Former local resident and dictionary-penning legend Samuel Johnson (pop into his house on Gough Square) famously said that if you’re tired of London, you’re tired of life. Almost 300 years later, surrounded by the cool bars, clubs cafés of Clerkenwell, you’ll find his words still ring true.
With Farringdon tube close by and Chancery Lane within easy reach, you’re only three stops away from maxing your credit card in Oxford Circus, or hopping on the bus for a short ride to the hubbub of Piccadilly Circus.
With City University, KCL, LSE and Cass along with campuses of UAL, QMUL all under 15 minutes' stroll from Kirby Street, it won’t be your studies dragging you away. An A-Z of the capital’s most iconic landmarks and diverse neighbourhoods - from Angel to Soho - are also less than 20 minutes away, if you ever want to go that far!
When your eyelids do start drooping, flop onto your big comfy bed at Kirby Street, which now managed by Ariana Social Community. Should guests arrive, you can stow the bed away to make more room for mingling.
The kitchens are also cleverly designed not to take up too much of your living area, so you can still whip up some nibbles without trading your frittata for floor space. They look cool too thanks to stylish dark wood and chrome fittings.
If you fancy a change of scene, there’s a private decked courtyard and a large common room, perfect for cementing new friendships or taking a breather from hitting the books. Your bills are covered, including Wi-Fi, which can be upgraded to faster speeds.