With 465 students calling it home, Kyle Park House (formerly known as Liberty Park) feels like its own community at times. And the good news is that it’s less than a 10-minute walk to both Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Strathclyde.
Students living in Kyle Park House can choose from a range of high quality rooms, all of which come with their own bathroom. If you really like your privacy, pick a studio and have a fully-fitted kitchen and living space entirely to yourself.
Alternatively, pick one of our en-suite rooms and you’ll be sharing your kitchen and living area with your flatmates, which is great if you enjoy socialising. Leave your flat behind you for a while and you’ll discover a spacious common room with comfortable seating, a pool table and a Playstation area.
As Kyle Park House is only a 10-minute walk from the city centre, it’s well-located for you to enjoy the hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars it has to offer. Glasgow also caters for film and music buffs, with several multi-screen cinemas and live music venues such as the O2 Academy hosting some of the country’s biggest acts.
The student experience you’ll get in Glasgow is like no other. The city is a popular tourist destination bursting with an exciting nightlife and a lively daytime atmosphere, with lots of places to see and plenty of things to do. When you stay at Kyle Park House you’ll be a short walk away from everything you need – so you’ll never be far from the action on offer.
The city centre is packed with hundreds of places to eat out with a wide variety of cuisines from around the world. At Kyle Park House you’ll only be 10 minutes’ walk away from places such as Jamie’s Italian, Browns and Prezzo on George Square, or Ichiban, Max’s Bar and Grill and Strata on Queen Street. You can also choose from a range of national chain restaurants including Nando’s, TGI Friday’s, Wagamama and Five – so whatever you’re into, you’re sure to find something to suit your taste and budget.
It’s a well-known fact that the Glaswegians are extremely fond of their pubs and generally having a good time! There are bars, pubs and clubs all within walking distance from Kyle Park House or you can venture out to a selection of cheap bars in Sauchiehall Street, which is a 10 minute taxi ride away.
Some of the city’s most popular destinations for socialising and eating out are George Square and Merchant City. Merchant Square has lots to offer with Arisaig, Bar Square, Beer Café, Boudoir Wine Bar, Fanelli’s, Mercado, Metropolitan and O’Neill's – to name just a few.
Some great spots for dancing the night away are Garage and O2 ABC, which are each a short 7 minute taxi ride or a 20 minute walk away. Or, why not visit the West End to experience a range of music from clubs such as Viper? It plays house, techno and electro – you can get there by train in around 20 minutes.
You can also explore other bars, cafés and restaurants in nearby cities by taking a train from Queen Street rail station, just 10 minutes’ walk from Kyle Park House, or from Glasgow Central train station, too.
You’ll have plenty of things you can do in your spare time in Glasgow, but since you’re a student, it helps to know that you’ll be close to universities such as the Glasgow Caledonian University (a 7 minute walk away), the University of Strathclyde (a 10 minute walk away), The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (a 13 minute walk away) and Glasgow School of Art (a 20 minute walk away). There’s convenient access to lots of train or bus services so you can get around the city with ease.
If you’re looking for a spot of retail therapy, whether it’s designer labels or independent boutiques, you’ll have major shopping areas to choose from such as the Buchanan Galleries, which is only 10 minutes’ walk away from Kyle Park House, and includes outlets such as H&M, Levi’s, John Lewis – plus many more. Alternatively, you can find a variety of shops in either Princes Square or Merchant City, which are 15 minutes’ walk away from the residence. For budget shopping options, you can also visit the Barras Street Market – which offers a diverse range of independent stalls.
In Glasgow you’ll have 35 different museums and art galleries that you can visit, so you’ll never feel culturally deprived! One of the most popular museums in the UK, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, is located in Glasgow. It’s free to visit, and it’s just a 23 minute bus ride away from the residence. The Glasgow Science Centre is another great place to spend your free time. It offers a Science Mall and an IMAX cinema, and a combination of walking and riding the bus will get you there in just over half an hour!
If you enjoy live music, you can make the most of the famous bands and singers that visit the iconic O2 Academy Glasgow, which is just 20 minutes away from the residence by train. And for a different taste of the music scene in Glasgow, try the King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut.
If you prefer a more sophisticated activity in the evening, you can catch an incredible experience of live performances at the Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera or the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Their performances are phenomenal and are bound to impress – maybe one for when your parents come to visit!
To catch up on the latest box office releases you can visit Cineworld, an 18-screen cinema located just a 10 minute walk away from your new home.
If you like to relax in between lectures, Glasgow Green is a 10 minute walk from Kyle Park House. The park has a range of facilities to offer, which include: orienteering courses, various footpaths, Heavy Horses – which are stabled and exercised within the park – plus several events are held there throughout the year.
At Kyle Park House you’ll be a 17 minute walk away from a 24-hour PureGym on Bath Street, which offers a good range of equipment and facilities whilst offering competitive rates for students. You’re also a 5 minute walk away from your local independent gym – ARC Health and Fitness.
If you fancy watching football and getting involved in one of the most popular sports in Glasgow, visit Ibrox Stadium, which is home to Rangers Football Club. You can also watch Celtic Football Club play at Celtic Park. Both stadiums are under 15 minutes away by car, so you can easily access the action on the pitch. Be warned – the rivalry between these two is fierce!
For a day out getting active and enjoying some of the best nature on offer in the UK, try a trip to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs. Here you can go hiking, skiing or cycling depending on the season – whichever tickles your fancy!
Travel and Transport
There’s good access to transport links from Kyle Park House, so you can conveniently catch a train and bus in only a few minutes’ walk. Glasgow has a reliable bus system so you can easily travel around the city centre and its surrounding areas. Buchanan bus station is around a 10 minutes’ walk from Kyle Park House. From here you’ll be able to get any of the National Express coaches which travel to other UK cities, offering super cheap fares.
The Subway in Glasgow is a quick and convenient way to travel to lots of the popular areas this great city has to offer.
You can visit other major UK cities by catching a train from Glasgow Central train station, which is less than 20 minutes’ walk from the residence. It’s around 4 and half hours to reach the world famous city of London, Manchester takes 3 and a half hours, whilst Preston is just 2 and half hours away.
If you’re feeling adventurous you can also visit popular destinations within Scotland, such as Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Simply catch a train from Queen Street station, which is around a 10 minute walk away.
Students from abroad or those looking to travel will be pleased to know that Glasgow Airport is only a 20 minute drive from Kyle Park House, and it offers a good range of routes across Europe and beyond.
In less than 15 minutes’ walk you can access a vast range of shops and supermarkets for all your weekly grocery shopping and essentials. Local supermarkets include Sainsbury’s on Queen Street, Tesco Express, Marks & Spencer and Morrison’s – all located in the city centre.
For some retail therapy you’ll have the delights of Argyle Street, Buchanan Street and Sauchiehall Street – perfect for all of the latest fashion trends. If you still can’t find what you need, you can also visit St Enoch's Shopping Centre. All of these locations are within a 20 minute walk – or less – from Kyle Park House.
St Vincent Street Post Office is around a 15 minute walk away from the residence and includes a Bureau de Change, plus there are lots of high street banks available in the city centre whenever you need an ATM.
If you’re looking for performance materials for music, dance, drama, production and screen you’ll have The Whittaker Library at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, only a 15-minute walk away from Kyle Park House. It contains an extensive collection of materials and is open until 8.30pm Monday - Thursday, and 5pm on Fridays.
Your University in Glasgow will be able to provide you with free and confidential advice about finances, careers and any general advice you need – you’ll never feel isolated or be without support.
We recommend students to register with their local health centre so you can always get the medical support you need. The nearest one to Kyle Park House is Townhead Health Centre and it’s only a 15 minute walk from the residence.
In the unfortunate event that you need urgent medical attention you can visit Glasgow Royal Infirmary Hospital, which is only a 14 minute walk from Kyle Park House.
If you simply want to speak to someone or ask a general question, a member of the Residence Team will always be available to guide you throughout your stay with us – don’t forget that we’re always here to help.
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