Bishop Grosseteste University College

Bishop Grosseteste University College

Bishop Grosseteste University College

Best Locations for Student Accommodation

  • Lincoln
  • West Parade

Average Rents

The average rent for a room in private accommodation is £65 - £70 a week.


Lincoln city centre is relatively small and large parts of it have been closed to traffic and pedestrianised in recent years. As the city continues to grow, this causes significant pressure on the existing road network entering and leaving Lincoln. Traffic congestion during the rush hour is commonplace and somewhat exacerbated during the summer months and the tourist season. In the absence of a Park & Ride scheme, your best option may be to use public transport.

Both Lincoln train and bus stations are located in the Downhill area of the city. The train station is on St Mary’s Street whereas the bus station is just off nearby Melville Street and both are about a ten-minute walk away from the main shopping and commercial areas of the city centre. All regional bus services pass through the main bus terminal whilst Lincoln is also connected via the rail network with a number of towns and villages along the Nottingham, Doncaster, Cleethorpe, Peterborough , Sheffield and Newark lines.

Parking Permits

The City of Lincoln Council operates 20 car parks throughout the City, offering 2496 car parking spaces. Parking is available within the historic uphill district of the City, known as the Cathedral quarter. There is easy access to the Cathedral, Castle, and the City centre for motorists who are visiting the market area, Brayford Waterfront and Lincoln Marina.

Parking permits are needed in some areas, to find out more see the link at the bottom of the page.

Living in the area

The shops in the Uphill area complement the historic surroundings with a collection of tea shops, books stores and a number of small independent retailers who face nestle with each other along the tightly packed cobbled street, aptly named Steep Hill. Coming down the other side you find yourself in the Downhill area where you will find all the high street brands that you would expect to see in a city of this size; including the Waterside Centre - the only covered shopping centre in the pedestrianised retail core of Lincoln. The vast majority of chain stores are at the bottom of the hill along the High Street and in the St. Marks shopping area.

The newly developed Brayford Waterfront Quarter has a good range of bars and restaurants in a marina setting. Whereas just around the corner on the High Street there are a number of fashionable bars and pubs, many with late licenses and DJ’s. There are two main clubs - Sugarcubes and Pulse. But if you are looking for somewhere to eat, there are a number of great restaurants heading up Steep Hill in the Cathedral Quarter.

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