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Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) accommodation

If you book a Queen Mary University of London accommodation with Student.com you will get to choose from over 500 different student properties we currently list in London.

The Queen Mary accommodation we offer is modern, comfortable and affordable. Many of the properties are surrounded by some of the city’s exciting shops, cafes and restaurants.

Use our search filters and mapping feature to find student accommodation near Queen Mary University that is just the right fit for you. We offer shared and private accommodation as well as undergraduate and postgraduate accommodation.

If you need more information on how you can book a student room with us, text us on live chat or give us a call.

Where is QMUL located?

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has five campuses which are in the Mile End, Holborn, Whitechapel, Charterhouse Square and West Smithfield areas of London.

International and bustling, East London is one of the most vibrant areas of the city. All campus locations are within minutes from central London, close to galleries, museums, cinemas, theatres and parks.

London is a cultural, artistic, and economic powerhouse of a city that is widely regarded as the best student city in the world. A global city, London is a hub for arts, technology, finance and business. QS consistently ranks London as one of the world’s top three cities for employer activity in its Best Student Cities Ranking.

It is also a uniquely diverse city where amazing food from around the globe is never far away, and historic streets are waiting to be explored.

QMUL is centrally located, so you don’t have to miss out on all the exciting things this dynamic city has to offer. All of the university’s campus locations are well connected to a range of public transportation, including the London Underground system.

The main campus, which is home to most of Queen Mary’s academic schools, has been at Mile End since 1887.

Studying at Queen Mary University of London

Studying at Queen Mary University of London will place you in an innovative and exciting learning environment in the middle of one of the world’s most diverse cities.

Its international reputation and rankings speak for themselves, ranking 110th in the world and 12th in the UK in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It is was also ranked as the 117th best university in the world in the 2022 QS World University Rankings.

Queen Mary’s main focus is on attaining excellence in the key areas of education, employability, student engagement and learning environment.

Strong research

As a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities in the UK, Queen Mary is recognised for its world-class research, placing 5th in the UK for research output in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rankings.

The university has a strong research industry income and the outcomes of its high-quality research output are reflected in its teaching.

An international university

Queen Mary has a diverse undergraduate student community and is extremely popular with international students. The university believes the more diverse its students are, the more powerful their ideas become.

It placed inside the top 20 institutions in the world for international outlook by the Times Higher Education 2020 World University Rankings and over 8,000 of its 22,000 students come from outside the UK.

Student life at QMUL

If you choose to study at Queen Mary University London (QMUL), you’ll be studying at a global university where you’ll get to be a part of a friendly and inclusive community.

More than one-third of the students population at Queen Mary are from outside of the UK (from over 160 different countries), making it one of the most internationally diverse universities in the world.

And with over 300 diverse societies and 60 sports clubs for you to join, plus a host of events and activities organised throughout the year, you’ll have loads of opportunities to meet people from different cultures.

Campus facilities

Queen Mary’s campuses are equipped with facilities on site such as shops, banks, restaurants, cafes, a gym, bookstores and bars. The Mile End campus offers four cafés, two shops, two restaurants, a bar, a gym, a bookshop and a bank. There’s also plenty of green and outdoor space where you can relax and study.

With more than 60 sports clubs to choose from and a sport and fitness centre, students will never run out of options to stay busy and happy.

The Qmotion gym on the Mile End campus is equipped with a wide range of group exercise classes, and also offers personal training.


The university’s Advice and Counselling services provide a range of specialist, professional and confidential support to help students with academic, health, financial, disability and personal problems. There are also advice guides to help students live well, study well and get the most out of life at QMUL.

The careers service team at QM Careers Hub helps students find jobs and work experience placements, or continue further studies up to two years after graduation. The enterprise services offer a range of funding opportunities and support for entrepreneurial ventures.

History of QMUL

Queen Mary’s long and proud history as a teaching institution stretches back to 1785 when The London Hospital Medical College, England’s first official medical school, was founded.

In 1843 St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College was established.

Westfield College, the first residential college for women in London, was founded in 1882. Five years later, The People’s Palace Technical Schools was opened by Queen Victoria, which became East London Technical College in 1896.

In 1905 East London Technical College became East London College. It later got renamed Queen Mary College in 1934 to honour Mary of Teck, wife of King George V.

Queen Mary College merged with Westfield College to become Queen Mary and Westfield College in 1989. Three years later, another merger took place between The Medical College of St. Bartholomew’s and The London Hospital Medical College to form Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Bart’s was then joined by Queen Mary College, Westfield College and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1995. Five years later, Queen Mary and Westfield College changed its name to Queen Mary University of London.

The Centre of the Cell, the world’s first science education centre located within a working research laboratory, opened at the Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science in 2009.

In 2012, QMUL became a member of the prestigious Russell Group.

Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near Queen Mary University of London

How do I make an accommodation application for a student room near Queen Mary University of London on Student.com?

Booking a student room on Student.com is easy.

First, find your ideal student property by using our search filters and map function. Once you’ve found a property you like, click ‘View rooms’ to go to the property page.

On the property page, you’ll need to choose your preferred room type. Then click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now.’ One of our booking consultants will call you thereafter to answer any questions you may have and to take you through the next steps in the booking process.

Once you’re ready to book, a contract will be prepared for you to sign.

Why should I go for private accommodation rather than a QMUL residence in university halls?

Private accommodation has many benefits. Many of the modern purpose-built student accommodations (PBSAs) we list have excellent facilities available to the students living there. PBSAs in London often have amenities like games rooms, in-house gyms and cinema rooms, as well as a calendar of social events where you can get to know people and make new friends.

When you opt for a private accommodation, you’ll also get to live in any area of London you like. Whether you want to live right next to your campus, in the city centre or a particular area of London you like, you’ll surely find options on Student.com.

You can also freely choose your room type in private accommodation. You can choose to share a room with a flatmate in private accommodation too, but you can also choose to live by yourself in a fully self-contained studio property, something which is not always available in university halls.

What are the different room types on offer?

There are three different types of rooms to choose from with our QMUL accommodation.

With Shared Rooms, two or more people will sleep in separate beds in the same bedroom. Additional living spaces like bathrooms and kitchens will be shared with other tenants from other rooms.

In a Private Room you’ll get a private bedroom just for yourself. Depending on the property, your bathroom may be private or shared. Other facilities are shared with other students.

With the Entire Place, you won’t have to share anything with anyone. You’ll get a fully self-contained studio property with your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette.

Are bills included in the rent?

In most of the properties we list in London, all bills are included. Different landlords can have different policies though, so check the property page to make sure if bills are included in the property you’re interested in.

Do you offer postgraduate accommodation near QMUL?

Yes, we do. You can book any type of accommodation from us as long as you are a full-time student.

Can I see the flat before moving in?

The properties we list in London have a wide 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 accommodation will look like even if you don’t have a viewing.

However, if you’d like to see a property before booking it, and you can get to London before your move-in date, you can contact us and our booking consultants will set up a viewing for you.