Student accommodation in London
On Student.com you can find and compare student accommodation in London. We list around 40,000 rooms, studios and flats in hundreds of student properties across London. So whether you’re looking for a private studio or a flat to share with other students, you’ll surely find it on Student.com. Check out the map to see what properties are located close to your university or in the area of London you would like to live in.
We offer hundreds of different options for your student housing. Many properties we list offer both shared and private rooms, so whether you like to share with friends or prefer your own privacy, we’ve got you covered. If you need help with choosing, don’t hesitate to give us a call and one of our super helpful booking consultants will be happy to give you more information. Once you know the area you’re interested in and have a rough idea of your accommodation budget, it will be a lot easier to narrow down the options and find the right one for you.
A sprawling city of theatre, iconic landmarks and music, it’s easy to see why London is a popular destination for students from all over the world.
London can trace its origins to the Roman times. It has been a major settlement for over two thousand years and is currently the capital of the United Kingdom and the largest city in the country. That makes London one of the most interesting cities in the world, where there is always something going on. London is one of the most iconic world cities, one which has the perfect blend of old and new. Historic landmarks like Westminster Abbey and Big Ben share a skyline with the iconic London Eye and the Shard.
No matter where you live in this vibrant city, each neighbourhood will have something for you.
Student living in London
Student living in London can be an incredible experience. From green spaces and quaint pubs in Kensington & Chelsea, to the creative haven of Shoreditch, students can explore the city’s network of neighbourhoods, each hugely diverse in their own distinct character. Kings Cross is jam-packed full of food and music venues, thanks to its close proximity to many of London’s top universities, meanwhile the City of London dazzles with its array of iconic skyscrapers. Borough Market next to London Bridge is a great spot for any food lovers, having served Londoners since the 12th century.
When the weather is beautiful, you can enjoy it in one of London’s many green spaces. Be sure to check out Hyde Park and Regent’s Park, as well as the fantastic views from the top of Primrose Hill. When it comes to shopping, you can find everything in London. Head to Oxford Street to shop ‘til you drop and make sure to catch a West End show or two during your time in the British capital.
Where to study in London?
With an urban population of about 10 million, it’s not surprising that London has a long list of universities to serve its student population. There are currently 40 universities and other institutions of higher education in London (excluding foreign universities with branches in London) and a student population of about 400,000, a large number of them international students.
This means that if you want to spend your student years in the UK’s capital city, you have a huge array of options to choose from.University College London,Imperial College LondonandKing’s College Londonare among the most well-known options. If you want to study business, theLondon School of Economicsis one of the most prestigious institutions in the world. If you’re interested in arts, check out the University of the Arts London, which is a federation of six arts colleges, orGoldsmiths University, which specialises in arts and design.
Frequently asked questions about studying in London
How do I apply for student accommodation in London?
Applying forstudent accommodationwith Student.com is very simple. First you need to figure out which property you’d like to live in. After that you can make a request to book the room or flat for the dates you need it. After you’ve clicked “Book Now”, we’ll ask you to leave your contact details so that one of our booking consultants can call you and take you through the next steps and eventually sign the contract.
You don’t have to worry about costs, Student.com does not charge you anything for this service: you’ll only need to pay the rent to your chosen landlord.
What options are there for contract length?
Most contracts last for one academic year. If you would like to stay a longer or a shorter time, contact us and our booking consultants will be able to give you information about which landlords are currently accepting stays of different lengths.
I can see you offer different types of student rooms. What do these room types mean?
We currently offer three different types of student rooms in London.
AShared Roomhas two or more people sleeping in the same bedroom. Other living spaces, like kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms are shared with occupants of other rooms.
In aPrivate Roomyou have a private bedroom just for yourself, while other facilities are shared with other rooms.
In anEntire Place, you get a fully self-contained property. This means no sharing, as your bedroom and all other facilities in your flat are just for you.
Are bills included in my rent?
This depends on the property you rent, but most of our properties in London have bills included, so you’ll only have to pay the rent and nothing else. Remember to make sure if this is the case with the property you’ve chosen.
Is it safe to rent student accommodation in the private sector?
We carefully vet all the landlords we feature and only list properties from trusted student accommodation providers to ensure that all the housing options we feature are safe to use.
Can I see a property before moving in?
Yes. If you’d like to book a viewing before booking a property, get in touch with us and our booking consultants will get it sorted for you.
What is a guarantor and will I need one?
A guarantor is a person who signs the rental contract with you and commits to paying your rent if you can’t. A guarantor is most typically a family member, but it can be anyone. Most UK landlords want you to have a guarantor, so you’ll most likely need one in London
What if I didn’t get an answer to my question here?
If you have any other questions, you can check ourFAQ pageor contact one of our booking consultants. They are always happy to help!