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About London

According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), London is very popular amongst students. Here is a breakdown of the proportion of international students by level of study in London:

  • Undergraduate: 39%
  • Postgraduate: 52%
  • Research: 53%

The proportion of international students in London has been increasing steadily over the past few years due to a number of factors, including the growing reputation of London's universities, the increasing globalization of higher education, and the UK government's policy of encouraging international students to study in the UK.

Popular Student Accommodation Areas in London

London is divided into nine concentric zones, with Zone 1 being the city centre and Zone 9 being the outermost zone. The zones are used to determine the cost of public transportation fares. The further you travel from the city centre, the higher the fare. 

Popular London zones amongst university students are Zone 1, 2 and 3. There are a few things to keep in mind while searching for a perfect student area to stay in, including transportation, cost, and amenities.

1. Students living in London Zone 1 will be near UCL, University of London, QMUL, KCL, and purpose accommodation would cost around £350-£450/week.

  • Travel Time from London Zone 1 to the city Centre by different modes of transportation:

  • Underground (Tube)- 10-20 minutes

  • Bus - 20-30 minutes

  • Taxi - 15-20 minutes

  • Walking - 30-45 minutes

2. Students living in London Zone 2 would pay approximately £275-£325/week.

Nearby universities include Goldsmiths University, London Metropolitan University, University of Greenwich, Kingston University, St George's University, University of London.

  • Travel Time from London Zone 2 to the City Centre by different modes of transportation:

    • Underground (Tube) - 15-30 minutes

    • Bus - 30- 45 minutes

    • Taxi - 15- 20 minutes

    • Walking - 45- 60 minutes

    • Overground - 20- 40 minutes

3. Students living in London Zone 3 PBSAs would pay around £220-£275/week. This Zone includes Brunel University London, University of West London, St Mary's University Twickenham, Kingston University Kingston Hill Campus, Royal Holloway, University of London, Queen Mary University of London Stratford Campus, and University of East London.

  • Travel Time from London Zone 3 to the city centre by different modes of transportation:

    • Underground (Tube) - 20-45 minutes

    • Bus - 45-60 minutes

    • Taxi - 30-45 minutes

    • Walking - 60-90 minutes

    • Overground - 30-50 minutes

Best Student Accommodation in London

London has a vast choice of student room options, and students can explore different zones in London in proximity to their colleges and budgets. 

Popular student housing in London which provide almost every room type are:- 

Discover Student Room Types in London (Approx. £392 - £1820/ month)

The purpose-built student accommodation in London typically includes a variety of amenities included in bills; it varies according to the provider's terms & conditions. But broadly, we suggest a student should consider budget, needs, and preferences while making decisions. 

Here we have categorized the room types given below on the preference and budget to help you in decision-making.

Type 1: Affordable student rooms in London: 

These cost around £400 - £700 per month on average and are recommended for students who are comfortable sharing space. Typically, such properties are houses or apartments. 

  1. Shared rooms

    • Amenities: Self-contained apartment with multiple bedrooms, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Zone 1 avg. Rent: £486 / month

    • Zone 2 avg. Rent: £445 / month

    • Zone 3 avg. Rent: £392/ month

    • Recommended London student accommodation for single rooms iQ Arcade.

  2. Triple/ Quadruple rooms

    •  Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Zone 1 avg. Rent: £806 / month

    • Zone 2 avg. Rent: £747 / month

    • Zone 3 avg. Rent: £676 / month

  3. Entire place

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Zone 1 avg. Rent: £815 / month

    • Zone 2 avg. Rent: £760 / month

    • Zone 3 avg. Rent: £688/ month

Type 2: Affordable student rooms in London with privacy: These rooms cost around £1100- £1400 per month. 

  1. Student Single Room

  2. Student Shared Flats

  3. Student Twin Rooms

    • Amenities: One room with 2 single beds, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Zone 1 avg. Rent: £1,468/month

    • Zone 2 avg. Rent: £1,354/month

    • Zone 3 avg. Rent:: £1,221/month

    • Recommended London student accommodations with Twin Rooms are:- 

  4. Student Double Room

    • Amenities: One bedroom with double bed, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Zone 1 avg. Rent: £1,578/month

    • Zone 2 avg. Rent: £1,462/month

    • Zone 3 avg. Rent:: £1,329/month

    • Recommended student accommodation in London with double rooms is Maida Vale

Room Type 3: London student Housing with privacy, quiet space, and near the city Centre cost around  £1600- £1700 per month. 

  1. London Student Flats 

  2. London Student En-Suite Rooms 

  3. London Student studios

Room Type 4: Amenities over budget

  • Student Penthouse in London costs around  £2000- £3000 per month. iQ Shoreditch in London Zone 1 provides a penthouse starting from £600 per week. 

These are suitable for students who prefer to have private bedrooms, a private balcony, terrace, privacy, spacious rooms, and a top floor more over budget.

International students in London, UK also search for:

1 Bedroom Private Lets2 Bedroom Apartment3 Bedroom Apartment4 bedroom + Apartmentpet friendlyNo Deposit
Modern City 1BR with Concierge, 2 min to Barbican stationBright Canary Wharf 2Br W/ Balcony, Short Walk To WharfSerene Spacious Comfy 3-bedroom apartment in Canary Wharf/PoplarBeautiful 4 Bed Interior Designed Family Home3 Bed Apartment Close To Tube Station 10 Mins To Central LondonNewly Renovated Apt by Barbican
1 Bedroom Apartment In The Centre Of Canary Wharf PoplarCanary Wharf 2Br Nr Shops & Nightlife 7Th FloorCosy 3 Bed Home By Canary WharfCharming 4 Bedroom House Within Ashford Central Area.Spacious 3 bed 2 bath flat in LondonStudio Apartment In Canary Wharf
1 Bedroom With Double Bed Apartment In The Centre Of Canary WharfComfy 2Br Flat W/ Balcony In Canary WharfLuxury 3 Bed Apartment Canary Wharf Sleeps 6Compact Bayswater 1 BR 4 min from Queensway Underground



1 bedroom apartment Canary Wharf with balcony and Thames viewsLimehouse 2Br W/ Balcony, Nr Canary WharfSplendid 2 BR flat in Canary Wharf, O2 Arena 3 mi


Cost of Living in London for Students (Approx. £420 - £685)

It varies depending on students’ lifestyle choices, but overall, apart from your London student accommodation rent, there are other expenses which can not be ignored. We have suggestions to help you save money while living in London as a student:

  • Food: £300-£400/month on average. 

    • We suggest buying groceries that cost around £28/month and cooking your own meal. 

    • Shop from grocery stores such as Iceland, Food Basics, Metro, United Supermarket, Sobeys, Valu-mart, and Real Canadian Supermarket. They have some specific days for students' discounts.

  • Transportation: £120-£150/month on average

    • Buy a student oyster card and get around 30% discount on Transport of London services(TfL) public transport buses, trains etc.
    • Rent a Santander Cycles by TfL worth £1.65 per day for a daily commute.
    • Rent electric bikes and folding bikes for £10 per day from private companies for weekend commutes.
    • University bike schemes: Some universities, such as Imperial College London, offer bikes to their students at discounted rates.
    • Buy a new bike for £200 easily available for students. Which is equal to one month's rent will benefit you for the entire year.
  • Kitchen Essentials: Market worth around £100-£132. 

    • Some properties do not provide utensils in that case, student can check online where some websites provide student at discounted prices from market prices.

    • Former students generally leave their kitchen essentials on the property while leaving the city due to Airport luggage weight restrictions. You can find someone in your friends circle and reuse the stuff. 

  • Bedding Essentials: Market worth around £57. 

    • Only a few providers provide bedding packs to their tenants included in bills or as an offer. Otherwise, after move-in, students have to buy on their own.

    • Former students generally leave their bedding essentials in the property while leaving the city due to Airport luggage weight restrictions. You can find someone in your friends circle and reuse the stuff.

  • Bathroom Essentials: Market worth around £54

    • Some properties do not provide bathroom essentials in that case, student can check online where some websites provide at discounted prices from market prices.

  • Cleaning Essentials: Market worth around £51

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.

Can you suggest London student accommodation options for couples?


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There are 2 options that are private and suitable for couples to choose from:

  1. University accommodations such as UCL, QMUL, KCL Imperial College London
  2. Apartments and Studios are a good option for couples who want their own space like - Canary Wharf | O2 Arena | Tower Bridge, Perfect space in West Drayton, Canary Wharf 1Br, etc.

Do pet-friendly student accommodations be more expensive than non-pet friendly?

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Yes, there are some monthly additional charges called:

Pet deposit: Refundable fees usually around £250 that cover any damage caused by the pet..

Pet Rent : Non-refundable monthly charges around £50 for cleaning, maintenance, and pet related amenities.


Can you suggest any London student residences which are pet friendly?

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Urbanest, IQ student accommodations as well as some properties allow pets in some of their properties, but the policy varies by location. We suggest speaking with our accommodation experts to check with pet policy before you sign a lease.

Here is the list of  some  properties  that  are  pet  friendly:-

1. PBSA

2. Private Let

Yes, there are some monthly additional charges called:

  • Pet deposit: Refundable fees that cover any damage caused by the pet.

  • Pet Rent: Non-refundable monthly charges for cleaning, maintenance, and pet-related amenities.


When should I book my accommodation for the September intake?


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If you are selected for the September intake, you may begin your search for accommodation between January and March or preferably around six months before your intake. 

Booking early comes with a range of benefits. You can:

  • Gain access to an extensive range of options
  • Find affordable rooms in prime locations
  • Get a chance to enjoy the perks of early bird offer

As the intake date approaches, the demand rises and property prices skyrocket. Therefore, it is highly recommended to book early to secure your preferred accommodation at a reasonable price



Are there short-term stays in London?

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Some providers offer short-term stays in London. Checking the availability of your student accommodation of choice during your desired period is recommended. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.

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