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London Metropolitan University accommodation

You can make your home close to the buzzing nightlife, fantastic entertainment, outstanding museums, and galleries of one of the world’s greatest cities when you book student accommodation near London Metropolitan University from Student.com.

With around 350 student properties listed, Student.com offers a wide variety of student accommodation. Choose from shared, private, or fully self-contained studio flats near London Metropolitan University. We have student properties in Islington and in North London, directly next to the Holloway Road underground station.

To learn more about the student accommodation we offer near London Met, give us a call, or send a message via Live Chat on the bottom right-hand corner of this page.

Where is London Metropolitan University located? 

With campuses on Holloway Road in Islington, North London, and in Aldgate, East London, London Metropolitan University is at the heart of one of the most iconic metropolises in the world.

Enjoy the leafy suburbs of Islington neighbouring the Holloway Road campus or absorb the creative energy of Brick Lane close to the Aldgate buildings.

Based in one of the world’s most multicultural cities, London Met is home to a diverse community of students, teachers, and innovative thinkers.

An academic hotspot, London has the most universities in any UK city. Eighteen of these universities are featured in the 2022 QS World University Rankings, with four making it inside the top 50 globally.

But London is way more than academics. One of the world’s most exciting cities in the world offers students everything from world-renowned museums, a rich artistic and historic heritage, some of the best nightlife in Europe, and a wide array of delicious cuisine.

Home to a large international community of citizens and students from all over the world, London is one of the most culturally diverse cities, making it an ideal place to make new friends.

With the university being close to all the buzz of this culturally rich city, London Met students can take full advantage during their study breaks. Excellent transportation links make for easy travel to and from the university as well as the rest of the UK and Europe.

With all the city has to offer, it is no surprise that London consistently sits atop the best student city rankings. With improved scores for the desirability and student view indicators, it once again topped the 2022 QS Best Cities Ranking.

Studying at London Met

London Metropolitan University is a public research institution that offers an international study experience in the heart of London. With international students from over 140 different countries enrolled, it’s one of the UK’s most diverse universities.

Students can choose from over 100 postgraduate and more than 120 undergraduate courses full-time and part-time across six schools. 

Many of its courses are accredited by a wide range of professional bodies and have received top marks from the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency.

While the University is renowned for its outstanding art, design, and architecture courses, it also offers programs in the education, business, law, and science fields.

Globally recognised teaching and research

These courses are taught by lecturers who are leaders in their field. Over two-thirds of the university’s research output was judged to be world-leading, internationally excellent, or internationally recognised following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Learn in world-class facilities

You will learn in an array of world-class facilities including a world-leading science centre, a mock courtroom, state-of-the-art studios, and an industry-standard newsroom.

The £30 million ‘Science Centre’ is one of the largest and most advanced science teaching facilities in Europe and includes several laboratories, such as the Superlab, which has over 280 workstations. tissue culture/microbiology laboratories, nutritional psychology and food technology laboratories, a psychophysiological laboratory, a nuclear magnetic resonance room, and an environmental chamber.

The university’s new state-of-the-art ‘Innovation Campus’ is a vibrant social space boasting cutting-edge facilities in an attractive and stimulating environment. The ambitious £300m investment was designed to encourage creative thinking, innovation, and collaboration.

The university also has a pioneering business incubator that provides invaluable support to students hoping to start up their own businesses.

Dedicated to employability

According to a 2016-17 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 96.7% of all London Met graduates got placed in a job within six months of graduating.

The university takes pride in helping its students succeed in their careers. All its undergraduate courses feature an element of work-related learning, such as on-campus work experience, job placements, and client projects.

London Metropolitan University student life

While studying at London Met, you won’t have to leave campus to have a good time. The university has its share of social spaces on-site.

With Wi-Fi, pool tables, video and board games, an outdoor courtyard, and an affordable café bar, ‘The Rocket’, the university’s onsite student venue is a great spot to hang out and relax between lectures. With gigs, club nights, parties, and film screenings available throughout the year, it’s also ideal for socialising and partying.

It’s one of the best places to hear new urban music from some of the freshest DJs. ‘The Rocket’ also stages events for international students as well as theme nights such as the prohibition party and the summer ball.

Dive headfirst into social life at London Met with ‘Freshers’ fortnight’ - a whole two weeks of special events such as club nights, comedy, live music, a pub quiz, and much more.

Food and drink on campus

There are plenty of places to satisfy your hunger and obey your thirst on and around campus, whether you need a breakfast pit stop, full-on lunch, or a quick caffeine fix. The university’s Islington outlets include ‘The Junction’ and ‘Highbury Canteen’. Plus, there’s also an on-campus café at Aldgate.

Vibrant and diverse

With more than 140 nationalities studying at its campuses, London Metropolitan University is home to a very vibrant, multi-ethnic, and socially diverse community.

Joining one of the university’s many societies and sports clubs offered by its Student’s Union will get you into the swing of student life and make you a part of this diverse and welcoming community.

The more involved a student gets outside of their studies at a university, the more they usually get out of their uni experience.

Students’ Union

Whatever you’re interested in, there are many stimulating and fun things to do and get involved with at London Met.

No matter where your interests lie, there are more than 50 societies to choose from. And if none of them interest you, there are opportunities to set up your own.

You can also get involved as a journalist, graphic designer, DJ, researcher, or technical assistant with the student magazine (Verve Magazine) and radio station (Verve Radio).

Or you could take up a sport, whether you’re interested in basketball, cheerleading, futsal, cricket, football, rugby, badminton, tennis, or volleyball, and represent the London Met in the British Universities, Colleges Sport (BUCS) championships or the London Universities Sport Leagues (LUSL).

If you want to get or keep in shape, the union runs an extensive programme of fitness classes. Join the health and wellbeing programme and receive personal training, mindfulness, and yoga classes plus more.

The university’s sporting facilities are excellent, so you’ll have all the tools you need to reach your fitness goals. You can use the Aldgate exercise room and a fitness studio, gyms with state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment, a full-sized basketball court with a scoreboard, and a dance studio.

The Students’ Union is also there to support, represent and enrich the lives of all London Met students. There are support services in place to help students with academic and personal issues, as well as advice and general information.

History of London Metropolitan University

With strong educational roots dating back to 1848, London Metropolitan University has a rich history. In 1848, the then Bishop of London called upon the clergy to set up evening classes to improve the wellbeing of young men in the city, leading to the birth of the Metropolitan Evening Classes for Young Men.

In 1896, The Northern Polytechnic Institution in Holloway opened its doors with one thousand students enrolling in the first year.

In 1929, The North-Western Polytechnic was established, enrolling more than 2,000 students with a primary focus on social sciences, humanities, and arts.

The Northern and North-Western polytechnics merged to form the Polytechnic of North London in 1971.

In 1992, after the Further and Higher Education Act received Royal Assent and gave polytechnics university status and degree awarding powers, The Polytechnic of North London became the University of North London, and the City of London Polytechnic changed its name to London Guildhall University.

Ten years later, in 2002, the university as it is today was created with the merger of London Guildhall University and the University of North London to form the London Metropolitan University.

In 2006, the ‘New Science Centre’ opened containing the largest and most advanced science teaching facility in Europe. A year later, the London Metropolitan Business School, one of Europe’s largest business schools and the largest education provider of professional courses in the UK’s South East, was launched.

Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near London Metropolitan University

How do I book a flat near London Metropolitan University on Student.com?

Booking a flat near London Metropolitan University on Student.com is easy. You can use the search filters on this page to compare properties and the map to find properties in an area of London you’d like to live in. Then go to the property page by clicking ‘View rooms’ on the property you like the look of.

On the property page, you’ll need to choose the room type you prefer and the dates when you’d like to live there. Then, click ‘Book Now’ or ‘Enquire’ and leave your contact details. One of our booking consultants will reach out to you to take you through the next steps and answer any further questions you may have.

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

Choosing to live in a private accommodation rather than in university halls has many benefits. You can choose to live in any area of London you like, whether it’s in the city centre or right next to the London Met campus. You can also freely choose your room type. If you love your privacy, just go for a studio flat and you won’t have to worry about sharing with flatmates!

Another good thing about many modern purpose-built student accommodations (PBSAs) is that they have an amazing range of amenities on offer for their inhabitants. If you like to work out and stay fit, you can find accommodation with an in-house gym. Other typical amenities in PBSAs include games rooms, cinema rooms and a great social calendar which will make it easy to make new friends.

What are the different room types you list in London?

We offer three different room types:

With a Shared Room, students can share a bedroom with two or more people in separate beds. Other living spaces, such as the bathroom and kitchen, are shared with other student tenants from other rooms.

With a Private Room, students get a private bedroom, and in some properties, also a private bathroom. Other living facilities are shared with students from other rooms.

An Entire Place is a fully self-contained studio property. You’ll have your own private bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette and won’t have to share with anyone.

Are bills included in the rent?

Yes, in most properties in London all bills are included in the rent. Different landlords may have different policies though, so check the property page to make sure if this is the case with the property you’re interested in.

Can I see the property before I book it?

Many of the properties we list in London have a great range of photos, videos, and even virtual tours on the property pages, so you’ll be able to get a good idea of what your new home will look like even if you don’t get to see it first.

However, if you feel more comfortable with seeing the place with your own eyes before booking and you can get to London before your move-in date, we can arrange a viewing for you as well. Just give us a call and one of our booking consultants will set it up.