When you leave the comfort of your parents’ nicely decorated home for your uni halls, you will suddenly realise how much you miss creature comforts and how shoddy university accommodation can be.
However, some companies have gone above and beyond to ensure you won’t miss home by giving you all the extravagant things you never knew you needed. Take a sneak peek at our round up of the quirkiest student blocks in the country.
Club in Cardiff
Say goodbye to paying out the nose for taxi rides home and hello to pre drinks at yours as Eclipse in Cardiff has a nightclub within its premises. I would highly recommend not drinking too much and risk making a right tit of yourself on a night out (or in) here, as it is inevitable you will see the bouncers again.
Eclipse, Cardiff: Rooms start at £137 per person per week
See the latest flicks in Sheffield
Crown House in Sheffield has taken Netflix and chill to a whole new level by giving their tenants a cinema room. With comfy seats, great mood lighting and even tables to put your drink and popcorn on. Sitting at the back is still the coolest place to face the screen with the comfiest seats in the house.
Crown House, Sheffield: Rooms start at £164 per person per week
Become a ping pong master in Manchester
Table tennis has become a very popular pastime. Lambert and Fairfield House have jumped on the trend and created accommodation-slash-entertainment complex which means you never have to leave. Not only do they have a table tennis and coffee bar, but they also have a private bowling alley and karaoke rooms, you will never have to leave your house again.
Lambert and Fairfield House, Manchester: Rooms start at £187 per person per week
Destress with steam in Durham
If you’ve had a long day filled with studying and trying not to get distracted in lectures then you need to unwind, right? Ernest Place in Durham has thought about that and provided their tenants with a sauna. The lucky students who live there can relax for hours (well maybe not hours otherwise you risk looking like a prune). Plus, after a heavy night it’s nice to unblock those pores.
Chill in a Tube carriage in London
Moving to the capital can be pretty daunting but also pretty fun as you can tick loads of sight-seeing off your bucket list such as going to Buckingham Palace or riding the London Eye. However, getting around can be pretty stressful. Spring Mews in Vauxhall can help you get a few practice sessions in before riding the London Underground for real as they have a Tube carriage set up in their social space. A word of warning, it’s a lot cleaner than the real deal.
Spring Mews, London: Prices start at £295 per person per week
Bring out your inner child in Leeds
There are so many puns, my brain is buzzing. This actual slide in The Glassworks in Leeds goes from the glamping pods to the outside seating area. You literally will never need to go on holiday ever again.
The Glassworks, Leeds: Rooms start at £149 per person per week