Student Accommodation Kingston
Kingston is an attractive town a few miles from the centre of London, with a large, modern university.
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AFS always has the widest choice of student accommodation available. To help you find the right place to live, read our brief guide to the different types of accommodation below.
University residences which are generally full of first year undergraduates are a great way to adjust to living away from home and making new friends. Uni halls are usually located close to campus.
Generally offer a higher level of amenities than University Halls, at higher rents. Will be home to a more diverse mix of students and normally located close to campus.
A house share with a group of friends is often the lowest cost option and popular as the next step after living in Halls. Typically located in student friendly areas which require some travel to University.
A flat or apartment is similar to a house share on a smaller scale and will normally have one or two bedrooms. Ideal for smaller groups or couples.
Either a premium room in a Private Hall of Residence or a self-contained flat or apartment where all of the amenities are in one space. Typically the most expensive option.
A room in a house where the landlord or owner currently lives. A good option if you are not too concerned about living with other students and are budget conscious.
A self-contained room, which includes most amenities but with shared bathroom facilities.
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Living in Kingston as a student
A part of Greater London since 1965, Kingston upon Thames, more commonly referred to as just Kingston, is a town and a parish with a population of 43,000 people. It is home to Kingston University with its 16,000 students. Its closeness to London makes it a particularly attractive destination for students.
A large student population necessitates and thus is always a good indication of a healthy accommodation provision in the town. There are 16 halls of residence in Kingston, which include properties managed by the university and privately owned student halls. There are over 2,000 rooms available for students of KU, most of which are en-suite. Larger studios are available too, while rooms with shared sanitary facilities make up the remainder of the rooms.
Nation’s top providers operate halls in Kingston alongside the university ones. They provide students with a good range of options, from standard en-suite rooms, to self-contained studio suites, with a range of attractive amenities.
Sharing a house has never been more popular with students in Greater London. Groups of 4 or more friends benefit the most, as properties that are available to them have a lower individual cost, availability in a variety of locations, and flexibility in furnishing type. Larger homes often have a garden—a very sought after feature in the highly urbanised area of Greater London. For those preferring fewer flatmates or hoping to move in with their partner flats and apartments which are in good supply in Kingston are a fantastic option. They often benefit from a more central location, while suffering from a smaller size—it gives them a more cosy feeling, though, which many students appreciate. Both houses and flats/apartments are most commonly managed by landlords or letting agents, many of which have a fantastic reputation for catering to students’ exact wants and needs.
For more information have a look at our substantial online guides. If and when you are ready to start looking for your new student home, go to accommodationforstudents.com. With a variety of student accommodation currently on offer and over 20 years of experience in helping you find your dream uni accommodation, you will surely find what you need on our site. When searching with us you can get directly in contact with the accommodation you choose—no unnecessary intermediaries—or get additional support from our experienced team of specialists who are always ready & happy to help.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you going to live and study in Kingston? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.
Kingston is home to one major university.