University of Westminster
University of Westminster accommodation
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If you decide to study at Westminster University, you won’t be short of options with Student.com. You’ll have a wide variety of student properties to choose from close to Westminster Uni and in other parts of London.
Choose from three different types of rooms from hundreds of shared and private accommodation options, including many great properties in Central London and West London with good transport links to the Marylebone, Regent, Cavendish, and Harrow campuses.
Learn more about the student accommodation near the University of Westminster we offer by giving us a call or sending us a quick message via live chat. Our booking consultants will be happy to answer your questions and give you more information about the properties on offer.
Where is the University of Westminster located?
The University is spread across four campuses, in some of London’s most famous and prestigious locations.
Three of the campuses are in central London within walking distance of each other, and the fourth one is in Harrow, northwest London.
The Marylebone Campus is home to the Student’s Union, the School of Architecture and Cities, and Westminster Business School. Surrounded by fantastic architecture and a number of tourist attractions including the gorgeous Regent’s Park, home to London Zoo, Regent’s Canal, the Madame Tussauds, and the Sherlock Holmes Museum, it’s easy for students at Marylebone to feel inspired.
With many great restaurants and cafés in the area, you’ll be spoilt for choice whenever you get hungry. Moving around London is easy with the Baker Street tube station being located just across the street from your campus.
The Regent Campus is home of the School of Humanities, the School of Social Sciences, and the Law School. The campus is also home to a gym and prayer room.
One of the biggest draws for the Regent Campus is its prestigious location. The Regent Street area is one of the best shopping districts in the world. The area is populated by upmarket shops, with many flagship stores of famous designer brands. At this enviable location, there is also a huge variety of restaurants and cinemas. A little further south is one of the trendiest parts of the city – the fashionable Soho.
The home of the University’s School of Life Sciences and School of Computer Science and Engineering is also in central London, close to several fantastic attractions. One of the biggest and best museums in the world (the British Museum), is a short walk away and entry is free.
The campus is situated very close to the Regent and Marylebone campuses. Closeby is also Tottenham Court Road, which is loaded with shops, restaurants, and a cinema. If you want to explore the UK further than London, Euston Station is very close to the Cavendish Campus and it offers quick connections to interesting locations in the north of England.
Located outside of central London in the north-western suburb of Harrow, the campus is home to the Westminster School of Arts, Westminster School of Media and Communication, a gym, a sports hall, and London Gallery West, which showcases artwork from students and alumni as well as local and international artists.
Beautiful parks and a shopping centre are a short walk from the campus. A little further southeast is the world-famous Wembley Stadium, the home of English football as well as the Wembley Arena, which hosts big events and concerts featuring some of the world’s most famous performers.
Studying at Westminster Uni
The University of Westminster prides itself on providing world-leading teaching and pioneering research to all students, regardless of background or financial status.
A vibrant and forward-thinking place to study, Westminster is divided into three colleges, twelve schools, and 65 departments and research centres.
Its 19,000 students come from over 170 countries around the world, making it one of the most internationally diverse universities in the UK.
Most courses provided by Westminster Uni have professional accreditations and are taught by leading practitioners. Teaching provided by the university in the fields of art and design, media and communications, law, events, and tourism management, English, and architecture is grounded in research and have been highly rated in independent evaluations.
Excellence in research
Westminster University has a record of excellence in research that makes a difference. Its researchers have led the way in the fight against a number of health issues and diseases, including Alzheimer’s, breast cancer, malaria, and the Ebola virus.
Vibrant, state-of-the-art campuses
The university has a range of excellent learning resource facilities, including:
- 24-hour libraries
- State-of-the-art science laboratories
- Advanced IT services
- World-class art, design, film, TV, and audio recording studios
- Sports and recreational facilities
- A Bloomberg Financial Markets Suite (one of a few in the UK)
Westminster’s four libraries (one at each campus) are equipped with an extensive collection of books, journals, and other educational materials. It offers a range of spaces for quiet study, group work, or practising a presentation.
Westminster University has strong links with businesses and professional organisations in London and around the world. This ensures that its students can graduate with much more than just a degree.
With close to 200 partner institutions from 56 countries worldwide, students at the University of Westminster can expand their personal and professional horizons by taking advantage of the many opportunities provided by the university to study, work or volunteer abroad.
With an ever-growing network of over 3,000 companies, the university’s Careers and Employability Service provides students with work placement opportunities and professionally relevant skills that prepare them for a successful career.
Westminster University student life
Studying and living in the heart of London means students can take advantage of everything this metropolis offers, from cultural attractions, music, cafés, shops, sport, free events, and close proximity to the UK’s top employers.
Great student experience
Studying at Westminster provides an opportunity for personal and professional growth.
With its welcome programme for international students, the university has in place a friendly and experienced student support team and a wide range of additional activities to ensure you feel at home when you arrive and help you to develop during your uni years.
The University of Westminster Student Union (UWSU) represents all students on academic, social, and wellbeing matters. To assist students’ development, it offers advice, organises sports clubs, societies, and social events, and gives students the chance to campaign on issues.
The union organises several extracurricular and co-curricular activities including the fully funded Working Cultures programme which allows students to visit alumni from all over the world, the award-winning student media that allows students to express creativity and pursue their own personal projects, and the Volunteering Service which offers regular volunteering and student-led projects with over 300 charities.
Access to support services includes a free and confidential Student Health Service including mental and sexual health, Student Wellbeing counselling and workshops, specialist academic advisers, and Disability Learning.
Life off campus
Outside of campus, you’ll never run out of things to do in London. Filled with bustling streets of buzzing clubs, bars, live music, outstanding theatres, world-class museums, art galleries, walking tours, and some of the world’s most famous shopping outlets, the city is electrifying.
Moving around while at Westminster will also be easy and convenient. The university’s three central London campuses are located within five minutes’ walk from London tube stations, while the Harrow campus is only 20 minutes by tube from central London.
History of the University of Westminster
The university boasts a rich history and has been providing students with academic excellence and personal enrichment since Sir George Cayley opened the Polytechnic Institution at 309 Regent Street in 1838. A year after its launch, it became one of the first institutions in London to demonstrate the invention of photography and opened the first photographic studio in Europe on its roof in 1841.
That same year, it changed its name to The Royal Polytechnic Institution when Prince Albert – Queen Victoria’s consort – became Patron.
The Polytechnic was renamed Regent Street Polytechnic in 1891 and the first Board of Governors created after it began receiving public funding. In 1896, the first public presentation of a moving picture in the UK was held in the Polytechnic Theatre.
The Polytechnic organised the marathon and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1908 Olympic Games.
It transformed into a multi-site institution through a major new expansion scheme on Regent Street from 1945–70. By the end of the expansion, the Polytechnic of Central London (PCL) was formed from the merger of Regent Street Polytechnic and Holborn College of Law and Commerce.
PCL later merged with Harrow College of Higher Education in 1990. Two years later it gained University status and the right to award its own degrees and participate in publicly funded research. This was when it acquired the current name of the University of Westminster.
Expansion overseas resulted in the University winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2000 and 2005.
Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near the University of Westminster
How can I book student rooms near the University of Westminster on Student.com?
Start by comparing properties by price and location on our website with its filter and mapping tools. After comparing properties and choosing your favourite, go to the property page by clicking ‘View rooms’.
On the property page you’ll need to choose the room type you’d like to live in and the dates when you’ll be staying there. After making your choice, click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now’. One of our booking consultants will then contact you to answer any further questions you may have and take you through the next steps of the booking process.
Why should I book private accommodation instead of student halls?
Booking private accommodation rather than university student halls has many advantages.
Many PBSAs (purpose-built student accommodations), especially modern ones in large cities like London, have a great list of amenities available for their inhabitants. These typically include things like games rooms, dedicated study spaces and even in-house gyms.
You’ll also get to choose freely where you’d like to live. So, whether you prefer staying right next to your campus or living in some other area of London, you’ll probably find plenty of good opportunities in any area you’re interested in on Student.com.
In addition, you’ll be able to choose your room type. Whether you want to share with a flatmate or book a studio property just for yourself, you can find lots of options.
What are the different types of rooms you offer near Westminster University?
We offer three different types of rooms in London:
In a Shared Room you’ll share a bedroom with at least one roommate. You’ll also share a bathroom and a kitchen with other tenants from other rooms.
Private Rooms allow you to have your own private bedroom. Depending on the property, your bathroom may be private or shared. Other facilities like the kitchen are shared with students living in other rooms.
In an Entire Place, you’ll get a fully self-contained studio property with fully private living facilities. You’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and a kitchenette without having to share with anyone.
Are bills included in the rent?
Bills are included in the cost of the rent in most properties we list. However, check on the property page to make sure if this is the case in the property you’re thinking about booking.
Are the apartments fully furnished?
Most properties we list in London are rented fully furnished. Check the property page to make sure if the property you’re thinking of booking comes furnished or unfurnished though.