Getting the right accommodation to suit your needs is very important to your student experience in London. There is a wealth of choice and prices throughout London, but it is worth keeping in mind that the price of rent is directly related to location - the closer to Zone 1 the more money you should expect to pay.
Student halls of residence are a popular option as they can provide safe and secure accommodation close to the London campus.
Urbanest – Hoxton
This is a popular choice for Liverpool in London students as it offers a choice of modern attractive room layouts within an inviting living environment (example) that is a short walk from the London Campus. This Halls of Residence offer secure living in the sought after area of Hoxton and Shoreditch, in East London, and has good travel links from Old Street Station in Zone 1.
Urbanest - Tower Bridge
Urbanest Tower Bridge is in a great location that is close to the campus and includes a selection of modern rooms with impressive views over the Thames (example), The Tower of London and The Shard. The property provides safe and secure student living environment with an inviting community. The nearest tube stations are Tower Hill and Aldgate both of which are in Zone 1 and provide good links to the University and into central London.
Urbanest - St Pancras
This is a newly built accommodation situated alongside the banks of Regents Canal and is a short walk from Kings Cross Station in Zone 1 which is three stations tube journey to campus. The accommodation offers a range of private rooms, en-suites and studios at different prices. Kings Cross and St Pancras stations have great travel links in London and also with the rest of the UK and Europe via National Rail and Eurostar.
Unite - Blithehale Court
Blithehale Court offers great-value student flats with choices of En-Suite and Studio layouts in a fantastic east London location. Just two minutes walk from Bethnal Green station in Zone 2 which is one stop from campus. The property is close to a great choice of bars and restaurants, and parks including Victoria Park and Bethnal Green Gardens.
Unite - Stratford ONE
Stratford ONE is ideally located to make the most of student living in London with direct transport links from the tube, DLR, Overground and National Rail across London. Positioned within the Olympic Park, the property is next door to Westfield Shopping Centre, with over 250 stores and 70 restaurants. Plus, central London and the campus are both just short tube journeys from the residence.
Private rented accommodation is widely available to students throughout London in a variety of properties and house shares. This can sometimes work out cheaper than private student halls, however most private properties advertise rent excluding bills such as electricity, gas and internet so it is worth asking for an estimate of these costs to factor into your accommodation budget. Tenancies are usually expected to be taken for 12 months unless otherwise stated in your tenancy agreement.
University of London Housing Services (ULHS)
The University of Liverpool in London has enlisted the services of the University of London Housing Services (ULHS) to support both current students and those that have received an offer to study, with advice on securing rentals in the private housing market.
The ULHS can provide students with support at any stage of their search for accommodation. Information about local areas, budgets, and housing options are all available on their website. The ULHS also produce a London Student Housing Guide – copies are available on campus or can be found online.
Prospective students can attend the ULHS’ annual Housing Fair in May in order to meet and speak with other house hunting students and housing providers to get first impressions of where to live in London. The ULHS also hosts flatmate finder events in September for any students still searching at that time.
The ULHS website lists a wide variety of Private Student Halls Residences and housing providers in London. Students can also access an online database of available accommodation from registered landlords and agents. Options range from entire flats and houses for you to rent with your friends, to spare rooms in shared accommodation. This is updated weekly throughout May and October and bi-weekly the rest of the year to ensure that the information is current and prevent students from wasting time on unavailable offers. Most students in London tend to secure their accommodation 1-2 months before starting their studies.
Lastly, the ULHS offer students access to personal housing advice including a contract checking service, allowing students to obtain a greater understanding of the terms of their tenancy agreement before signing. They also offer legal advice for any difficult issues that may emerge throughout their student tenancy.
If you have any questions about finding accommodation in London then please contact accommodation office:
Accommodation Office (Liverpool)
Tel: 0151 795 0319
Student Experience Team (London)
Tel: 0207 682 4646