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City, University of London accommodation

At Student.com, we take the stress out of finding somewhere to live for students.

Our student accommodation near City, University of London is affordable and we list properties that are within walking distance of Northampton Square.

You can choose from shared to private accommodation that will place you in the heart of the capital city. If you need more information on our City University London accommodation, call us or send us a quick message through live chat.

Where is the City, University of London campus?

The university has several sites in central London and a study centre in Dubai.

The main campus on Northampton Square is located in the dynamic Knowledge Quarter, while the Business School is enviably close to the London’s financial sector.

City, University of London’s central location provides an inspired setting for students who want to live and learn in a dynamic, diverse and multicultural city.

Its campuses are an inspiring gateway to academic and cultural resources providing access to specialist training facilities, top-class research, and cutting-edge learning.

Both locations also provide students with amazing professional opportunities to connect with world leaders in business, industry, and healthcare.

Studying at CUL

With a commitment to academic excellence, world-leading research, and strong links with business and industry for career development, City, University of London (CUL) has pretty much all the benefits students expect from a London university.

In 2017, it earned a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver Award.


CUL also has a history of impactful global research excellence. 23% of its submitted research was considered world-leading (4*) and 52.5% was considered internationally excellent (3*) in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Over 42% of the 1,470 research journal publications from the university’s staff were with an international co-author.

The university not only fosters innovative and world-leading research that inspires its students but shapes the lives of thousands by directly addressing major challenges facing the world.

Across its five schools, the institution has over 50 research centres exploring key societal issues. Its research centres have attracted significant funding from the European Commission, UK Research Councils, Charitable Foundations, and the private sector.

As part of its Global Challenges Research Programme for sustainable development, CUL participates in around fifty research projects per year, enabling its academics to increase the reach of their impact.

These projects address a range of world issues, including economic growth, inequality, exclusion and injustice, food shortages, and extreme poverty.

If you decide to study at CUL, you’ll join a global alumni network of over 140,000 former students and staff.

CUL student life

With 7,375 students from outside the UK, City, University of London (CUL) has an inclusive and diverse community.

The university extends a warm welcome to international students who make up 35 percent of total enrolments, 25 percent of whom are from outside the European Union. Forty-three percent of the university’s academic staff are also from outside the UK (HESA Student Return 2017/18).

CUL Students’ Union and ‘International City Week’ offer a platform to celebrate the many cultures at the university.

World-class facilities

Recent multi-million-pound investments in the university’s facilities underpin its commitment to offer the very best experience for its students.

CUL has taken into consideration the kind of specialist facilities used in current workplaces and has implemented such for many of its courses.

From a state-of-the-art Optometry Clinic (City Sight) and Adult Nursing Clinical Skills Centre, professional Engineering laboratories and workshops, media and music recording studios, CUL provides the necessary infrastructure to help its students build the practical skills and experience for their careers.

Ranked the greenest university in London by 2019 People and Planet University League, CUL’s first-rate buildings and facilities are integral to its commitment to the UN’s United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The university is within the top 200 in the world for its commitment to the initiative (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020).

City, University of London history

City, University of London's tradition of providing high-quality education dates back 160 years.

In 1852, The Inns of Court School of Law was founded and was one of the earliest providers of legal education in London. The institution would become a part of The City Law School in 2001.

In 1877 the St Bartholomew’s College of Nursing was founded and would later be incorporated into the School of Health Sciences at City, University of London.

Seventeen years later, The Northampton Institute was founded in 1894.

The College Building was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of London in 1898.

City’s important contribution to the study of optometry began when The Technical Optics department was established within the Northampton Institute in 1903.

In the 1920s, the Department of Optometry and Visual Sciences was founded, making the Northampton Institute one of the first establishments in the world to educate optometrists. CUL remains the only institution in London to offer a BSc in Optometry.

In 1961, the Department of Social and Industrial Studies was formed, offering classes in social sciences, industrial administration, and management studies.

Five years later, in 1966, the institution gained university status by Royal Charter and was named The City University. City joined the University of London federation on September 1, 2016. To reflect the merger, the institution changed its name to the current City, University of London.

Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near City, University of London

How do I book private accommodation near CUL on Student.com?

Booking private accommodation near CUL is easy through Student.com.

Compare properties by price or location by using our convenient filter feature and mapping function.

After you’ve found your ideal CUL accommodation, go to the property page by clicking ‘View rooms’. On the property page you’ll need to choose the type of room you’d like to stay in. Then click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now’. You’ll then be contacted by one of our booking consultants, who will take you through the next steps and answer any questions you may have.

Why should I choose to live in private accommodation instead of student halls?

When you book private accommodation instead of student halls, you’ll be able to choose from a wider range of student accommodation, a lot of which has great amenities on offer to their inhabitants. Many PBSAs (purpose-built students accommodations) in London have things like cinema rooms, games rooms and in-house gyms that the students living there can enjoy.

You can also choose to live wherever you want in London. So, whether you want to live within walking distance of the CUL campus in Northampton Square or further west in the city centre, you can find lots of good options listed on Student.com.

With private accommodation you can also freely choose the type of room you’d like to live in, whether you prefer sharing with a flatmate or having a private studio apartment just for yourself.

What are the different types of rooms I can rent?

Student.com offers three different types of rooms. However, there’s not a guarantee that all properties listed offer all three, so check the property page to see which types of rooms each property offers.

A Shared Room offers a shared bedroom with at least one roommate and a shared bathroom. other living facilities are shared with other students from other rooms.

A Private Room offers a private bedroom and with some properties, a private bathroom. Additional living spaces, such as a kitchen, are shared.

An Entire Place offers a fully self-contained studio flat with a private bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette, so you won’t have to share with anyone.

Are bills included in the rent?

Bills are usually included in the total cost of the student properties we list in London. However, check the property page to see if that is the case with the property you like, as different landlords can have different policies.

Can I get a viewing before moving in?

The property pages have a great selection of photos, videos and even virtual tours, so you can get a good idea of what your property will look like even without a viewing.

However, if you’d prefer to see the property for yourself before signing your contract, and you’ll be in London before your move-in day, we can also arrange a viewing for you. Just contact us and one of our booking consultants will be happy to set one up for you.

Are the rooms fully furnished?

Yes, most of the student properties we list in London are fully furnished. Check the property page to make sure if this is the case with the property you’re interested in.