With nearly half-a-million Higher Education students now in London, many of whom hail from outside the capital, the number of student accommodation options has sky-rocketed in recent years.
London’s reputation as a global centre for learning, together with its world class entertainment and cultural offerings, helps it attract huge numbers of people keen to study here. And with many of them needing somewhere to stay during their studies, the city now has an impressive choice of student accommodation venues dotted across the city. We’ve picked out 10 of the best.
Choosing Urbanest Hoxton for your student accommodation puts you at the heart of one of London’s hippest districts. A hotbed of designer creativity, with cutting-edge galleries, great clubbing and live music venues, slick restaurants, and fashion and interior stores, you’ll never be short of things to do. You’re also close to Silicon Roundabout, the centre of London’s Tech City, while Brick Lane Market is an easy walk away. Accommodation options range from a private room in a two-person flat with a shared shower room and kitchen lounge through to large studio apartments for maximum privacy. Residents also benefit from 24/7 on-site support and customer service, plus other facilities such as free-to-use bicycles and bike storage, a laundry room and fast broadband.
100 East Road, Hoxton (nearest tube: Liverpool Street) / Rooms from £274 per week
Student Roost is an award-winning student accommodation provider with properties in more than 20 cities across the UK – including one in East London. Their mission is to put the student experience first, so that residents can live their best student life while making the most of great spaces, busy onsite event calendars and a personal level of round-the-clock service. Residents can choose from an en-suite room in a shared flat or a self-contained studio. Alternatively, you can also book with friends to live the full house share experience with great extras.
Mannequin House, 5 Blackhorse Lane (nearest tube: Blackhorse Road) / Rooms from £199 per week
From the water fountains in Granary Square to Harry Potter’s Platform 9¾, Victoria Halls is located in one of the most Instagram-worthy parts of the city. The area was modernised in recent years and nowadays new restaurants, street food stalls, independent shops, galleries, and public spaces are opening all the time. But it’s not just your surroundings that will attract the snap-happy; the building itself is truly impressive. Inside, there are 198 stylish, contemporary bedrooms, ranging from standard ensuite rooms to full blown apartments. Numerous shared spaces, including a social lounge, a breakout room, a reading room and a pretty courtyard garden, encourage residents to relax and socialise as they please. There’s also a fitness room, a garden terrace with views across the city and round-the-clock security.
25 Canal Reach, King’s Cross (nearest tube: King’s Cross) / Rooms from £340 per week
A few steps from North Acton tube station, which gets you into Central London in less than half-an-hour, Holbrook combines affordability with a well-connected location, away from the hustle and bustle (and expense) of the city but close enough to dip in and out as you wish. The rooms on offer vary from ensuite options to shared apartments and studios, ensuring there’s an option to suit every preference, whether you want full privacy or the company of a roommate. The on-site facilities are extensive too, and include a roof-top terrace, bike storage, a library and study area, a laundry room, a cinema room, and a gym.
Victoria Road, North Acton (nearest tube: East Acton) / Rooms from £211 per week
Situated just around the corner from Old Street station, and a short walk from City University of London, CASS Business School and University of Law, Scape’s Shoreditch outpost is ideally positioned for both fulfilling your study requirements and enjoying the area’s myriad of entertainment opportunities. Studio rooms range from standard to premium, differing by size and with some offering additional facilities such as bed linen and towels. All rooms come with ensuite bathrooms, fitted kitchenettes, study areas and storage as standard. On-site amenities include a gym, a study room, a common area and a cinema room.
45 Brunswick Place, Shoreditch (nearest tube: Old Street) / Rooms from £330 per week
Located in Bethnal Green, an increasingly desirable location for students looking to live on the doorstep of uber trendy Shoreditch, the Hive offers a comfortable, stylish and affordable home away from home for both international and UK students. From the landscaped rooftop terrace, all of London stretches out before you, showing you just how close to the heart of the bustling metropolis you are. Room options range from Classic Studios to Premium Studios, all coming complete with fully fitted kitchens, a private study space, and plenty of storage space. Elsewhere in the venue, there are several social spaces, a games area, a communal lounge and kitchen, laundry facilities, and secure bike storage.
65 Three Colts Lane, Bethnal Green (nearest tube: Bethnal Green) / Rooms from £303 per week
What better inspiration for your studies than living within a stone’s throw of the Houses of Parliament? Less than twenty minutes door to door from Kings College, Imperial College, UCL, and Westminster University, Louise House enjoys an enviable position, close to the riverside and some of the city’s most iconic attractions. The focus here is on communal living, with kitchens and bathrooms all shared and a range of bedroom sizes available. Some rooms have a double bed and others singles. There are all-inclusive utility bills and to top that, both high-speed Wi-Fi and free use of the on-site laundry facilities. There’s also a cinema room, games room, landscaped garden, and 24/7 CCTV for residents’ peace of mind.
33 Medway Street, Westminister (nearest tube: St James’s Park) / Rooms from £280 per week
iQ Student Accommodation Bloomsbury
One of the pricier options on our list, you’re slap bang in the middle of London’s most literary neighbourhood at this Bloomsbury address, which provides high-quality student accommodation just a two-minute walk from Euston station. There are modern ensuite rooms, self-contained apartments and studios, with the most affordable room being the Bronze En Suite, a private room with a small double bed, a shower and a TV in a shared space. Within the building are a wide variety of social spaces and facilities, including a cinema room, games area, reading lounge and study hub.
200 Euston Road, Bloomsbury (nearest tube: Euston Square) / Rooms from £476 per week
Prince Consort Village
Built and designed specifically to cater for the need of music students in London, this West London venue comes with a regal stamp of approval, being the official accommodation partner of the Royal College of Music. There are acoustically treated bedrooms (ranging from one-bed studios to two-bed flats), and for those studying at the College of Music, or indeed any of London’s other arts-oriented universities, you’re only ever a short bus or train ride away. For extra-curricular activities, there are also plenty of bars, pubs and shops nearby. All room packages come with content insurance and inclusive bills, and guests have access to bike storage, a cinema room, a gym, laundry, a music room, a common room, 24/7 security, and a busy programme of free events.
230 Goldhawk Road, Hammersmith (nearest tube: Goldhawk Road) / Rooms from £179 per week
This accommodation space is situated in one of London’s most dynamic and diverse neighbourhoods, surrounded by creativity, culture, and international cuisine. All of the rooms are fully furnished studios with a double bed and their own ensuite bathrooms, kitchenette, desk, and storage space. The building itself is packed full of enticing facilities including a communal Skylounge on the 20th floor, where residents can soak up panoramic views of the London cityscape. There’s also a Games Room complete with pool table, dart board and retro board games, a comfy sofa corner, an on-site eatery, and The Great Hall which spans the entire length of the building with spaces for study, socialising or relaxing.
New Kent Rd, Southwark (nearest tube: Elephant & Castle) / Rooms from £295 per week