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Merchant City House, Glasgow
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Merchant City House, Glasgow

Miller St, Glasgow, G1 1EB, United Kingdom
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About the Property

If you’re looking for a home in the midst of one of the oldest cities in Scotland, your search ends at Merchant City House Glasgow! This student accommodation in Glasgow is located at G1 1EB, Glasgow, Scotland. The Glasgow student accommodation provides students with a wide range of ensuite rooms and studio rooms with several additional amenities to make sure you live in luxury! With the University of Strathclyde only some distance away and Glasgow Caledonian University not more than a few kilometres from Merchant City House, you will never have to worry about being late for your early classes.


Located on Miller Street, which is one of the best places to live in Glasgow, Merchant City House is located in a prime spot for students. What began as a small rural settlement near the River Clyde soon grew into Scotland’s largest city. Also functioning as a seaport, Glasgow is an incredible place to live in. Especially for students! Scotland’s most populous and largest city, Glasgow, houses not just one but three globally ranking universities, including the University of Glasgow, the University of Strathclyde, and Glasgow Caledonian University. Out of these, the University of Glasgow is one of the oldest universities in the UK, tracing its history all the way back to 1451. It’s no wonder that Glasgow ranks fourth on the list of the UK’s most visited cities. With some of the best restaurants and clubs to spice up your university life, there is never a shortage of things to do in Glasgow.


Merchant City House is located at a place that is near to some of the most popular places in the city. Right from most eye-catching murals to city parks and a tube station close by to reach faraway places with ease, students residing at this private student housing in Glasgow can enjoy it all.

Features

If you’re considering living in Merchant City House Glasgow, you can check out their wide selection of ensuites and studio rooms. The Classic, Classic Accessible, and Premium Range 1 & 2 are all en-suite rooms in Merchant City House with a shared kitchen and a living area. You can choose to live in the Classic Studio, which includes its private kitchen and gives you the complete privacy of having the entire place to yourself. Not only are Merchant City House accommodation options fully furnished with the highest quality of security, but each of these comes with several additional facilities for students to use other than the usual basic amenities.


Each room at Merchant City House comes with a bed, desk chair, wardrobe, full-length mirror, dining table, iron with an ironing board, and shower. At the same time, the kitchen has a dining table, dustpan & brush, fridge/freezer, kitchen bin, microwave, oven, sofa, stools, vacuum cleaner, and a ventilation system. Additionally, this student accommodation near University of Strathclyde also has some living perks like laundry facilities, bike storage options, vending machines, a strong Wi-Fi connection for all your online work, and a recycling service. Keeping aside the amenities, Merchant City House also covers all the important utility bills so you can focus on your studies without worrying about timely bill payments.

Location and What's Hot?

Students living at Merchant City House student accommodation in Scotland will find that it has an extremely amazing & convenient central location. As one of the best student spots in the city, it comes as no shock that this is one of amber’s most popular student accommodation in Scotland, that’s close to the City of Glasgow College and University of Strathclyde, which aren’t more than a  few minutes walk away. That’s not all! With friendly staff that are quite familiar with the city, you will have no trouble getting to the best spots in town!


Located in the Merchant City, which is just as lively as it is luxurious, Merchant City House is certainly located in an incredible location. With shops, bars, and restaurants lining the street right outside the Merchant City House student accommodation, you will never have to travel far to find what you need.


Start your morning with some bubble tea at the Tempo Tea Bar or coffee and breakfast at Caffè Nero. Explore restaurants like Ichiban for authentic Japanese food and Paesano Pizza for an Italian culinary experience. On the other hand, if you want to go shopping, shops like TK Maxx, Primark, and H&M are just a couple of streets over. However, if you like cooking your food, then Tesco Express is just a few blocks away from this Glasgow student accommodation.


When the sun sets, pick from a huge range of pubs and bars like The Spiritualist Glasgow, or head along to HAUS Glasgow for a karaoke night with your friends. The city is best known for City Halls and Old Fruitmarket, which frequently organises jazz, orchestral, and Irish traditional Celtic music performances. Apart from these, you will find the Gallery of Modern Art and Barrowland Park in proximity to this off-campus University of Strathclyde student accommodation.

The closest hospital to Merchant City House is the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, which is within walking distance from this Glasgow student accommodation.

Commute

As a student living in Glasgow, you will find that the city is well-connected through a brilliant and highly efficient network of public transport. Getting around the city is quite easy, with several options to pick from. Students can opt to travel around the city by bus. Argyle Arcade and Ingram Street bus stops are the closest to the Merchant City House student accommodation in Glasgow. The city also has a subway system with a wide network spread across the city, and it is the world’s 3rd oldest underground railway system. Buchanan Street and St. Enoch are two subway stations that are just a stroll away from the Merchant City House student accommodation.

What will you get

Your Rent Include

Wi-Fi
Water
Electric
Heating
Management's App
Gas

Common Amenities

Laundry
Bike storage
Vending machine
Recycling
Wi-Fi

Cancellation Policies (4)

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    This property allows cancellation if admission is not secured.
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Payment Policies (4)

  • Booking Deposit
    This property doesn’t require booking deposit.
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  • Payment Instalment Plan
    This property offers flexible instalment plan.
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  • Mode Of Payment
    Payment via easy transaction modes.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What bills do I need to pay?

Most bills, including electricity, water, heating and Wi-Fi, are included in your rent.
If you choose to watch live or on demand television you will need to pay for a TV license.

Do students have to pay for a TV license?

If you are bringing a Television and planning to watch live or on demand TV, the Television Licensing Authority requires that you buy a license.

Do I need to buy contents insurance for my room?

When you book with them the personal items inside your room are automatically insured against fire, flood, theft and accidental damage by our partners Endsleigh.
More information on your cover, including your full policy documents.

Can I share a studio room with someone else?

They have a small number of dual occupancy rooms in some of their properties. However, outside of these rooms, Property does not allow more than one person to live in their rooms, nor can they accommodate under 16's living in any of their rooms with a parent or guardian.

Can I extend my tenancy?

Yes, if the same room that you are currently in is available they are happy to extend your stay. Your property team will be happy to arrange this for you.

Can I choose who I live with?

When you book with them, your room will be allocated at random. If you have a preference on who you'll be living with for example same sex flatmates or postgraduate flatmates please Contact and they will see what the options are for you.
They will try to meet your preferences where they can, but they can't guarantee this as it is dependent on availability.

Can I book a flat with friends?

Yes, you can book the room with friends.

Is there parking available at my property and how much does it cost?

Some of the properties have parking available which students can reserve on a first come first serve basis. The cost of the parking space is dependent on the property.

What happens if I can't make a payment?

Your installment due dates are outlined in your tenancy agreement and by accepting the terms and conditions of your contract, both customer and guarantor are accepting responsibility for payment on the dates provided. If you are unable to make payment for your rent, please speak to your property team. They will be able to discuss with you your payment options and advise you of any future implications depending on how late the payment will be.

Can I view the property and room before booking?

Looking to view first? They've created virtual tours for most of our properties but if you would like to see the property in person, you can book this online for your chosen property.
If you would like to see the property and view the available rooms in person, connect with your amber agent to arrange a viewing.

What should I do if I am going to be arriving late at night or early in the morning?

If you are arriving late at night or early in the morning, simply call them and they’ll arrange for someone to come out and let you in.

What will happen when I arrive?

Their team will be ready and waiting to check you in when you arrive, and give you the keys to your new room. If you have been asked to book a time slot for arrival, please make sure you stick to this.
You will receive information on your new home and city and they'll let you know what to do if you need any help or support while settling in.

Can you store my luggage if I have it delivered ahead of my arrival?

They will be preparing your room for your arrival, and will not be able to store any luggage for you before you arrive.
LOVESPACE provides storage and packing solutions for all residents at properties without the hassle. You book online, they collect for free, store your stuff and deliver back to any UK address.

Will I get my advance rent back?

If you paid advance rent at the start of your tenancy, they put this towards your first rent installment. It wasn’t a deposit, so they won’t return it to you when you check-out.

Can I check-out before the end of my tenancy?

Yes. You can leave any time before your contract ends, and they will process your check-out early. You’ll need to return your keys and check-out in the Management’s App, or tell a member of staff you’re leaving early.
If you do decide to check-out early and surrender your tenancy, you won’t be entitled to any rent refund.

Is cleaning provided?

It’s your responsibility to clean both your room and the shared areas of your flat.
Find guidance on keeping your room and flat clean and tidy on the Common Room.

How much does it cost to use the laundry facilities at my property?

The cost to use the laundry facilities in your building may differ slightly. Pricing information will be available once you've checked into your property.

Do you provide bedding or do I need to bring my own?

Bedding is not provided in their properties. You will need to bring your own bedding to use when you arrive.
They have partnered with UniKitOut, the UK's leading Student Kit supplier, so whether you need bedding, kitchen, bathroom, or everything - they have something for you. You can buy them online.

How do I collect my key?

You can collect your keys from reception when you arrive. Remember, if you have been asked to do so, make sure you have booked a check-in slot. At your allotted time, just come straight to the main reception with your photo ID and the team will have your keys ready and waiting for you.

Can someone else pick my key up for me?

No. For security reasons, they can only give your room key directly to you.

Can I move in early?

Their standard tenancies have fixed dates and cannot be changed. However, if you are looking to move in earlier it may be possible to book an additional short stay tenancy and you will be charged for any additional nights. Check availability for your property.

I'm going to be late - do I need to let you know?

If you are running late on your arrival day, don’t worry - They will still be able to check you in.
As you will have missed your check-in slot you may have to wait to move in later on in the day though, when they can welcome you to the property safely.

Can my family or friends stay for a few nights after dropping me off?

All customers should follow their property’s rules on having guests. Please speak to your property team if you don’t know what these are.

Is there anything I can't bring with me when I move in?

Please leave anything illegal out of your new home. Candles and other hazardous items are not allowed either.
Unfortunately you'll need to leave any pets at home too. If you need a guide dog or working dog to assist you, please get in touch to discuss your options.
Fridges are another no-no. However, they do make some exceptions, for example if you’ve got a medical reason to have one. You'll need to check this with your property team before you move in.

Are things like pots, pans and cutlery provided in the kitchen?

You’ll need to bring your own pots, pans and other kitchen items
They have partnered with UniKitOut, the UK's leading Student Kit supplier, so whether you need bedding, kitchen, bathroom, or everything - they have something for you. You can buy them online.

Can I bring my pet with me?

No, unfortunately, pets are not allowed.

Can I sublet my room to someone else?

No, subletting your room is not allowed. If you do wish to leave your contract early you will need to find a replacement tenant and provide them with their details so that they can release you from your contract and create a new tenancy agreement for them.

How do I accept my tenancy agreement?

Once you have booked your room with them you will receive an email, titled 'Booking Offer Confirmation' and Acceptance. In that email, you will find a link to 'View' your agreement.

Do I need to read the tenancy document?

Yes, it's really important you understand what you're agreeing to. If there's any terms or conditions which are unclear, or if you're still unsure, they recommend you get in touch with them. Once you've accepted your tenancy agreement, you have entered into a contract. If you want to change or cancel your tenancy at a later date, you'll need to check the cancellation policy.

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Student Accomodations in Glasgow

Glasgow Student Accommodation

Every year, Scotland welcomes over 48,000 students from more than 185 countries who come to pursue their education. The city provides a warm and inviting environment, making it an ideal destination for students. Finding student accommodation in Glasgow can seem overwhelming, but at amber, we strive to simplify the experience. We offer a diverse range of Glasgow student accommodations that cater to both luxury and budget-conscious preferences.

Students can explore our collection of fully furnished ensuite rooms, studios, student halls, and private rooms to discover their ideal student accommodation in Glasgow. At amber, we prioritise simplicity, and our three-step booking process ensures a hassle-free experience for students seeking student accommodation in Glasgow.

Students have a variety of Glasgow student accommodations to choose from when searching for a place to stay. Properties like Merchant City House, Kyle Park House, and Blackfriars are popular choices among students due to their proximity to the university and the array of utilities and amenities they offer. Amber strives to provide students with the perfect home away from home during their time in Glasgow, such as Canvas Glasgow, West Village, Vita Student West End, iQ Elgin Place, Glasgow and many more.

About Glasgow

Glasgow, the most populous city in Scotland, holds the distinction of being the fourth most visited city in the United Kingdom. What once began as a small rural settlement has transformed into one of the UK's largest seaports and a significant centre for transatlantic trade with the West Indies and North America. Glasgow is teeming with excellent restaurants, bars, and captivating tourist attractions. The warmth and friendliness of its residents create a welcoming environment for both new students and tourists. One of Glasgow's notable features is its remarkable Victorian architectural heritage. Landmarks such as Glasgow Cathedral, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and the main building of the University of Glasgow exemplify the city's Victorian architectural splendour.

For shopping enthusiasts, Glasgow is a true paradise. The city offers a diverse range of options, whether it's exploring the charming lanes of the western neighbourhoods for unique vintage items and independent businesses, discovering locally made goods along the southern route, or immersing oneself in the vibrant weekend markets found on the eastern road. Notable streets like Ingram Street in Merchant City showcase rare and exclusive fashion labels. At the same time, Buchanan Street is renowned for its retail malls, solidifying its reputation as one of the city's premier shopping destinations.

Best Student Accommodation in Glasgow

Student Accommodation plays an important role in every student’s life. Finding the best student accommodation Glasgow can be challenging and daunting for students new to the city. It can make or break a student's living experience. Hunting for student accommodation in Glasgow can be challenging. Students must consider several aspects when looking for student accommodation in Glasgow.

We know how toiling it might be, so we make the process of booking Glasgow student accommodation easy for you with our simple three-step process of Pick-Pay-Book, with which you can easily book your student accommodation with us. Glasgow has a really good transport system in place, making the student's commute a lot more efficient and economical. With so many universities in place, there are multiple student accommodation Glasgow. Here are some of the best student accommodation in Glasgow:

1. Kyle Park House, Glasgow

2. Merchant City House, Glasgow

3. Blackfriars, Glasgow

4. Gibson Street

5. Buchanan View, Glasgow

6. West Village

7. St Mungo’s, Glasgow

8. Dobbie’s Point, Glasgow

9. True Glasgow, Glasgow

10. Merchant Studios, Glasgow

Cost of Living

While living in the city, your Glasgow student housing cost will likely be the largest of your expenses, but there are many other costs to consider. The cost of living in the city will likely vary on many different factors like where you live, where you study and personal preferences; however, we have tried to provide some approximate values so you can get a rough idea of the different expenses during your Glasgow student accommodation.

1. Food: £200-£300 per month

2. Entertainment and social activities: £100-£200 per month

3. Travel (local): £30-£50 per month

4. Clothes and toiletries: £60-£200 per month

Student Travel Glasgow

This city offers a range of transportation options for students, whether they need to travel from their Glasgow student apartments to their university or simply explore the city. Choosing student accommodation in Glasgow near the university can help reduce travel costs and commuting time. Additionally, students often have access to discounts on bus and train passes. Students have multiple Glasgow student accommodation options which they can use for their day-to-day travelling. These options include:

1. Bus services

Several primary bus services operate throughout the city, including First, Stagecoach, City Bus, and McGill's Bus Services. Tickets can be purchased directly on the bus, or students may opt to buy a ZoneCard, which can be used across different transport services.

2. Subway

Glasgow's subway system provides an efficient means of transportation, bypassing on-street traffic. The city's subway holds the distinction of being the third oldest underground railway in the world. It operates on a single circular route with 15 stations, allowing for easy access to various parts of the city.

3. Cycling

The roads in the city are smooth and suitable for students commuting to their universities by cycle.

4. Tram

For student accommodation in Glasgow, the tram system provides convenient and fast transportation. Buying a Rida card can make unlimited trips on trams and buses. The tram network connects key places such as universities, shopping malls and tourist attractions, giving students the confidence and convenience of travel. A ticket for a single day will cost you around £4.50.

These transportation options ensure that students have convenient ways to get around their Glasgow student accommodation, whether it's for daily commuting or exploring the city's attractions.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Glasgow

Glasgow, a vibrant city in Scotland, is a hotspot for students with its lively atmosphere and diverse offerings. The city is known for its welcoming people, rich history, and thriving arts scene. Students often enjoy exploring the West End, home to the University of Glasgow and trendy cafes. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a must-visit, showcasing art and artefacts. For shopping and socialising, the bustling Buchanan Street is the go-to spot, filled with shops and restaurants. Additionally, Glasgow's music scene is legendary, and students can catch live gigs at iconic venues like the Barrowland Ballroom.

The city has a variety of restaurants to choose from where students can try food from different cuisines. Some of the best restaurants in the city are Hanoi Bike Shop; his Vietnamese restaurant in Ruthven Lane is beautifully decorated and has a range of delicious dishes for students to choose from. Gusto is located in the Sauchiehall Street Area. This Italian restaurant is perfect for anyone who wants to try exquisite Italian Food. Bread Meats Bread is an award-winning burger joint that is a student favourite. One of its most famous dishes is its classic Cali burger, filled with a mustard-fried beef pattie and mouth-watering sauces.

Apart from restaurants and bars, the city also has an exciting year-round calendar full of fun events for students to visit during their time off. One of the annual events in the city is the Glasgow Film Festival, which is perfect for film lovers. Over one hundred films are shown within ten days at this successful new festival. Glasgow Art Fair has grown in stature since its inception to become one of the UK's most prestigious contemporary art fairs. Glasgow Whiskey Festival brings all the best Scotch whisky to one event for the enthusiast and the novice alike.

Glasgow Tourist Attractions

Students living in Glasgow can easily use public transportation from their Glasgow student accommodation and visit the many must-see tourist attractions on their days off from college. Here is a list of a few popular tourist attractions in Glasgow:

1. The Glasgow Cathedral

2. Kelvingrove art gallery and museum

3. The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

4. Glasgow Science Centre

5. The Necropolis

6. The Burrell Collection

7. Celtic Park

8. People’s Palace

Universities in Glasgow

There are many well-known and respectable universities in and near Glasgow that provide various degrees and courses to students. Several universities are listed below:

1. Glasgow Caledonian University

2. City of Glasgow College 

3. Glasgow School of Art 

4. University of Glasgow

5. Glasgow International College

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