Student Accommodation in Leicester

Leicester is undisputedly a fantastic student city; whether you’re looking for a vibrant nightlife, culture, history or world class sport, Leicester has it all including the largest Diwali celebrations outside of India.

Hosting two universities, University of Leicester and De Montfort University, Leicester has a student population of over 35,000 and so it’s no surprise that the city welcomes students with open arms. This Midlands city on the bank of the River Soar is considered one of the UK’s oldest cities with a history dating back to the Roman times and Leicester Cathedral is also the final resting place of King Richard III.

The city is one of the most diverse and multi-cultural in the UK, making it a hub for many internationally inspired festivals and events, including theatre and comedy at the renowned Curve Theatre. Belgrave’s Golden Mile hosts the Hindu celebrations of Navratri and Diwali, the festival of light which is something that needs to be seen to be believed.

Top 5 things to do in Leicester

  1. Go see the King at King Richard III Visitor Centre
  2. If you’re a Leicester fan, watch a game at King Power Stadium
  3. Get lost at Wistow Maze
  4. Get all your fruit and veg at Leicester City Market
  5. Grab a drink with friends at Hogan’s Bar

Universities in Leicester

University of Leicester

Address: University Rd, Leicester LE1 7RH

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2522

Students: 20,150

Complete University Guide League Table: 34th

Campuses: Main

Fact: The University of Leicester is most famous for the invention of genetic finger printing and contributing to the discovery of the remains of King Richard III

De Montfort University

Address: The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

Telephone: +44 (0)116 255 1551

Students: 20,905

Complete University Guide League Table: 70th

Campuses: Main

Fact: De Monthfort University has the second highest number of National Teaching fellows of all UK universities