Looking for accommodation while you’re at University is always going to be stressful, but in a city as big and as busy as London, it’s bound to be even more of a struggle.
When you’re looking for places in London, you will want to make sure that you look for accommodation near your Uni. The last thing you want is to be living miles away, and be landed with a killer commute to your lectures.
With locations in all corners of London, from Zones 1 to 4, you can find a student accommodation to fit your needs. We even found one with a swimming pool included! Mad. Read on to find out more about the best places to live in London.
Every Uni student will have heard of Unite Students, as they are quite renowned for their student accommodation and they have accommodation in multiple cities and places. Unite has accommodation all over London with a variety of price ranges.
Whitechapel, Mile End, Stratford and more
Waterloo, Clerkenwell, Islington and more
Tottenham, Caledonian Road & more
IQ have accommodation that is perfectly located for students attending King’s College, UCL, LSE, Imperial, Queen Mary and UAL. You can find en-suite student rooms, private studios and student flats from East London to West London and the city centre.
Amber Student is a brilliant comparison site to help you choose between different accommodation options in London. They have a range of different filters that you can opt for to find the type of room, location and price. Great for those of you who don’t really know where to begin with looking for student accom, helping you can find different halls in London.
Another comparison site where you can see all of the student accommodation on offer in London. It guides you through the companies offering accommodation for students, the amenities, and what’s nearby. MyStudentHalls will share what is included in your room, but also what you should bring with you when you move in.
They also have a ‘cheaper accommodation’ section, so if the first one you clicked on was a bit out of your price range, they highlight other options that might be a bit more on budget. It takes the stress away from wading through countless websites, bringing them all in a single convenient place.
Scape has student accommodation in all corners of London, so you’ll always find somewhere easily to travel to your uni. All their rooms are ensuite, and if you don’t want to share a kitchen either, Scape offers studios with everything you’ll need inside your room. They have 6 locations around London, and share an area guide to introduce you to the area you’re considering.
Host have carefully designed each of their accommodations to be stylish, comfortable and sociable. They offer 5 different accommodations in different Zones of London, in Zones 1, 2 and 4. You can choose between deluxe en suite rooms, studios, premium studios or penthouse studios. So for sure you’ll find something that meets your standards and needs.
Downing Students offer a range of rooms across London, all within Zones 1 & 2. With all bills included, state-of-the-art gyms, games areas, study zones, on site laundry and 24/7 on site support, their rooms are ‘more than just a room.’
Downing Student guides you through the different areas of London, their Zone and which university it is recommended by. Interestingly, it tells you how close you are to your university by both bike and tube. A nice little added extra incase you would prefer to get some exercise in and cycle to uni.
Fresh have accommodation in four locations, perfect for those of you attending Imperial, UCL, University of Arts and University of West London. You can choose from an en suite room and studios, and both have all bills included, with wi-fi and even contents insurance.
They have ‘student rooms that suit all needs’. Some locations have a gym, they All locations have a games area, some have gyms with one of their accommodations even coming with a swimming pool included!
Urbanest have eight properties located in the center of London, with all bills, wifi and contents insurance all covered in your rent! They work closely with LSE, Regents University, KCL, UCL, and SOAS, so if you’re going to any of these accommodations, then they have the perfect room for you.
With flexible study spaces, and loads of social space, you can live your best uni life with Urbanest. They also offer state of the art security and 24/7 onsite teams to help you, so you can always feel safe and secure.
If you are looking to live student life in London, but on the finer side of things, and have a slightly larger budget to play with, there are some options out there that will be leaving you desperate to move in as soon as you can!
Student Luxe offers luxury student accommodation all over London. They have flats in all parts of London (Central, North, South, West, City and East). With loads of benefits like all of your bills included in the price, weekly cleaning, and a 24 hour concierge with security. You might find one with a gym, sauna, and heating swimming pool!
Prestige Student Living provides luxury student accommodation in the very center of London. Prestige have two places to choose from in the very heart of London, with one on Drury Lane in Covent Garden! You couldn’t get any more central if you tried! With a communal cinema room, communal lounge areas with a ping pong table ofcourse, a study room, a gym, and ofcourse all bills included with superfast internet and WiFi.
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