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UAL Central Saint Martins

Central Saint Martins accommodation

Ensure a special stay in a special place with affordable and convenient student accommodation near Central Saint Martins from Student.com. A great location, an exciting cultural scene, a wonderful canal-side setting, interesting heritage, and a strong sense of local community all come together to make King’s Cross in central London a unique place.

You’ll feel right at home in any of the around 400 student properties in London that we list. Make your London home in peaceful canal-side areas, or in up-and-coming trendy hotspots that are moments from the hubbub of King’s Cross, and within easy reach of London’s West End. Booking a shared or private accommodation near UAL will place you in the most ideal locations close to everything you need.

If you need any help in finding the ideal property for you, just call us or send us a message via live chat on this page. Our booking consultants are always happy to help!

Where is Central Saint Martins located? 

The University of the Arts London (UAL Central Saint Martins) has three locations in London, England. The university’s main campus is situated in the district of King’s Cross in London, while its Archway campus, which is home to the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, MA Fine Art, and MA Art and Science courses, is on Elthorne Road. The university also has premises in Richbell Place in Holborn.

Central Saint Martins sits at the heart of a vibrant area in one of the most dynamic cities in the world. The trendy restaurants, bars, galleries, parks, the canal-side setting and the unique Coal Drops Yard, which brings something entirely different to London’s shopping and dining scene, all make King’s Cross a great area in the heart of London.

But it was not always that way. The area is one of the largest and most successful redevelopment projects in London. The facelift has transformed this once derelict area into a much-loved part of the capital.

A symbol of blight and decay after World War II, the once important industrial and transport hub in the mid-1800s, and stomping ground of clubbers in the 1990s, King’s Cross’ dilapidated buildings, railway sidings, and contaminated land have made way for new public streets, squares with spectacular fountains and iconic parks.

The area’s drastic regeneration has attracted locals, tourists and corporate giants like Google, Facebook, and Universal Music. King’s Cross has transformed into a symbol of London’s industrial and engineering past and creative present - the perfect mix of gritty and shiny.

Studying at UAL Central Saint Martins 

UAL Central Saint Martins is part of the University of the Arts, London. It’s a world-renowned arts and design university that facilitates a different way of thinking, doing, and making. It connects students from all over the world to a diverse range of creative practices under one roof.

Across its six colleges, the University of the Arts, London offers programmes in the arts, design, fashion, media, communication, and performance to about 20,000 students.

University of the Arts, London was ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design in the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject.


The university is equipped with an abundance of sophisticated facilities with the latest in technology to help its students better develop their skills. 

The specialist workshops, which provide a place for UAL students to create, are the backbone of the university’s programmes. Its shared spaces act as hubs of interdisciplinary collaboration where students can share creative ideas, solve problems, and socialise. 

Industry connections

The university takes pride in facilitating its students to learn the skills they need to turn their passion into a career. 

Students are encouraged to partake in live industry briefs and internships to build experience and broaden their understanding. The university creates exciting career and personal opportunities for its students by connecting them to a range of studios, brands, and companies within the creative industry. 


Central Saint Martins programmes are designed to inspire students to use their imagination, creativity, compassion and vision to shape the world.

Several UAL alumni have gone on to reimagine and reinvent the world’s creative industries. Graduating from UAL will place you in a global community of over 200,000 creative practitioners and will grant you opportunities to attend events and network, as well as collaborating with other creatives.

CSM student life

While studying at Central Saint Martins (CSM), you’ll be joining a unique community of artists and designers. You’ll also join an institution that facilitates a healthy student life.

With counselling, health advice, help with disabilities and dyslexia, and advice on funding, immigration and finances, you’ll be well supported at CSM.

Student services

You can get confidential and free mental health support from Togetherall whenever you need it. The service is online and available 24/7 so you can access it at any time from the comfort of home. Completely anonymous and moderated by trained professionals, Togetherall is a safe place for students to share what’s on their minds and receive mental health support.

Creative Shift, a community that believes in shaping diversity in the creative industries, provides opportunities for students to enhance their personal and professional development.

The Students’ Union (ArtSU) provides opportunities for students to become part of student communities. Join societies based on several categories, including culture, welfare, and faith.

When you need some quiet time, the university’s Quiet Spaces will allow you to undertake prayer, personal reflection, and rest. These spaces are designed to support the emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing of students, staff and visitors.

History of Central Saint Martins

The history of Central Saint Martins goes back to 1854 and the founding of St. Martin’s School of Art. The Central School of Art and Crafts was founded in 1896.

Both institutions, then known for their radical approach to art and design, believed in the importance of learning through making. That philosophy remains at the core of the university’s approach to teaching to this day. 

The Central School of Art and Crafts became the Central School for Art and Design in 1966. Twenty-three years later, in 1989, it merged with St. Martin’s School of Art to form Central Saint Martins as we know it today.

The university welcomed Drama Centre London in 1999 and the Byam Shaw School of Art in 2003.

In 2011, Central Saint Martins relocated to its award-winning building in King’s Cross, at the heart of a dynamic part of London.

Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near Central Saint Martins

How can I book private student accommodation near Central Saint Martins on Student.com?

Booking private student accommodation near Central Saint Martins on Student.com is simple and easy. Use our website’s search filters, comparison, and map tools to make your search easier and find the right accommodation for you.

After choosing the property you want to live in, go to the property page by clicking ‘View rooms’. On the property page you’ll need to choose your room and click ‘Book Now’ or ‘Enquire’. You’ll be asked to leave your contact details and one of our booking consultants will contact you to answer any questions you may still have and help you complete the booking process once you are ready to book.

Why should I book private accommodation rather than live in dorms or UAL halls?

Booking a private accommodation will give you more options, especially in a big city like London where there are lots of properties to choose from. Many modern purpose-built student accommodation (PBSAs) offer great amenities to their inhabitants, such as in-house gyms, cinema and games rooms and dedicated study spaces.

You can also choose to live in any part of the city you like, whether this is in King’s Cross right next to your campus, or in any other part of London that you like.

You’ll also be able to freely choose the type of accommodation you want, whether you want to share with friends or live in a self-contained studio property.

What are the different room types you offer?

We offer three different types of rooms in London: 

Shared Rooms: In this room type, two people share a bedroom. Bathrooms and kitchens are also shared with other people.

Private Rooms: Here you get a private bedroom just for yourself. Depending on the property, your bathroom may be either private or shared. Other facilities are shared with other tenants.

Entire Place: This is a fully private studio apartment with all private facilities. You’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette and don’t have to share any of these with anyone.

Are bills included in the rent?

Typically in the properties we list in London, all bills are included in the rent. However, this isn’t always the case, so check the property page of the property you are interested in to see if bills are included.

Are the apartments fully furnished?

On most occasions, yes, but this will also depend on the property you choose. You can see on the property page of each property if their rooms are furnished or not. You can also use the filters on this page to only see furnished properties.

Can I see the property before moving in?

Most of the student accommodation we list in London has a great array of photos, videos and even virtual tours on the property pages, so you’ll be able to get a good idea of what the property will look like even without seeing it.

If you feel more comfortable seeing the place first though, this can be arranged as well. Just contact our booking consultants and tell them which dates you will be in London for viewings, and they will arrange it for you.

What is a guarantor and will I need one?

A guarantor is someone who agrees to pay your rent if you are unable to pay it. Many of the properties we list require you to state who will be responsible for paying your rent if you are unable to do so.

Typically a guarantor is a family member, but this is not a requirement. Our booking consultants can give more information about guarantors.