsurprisingly, Lincoln has a lot to offer in terms of authentic pubs given that it is an Olde English town. The Strugglers Inn, a favourite for quality ale by an open log fire, is a great place to go for a quiet pint after a long day of studying. The Strait and Narrow is a hip bar that should meet your demands if champagne cocktails and Porn Star Martinis are your go-to drinks for a night out. The Engine Shed is another student favourite for concerts, stand-up comedy, and other live events. Both students and the general public can attend performances at the Lincoln Performing Arts Center on the University of Lincoln campus, which offers a wide variety of live theatre and performances and enriches the community.

Many students save dining out as a treat for rare occasions (or for when someone else is paying). The nicest tearoom in Lincoln, though, is probably Bunty's Tearoom on Steep Hill, which features beautifully soft carrot cake and mismatched vintage crockery. If you need a somewhere to take your parents when they come to visit.

The family-run Italian café Bar Unico in St. Benedict's Square will keep you in rich, authentic espressos and creamy lattes during the day while its pizzas and gelato perform extremely well after dark if you need a little caffeine to power the next chapter of your thesis. The Cheese Society on St Martins Lane will provide you a variety of cheese-based treats, from rarebit to souffle, if you're searching for a unique delicacy.

We want Lincoln to feel like home throughout your visit. We value the contribution that your stay will make to what we anticipate will be a positive experience of university life in Lincoln.

We are dedicated to offering personalized service in recognition of the uniqueness of each of our students, and we'll keep setting high standards for Lincoln's student housing. Whatever your issue, we are always just a phone call away. We have a lot of expertise helping people and finding solutions for issues that could occur on a student property.

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SHEFFIELD

Sheffield, forged by the steel industry, today provides a fantastic university experience and graduate career possibilities in its fast-growing business and technology sectors. And, because it is one of the greenest cities in the UK, with a third of it located within the Peak District national park, you can escape the city hustle at any time.

Sheffield's energy and independent spirit can be seen on every street, only minutes away from your student housing. From the vendors in the Antiques Quarter to the large brands at Meadowhall, shopping takes you everywhere. Ecclesall Road is home to markets, small stores, and open places such as the Botanical Gardens. Sheffield, the Arctic Monkeys' hometown, is filled with music, from local performances to large shows. You will also discover moors, old woodlands, and the beautiful cliffs and boulders of the Peak District, the UK's climbing capital, only minutes from the city.

As a student in Sheffield, you are a part of the city's revitalization. This northern hub offers the largest artist and designer community outside of London, as well as interesting galleries including Site Gallery, an international contemporary art location, and the outstanding Millennium Gallery. The city also features the largest theatrical complex outside of London, with the Crucible Theatre hosting world-class performances and the Lyceum hosting dance, opera, and West End productions. Sheffield is home to the National Videogame Museum, which is a must-see for anybody interested in digital culture.

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EXETER

Exeter Campus has the best student experience in the country. This medieval city is well-known for its tiny, characterful Centre, as well as its proximity to both gorgeous countryside and breathtaking coastline. You may study in the morning and swim in the water in the afternoon before returning to the lively Waterfront.

Exeter's different neighborhoods provide a wide range of entertainment options to suit your mood. The Cathedral Quarter, located in the Centre of Exeter, is close to student housing and is home to elegant shops and restaurants. West Quarter and Magdalen Road are crowded with independent shops and trendy eateries. As well as the waterfront hangout is the Quayside. If you are seeking nightlife, there are eccentric bars and boisterous clubs open every night of the week.

Exeter is a creative and cultural event center. The Campus of Exeter features its unique sculpture collection, as well as the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, which is globally recognized. Check out Phoenix Exeter in the city Centre for contemporary events, seminars, and DJ performances. The Cygnet Theatre is a great spot to see a good show. Throughout the year, there are other music, artisan, and food and drink events.

The University of Exeter is not far from our Hybr homes. It has been created to provide a place you can call home while you are pursuing your education, along with all of our wonderful services and on-site amenities.

You will enjoy a wide variety of local establishments in Exeter's town centre, where there are innumerable boutiques, eateries, and pubs to select from.

Hybr offers a secure and accommodating atmospheres for all.  You will immediately experience the advantages of our excellent service, which provides more than simply a room.

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LANCASTER

Lancaster, a city with a rich history and surrounded by lush countryside, is students' top choice for university enrollment. It has an annual student inflow of over 50,000 attributed to prestigious universities such as Lancaster University, University of Cumbria, Lancaster, and Morecambe College, among others.

Lancaster's universities and educational institutions are well-known for providing high-quality education across the world, and its globalized degree structure allows students to study in different parts of the world. Aside from education, Lancaster is a lovely and culturally rich place to call home while attending university. A diverse range of museums, parks and gardens, art and cultural organizations, and entertainment venues make the city a vibrant and attractive destination.

The study room is a well-known eatery; thanks to their outstanding Thursday night quizzes, among students. Additionally, there are burgers, loaded fries, and nachos available for purchase.

There is Wallings for those with a sweet craving. serving waffles, pancakes, and sundaes along with more than 40 different ice cream flavours.

Depending on whether you prefer Thai, Chinese, Japanese, or local pub cuisine, there are many more options. There are so many different restaurants in Lancaster, and they are all quite near to the majority of our housing.

There are the standard fast-food establishments like GO Burrito, McDonald's, and KFC for people who are in a hurry. You may also get savings at Bella Italia by using your Lancaster Purple Card.

Along with several Costa Coffees and Starbucks, new cafes are constantly opening.

Hybr has you covered when it comes to locating the top accommodation options in Lancaster. We make it simple to choose your ideal stay with a wide selection of accessible homes. We provide a wide range of possibilities, whether you're looking for a little apartment or a big house.

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MANCHESTER

Manchester offers lots to inspire you during your studies, from its inventive music culture to its world-famous sporting success. Our student housing is spread around the city, putting you near the university and all the fun.

Manchester is a vibrant student city with around 70,000 students. It is one of the UK's musical hotspots, with a rich musical history that includes Oasis, Stone Roses, and Indeed the Smiths.

Summer festivals include the enormous Parklife and Manchester Pride. The Warehouse Project has become a local tradition, bringing the world's top electronic music performers to a massive location in the heart of the city.

This is the location for you if you're seeking for a bustling student hub. Fallowfield, which is roughly 2.5 kilometers from the Oxford Road campuses and is located just past Rusholme, is full of lively bars, cafés, and other establishments that cater to students.

Opposite the University of Michigan Owens' Park campus, there are busy streets with affordable housing. Large student rental homes may be seen on and around Mauldeth Road farther down, in the direction of Withington. It costs less to go farther from the main highway (Wilmslow). In Fallowfield, there is a sizable Sainsbury's as well as other grocery stores.

Moose Coffee, Centre (near Picadilly Gardens)- These folks offer a wonderful menu filled with big and small plates of varied meals all created with love and using high-quality ingredients. If you want to enjoy an authentic American diner experience, consider pancakes, coffee, and really delicious eggs. Seriously affordable too; for less than ten pounds, you'll be stuffed.

We provide a range of high-end housing options around Manchester that include everything today's customer might possibly require, including a spacious living area, first-rate amenities, a friendly property, and top-notch social areas.

We are confident that there will be a style to fit you and your lifestyle among our selection of luxurious rooms spread among our several properties.

delicious eggs. Seriously affordable too; for less than ten pounds, you'll be stuffed.

We provide a range of high-end housing options around Manchester that include everything today's customer might possibly require, including a spacious living area, first-rate amenities, a friendly property, and top-notch social areas.

We are confident that there will be a style to fit you and your lifestyle among our selection of luxurious rooms spread among our several properties.

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