City Centre Area Guide

Guide to City Centre

Dating to the 1800s, the University of Chester is renowned for its origins as the UK’s first ever training college for teachers.

Today, it is recognised as an acclaimed educational institution attended by both international and domestic students.

A public university, it provides graduate and undergraduate courses to thousands of people every year. While students in their first year usually stay in halls of residence, those continuing education must find suitable accommodation in easy reach of the university’s campuses at Riverside, Kingsway, Queens Park and Parkgate Road.

While some students opt for rooms in areas like the Garden Quarter, Hoole and the Lower and Upper Canal Basin, others keen on quick connections and having their finger on the pulse of Chester opt for accommodation in the city centre.

City centre accommodation

Chester city centre has a number of locations where student accommodation is available and affordable, including thoroughfares like Northgate Street, Chichester Road, West Lorne Street and Brookside Terrace, among others.

Whether students prefer to share with friends or flat mates, or enjoy privacy in a sleek studio apartment, there are many modern options on offer in the heart of the city.

However, with a well-established history and examples of architecture from a variety of eras, rooms in period properties with Victorian or Georgian elements are not uncommon.

Chester city centre amenities

Chester University students who select the city centre as their home have everything they need on their doorstep.

The beating heart of Chester is teeming with places to eat, drink and socialise, and loaded with activities and attractions from the Storyhouse arts hub, to live music and comedy clubs like Alexanders and the Live Rooms.

Those seeking culture will find tours, museums and libraries ready to explore, and easy passage to other parts of the city to visit friends. Grosvenor Park is perfect for summer studying, and Chester train station is on hand for day trips and going home for holidays.

Riverside Campus is 0.5 km away, while Parkgate Road, Chester University’s main campus, is 1.4 km, and Kingsway 2.6 km.

Chester’s leading independent agent for city lettings, Bed Student Rentals can help you find accommodation in the city centre while you study. You might be a young professional or undertaking a graduate or undergraduate course, but either way, get in touch with our team to find your new home-from-home in Chester.