Canterbury student accommodation at a glance
If you want your student flats in Canterbury to be right in the heart of the city, check out Palamon Court. This modern accommodation has both studio and ensuite rooms, as well as everything you need right in the building, such as a gym, kitchen, dining room, games rooms, and plenty of social and study spaces. You’re only a 5-minute walk from the city centre with loads of shops and restaurants, and only a 13-minute walk to Canterbury Christ Church University or a bus ride away from the University of Kent, Canterbury, and Medway.
If you’re looking for private student accommodation in Canterbury that is right next to the Canterbury Christ Church University, have a look at Rhodaus Court. This contemporary accommodation offers shared and private accommodation options, as well as an on-site gym, cinema room, kitchen facilities, and a beautiful courtyard for when the weather is warm. It’s smack-bang in the middle of the city, with everything you need on your doorstep making these Canterbury student halls some of the best the city has to offer.
There’s lots of student accommodation in Canterbury to choose from, but make sure you take a look at Alma Court. With a range of studio and ensuite rooms on available, there’s something to suit everyone, as well as great communal and study spaces for when you need a break from your room. There is also a games area and cinema room that doubles as a virtual gym. Location-wise, you’re only a 14-minute walk to Canterbury Christ Church University or a bus ride away from the University of Kent, Canterbury, and Medway.
For Canterbury student accommodation that suits every budget, check out Pavilion Court. This comfortable accommodation offers a range of both private and shared rooms, as well as an on-site gym, great communal and study spaces, and even has a Sainsbury’s on the ground floor. It’s right in the city centre so you’ve got lots of bars, restaurants, and activities nearby, and it’s only a 19-minute walk to Canterbury Christ Church University or a bus ride away from the University of Kent, Canterbury, and Medway.
Canterbury at a glance
- Canterbury is home to many higher education establishments such as Canterbury Christ Church University, the University of Kent, Canterbury and Medway, and Canterbury College, with lots of great options for Canterbury student halls nearby.
- Canterbury is home to Canterbury Cathedral, an iconic cathedral founded in 597 A.D and is the headquarters of the Church of England and Anglican Communion.
- The Cathedral isn’t the only building with interesting history and architecture. Spend an afternoon wandering around the city and see St Augustine’s Abbey, the Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, the Canterbury City Walls, and St Martin’s Church.
- Catch a play or music gig at The Marlowe or Gulbenkian Arts Centre.
- See the sights of Canterbury in a different way by going on a Canterbury Historic River Tour.
- Get away from your student accommodation in Canterbury by visiting the Howletts Wild Animal Park. Howletts is home to over 390 animals, including Kent’s only giant anteaters and the largest herd of African elephants in the UK.
- Get your retail fix at Whitefriars Shopping Centre. This shopping complex has loads of retail and restaurant options and is located right in the city centre. It also has a Student Lock-In Night once a year, which means serious discounts and fun events.
- Canterbury is host to some great festivals and events, including the Canterbury Shakespeare Festival, Pride, Canterbury Festival, and Christmas Market festivities.
- Grab your friends and head for a game of pool at the Cousins Lounge. This pool and snooker bar is popular for students who are after a social but quiet night out.
- Canterbury has some gorgeous green spaces for when you need a break from the books. Our favourites include Dane John Gardens, Westgate Gardens, Kingsmead Playing Field, and Solly’s Orchard. Getting out in nature is an important part of keeping your mental health in check when away at university. Check out our guide on student well-being to see what else you can do to stay healthy.
Student travel in Canterbury
Canterbury is an easy city to get around due to its great bus, train, and cycling options. Most Canterbury student halls are within walking distance to Canterbury Christ Church University, but for other campuses, you’ll need to get a mode of public transport.
Stagecoach is the main bus provider in Canterbury and connects the city to Herne Bay, Whitstable, and all the local villages. The bus is a useful way to navigate the city as a student, especially for those attending the University of Kent, Canterbury, and Medway which is a trip out of the city centre. For timetables and ticket prices, click here.
Canterbury is a well-connected city by train, taking you between London St Pancras International and Canterbury West in just 51-minutes. The service is run by Southeastern Railways and connects you to not only London but other major cities and towns, such as Dover, Margate, and Faversham.
Cycling is a great way to get around any city, especially for budget and eco-conscious students. Canterbury is a great city if cycling is a preferred option for you, with bike lanes and trails, as well as Kent Cycle Hire, a bike hire service for those of you who don’t own your own bike. It’s also worth noting that most Canterbury student accommodation has bike storage, so bringing your bike from home is easy.
Featured neighbourhoods around Canterbury student halls
If you’re looking for student accommodation that is right in the action, then student flats in Canterbury city centre could be for you. With a great range of accommodation options that are close to Canterbury Christ Church University, everything you need is right at your fingertips, including a great selection of bars and restaurants that have a great student atmosphere. We recommend hitting up the Citi Terrace, The Pound, and Alberrys for a great night out. Or, learn about the rich history of Canterbury by visiting the many historical sites scattered around the popular city.
Hales Place is north of the city centre, but perfect for students attending the University of Kent, Canterbury, and Medway. This quieter suburb is more affordable than the city centre, and still has a fun selection of local bars and pubs for when you don’t feel like jumping on a bus into the city. Try the Ye Olde Beverlie or try one of the multiple bars and places to eat on the actual campus itself.
Southeast of the city is Wincheap, a popular area for students due to its affordability. While there isn’t as much happening as in the city centre, it’s still a great area for students to call home. With large supermarkets nearby like Morrisons, as well as great bus links to the city and university campuses, there are lots of positives for finding Canterbury student accommodation in Wincheap.
Canterbury student accommodation FAQs
Is Canterbury good for students?
Canterbury is a great city for students due to the three higher educational establishments that are in and around the city. This creates a buzzing student community and great Canterbury student accommodation options.
Where do students live in Canterbury?
There are lots of great student flats in Canterbury. The main areas students live in are the city centre, Hales Place, St Dunstan’s and Wincheap, all with different budget options. If you’re interested in how students pay for accommodation, check out our guide.
What is the best way to search for student accommodation in Canterbury?
Mystudenthalls.com is the best place to look for student accommodation in Canterbury, of course! We have lots of great accommodation choices depending on your needs and budget, including ensuites and shared options, and we also have some great guides to the different types of student accommodation.