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Code, Leicester
Gold River Studio - Bedroom
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Code, Leicester

Western Rd, Leicester, LE3 0GD, United Kingdom
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About the Property

Located at 40 Western Rd, Leicester, LE3 0GD, UK, Code, Leicester student accommodation is a sought-after residence for students seeking comfort and convenience. With a range of studio options including Silver Courtyard Studio, Gold City Studio, and Silver Extra Large Studio, among others, residents can choose the space that suits their lifestyle. Code, Leicester is conveniently positioned near prominent educational institutions, making it a practical choice for students. Leicester College, Arden University, and De Montfort University are just a few of the nearby universities, with the University of Leicester also within easy reach.

Students choosing Code, Leicester accommodation in Leicester are not only investing in a prime location but are also immersing themselves in a city celebrated for its academic pursuits and cultural richness. Leicester is home to a dynamic student population driven by high-ranking universities and a lively, inclusive atmosphere. With a history that spans centuries, students can explore heritage sites, participate in modern social events, and benefit from facilities like the property's own gym, library, and games area. Code, Leicester, provided by the property management group Code, places residents in the heart of a bustling urban environment complemented by serene river views and the convenience of on-site amenities such as parcel collection and a laundry facility. Tourist attractions and the city's renowned charm make this property not just a place to stay but a location to experience the best of student life.


Code, Leicester student accommodation offers an exceptional living experience in the vibrant city of Leicester. With various room types, including Silver Courtyard Studio, Gold City Studio, Silver City Studio, and more, residents can enjoy a personalized space tailored to their preferences. Every studio boasts fully furnished interiors, complete with a comfortable bed to ensure a good night's rest after a day of study.

The Gold Super Large Studio and Silver Super Large Studio offer spacious living areas and feature televisions for entertainment. The convenient microwaves and kitchen with appliance sets provide residents with the essentials for home-cooked meals, while fridges and garbage disposals ensure a clean and organized cooking environment. Each studio includes a private bathroom for optimal comfort and privacy.

Apart from the home comforts, Code, Leicester accommodation invites residents to a world of amenities designed for socializing, learning, and staying fit. The shared lounge and games area provide the perfect settings for unwinding with friends, while the gym and fitness center cater to health-conscious students. Those seeking a quiet space to study can benefit from the library & study area. Additionally, regular social events offer tremendous opportunities to connect with fellow residents.

Other practicalities like on-site laundry facilities, parcel collection services, and parking enhance the living experience, making day-to-day tasks convenient for all. The Code, Leicester Leicester's central location provides easy access to a host of universities including the University of Leicester, ensuring that your academic pursuits are never too far away. With the property management group Code at the helm, students can rest assured of a smooth, comfortable, and enriching stay at this accommodation in Leicester.

Location and What's Hot?

Living at Code, Leicester offers a rich array of lifestyle and cultural experiences for students right at their doorstep. This student accommodation in Leicester is surrounded by a plethora of dining, entertainment, and shopping options to engage residents throughout the year. Students can relish delightful cuisines at nearby spots like the urban eatery Herb or indulge in Italian flavors at the charming San Carlo. When the craving for caffeine hits, St. Martin's Coffee Shop is a go-to for a cozy ambience and a great cup of coffee.

The convenience continues with well-stocked grocery stores like Sainsbury’s Local just outside your door, ensuring that you never run out of essentials. Health is also taken care of with the proximity of Leicester Royal Infirmary to reassure students that medical help is readily available when required. For nature enthusiasts, the serene escape of Victoria Park and the historical haven of Abbey Park offer a break from urban life.

Explorers and history buffs can rejoice as iconic tourist spots like the Leicester Cathedral and the New Walk Museum are within the vicinity, ready to pique cultural interests. The vibrant nightlife of Leicester, with popular bars and clubs such as the Firebug and BrewDog Leicester, provides a merry playground for nights out and socializing with friends.

For academic pursuits, being close to educational institutions like De Montfort University and the prestigious University of Leicester is an invaluable advantage, enhancing both convenience and accessibility for the students residing here. Not to forget the other universities within the realm include Leicester College, Nottingham Trent University, and Arden University, all contributing to the unmatched appeal for students choosing Code, Leicester accommodation in Leicester.

At Code, Leicester, the blend of comfort, convenience, and vibrant surroundings crafts a perfect environment for an enriching student life in the heart of the city.


Exploring Leicester from Code, Leicester student accommodation is remarkably convenient, thanks to its strategic location within the city. Whether attending lectures, shopping, or soaking in the vibrant urban life, the proximity of various public transport stops enhances the connectivity for every resident. Key public transport points such as Leicester Railway Station for those travelling by train and several bus stops, including Narborough Road, King Richard's Road, and Braunstone Gate, ensure that students are well-connected to all parts of the city and beyond. With these public transport options within easy reach, the residents of Code, Leicester accommodation in Leicester are set to enjoy effortless commutes and an enriched living experience.


Distance to- 

5 min walk to De Monfort University

What will you get

Your Rent Include


Common Amenities

Games Area
Parcel Service
Free Gym & Fitness
Group Study Rooms
Wellbeing Support

Cancellation Policies (1)

  • Cooling Off Period
    This property offers cooling-off period.

Payment Policies (5)

  • Booking Deposit
    This property requires booking deposit.
  • Security Deposit
    This property requires security deposit.
  • Payment Instalment Plan
    This property offers 1, 2, 4 flexible instalment plans.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I book for the 2024/25 academic year?

Bookings for 2024/25 are open now! The easiest way to book is online because the website shows you live availability.
A few of the room types are already sold out, but if you don't see the type of studio flat you want, you can still register your interest and let us know your budget by talking to the online chat team.

How can I book a viewing and take a tour?

We love to show students around the accommodation and have made it super easy for you to visit:
You can book an in-person viewing or a personalised 1-2-1 virtual tour at your chosen time and date. Simply complete the Book a Viewing Form. Please make your booking at least 24 hours before you would like your tour to take place.
Booking slots for the tours are available:
CODE Leicester: Monday - Saturday from 9am - 5pm
Just drop in during opening hours. It's always better if you book in advance, but we also welcome you to come in if you are passing by.
You can also book a viewing and visit the show flat and tour CODE's great facilities.

Why do I need to accept Terms and Conditions when booking?

The Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) set out the agreement between you and Accommodation. It is a legal way to ensure both sides know what agreement is being entered into when a booking is made.
This is a binding contract, so we ask you to accept (tick a box) to confirm you have read and accepted the T&Cs before paying any money. You will not be able to proceed until you have ticked the box.

How much do I need to pay?

You can reserve your room by paying one week's rent (refundable holding deposit) online, on the phone or in the office. The deposit is deducted from your first rent instalment.
They will then prepare a tenancy agreement for you to sign detailing the instalment dates.
Payment options
We offer three ways to pay.
4 instalments: If you know someone who is a homeowner in England (including the Isle of Wight or Isle of Man), Wales or the Channel Islands and is willing to be your Guarantor, you can pay your rent in 4 easy instalments.
If you are on a 4 instalment plan you payment dates will be 24th July, 24th October, 24th January, 24th April.
2 instalments: If you do not have a Guarantor, we will split your payments into 2.
For a 2 instalment plan your payment dates are 24th July and 24th October.
This is a popular choice with EU or International students.
Pay in full: If you would like to pay your rent in one lump sum, that is not a problem.
The easiest way to pay is via your student portal (which is set up once you have made a booking) but we also accept payment by most leading debit/credit cards. If you prefer to pay via a bank transfer, we can also arrange this but note, your bank may charge for this service.
Booking after 25 April? You will need to pay your £400 Refundable Tenancy Deposit following your booking. The team will contact you to make this payment asap.

Can I request which block or floor I want?

You may already know which block you want to stay in and which floor you want to be on. Whilst they cannot guarantee a certain location, they can try our best to accommodate your request.
The easiest way to do this is to fill in the 'special requests' field if you book on our website. Or you can speak to our online Chat Angels, who can talk you through the best options.

Can myself and my friend book rooms next to each other?

If you want to live next door to a specific person, please let them know as soon as possible. They cannot guarantee a certain location but they will do their best to try and locate you next to each other or on the same corridor. Please note, for data protection purposes we will ask you to both confirm this request.
The easiest way to do this is to fill in the 'special requests' field if you book on the website. Or you can speak to the online Chat Angels, who can talk you through the best options.

How do I use the CODE gym for free before I move in?

If you book a room for September 2024 (and have a payment option with a guarantor) you can use the gym for free now before you move in!
That's up to 9 free months of gym membership!
All you need to do is complete your booking and then call into the Accommodation Office. The helpful staff will give you a fob which you can use to gain access to the entrance and gym.
1) You must have booked a room for 2024/25 and paid your holding deposit to qualify.
2) Only students who have a Guarantor are eligible for this offer.
3) Your booking must be complete i.e. your one week’s holding deposit has been paid and paperwork, including the Guarantor Agreement, has been completed.
4) If you cancel your booking, you will be asked to return your fob to the CODE office, either in person or by recorded post.
5) If you lose your fob, you must notify us immediately. Lost fobs will be charged at our standard rate of £20.
6) By receiving your fob, you agree to use the gym respectfully and take full responsibility for any damages that may occur due to misuse. The accommodation will be reimbursed the total cost of repairing any damages caused by misuse.

What is a 'Late Availability' room?

They sometimes have a few studios available where you can move in immediately - and stay until the end of the current academic year.

What are the move in dates for 2024/25 contracts?

CODE Leicester
If you are looking to live at CODE Leicester, you will be able to move in from 08/09/2024.

Do you allow two people to live in one room?

The studios are designed for individuals but in some of the rooms, they may be able to consider dual occupancy. Please note this only applies to certain room types on each site.
CODE Leicester
Leicester rooms that allow dual occupancy:
Gold Penthouse City Studio - Floor 9 (from £185 per week)
Gold Penthouse River Studio - Floor 9 (from £185 per week)
Gold Extra-Large City Studio, Floors G-4 (from £185 per week)
Gold Extra-Large Courtyard Studio, Floors G-4 (from £185 per week)
Silver Super-Large City Studio, Floors 2-4 (from £179 per week)
Silver Super-Large Courtyard Studio, Floors G-2 (from £179 per week)
Gold Super-Large City Studio (from £189 per week)
Please note: in dual occupancy rooms only one occupant will accept the Tenancy Agreement and be responsible for the room.
This means the named occupant on the contract must sign a hard copy of the contract in our office before any keys can be handed out.
Management cannot be held accountable for any dispute among dual occupancy tenants.

I need to make up my mind, can a room be held for me without paying a deposit?

Unfortunately, they are unable to hold any rooms without a holding deposit of one week's rent being taken.
If you booked your room and you were to change your mind, you would be entitled to a refund of your holding deposit within 7 days of booking and as long as you have not signed your tenancy agreement.

Is management part of an external accreditation scheme?

Management's Students conforms with the ANUK National Code of Standards for Student Accommodation.

What are the advantages of living in a building covered by the National Code of Standards?

Best practice in day to day management is supported and recognised;
Your contract is clearly written, stating what you are paying for and how much your rent is, with reasonable terms and no hidden costs;
Your accommodation is fully prepared for you when you arrive to take up residence;
Your accommodation meets with a set of nationally recognised standards in respect of service provision, furniture and fittings;
All repairs and maintenance are carried out within agreed timescales
Your building will meet with required health and safety standards
If a deposit is charged, it will be lodged at an appropriate Deposit Scheme and it will be returned to you promptly at the end of the year or you will be given a clear explanation of why a deduction has been made;
You will be given information to explain what management routines are followed in the buildings;
A set and accountable procedure for dealing with any disputes or complaints will be in operation.

How long is my contract?

They offers 2 contract lengths depending on your preference, we currently offer 48-week contracts and 51-week contracts.
The longer one helps if you want to stay over the summer. Because our accommodation is so affordable, your total cost can still work out cheaper than living elsewhere with a shorter contract.
However, we may also have some "late availability" rooms where you can move in immediately. These often have shorter contract lengths.

Do you offer accommodation for students from other universities who are on placement?

Yes, they offer accommodation for students from other universities who are on placement. The student accommodation is open to all students, regardless of the university they attend. Here at management, we believe in providing a comfortable, safe, and supportive living environment that caters to the needs of all our students.
Depending on the length of your placement, you can rebook the same room year on year. They offers 2 contract lengths; 48-week contracts and 51-week contracts.
The longer one helps if you want to stay over the summer. Because the accommodation is so affordable, your total cost can still work out cheaper than living elsewhere with a shorter contract.

Can I renew my contract every year for the same room?

Yes, you can renew your contract every year for the same room for up to three years. With up to 4 weeks free rent if you are on a 48 week contract.
If you book the same room, there is no need to move out over the Summer or move your belongings.
However, if you book a different room the following year, you would need to move out for the summer and return to the new room.

What bills are included in my rent?

Included in the Rent is
Internet Bills. Internet speeds are up to 200mpbs wired and uploads/downloads are unlimited.
For electricity, you can either go exclusive where you are billed monthly, or for a package which is £15 extra per week and includes a set number of units.

What is a waitlist booking?

The rooms are very popular and sell out fast. If the room you are interested in is sold out, you can sometimes make a ‘waitlist booking’.
When waitlist bookings are live they will show in the dropdown menu of the room booking page. If you do not see a waitlist booking option, this means it is not currently available.
Using the waitlist system means you get a priority booking – securing a room before it’s re-released on our website.
When you make a waitlist booking, we will take all your personal information and your credit/debit card details, but your card will not be charged until a room becomes available. However, the holding deposit (equivalent to one week's rent) will be marked as a “pending” payment by your bank or credit card provider, meaning you cannot use it for other payments.
A waitlist booking is processed automatically, so is helpful if you really don’t want to miss out on a room but can’t keep checking our website for availability. We will then contact you to make other payments, and you can decide how to pay these.
If within 30 days there is no room available, your waitlist booking will be automatically cancelled.
Please note: There is no guarantee a room will become available, but if it does, you will receive an email confirming your booking and information on next steps. They also recommend you only make one waitlist booking, choosing your most preferred room type.
Waitlist bookings should not be used by students who already have a booking with CODE. If you do want to change your room type, please contact us for options.

Should I make a waitlist booking or a "live" booking?

The website advertises the “live availability” of rooms. If a room is available, you can book it immediately.
But to help, they also offer waitlist bookings on a limited number of sold-out rooms. These only appear when a room is sold out. So if you don't see this option, it's because they still have rooms available.

Why go for a waitlist booking?

A waitlist booking is great if you don’t want to keep checking the website but it is not a guaranteed, completed, or confirmed booking. Someone would need to decide to cancel their room first for a waitlist booking to become available.
Because they do not know when or if this will happen, we leave it up to you on whether to make a “live” (guaranteed) booking or waitlist one. It’s important to remember, they also allocate students into waitlist rooms based on your position on the waitlist and a waitlist booking expires after 30 days.
So if you are low on a waitlist booking – or a room doesn’t become available – you could end up with no room at all. They ask everyone to consider whether they want to book a “live” room or make a waitlist booking and take the chance another option pay become available.

Can I change my room type after I have booked?

If you have booked a room, but you haven't signed your tenancy agreement yet, they may be able to look at changing your room type for you. If you wished to do so, you need to contact the office who will look into it for you.
If you have already signed your tenancy agreement, you would need go through the process of cancelling your booking and following the cancellation procedure. Please refer to the next FAQ for more information on cancelling your booking.

What happens if I want to cancel my booking?

How much they can help will depend on the timing and the circumstances of your cancellation.
If you have made a booking you will have accepted the Terms and Conditions which outlines the cancellation policy.
You will need to email us within 7 days from the date of your booking if you wish to cancel. Once 7 days have passed or you have accepted your online Tenancy Agreement, there is no further ‘cooling off period’. Please read the T&Cs for full details.
If you have signed your Tenancy Agreement (view a draft Tenancy Agreement) you will be charged an Early Termination Fee. The exact amount will depend on when you are cancelling.
You need to get in touch and tell us straight away if you wish to cancel.

Is Student Accommodation suitable for first year students?

The accommodation welcomes students from their very first year at University through to their very last, which is why we have a wide and diverse range of students within the CODE community.
If it is your first year at University and you want to enjoy studio accommodation with your own bathroom and kitchen, then the accommodation are definitely for you.
Plus with the free gym, communal areas, and a host of free social and fitness events, there are plenty of chances to meet new people and new friends.

What is your Fresher's Promise?

The Fresher's Promise means that all money you have paid for your contract will be fully refundable if you do not meet the conditions of your University Offer (for example you do not get the grades needed) and you no longer have a place*.
This applies if you are starting a new course - including undergraduate degrees (including Top-up degrees) and Postgraduate/Masters degrees. It does not count towards a continuing course (for example going from year 2 to year 3).
All we ask is that you email the relevant communication from UCAS and/or your University before Friday 23rd August 2024. The evidence you provide must clearly show the date you accepted the offer and the date and details of the rejection.
*Please note:
You must already have a confirmed offer from your university (and have accepted this offer as your first choice, sometimes referred to as your "Firm" choice) when you book for the Fresher's Promise to apply.
If your place has been withdrawn as a result of any breach of the university’s Code of Conduct regarding behaviour – or as a result of a potential or actual breach of the conditions contained within the tenancy agreement – this offer will not apply.

Can I move in earlier that the start date on my tenancy agreement?

We can see if it's possible for you to be able to check in early, but this is not something we can guarantee as it depends on whether the current tenant has left and all cleaning/decorating has been completed.
It is best to contact the office or our live chat function nearer the time of your desired check in and we will see what we can do for you.

Do I need a TV Licence?

You need to be covered by a TV Licence to watch or record programs if you:
watch or record TV on any channel (e.g. ITV, 4, Dave, BBC Two, Sky One)
watch TV live on any streaming service (e.g. ITV Hub, Amazon Prime Video, Now, All 4, YouTube, Sky Go)
watch BBC iPlayer
This will cost £159, more information and how to purchase can be found here.

What if there is a problem with my flat while I am staying there?

We have a dedicated onsite maintenance department who you can contact directly during your time at accommodation to efficiently resolve any problems that you may have.
They will endeavour to address problems at no extra cost to yourself.

Do you have anywhere I can store my bike?

We have plenty of secure Bike storage within both of our gated complexes. For you own peace of mind, provided your Bike is secured with a D Lock inside the secure Bike store, then it is also covered by your free insurance for theft.

Do you have a Parcel Collection Service?

We know you are not always here for parcel deliveries so we are happy to accept parcels on your behalf so you never have to worry.
You will receive an email when your parcels are available for collection. But please try and collect your parcel in 14 days.
If you cannot collect your parcel due to Covid-restrictions or not being at uni, we will keep your parcel for you. There is no need to contact us.

Why do you have an onsite Police room?

The management Beat Office is an initiative with the local Police Station to make sure students feel comfortable in the community and get to know the Police well.
It's a great way for the students to find out advice and help with crime prevention in the area.
The Beat Office also presents a real deterrent to anybody considering entering the site uninvited.

Would you recommend bringing a Bike?

Here's some great reasons for getting on your Bike.
Leicester has a very cycle friendly city centre as well as easy, quiet cycle routes between the two university campuses.
You can cycle from CODE into the city centre entirely on protected cycle paths, no need to cycle with other traffic. Plus there is at least 10 miles of traffic-free cycle routes along the river and canal taking you right through the city, through the many parks and out to the countryside.
Cycling is the easiest and fastest way to get around, and is cheaper than the bus, taxi or car. Cycling in Leicester is practical for popping to and from either uni, for food shopping, going out to the pub, or out for ride to relax and keep fit!
You can easily plan your route using the free paper cycle maps (available at accommodation and the Tourist Info Centre), or online using (for really local, up-to-date travel advice) or just use googlemaps.
There are three bike shops within half a mile of accommodation, where you can buy bikes, locks, parts and get your bike fixed and maintained.
There are very cheap, indoor, secure bike parks both in the Town Hall Square and at the train station where you can leave your bike and not worry about security, as well as many secure bike racks to lock to around the city centre and universities.
There are loads of free led bike rides around the city and out to the countryside, for all levels of confidence, many start from Bede Park, right next to accommodation.
Finally - it's cheap, easy, fun, environmentally friendly and surprisingly efficient - did you know that you can cycle 9 miles using the calories of just one apple?!

What is management's Fire Safety Policy?

The buildings are fully compliant with fire safety regulations and are fire risk assessed. We have strict safety procedures including;
Weekly Fire Testing – Carried out every Wednesday Afternoon
Daily Fire Panel Checks
Weekly Health & Safety Audits
Monthly Fire Door inspections
Monthly Emergency Light checks
Bi-Annual Fire Alarm Servicing
Regular Fire Evacuation Drills
Regular internal flat door inspections
Safety Demonstration by Leicester Fire & Rescue and West Midlands Fire & Rescue

How safe is my room?

Your room is very safe:
There's both a heat & smoke detector fitted in every room for your safety.
The communal corridors are equipped smoke detectors.
All door entry is key fobbed and all communal spaces have CCTV.
The on-site staff are available at reception or patrolling the building 24 hours a day. Their job is to protect you and the building at all times.
Please take note:
If you discover a fire, call 999 immediately and ask for the Fire Service.
If a fire is detected, the fire alarm will activate. On hearing the alarm you must follow the instructions on the rear of your door. Do not run or stop to collect your belongings.
All entrance doors to blocks are self-closing. However please ensure that these close and lock shut at all times.
Don't prop the doors open including fire doors
Do not to leave your cooking unattended
If you see anything suspicious, let the Office or Security Team know as soon as possible
As ever your safety and welfare is of the utmost importance to us. If you're worried about the safety of any equipment in your room or the communal areas, please contact the Office or Security Team.

Do you have Parking available?

As we are in close proximity to the universities, which are only a short walk away there is no parking on site.
With the Universities and the City Centre so close by and excellent shops nearby we do not recommend bringing a vehicle at all but do suggest that you use a Bike as we have a secure Bike store and your Bike will be insured for Free.
For move in and move out we do offer managed parking arrangements for these periods only and details are communicated to you nearer the time.

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Delving into the student lifestyle and living in Leicester offers a glimpse into a vibrant, multi-cultural city teeming with life and academic vigour. Students can readily find student accommodation Leicester choices that are not only convenient but designed to meet their specific needs, ranging from shared student apartments to private studios. Hangout spots are abundant, with a collection of delightful cafes and eateries such as The Coffee Counter and popular student bars like Soar Point within a comfortable radius. Leicester's famed Victoria Park serves as a green oasis, perfect for a restful afternoon or a break between lectures. Furthermore, the cultural scene booms with energy, offering everything from the annual Leicester Comedy Festival to immersive arts events at the Curve Theatre.

Catering to a cosmopolitan palate, the student accommodation Leicester range offers easy access to the city's diverse restaurants, where students can savour flavours from around the globe. The buzzing arcades and shopping venues ensure retail therapy is always an option. And for music lovers, Leicester doesn't disappoint, with festivals and live gigs adding to the locality's dynamic charm. Whether it's the history woven into the pavements of the Old Town or the modern appeal of the Highcross shopping centre, student life in Leicester is as enriching as it is entertaining. This city, steeped in culture and innovation, makes Leicester student accommodation not just a place to stay but a significant chapter in the storied university experience.

Leicester Tourist Attractions

Leicester is replete with historical treasures and modern attractions. It is the perfect backdrop for those who are looking for student accommodation Leicester options close to educational institutions. Here are some top attractions:

1. Leicester Cathedral

2. National Space Centre

3. King Richard III Visitor Centre

4. Leicester Market

5. New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

6. Jewry Wall Museum

Universities in Leicester

Leicester, renowned for its academic excellence, is home to some of the most prestigious and revered universities. Students from around the globe choose Leicester for its vibrant student life and varied educational opportunities. Here are some of the top universities near Leicester student accommodation options:

1. Leicester College

2. Arden University

3. Coventry University

4. Nottingham Trent University (Clifton Campus)

5. The University of Nottingham International College

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