Student flats & studios to rent in Preston

A thriving and bustling city with UCLAN at its heart, Preston is a really happening place for vibrant student life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will you be studying at Preston University? Here are our most frequently asked questions from students:

Most students will be looking for shared flats and houses in Preston starting in October. In recent years, we have seen a surge in international students taking up most of the accommodation available for students in Preston.
However, some excellent and centrally located private flats will still be available. Students who want a secure, personal space for living and studying with the flexibility for groups of students loving and working together should consider the accommodation at The Jazz Bar and The Guild Tavern.

The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose.

A private student flat in Preston with a double bed, en-suite shower and toilet will cost you £103 per week. A larger ground-floor flat with kitchen facilities costs around £154 per week.

By comparison, halls of residence at UCLAN might cost around £108 per week, but could cost more when you add in utilities or services – and for larger rooms. 

Metro Student Accommodation has an excellent range of self-contained and private flats in Preston, all within easy reach of UCLAN.

These flats include studio apartments and provide double beds, all with en-suite bathrooms and toilets. Metro also offers combinations of flats where everyone has their own private bathroom and living space, as well as a communal kitchen and living room for entertaining and socialising. These are ideal for groups of students that want to share accommodation but prefer a private bedroom and en-suite bathroom.

In Preston, students must start their accommodation search early to avoid disappointment. Students wishing to book accommodation for UCLAN should contact Metro Student Accommodation from October onwards.

Metro makes it easy for second-year and third-year students to search and book their perfect flat or studio apartment.  

You can use the search tools on this website or contact the Metro team to discuss your needs in detail.

And don’t forget that with Metro, all your utility bills and insurance are included in the rent, so you have nothing extra to pay for. 

On average, most students will pay a deposit of £100 per person and up to around £186. 

At the end of your tenancy period, if your room and communal areas are in the same condition as when you moved in, you will get your deposit back promptly and in full.

All deposits are protected and lodged with one of the government-approved deposit protection schemes. For full details, please visit the My Deposits scheme website:

Student Accommodation in Preston

Metro offers a wide range of student accommodation within Preston, Lancashire, including a mix of multi-bedroom flats and studio apartments for students.

For anyone searching for UCLAN accommodation, our flats at The Guild Taven and The Jazz Bar offer the perfect mix of private student rooms with sociable common rooms and kitchen areas.

Our range of student flats in Preston are all inclusive of utilities, along with high-speed wifi internet, a double bed, en-suite bathroom, free use of a dedicated laundry room and more.

To discover how good student life is in Preston, and to learn more about finding the right student accommodation for you, take a look at our updated 2023 blog article about student life, living and accommodation in Preston. 

UCLAN student accommodation

Our student flats in Preston are UCLAN-registered properties. Searching for Preston accommodation can become a bit of a minefield – with everything from student houses to studio flats available.

Our student studio flats in Preston offer the best of both worlds and are designed to give students a secure, private space alongside a communal living area and kitchen.

If you are looking for a UCLAN student room or accommodation near to Preston University for your next semester, take a look at our full range of Preston student accommodation here.

Student Studio Flat Preston

For those looking for a more private studio flat in Preston, Metro offer seven studio apartments, each with an en-suite bathroom, power shower, fully fitted kitchen and double bed.

If you are looking for Preston apartments for rent, contact our helpful team here to discuss your needs, or take a look at our listings to see all Preston University Accommodation.

Things for Students to discover in Preston

Preston has to be one of the most accessible cities in the UK; it offers so much, yet all the essential amenities are easily reached by foot. Preston offers a wealth of history, along with museums and galleries, the primary one being The Harris Museum & Art Gallery (a 2-minute walk from The Jazz Bar & Guild Tavern).

Preston caters for all tastes and activities, from escape rooms, bowling, paintballing, climbing walls, and cycling, all probably best done before taking a tour of the Beer Brothers Brewery or the Brindle Gin Distillery

The Visit Preston website is a wealth of information, link below:

Don’t forget your NUS card, as many outlets offer student discounts you don’t want to miss!

Student Transport Links in Preston

Preston is well served by train linking the city to the rest of the UK, and by investing in a 16-25 Railcard, you will benefit from good savings on standard class rail tickets, the cost is £30, but you will soon make that back on a few trips. 

By train from Preston, you can be in Liverpool, Manchester or the Lake District within an hour or Blackpool in 30 minutes.  The train station is a 10-minute walk from the Jazz Bar & Guild Tavern.

The Jazz Bar & Guild Tavern student flats in Preston are both a minute’s walk from the main shopping area, Fishergate, where you have many bars, coffee bars, clubs, restaurants and shops and also a 10-minute walk to the Uni. You would be hard-pressed to find more central accommodation.

If you have a large group, you can always take two flats and have a whole floor for you and your friends.

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