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Make yourself at home

Nelson and Drake House (two properties next door to each other) are situated in the heart of Bristol city centre on Nelson Street – renowned for its famous graffiti and just a few minutes' walk away from regular bus links to UWE campuses. The property is in a brilliant location to make the most out of what Bristol has to offer with the O2 Academy and Colston Hall just five minutes away!
Here you'll find everything you need to know about your new home and the surrounding area, as well as important information on check-in day, specific to your property.

What you will find in your flat


  • Microwave
  • Two hobs - depending on how many rooms are in the flat
  • Ample cupboard space
  • Two fridge freezers - depending on how many rooms are in the flat
  • Rubbish bin
  • Sofa
  • Ventilation system


  • Beds are three-quarter size
  • Desk with drawers
  • Chair 
  • Wardrobe
  • Shelving
  • Bedside table
  • Under bed storage
  • Noticeboard


  • Shower
  • Washbasin
  • Bathroom cabinet/mirror
  • Toilet
  • Toilet roll holder
  • Shelf


  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mop and bucket
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Iron and ironing board

Facilities at Nelson and Drake House

Our friendly reception will be open 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday.
Common Room
The common room offers a communal studying space, pool table, ping pong, vending machine and TV. It's great for meeting friends or chilling out.
Laundry Facilities
The laundry room is located on the second floor of each building. Machines are operated through the MyUnite app.
Outside Space
Nelson and Drake has a small courtyard with seating, which is perfect for meeting friends. At the front of the property on Nelson Street there is also the 'See No Evil’ graffiti street art gallery right on your doorstep!
There is no parking available at Nelson and Drake House. The nearest car park is situated on Rupert Street, BS1 2JX.
Bike Storage
Bike storage is available at Nelson and Drake House - if you are planning on bringing your bike then please remember to bring your own bike lock.
Recycling facilities are available at Nelson and Drake House. Please take care not to contaminate with different types of refuse.
Fire Test Day
Fire alarms are fitted throughout the property. Your fire alarm test day is Tuesday at 1:30pm. Your fire assembly point is located opposite the building on a small path.
Key Type
You will receive a key and fob on arrival at the property, which you can use to access your room and communal areas.
Our Emergency Contact Centre is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just call 0300 303 1611 for assistance.

Important information for check-in day at Nelson House and Drake House

Where do I collect my key?

You will need to go to Reception to check-in. Once you have checked in you will receive your key in the form of a key card.

Where can I park and unload my car?

Parking is located on Rupert Street, BS1 2JX.

Where is Nelson House and Drake House?

Nelson House and Drake House
Nelson Street

When can I move into Nelson House and Drake House?

You can move in at any point between the start of your tenancy and up to four weeks later. Got an Android or iOS phone? Tell us when you plan to arrive in the free MyUnite app.
Download the app, select Check-in day from the main menu, and choose your preferred date and time. Not sure when your tenancy starts? Your start date is displayed in the app as you go through this process.
Need to change your arrival date or time? Just go back to the app and edit your choices. And don't worry if you get delayed on moving day, we’ll get you settled whenever you arrive.

Getting online

Get online as soon as you arrive by registering for your Wi-Fi before you get there.

Checking in guide

You can find all the essential information you need for checking in here.

Download the app

From maintenance requests to laundry machines, there's plenty you can do with the MyUnite App.

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