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.
Britannia South Bank
This accommodation space is situated in Southwark, one of London’s most dynamic and diverse neighbourhoods, surrounded by creativity, culture, and international cuisine. All of the rooms are fully furnished with either a single or double bed, bedside table, wardrobe, desk, drawers and mirrors. Some even have their own ensuite bathrooms. The building has fully equipped kitchens on every floor, so if you’re living in a shared room or just want to use a larger kitchen than the one in your studio, it’s easy enough to switch. There’s a communal laundry room for added convenience too.
Rooms from £250 per week. You can book Britannia South Bank and nearly 50 other student accommodations in London at the best available rates at Uniplaces.com.
Founded in 2015, GoBritanya is a leading student accommodation agency that provides quality living in Central London locations for students hailing from all over the world. They offer a wide range of modern, comfortable en-suite and studio accommodation for both short and long term lets, ranging from stays of as little as a fortnight through to an entire year, with flexible start dates available. Depending on the residence, on-site services and facilities can include study rooms, social spaces, a mailbox, gymnasium, cinema room, bike storage, laundry and 24/7 security, as well as regular social events. All bills are included in the rental price.
Venues across London / Rooms from £205 per week
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 Rd (nearest tube: Old Street) / Rooms from £288 per week.
Charming private apartments in London’s West End
What better inspiration for your studies than living within a stone’s throw of the capital’s most famous sights in the West End. Less than six minutes door to door from LSE, these charming apartments enjoy 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. The building itself is packed full of enticing facilities including a cinema room, entertainment room, gym and laundry room. Rooms from £500 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
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 £209 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 £350 per week
Inviting Residence in Shoreditch
Located on the doorstep of uber trendy Shoreditch, these inviting apartments offer a comfortable, stylish and affordable home away from home for both international and UK students. There are a range of rooms to choose from, each offering compact double beds, en suite bathrooms, a study area, storage space, and a private kitchenette. Private kitchenettes are equipped with a breakfast bar with two stalls too. But students won’t be spending much time indoors, with the delights of Rivington Street, Liverpool Street and Old Street within spitting distance. Rooms from £650 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 £335 per week
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 £571 per week