Nelson and Drake House

Surrounded by Bristol’s famous street art with St Nicholas Market, Harbourside and King’s Street all on your doorstep.

Nelson and Drake House

Nelson and Drake House offer a buzzing high-rise city-centre community, well-connected to our campuses. Arnolfini and Spike Island are 20 minutes walk away, and there are buses to Frenchay and Bower Ashton close by. Everything Bristol has to offer is in walking distance, with shops, bars, and the Old City's street markets and nightlife, you'll have lots of opportunities for part-time work.

Nelson and Drake House are managed by our partners Unite Students, and have recently been refurbished. Fresh rooms, a new common room, study room and courtyard mean you'll soon feel at home.

Nelson and Drake House student accommodation in Bristol city centre


  • En-suite or shared bathroom
  • Lift access
  • 42 week contract
  • Central location
  • MyUnite app
  • Outdoor space

What's included

Your room

  • All rooms vary in size but include:
    • a small double bed
    • wardrobe
    • bedside cabinet
    • desk and chair
    • under bed storage
    • TV point available – don't forget your TV licence.
  • Premium en-suite: All of the above plus your own en-suite.
  • Self-contained flat: You'll have a private bathroom and kitchen for cooking.

Shared facilities

  • Well-equipped kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, breakfast bar and stools, ironing board and vacuum.      
  • Common room with pool table, two study rooms, TV and sofa area and vending machines.
  • Laundry facilities and bike storage.
  • Wi-Fi (provided by ASK4), contents insurance and bills included in your rent.
  • Handy MyUnite app to log maintenance requests.
  • Secure access into the building with CCTV, 24/7 staff on site and at our call centre.

Take a look inside Nelson and Drake House


Nelson and Drake House, Rupert Street, Bristol, BS1 2PZ

1. Nelson and Drake House, Rupert Street, Bristol, BS1 2PZ

Nelson and Drake House is surrounded by Bristol’s famous street art. You are never more than ten minutes from something to do. St Nicholas Market, Harbourside and King’s Street are all on your doorstep. Get directions

2. Transport links

You can catch a bus from the city centre to all our campuses. The Metro Bus will get you up to Frenchay campus is less than 20 minutes. Get directions

3. Supermarkets and shopping

Being so close to the city centre means there are lots of shops around. You can find a Tesco and Lidl supermarket as well as lots of other places to grab food. Get directions

4. Green spaces

Bristol is a green place to live. There are parks of all sizes, even in the heart of the city centre. A great location for a picnic in the warmer months and a brisk walk when winter arrives. Get directions


Room type Number of rooms Annual rent Cost per week

Classic (shared bathroom)




Premium (shared bathroom)




Premium en-suite




Self-contained flat




  • Contract length: Accommodation costs are for 42 weeks.
  • Bills included: All utility bills are included in the rent (Endsleigh insurance).
  • Tenancy agreement: You apply to Nelson and Drake House through the University and we allocate the rooms. Unite Students then issues your tenancy agreement and manages the residence.
  • Guarantor: You may require a guarantor to complete the booking of this property. A guarantor must be based in the UK, aged over 18, working and a homeowner. Find out more about contracts and negotiations.

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