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Student accommodation in Northampton

Booking student accommodation in Northampton with Student.com will give you access to some of the best student living in the heart of the town.

We offer shared and private student housing in studios, en-suites and one bedroom student flats close to the University of Northampton and some of the town’s main attractions.

If you are searching for good value student housing in Northampton, we will help you find the ideal property for you. Give us a call or send us a message through our website’s live chat to learn more. You can now also message us directly on WhatsApp. So don’t hesitate to get in touch, our booking consultants are always happy to help!

Northampton at a glance

The county town of Northamptonshire, Northampton is one of the largest settlements in the United Kingdom that is officially not classified as a city, having had its application for city status rejected in 2000, 2002 and 2022. It is ideally located about halfway between the major metropolitan cities of Birmingham and London.

Vibrant, historic and picturesque, Northampton is a fantastic blend of bustling urban life and peaceful countryside. From its flourishing startup community, culture, innovative food scene, and blissful green parks and gardens, this quintessentially English town is a standard-bearer for the ‘Best of British.’

Northampton is a thriving town capable of rivalling the UK’s biggest cities and is considered by locals and tourists to be ‘Britain’s best surprise.’ Experience the ‘Best of British’ by visiting the town’s Cultural Quarter where you can explore modern museums and a thriving arts scene, and discover ancient roads, and intriguing churches.

Northampton is recognised as a centre of excellence for traditional and innovative artisanal food and drink. The county town’s restaurants, bakeries, breweries, distilleries, and farm shops each have their own unique offerings.

The food is not the only thing in Northampton that is at the cutting-edge of British innovation though. Wiped out by a massive fire in 1675, Northampton’s rejuvenation as a thriving business community has it bursting at the seams with home-grown talent. There are several different types of businesses that line the high street and market square.

Shoe-making capital of the world

No business is more emblematic of Northampton than the shoe and leather business. The industry has played a significant role in Northampton’s heritage and is still thriving to this day. With a shoe-making legacy dating back over 900 years, Northampton is widely considered ‘the shoe-making capital of the world.’ The town has created shoes for some of the most famous stars, including Prince Charles, The Beatles, James Bond, and Darth Vader.

Abounding natural beauty

When uni life gets a bit too stressful and you want some peace and tranquillity, Northamptonshire is blessed with some of the most beautiful countryside in England. The serenity of the county’s waterways will surely delight you, while its winding country lanes and footpaths will guide you around a rural oasis.

After wandering its streets and soaking up the history and architecture of this charming town, head out to the nearby countryside. Get away from it all, unwind, relax and experience beautiful canals, country parks, stately homes, parish churches, and the thatched cottages of the county’s lovely villages.

Take a gentle stroll and explore glorious green parks and gardens such as Sywell Country Park, Coton Manor Gardens and Haddonstone Show Gardens.

Student life in Northampton

Located in the very heart of England, just an hour from London and Birmingham, Northampton offers the perfect mix of market town and countryside.

Affectionately referred to as ‘The Rose of the Shires,’ Northampton offers something for everyone who visits or lives there. The town has been officially awarded Purple Flag status for its diverse, entertaining, enjoyable, and safe nightlife.

There are plenty of clubs and pubs scattered throughout the town, but with six to seven different nightclubs to choose from, Bridge Street is the primary area for nightlife in Northampton. The former railway station is the place to be on a Friday night following a stop at the local Wetherspoons.

You can also catch up with your mates and enjoy some live music and beer at The Black Prince, a large pub on Abington Square that has a beer garden and doubles as a music venue. When you feel like having a few pints, The Pomfret Arms, a small bar situated on the southwest side of the River Nene in Cotton End, is also a beer drinker’s delight.

For an array of locally brewed craft beers and ales, The Mail Coach is located in the heart of Northampton’s cultural quarter. Equally popular for fantastic food, the charming gastropub also serves up traditional British cuisine in a cosy and inviting decor.

There are also pubs outside of the centre that feature live music on specific days of the week. Also, in and around the main market there are excellent leisure facilities with great museums, galleries, theatres, cinemas, shops, restaurants, health clubs, and spas.

Northampton is affordable

Not only are there plenty of options to have a good time in Northampton, you’ll be able to stretch your money while at it. Northampton is significantly cheaper compared to the bigger cities in the UK. But thankfully, you won’t have to compromise on the quality of your education or your lifestyle.

Northampton has great transportation links

When it’s time to take a break from the town and head for the hustle and bustle of big city life, London, Birmingham, Leicester, Cambridge, and Oxford are all just a short trip away.

Northampton’s central location and excellent public transportation make travelling in, out and around the city easy and cheap. The town is well served by five nearby international airports that offer flights to and from all corners of the globe, including Birmingham Airport and East Midlands Airport.

Where to study in Northampton?

One of the UK’s youngest universities, the University of Northampton has been rapidly building a reputation for innovative teaching. The institution has a long-standing reputation amongst students for supportive, high-quality teaching.

The University of Northampton offers a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs across the Faculty of Business and Law, the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology, and the Faculty of Health, Education and Society. Its undergraduate portfolio encompasses over 150 courses, including foundation degrees, single honours degrees, HNDs, and joint honours programs.

The university’s wide range of disciplines include:

  • Business
  • Law
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • History
  • Media and performance
  • Computing
  • Psychology and criminology
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Games
  • Journalism
  • Sports
  • Fashion
  • Nursing and health-related disciplines

Northampton Uni has an international atmosphere with lots of people from all over the world. Of the 12,000 students at the university, about 1,000 are international students from over 50 different nations across the globe.

Top facilities

To complement its high-quality teaching, Northampton harnesses cutting-edge technology to provide its students world-class facilities to study and work in.

Its new, high-tech Waterside campus is equipped with all the amenities and facilities students need. The self-contained campus is purpose built for spacious learning, and is ordained with modern libraries, food and drink outlets, shops, as well as several recreational facilities. The campus is also ideally located within a 10-minute walk from the town centre.

The university’s Learning Hub is an innovative ‘fusion facility’ designed to allow students and staff from different disciplines to work together outside of the traditional classroom environment. The winner of the Royal Society of Chartered Surveyors ‘Design Through Innovation’ award, the facility houses superb teaching, learning and social spaces, including a 24/7 library.

The ‘Engine Shed,’ home to the university’s Students’ Union, is a superbly restored railway engine maintenance workshop that won the Architects Journal Retrofit Award.

Frequently asked questions about university accommodation in Northampton

How do I apply for private student housing in Northampton on Student.com?

Applying for private student housing in Northampton on Student.com is easy and convenient. You can filter our listings by price, type of property or location and find the property that is ideal for you. When you find a property you want to rent, click ‘View rooms’ to go to the property page.

On the property page you’ll need to choose the type of room you want to book and the dates when you need it for. Once you’ve chosen, click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now’ and leave your contact details. One of our booking consultants will be in contact with you to answer any questions you may have and help you to complete the booking process once you’re ready to book.

What are the different types of student rooms you offer?

We offer three types of student rooms:

Shared Rooms: Here you’ll share a bedroom with a roommate. Bathrooms and kitchens are also shared.

Private Rooms: This room type accommodates only one person in each bedroom, so you’ll have the bedroom all for yourself. Depending on the property and the actual room you choose, your bathroom may be either private or shared. Other facilities are shared with your fellow students.

Entire Place: This is a fully self-contained studio flat with fully private living facilities. You’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and a kitchenette for cooking your meals.

Are bills included in the rent?

This depends on the property you choose. You can use the filters on this page to find only properties with bills included. The property page of each property also lists which bills, if any, are included in your rent.

Are the apartments fully furnished? 

Like with bills, this depends on the property. You can find furnished apartments by selecting the filter ‘Furnished available’. 

Do you offer student housing for postgraduate students as well?

Absolutely! As long as you are a full-time student, you can book any accommodation listed on Student.com.