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5 Best Student Accommodation In London, UK

London is one of the most popular student destinations in the world, home to several quality universities and institutions.

Naturally, there’s no lack of student accommodation in London, given the large population of international students studying and living there.

Now, many international students in London choose to stay on campus, so that they’re as close to their school as they can get. But if you’d rather stay off campus, there are also plenty of apartments that you can rent with your friends.

Looking for a specific area? Neighbourhoods that are popular include:

  • Camden
  • Finsbury Park
  • Mile End
  • Stratford
  • Brixton
  • Tooting
  • Shepherd’s Bush, and
  • Hammersmith

In this guide, we share 5 best accommodation options in these neighbourhoods, and tell you all you need to know about staying in these areas. Read on to find out more!

1. Chapter King’s Cross

Chapter King’s Cross is a modern, sleek property that’s located a stone’s throw away from St Pancras International station. 

Because the accommodation is so centrally located, students can easily commute to their universities in under 20 minutes:

  • University College London (UCL) - 10 minutes via tube
  • Kings College London - 20 minutes via bus
  • City University London - 12 minutes via bus
  • University of Westminster - 16 minutes via tube
  • School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) - 14 minutes via bus

Amenities include an on-site gym, exercise studio, study space, lounge, games area, screening room, courtyard, laundry facilities, and mailboxes.

The most affordable room is a Bronze Twin Studio; prices start at £260 per person, per week.

2. iQ Hoxton

iQ Hoxton is located in Shoreditch, London, which is known as the “creative hub” of London’s East End. If you can’t wait to explore London’s entertainment and club scene, this is a fantastic place to set up camp; there are plenty of bars, clubs, and restaurants within walking distance, and you’ll never have a dull moment.

Amenities include a gym, rooftop terrace, library, laundry facilities, shared kitchen, cinema, and secure bike storage.

The most affordable room is a Bronze Studio; prices start at £299 per person, per week.

3. The Stay Club Camden

The Stay Club Camden is located just across the street from the world-famous Camden Market, and it’s also a short walk away from Chalk Farm Road, which is littered with restaurants and bars.

Both Camden Town and Chalk Farm tube stations are near the property, and you can get to University College London in 10 minutes. To get to London School of Economics or King’s College London, it’ll take you roughly 20 minutes.

Amenities include an on-site cafeteria, study area, outdoor area, laundry facilities and bike storage.

The most affordable room is a Club Accessible Studio; prices start at £287 per week.

4. Chapter Spitalfields

Chapter Spitalfields is owned by the same folks behind Chapter King’s Cross, but this property is located around the Shoreditch area. INTO University is just next door to Chapter Spitalfields, and Newcastle University and Coventry University are a one minute and three minute walk away respectively.

Amenities include a gym, study area, social space, auditorium, karaoke rooms, games area, private cinema, lounge, laundry facilities, and a bar on the 32nd floor.

The most affordable room is a 2 Bedroom Apartment; prices start at £305 per person, per week.

5. Scape Shoreditch

Scape Shoreditch is located two minutes away from Old Street Station, and you can walk to City University from the property, or take a quick bus or Tube ride to LSE, UCL and QMUL.

When it comes to comfort, Scape Shoreditch definitely scores full marks. All studio apartments in the property came outfitted with a smart TV, ensuite shower and a self-contained kitchen. Amenities include a gym, cinema, entertainment rooms, study space, laundry facilities, and more.

The most affordable room is a Standard Studio; prices start at £313 per week.

Making the Right Decision

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