Living In London

Students in the Quad

To live in London is to experience one of the great cities of the world. Students at UCL benefit from our location in the centre of the capital, the hub of culture, arts, politics, government, the media, the law and the great financial institutions of the City. London offers a scene and status unrivalled by any other city. UCL, England's third oldest university, is at the heart of what has been described as 'the knowledge capital of the world.'

“I was happy to stay in London for three weeks!

I even felt it was too short. People in London were very kind..”


3 week Summer Courses:

Central London UCL student accommodation is available for students on the Summer course with fees ranging from approximately £250-350 per week depending on the room type and facilities available.

Students and staff at the goodbye meal

3 week Spring courses:

Central London hotel accommodation can also be organised for students taking the Spring courses. Fees will range from £250-350 per week depending on room and accommodation type.

Please see University Accommodation page for more details.

“People were kind and gentle. Buildings were traditional and beautiful. Besides, underground tickets were cheap!”

Additional costs:

Additional personal costs will vary from student to student. The following are average estimates:

  • Meals: average food spend per day: £15 - £25, this is based on an average student canteen restaurant meal / lunch of sandwich, soup or salad: £6. An average local economy restaurant bill: £10 -15 per person
  • Local travel in London approximately £20 per week (short central London bus and tube journeys using an Oyster card)
  • Buy your Oyster card before you arrive:
  • International travel
  • Insurance
  • Other personal expenditure (clothes, weekend social events etc.)

See UCL's guide to Student Living Expenses for further information

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