Exciting options for student accommodation in London

London is one of the most exciting student cities in the world. In fact, it claimed the top spot in the QS Best Student Cities 2023 ranking as the best city in the world for university students.

Popularity can have its drawbacks though, and in London’s case, the city’s immense popularity among students and young professionals alike, has made the real estate market highly competitive. It can seem like finding high-quality student accommodation that’s not super expensive can be challenging in the UK capital.

The situation is not as bad as it might first seem though. Here we list five exciting opportunities for student accommodation in London. These properties offer student housing in good locations in the British capital, without being so expensive that only a few lucky students could afford them. So if you’re looking for a student home in London, check out these options!

A view of London at night
London is one of the most exciting cities in the world for university students.

Mannequin House

Mannequin House offers student accommodation in North London

Mannequin House is located in Walthamstow in North London. It offers private en-suite rooms and fully self-contained studio apartments. The property has good access to public transport and for example getting to University College London only takes just over 20 minutes. The rooms are fully furnished and all bills are included in the rent.

Drapery Place

Drapery Place, located in the trendy East End

You’ll be in a very central location in Drapery Place, located in the trendy East End of London. Getting to several universities is quick and easy and you’ll also be within walking distance of some world-famous landmarks like the Tower of London. Drapery Place offers private en-suite rooms and studio apartments, and it has excellent reviews.

AXO New Cross

A bedroom at AXO New Cross

AXO New Cross is located in South East London, right next to New Cross train station. The location gives inhabitants good access to central London, but it’s especially handy for students at Goldsmith’s University, which is located only about a 5-minute walk away. The rooms at AXO New Cross are fully furnished and the property has bike storage as well as a dedicated entertainment area, as well as 24-hour on-site security.


A modern, comfortable student bedroom at Vega

Vega offers student living in Vauxhall, just south of the River Thames near Battersea Park. It doesn’t only offer a great location, but also some fantastic amenities such as a rooftop terrace, cinema room, games room and an in-house gym. It has some private en-suite rooms as well, but mostly offers fully self-contained studio apartments where your whole living space is just for you. Vega is a great option if you love your privacy and want to live in a central location.

Vita Lewisham

A student bedroom with a large window at the Vita Lewisham

One of the most exciting student accommodation options in South East London is Vita Lewisham. You can get to University of Greenwich and Goldsmith’s University in about 15 minutes, but also more centrally located universities are within easy reach thanks to the good public transport links. Vita Lewisham boasts some impressive facilities such as a cinema room and an in-house gym. All bills are included in the rent.