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Student Accommodation London

Here you will find all types of student accommodation in London including studios, flats, houses and luxury student halls. London is a global centre of excellence for education with 23 major universities and over 350,000 students living in London.

Student Properties in London

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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 Hall
  • 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.

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Private Halls
  • 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.

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House
  • 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.

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Flat
  • 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.

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Studio
  • 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.

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Homestay
  • 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.

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Bedsit
  • A self-contained room, which includes most amenities but with shared bathroom facilities.

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Spare room
  • A room available in a house share, where a group of existing housemates want to fill an empty room. A good way of getting the benefits of a house share without an established group of friends.

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Living in London as a student

London should need no introduction, but just in case you haven’t heard of it, it is the capital of the United Kingdom – and the largest city for student accommodation too. With over 8 million residents, it has a massive impact on arts, commerce, entertainment, fashion, and media amongst other things. Interestingly enough, it also has the highest concentration of higher education facilities in Europe too.

London is home to several world-class institutions, such as Imperial College London, University College London, Kings College London and The London School of Economics London is also home to five medical schools and has a high number of affiliated teaching hospitals, and is also a major centre for biomedical research. There are lots of specialist art schools in London as well including LAMDA, RADA and the Royal College of Art.

There is so much to see and do in London that it is hard to narrow it down. It is home to some of the most recognisable attractions in the UK such as Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, and Westminster Abbey. You may be surprised to learn that there is also a lot of green space as well with around 35,000 acres of gardens, public parks and woodlands.

London has also hosted the Olympic Games three times – in 1908, 1948, and 2012 and so sport plays a large role in many Londoner's lives. Football is popular, of course, with five London clubs being in the premier league along with two Premiership rugby union and two rugby league clubs as well. London also plays host to the Wimbledon Tennis competition every year – the oldest tennis tournament in the world. There are also two Test Cricket Grounds in London as well.

As you can imagine, when it comes to shopping, food and drink, London has plenty to choose from as well. From designer brands to high street stores, to quirky markets and independent boutiques – London is a paradise for shopaholics. The nightlife is second to none as well – with numerous venues for live music too which makes it a very attractive place for students to live.

Search all types of student accommodation in London, including flats, houses, studios and luxury student halls.

London Student Guide

London is a tricky city to write about. Not only because 1000-or-so words is nowhere near enough to even really begin to say everything great about it, but because it is always changing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you going to live and study in London? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.

When is the best time to look for accommodation in London?

Most students look for shared housing in London from October, although there will be student accommodation available all year round. First year and international students generally start looking in January for halls of residence.

How much does student accommodation cost in London?

The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in London will cost you £187 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £284 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.

What is the best way to search for accommodation in London?

Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in London. This includes halls of residence, house shares, flats and apartments. You can enquire directly to your chosen accommodation or get more support through our live help team. AFS has accommodation across the whole city including E14 and Newington.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

In London the standard length of contract is 46 weeks. However it is possible to have a longer or shorter agreement than this. Some halls of residence will only offer a 50 or 52 week tenancy agreement for example.

Is it possible to have a short term or summer only contract in London?

Yes, a selection of the student accommodation listed on AFS will offer short term stays. This is most often the case for halls of residence in London. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.

How much do I have to pay for a deposit?

This will depend on the type of property you choose. The most anyone can legally charge is 5 weeks rent. Some accommodation in London halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in London will be £748.

How can I make sure I get my deposit back at the end of my tenancy?

All landlords and property manages in London are legally required to protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. If you take care of your student accommodation you should have no problem getting your money back. You can check out some further information right here.

London Universities

London is home to an array of first class universities including Imperial College and Ravensbourne University.

BPP University
BPP University

BPP University is a private for-profit university, it was not until 2013 that it became the BPP university, as it is known today.

Ravensbourne University London
Ravensbourne University London

With a committed green Students’ Union and a high employment rate, Ravensbourne University allows students to develop key skills for their future.

London South Bank University
London South Bank University

London Southbank University is based in Elephant and Castle, near the South Bank of the River Thames.

Roehampton University
Roehampton University

With an inclusive student union and several funding options, the University of Roehampton ensures that students will have a great chance at an education and a bright future.

Imperial College London
Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the only university in the UK to focus entirely on engineering, science, medicine and business.

Arden University
Arden University

Arden University is a private establishment that offers online and blended courses to students across the world. Find out more here.

University of Westminster
University of Westminster

The University of Westminster is over 180 years old and attracts over 19,000 students every year from 169 different countries.

St Mary's University, Twickenham
St Mary's University, Twickenham

St Mary’s Universities caters to student needs, providing each one with individual opportunity and support to ensure the best future possibilities.

London Metropolitan University
London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University has roots going back to 1848, making it one of the oldest institutions in London.

University of Greenwich
University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich is situated in London and Kent, with three campuses which can be reached by public transport. Greenwich Campus is the largest and is set in a World Heritage Site on the banks on the River Thames.

University of East London
University of East London

With a high employability rate and a long history, the University of East London strives to provide the best opportunities for its students.

University of London
University of London

The University of London is one of the largest, most diverse universities in the UK with over 12,000 students in London, and a further 50,000 studying across 190 countries for a University of London degree.

University of West London
University of West London

The University of West London is based over three campuses, two of which are in London and one in Reading.

Regent's University London
Regent's University London

With a diverse range of societies, Regent’s University London allows students to expand their knowledge and also their skills.

University of the Arts London
University of the Arts London

Ranked second in the world for Art and Design, the University of Arts London gives its students brilliant opportunities to develop and showcase their skills.