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Over 1.5 million student rooms across the US, UK, Ireland, & Australia
The world's largest student housing provider
Trusted by students in 177+ countries
24x7 personalised support, Lowest price guaranteed, No booking fee, Free cancellation
Safe stays and flexible bookings + cancellations with Unilodgers Pandemic Shield. Read more
Student-certified: on Trustpilot

The world's largest student housing provider

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Finding and booking your student home can be overwhelming, and we are committed to making it safe and easy. That is why over 5 million students from over 177 countries trust us each year to find a place suitable to their needs!

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About Student Accommodation in London

Looking for student accommodation in London can be quite a hassle. But not with Unilodgers! With us, you get to choose from 50000+ student housing options which include ensuites, studios, shared rooms, student halls and student flats that offer amenities students love. Choose the student housing that meets your budget from accommodations ranging from £159 - £875 per week on Unilodgers.

You can choose from these popular London student accommodations like Chapter SpitalfieldsNido West HampsteadMannequin HouseVita Student Lewisham Exchange and Kensal Green Garrow House for a comfortable and affordable stay.

The city is known for being home to some of the best universities in the world such as UCL, University of London, KCL and LSE to name a few. With Unilodgers, you can find the perfect student accommodation that is close to these universities and also has everything else you need. Our student homes are also well equipped with all the modern amenities for you to feel at home. Crave a midnight snack? They have vending machines. Feel like a weekend movie marathon? They have luxurious cinema rooms onsite. Whether you’re looking for a short term student room for rent in London, luxury student accommodation, or student housing near any university in the city, we’ve got you covered. Scroll down to see places that offer all this and more - the one for you is on this list, we promise. 

Living in London as a Student

  • Cost of living: It is no secret that London is known for being one of the most expensive cities in the world. Wondering what the living cost is for students? To give you an idea, a McMeal at McDonald’swould set you back by around £6.
  • Student-friendly locations: This swinging city has loads of student-friendly locations that you can choose from. If you’re looking to stay near your university and walk to the campus, you can look for student flats to rent in Zone 1 which is just another name of Central London given by Transport for London. For cheaper accommodations, you can move towards Zones 2, 3 and 4.
  • Rent for students: Even though the cost of living is high in this city, you need not worry about the rent with Unilodgers. Our affordable flats to rent in London start just from £166 and have offers up to £1350 to help you save ££ while staying here!

Student Life in London

London is truly a haven for students- with so much to do around the city, you will never get bored! Go for a walk in Hyde Park, get lost in the crowds of Oxford Circus, go shopping for local art at the Portobello market or just enjoy an ice cream with the magnificent views of the Tower Bridge near the Thames.

  • Stadiums: If you’re a sports fan, you’ll love visiting Lord’s Cricket Ground, the Twickenham Stadium and the Emirates Stadium.
  • Picnics and parks: If you’re looking to do something more laidback, there is no better place than Regent's Park to enjoy the British summer. Grab some snacks and drinks and head to the park for a relaxing picnic under the sun.
  • Museums: For art and history lovers, the city has an immense amount of options to explore- the British Museum, V&A Museum, Natural History Museum, the National Gallery and so many more.
  • Restaurants, Cafes and Markets: The city also happens to have tons of restaurants and cafes serving the best food from around the world. Visit the Camden market to explore the hidden gems of fast food or go fine dining around Kensington, either way, you will not be disappointed.

Student Travel in London

  • London Underground: Our student accommodations in London are located conveniently close to tube and bus stations to help you access the city with great ease. You can easily go around the city in its massive underground rail network, popularly known as “the tube” with the Oyster card. Major stations include King’s Cross, Waterloo, Euston and Paddington. These stations will help you access the tube, overground, national rail, international rail and bus stations- all at once.
  • Bus: If you’re on a tight budget you can get on a bus to get around the city. Each ride costs £1.55 and a day of riding on the bus can go up to £4.65.
  • Biking & walking: An even better option is to hire a Santander cycle which costs only £2 for unlimited journeys up to 30 mins or just walk around!
  • Student discounts: To save yourself some money, you can get the student Oyster travel card which gives you a 30% off on regular Oyster fares!  

Popular Universities in London

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is student rent in London?

On average, rent of student homes in London is for about £200 a week. With Unilodgers, you can find options starting at just £129 a week. 

How to find student accommodation in London?

To find the best student accommodation in London that has everything you want and fit your budget, you can use Unilodgers’ search filters. You can explore different room types, price range and neighbourhoods and select the one that meets all your criteria. 

Where to live in London if you are a student?

London has many chic, trendy neighbourhoods that are close to its many college campuses, as well as fun to live in. Students especially like ShoreditchCamden TownKings CrossSpitalfields, and Hammersmith, where you can find a variety of comfortable and affordable student housing options.

What are the different types of student accommodations available in London?

Unilodgers offers a wide range of student rooms in London. You can choose shared or private rooms where you will share common spaces such as kitchens, bathrooms, and living rooms. Alternatively, if you prefer more privacy, you can opt for a studio flat. You can also find many apartments that you can share with friends. 

Does Unilodgers have short-term stays in London?

Yes, some of the student residence in London on Unilodgers do offer short-term stays. To view such properties select the <More Filters> option then choose the <Move-in Month> and <Move-out Month> and then click on apply.

Does Unilodgers have any offers on accommodation in London and is there additional discount on group booking?

Yes, we have a lot of great value deals and bonus add-ons available with our student homes in London. You can visit the property page and look for offers listed with them.

What’s the best mode of transportation in London?

The best way to get around London is to hop on the London Underground, commonly known as “the tube.” The wide network of trains helps you get anywhere in the city quickly and easily, and is used by millions of commuters every day. You can also hop onto a bus, which is a great way to get around. Full-time students in London can save a lot of money with an Oyster card, which you can use on most forms of public transport in London. 

Are these accommodations secure?
 

Our student apartments in London ensure your security with features like CCTV and secure door entry. Many of them also have on-site staff to keep you safe. You can find specific details about security features on individual property pages.

What all is included in the rent?
 

Many London student apartments offer utilities such as electricity, water, and gas in the rent, while some also offer WiFi and insurance at no extra cost. However, for specific rent inclusions, please refer to the property pages.

What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in London?

Many of our London properties are covered under Unilodgers’ Pandemic Shield, which protects you from any COVID-related uncertainties. The features of Pandemic Shield include deep cleaning, social distancing markers, temperature checks, staff PPE kits, and more. For accurate details on what Pandemic Shield facilities are offered at a particular property, you can refer to the property page. Alternatively, you can use the Pandemic Shield filter option to shortlist properties that offer the facilities you are looking for. 

Can me and my friend stay together in an accommodation?

Yes as long as you are a student, you can choose from our shared accommodation options if you want to stay with your friend, couple or a group. Check out shared room options in London here. 

How to book a student room on behalf of my friend?

Are you going for a dual occupancy or a shared room to stay with your friend? Every accommodation has its own guidelines and rules and our student advisor will be able to help you with the process. 

Can a virtual tour be arranged for student rooms in London?

Yes, if you want to check your accommodation virtually before booking, you can request this on our booking form - there is a section labelled "special needs/requests" which prompts the Student Advisor to confirm with the property themselves if they allow tours or can schedule a virtual tour.

What are the best student housing options near London City centre?

Central London is a great place to settle in if you want to live close to almost everything around. Here is a list of a few famous housing options: AXO Oxford CircusCross Court House, iQ Bloomsburry and Nido Barnard Point. Check out more student homes close to the city centre here.

Can my parents or guardian stay for the first few days when I arrive?

We understand that you might need help setting your place or your parent/guardian want to stay for a night after a long journey. Every student flat has its own set of guidelines and rules when it comes to these things. We recommend you to have a conversation with your selected accommodation to address the situation.

Can only students book with Unilodgers?

Yes, Unilodgers uses technology, talent, and some lateral thinking, to make the journey towards finding the perfect student home simple, secure, and smooth for a student.