York is a prosperous city with a number of cultural and world class attractions. A variety of tastes are catered for with drama, live music, comedy and other arts, performed at York Theatre Royal, the Grand Opera House and the York Shakespeare Project. You can also check out the historic York Minster, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe, as well as the National Railway Museum, the Jorvik Viking centre or the ghoulish York Dungeons.

The city is home to the University of York and York St. John University. Ideal student lettings for York University students can be found in Tang Hall, Hull Road, Heslington and Fishergate, with York St. John students primarily living in the city centre and in Clifton.

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About Student Accommodation in York

City centre

York city centre provides a great location for student housing. With a multitude of shops, bars, restaurants and local services, as well as historic attractions right on your doorstep you will never be short of things to see and do.

Tang Hall

Tang Hall is by far the most popular destination for student housing in York. Food lovers prepare to have you taste buds tickled, as the area proudly promotes being home to the best Chinese takeaway in York. Situated north of the campus, the local amenities include a Co-op, local GP, post office and a handful of takeaways.

Hull Road

Located between Tang Hall and the campus, it is a very desirable area student accommodation for York University students due to being within a short walking distance of the campus. Hull Road hosts a number of restaurants, takeaways and a large supermarket.


Osbaldwick is a quieter, peaceful area with a smaller student population than the neighbouring areas, ideal if you are looking for an escape from the city. This rural luxury however, comes with higher priced rents. Local facilities in Osbaldwick include homely local pubs, takeaways and a few shops.


Heslington harbours a busy atmosphere, containing lots of amenities including all the necessary stuff like banks and a post office. The area also hosts the York University study centre and other University facilities, making the area a popular destination for student housing. Heslington is located within walking distance, just south of the York University campus, with a good bus service into town.


Fulford Road a lively area, popular with student lettings, with a variety of businesses operating in the area, allowing plenty of opportunities for those who want to get some part time work. Fulford Road is about 15-20 minutes away from both the city centre and the York campus. The area boasts to be home to one of the cheapest gym in town, a golf course and a bike shop. Additionally, the Fulford Road area is conveniently operated by a park and ride service.

Fishergate/Lawrence Street

This area provides one of the best locations for student housing, half way between York campus and town, leading to a high number of students flocking to this area. Fishergate/Lawrence Street are home to a multitude of takeaways, supermarkets, banks and other convenience stores.


Popular with York St. John students, Clifton is great for students seeking housing in value for money areas. Located close to the St. John campus and the city centre, it proves to be the perfect location for student lettings. There are plenty of local amenities and great transport links around York.

South Bank

South Bank is an area south of the river Ouse with Millennium Bridge links to Fishergate and Fulford. It is popular with housing law students as the College of Law is located on Bishopsthorpe Road. South Bank is situated within reasonable walking distance from the city centre.

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