There's something special about Bristol, it's a thriving, independent metropolis that has given the world Bansky, Wallace & Gromit, Massive Attack, Roni Size and Portishead - and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Recently named one of the best UK cities to live by The Sunday Times it's not hard to see why thousands of students from Britain and across the Globe choose to make Bristol their home during their studies.

Here's a few reasons why we think Bristol is an amazing place to live and study:

  • Music is at it's heart

According to PRS, there are more musicians in Bristol than in any other city in the UK! Hardly a surprise from the city that brought you Massive Attack, Roni Size, Eats Everything, Portishead, Julio Bashmore, Addison Groove, Nick Warren, Jody Wisternoff and many, many more!

  • It's independent spirit

How many other cities can boast their own currency, the Bristol Pound? Or turn your back on internet shopping and stroll up Stokes Croft and Gloucester Road - jam-packed with local, independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, in fact it's the longest street of independent shops in the country!

  • Take in the sights

Bristol is famed for it's street art, in some areas of the city there are more painted walls than plain, and you're not limited to the streets either; there are exhibitions and annual street art festivals such as UPFEST meaning you never have far to go to add some colour to your day.

  • Vibrant nightlife and festivals aplenty

With bands and DJs from across the globe all stopping off in Bristol, there isn't a genre or style you can't find in Bristol. Come the warmer months it's hard to find a weekend when there's not something going on, with big events such as Love Saves the Day, Rave on Avon, Harbour Festival and Grill Stock. Not forgetting Glastonbury Festival is right on Bristol's doorstep.



Renting private student halls is an ideal choice for the first year students for a number of reasons:

  • Facilities are located in the city centre
  • A wide range of accommodation types available (studio apartment, en-suite room, room in a shared flat)
  • All of the rooms are fully furnished
  • Facilities have entertaining common areas such as Game, TV rooms and Gym
  • Student halls run social events
  • All bills included


For those who want to find accommodation in groups of 3+ people or a room in a shared house, there are a number of Letting Agencies that specialise in properties for students that will help you find the best accommodation to suit your needs. 

We can also put you in touch with other students who are looking for housemates.

We've put together a short guide on our recommendations for a variety of accommodation options to help you with your search, hit the button to download.