London Student Houses
London definitely has a lot to offer whether you’re planning on commuting or are looking to move here. It’s almost surprising that London can contain it’s culture with a sea of museums, galleries, independent boutiques and entertainment venues all raking in the pounds!
London also has six major institutions under its belt, including University College London, London Metropolitan University, City University London, University of London, University of The Arts and London School of Economics, with each institution achieving success.
Despite the obvious expense of living in such a vibrant, metropolitan city, there are over thirteen million people living in the capital of England. And, thirteen million people can’t be wrong!
Use our accommodation guide to help you choose from the vast selection of student houses in London and the surrounding areas, and our search tool to help you find the perfect property.
London Student Houses
If you’re looking for student properties in London, a safe bet is the Halls of Residence.
Halls of Residence are designed with Students and their budgets in mind, making them the ideal place to live when choosing to study in a new city. There are many advantages of living in your institutions own accommodation:
- It’s Cheap – usually halls include all your bills in the cost of the housing and this is usually paid every four months. If you’re a student who has support from student finance, then this should cover the cost of your room and inclusive bills.
- It’s Safe and Secure – given that a couple of hundred people have decided to flee the nest and leave their parents, university halls are usually guarded by a member of security and more often than not, they are fenced off. This means there’ll be minimal phone calls from mum about whether you’ve locked the doors and turned all the lights off.
- It’s Full of Other Students – whether you’re a first year or not, halls are a great way to meet new people and try new things. You’re all in the same boat, row together.
- It’s Slap Bang In The Middle of Everything – location is everything when you move to a new city, especially when the city is much larger than the one you’re used to. London can be quite daunting, even for those who know it well. Halls are usually located within walking distance of your education centre, with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants nearby.
Student Properties Near London
London’s property prices certainly reflect the benefits of living in the capital city of England. As a student, there are a number of ways to cut down the cost of housing. Commuting shouldn’t be ruled out as an option, many people move further out of the city centre and travel in to the city.
London is served by nine railway stations, with trains to and from every city in the country. The largest stations in London, and the stations with a more regular service are; London Victoria, Waterloo Station, Kings Cross, St. Pancreas and Euston Station. There is also a regular underground ‘tube’ service, which runs every couple of minutes all over the city centre. The transport options are endless, so deciding which area to live in can be tricky. That’s where we come in; we’ve compiled a list of areas surrounding London which take less than an hour to reach via public transport:
Brighton if you fancy waking up to fresh sea air, heaps of shops and a huge choice in pubs, clubs and restaurants then this city is the perfect choice. Known for its laid back atmosphere and quirky eateries, all this is set off by a teeming high street and large selection of independent traders. Brighton is committed to its students and offers many types of accommodation from house shares to studio apartments.
Cambridge is a popular choice for commuting, given its close proximity to London and its reputation as a student city. There are trains into London every half an hour, with a journey time of approximately 50 mins.
Colchester remains connected to its more vibrant neighbours, with half-hourly trains into London and regular trains into the centre of Essex. Stansted airport is a short forty-five minute drive away. If you chase the high life of London but want to keep costs down, then have a look at our list of great student housing below. After all, the only way is Essex.
Oxford is a great city to study in- with such a rich heritage, beautiful architecture and some fabulous attractions, there’s so much more to get from Oxford than just the a-typical student experience. And finding a home, rather than just a student house, will make the experience that little bit sweeter. There’s a range of accommodation types available all over the city, from studio apartments, to 9-bedroom shared houses.
St. Albans, Hertfordshire is high up on the ‘commuter’s choice’ list, given that you could live in a different city and still be in London in under twenty minutes. With cheaper cost of living and the added luxury of independent boutiques, St. Albans is quite the student haven.