Alternative Accommodation

UCL Student Accommodation is able to offer limited assistance to students seeking privately let flats and lodgings, through suitable agencies and by means of the UCL guarantee scheme. Those students who wish to obtain private lodgings or flats, and those unable to secure a place in UCL or intercollegiate residence, are also advised to contact the University of London Housing Services, whose work is exclusively in the private sector.

Cass and Claredale Halls of Residence Association Limited

Sir John Cass Hall
150 Well Street, London E9 7LQ
Web: www.cassandclaredale.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 8533 2529
Nearest Underground station: Bethnal Green

Cost includes free internet and all bills (gas, water, electricity). Also open for summer trade from mid-June to the end of August.

Claredale House
Claredale Street, London E2 6PE
Web: www.cassandclaredale.co.uk
Email: claredale.term@cassandclare.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7739 7440
Nearest Underground station: Bethnal Green

Cost includes free internet and all bills (gas, water, electricity). Also open for summer trade from  mid-June to the end of August.

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CRM Arcade

385-401 Holloway Road, London N7 0RY
Web: www.crm-students.com
Email: arcade@crm-limited.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7607 5415

Eight minutes walk from Holloway Road tube station (Zone 2, Piccadilly Line). 

You can choose what floor to go on, the flatmates you want and have the option to pay in instalments which is in line with student loans.

A mixture of student rooms and shared flats with fitted kitchens. The Arcade has an on-site management team who are always happy to help.

Costs are from £174 per week.

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CRM Tufnell Park

144 Huddleston Road, London N7 0EG
Web: www.crm-students.com
Email: tufnellpark@crm-limited.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7263 4212

En-suite rooms or self-contained studios offering a bed and areas for studying and relaxing. Studios are equipped with their own kitchen and en-suite rooms share a kitchen and lounge/dining area.

This student accommodation is located a short walk from Tufnell Park Underground station with access to the Northern Line. There are many shops, bars and café’s within a three-minute walk of the accommodation. The accommodation overlooks Tufnell Park Playing Fields and Park.

This year Tufnell Park will be undergoing improvements to meet the needs of our current and future residents. Read more about CRM Tufnell Park's refurbishment plans.

Prices start at £189 per week. Both 43 and 51 week tenancies are offered for 2014/15.

Tufnell Park is owned and operated by CRM Student Accommodation the largest independent student accommodation company in the UK, for further details and latest prices, availability and news, please visit the CRM Tufnell Park website.

  • New for 2014/15 – Free Wifi throughout (bedrooms and communal areas)
  • New for 2014/15 – Refurbished ‘Premium’ ensuite and studio rooms available
  • New for 2014/15 – Free on-site gym
  • 24-hour security and CCTV
  • Secure door entry
  • Zone 2 location
  • Upgraded communal rooms with vending machines and large-screen Sky TV and dedicated gaming area
  • Kitchens in shared apartments with lounge and dining area
  • Bike storage
  • On-site laundry

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Guy Chester Centre

Chester House Halls of Residence, Pages Lane, Muswell Hill, London N10 1PR
Web: www.chestercentre.org.uk
Email: office@chestercentre.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 8883 8204

An international halls of residence run on Christian principles open to 120 students aged 18-25, inclusive of all nationalities and all religions. We provide full board at the weekend and half board during the week to over 25 nationalities. Our facilities include a games room, TV rooms, residents' lounge, gym and dance studio, music room, tennis court, luggage store and wireless internet. Situated in a quiet residential area, there are four underground stations within a short bus ride, the nearest being Highgate on the Northern Line. The approximate journey time into Central London is 35 minutes. The 134 is a direct bus from Chester House to UCL on Gower Street.

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Goodenough College

Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AB
Web: www.goodenough.ac.uk
Email: admissions@goodenough.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 8888

Open to full-time graduate students from all over the world. Goodenough offers a unique international community with an excellent offer of extracurricular activities such as clubs, seminars, conferences, sporting activities and cultural events in central London. One building for family accommodation.

Tours around the college: every Saturday at 11:00am.

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Indian Student YMCA

41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ
020 7387 0411

Large modern hostel for both men and women from any country.

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International Lutheran Student Centre

30 Thanet Street, London, WC1H 9QH
Email: ilscaccomm@lutheran.org.uk
+44 (0)20 7388 4044

Accommodation for 79 graduate students in 65 single rooms and seven twin rooms.

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International Students' House

229 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5PN

Web: www.ish.org.uk
+44 (0)20 7631 8310

International Students' House (ISH) has two residences, both close to Regent’s Park, that accommodate 495 single students and 80 couples. Both residencies are within walking distance of most central London universities and several tube stations. Students are required to pay their rent in three instalments for a 40-week contract which spans the academic year. ISH is more than just a residence; ISH is a charity, established in 1965, dedicated to helping students achieve the personal and academic aims that brought them to study in London. Offering affordable accommodation is part of ISH’s charitable mission as well as organising lots of events and activities to help their residents and members make friends and learn about other cultures. ISH has a bar, restaurant and fitness studio onsite.

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iQ Bloomsbury

200 Euston Road, NW1 2DB  

Web: www.loveiq.co.uk/bloomsbury
Tel: +44 (0)7821 996 933

Opening September 2014, iQ Bloomsbury offers brand new student accommodation with stylish studios as well as shared flats ideally located on Euston Road - just a two-minute walk from Euston and Euston Square Station. With 24-hour security and a dedicated on-site accommodation team, iQ Bloomsbury offers a hassle free student living experience with all-inclusive rents from £280 per week.

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iQ Hoxton

67 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8FN
Web: www.loveiq.co.uk/hoxton
Email: hoxton@loveiq.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)207 739 9199

Newly opened in September 2011, iQ Hoxton is located on Kingsland Road with zone 1 travel links and Hoxton’s many shops, bars and restaurants on the doorstep. The site has a range of stylish studios and shared flats available, a selection of which have private balconies. Rents are all inclusive of all utilities, 14MB broadband and contents insurance.

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iQ Shoreditch

2 Silicon Way, N1 6AT
Web: www.loveiq.co.uk/shoreditch
Email: shoreditch@loveiq.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)207 478 9458

A two-minute walk from Old Street Underground station, iQ Shoreditch Student Accommodation offers self-contained studios in the heart of the City. iQ Shoreditch also offers extensive on-site facilities, including 24 social spaces, a 24-hour reception, private dining rooms, study rooms, TV lounges and a brand new on-site gym newly opened in 2014. Every room has a private kitchen, en suite shower room and double bed. Rents are inclusive of 24Mb Wi-Fi, utility bills and contents insurance.

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Jerome House

5-13 Glendover Place, London SW7 3DU
+44 (0)20 7584 2906

This residence has 97 places for graduate students from developing countries.

Flats for couples, families (with two children) and single students.

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Jewish Community Housing Association (formerly Hillel House)

Email: lettings@jcha.org.uk
 +44 (0)20 8381 4901

The Jewish Community Housing Association (JCHA) operates self-catered kosher accommodation in north-west London for Jewish students, with easy transport links to UCL. The Student Centre close to UCL has kosher catering and facilities for social and cultural events.

UJS Email: info@ujs.org.uk.

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Lee Abbey London

57-67 Lexham Gardens, London W8 6JJ
Web: www.leeabbeylondon.com
Email: accommodation@leeabbeylondon.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7373 7242

A catered hostel for male and female students as well as being a social club.

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Liberty Living for Students

Liberty House, 218 St John Street, London EC1V 4AT
Web: www.libertyliving.co.uk
Email: londonsales@libertyliving.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7250 5800

Liberty House is situated in the heart of London. Liberty House benefits from a private courtyard with secure bike storage and a spacious modern common room with a pool table. Liberty House has its own gym which is exclusive to Liberty House residents.

The studios at Liberty House are self-contained flats with their own private bathroom and kitchenette. UCL have 10 guaranteed places available for its students at this residence – available to all undergraduate and graduate students at UCL, with the option of signing up for 40 weeks or 51 weeks.

To find out more about this exclusive offer to UCL students please email libertyhouse@libertyliving.co.uk to request further information or to arrange a viewing.

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London Strategic Housing (Wembley)

(NHS provider for Key workers with potential surplus)

Network Housing Group, Olympic Office Centre, 8 Fulton Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HAP ONU
Email: enquiries@londonstrategichousing.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 8782 4880

Rents from £117 per week to £126 per week (en suite). Properties in Hackney, Islington and Finsbury Park.

London Strategic Housing (Bethnal Green)

148 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London E1 5QJ
+44 (0)20 8782 4580

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Mansion Hive

41-65 Three Colts Lane, Bethnal Green, London E2 6JL
Web: www.mansionstudent.co.uk
Email: londonmansionhire@mansionstudents.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7245 4877

Located in Bethnal Green, Mansion Hire offers ensuite studio apartments. Facilities include: common room, garden terrace and secure bicycle storage.

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Nansen Village

21 Woodside Avenue, London N12 8AQ
Web: www.nansenvillage.co.uk
Email: nansenvillage@btconnect.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 8445 8644

This residence has 66 flats for graduate student couples with and without children. Private Nursery school within estate.

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Netherhall House

Nutley Terrace, London NW3 5SA
Web: www.nh.netherhall.org.uk
Email: director@nh.netherhall.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7435 8888

A modern catered hostel for around 90 students. Catholic ethos but open to male students of all backgrounds. Excellent facilities including library, sports pitch, roof garden, multi-purpose room and music practice areas. A wide range of cultural activities on


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Newman House

111 Gower Street, London WC1E 6AR
Web: www.universitycatholic.net
Email: enquiries@universitycatholic.net
Tel: +44 (0)20 7387 6370

The Catholic Chaplaincy runs this hostel for about 63 students of the University of London.

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Nido King’s Cross

200 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP
Web: www.nidostudentliving.com/locations/kings-cross
Tel: +44 (0)207 1000 100
Email: Bookings@NidoStudentLiving.com
Nido King’s Cross is located in one of London’s most enviable, well-connected locations.  Just five minutes walk from King’s Cross station and within a few tube stops to most major London universities.  You can choose from a range of spacious ensuite single studios, completely equipped with modern furniture, kitchen and bathroom facilities.
Facilities include: in-house residents’ café, games space, in-house gym and fitness classes, 20MB Wi-Fi throughout the building, onsite maintenance and housekeeping teams, movie screening room and weekly film nights, study lounges, laundry, 24-hour security and CCTV, live-in Residence Life staff, reception team, bike storage and cashless vending.

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Property Management Unit (PMU)

College Hall, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HZ

Web: www.housing.london.ac.uk
Email: pmu@lon.ac.uk
Tel: TBC

Rents from £350-£403 per month at Clandon House (not en-suite and not including bills).

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Pure City

122-130 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DP
Web: www.purestudentliving.com
Email: reservations@purestudentliving.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 8912 5020

A six-minute walk from Barbican Underground station or 13 minutes’ walk from Angel Underground station; both in Zone 1. With 785 rooms available, you can choose from a range of different room types including en-suites, studios, two-bed apartments and penthouse studios.

All utility bills, 20Mb internet provision, contents insurance and kitchen/bedding packs are included within the rental price.

Students can also enjoy unlimited access to a collection of social spaces; including a cinema screening room, games room, outdoor courtyard and common lounges. The residence also has 24-hour security, on-site maintenance and housekeeping teams.

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Pure Highbury

201 Isledon Road, London N7 7JR
Web: www.purestudentliving.com
Email: reservations@purestudentliving.com
Tel: +44 (0)208 912 5020

Located within a two-minute walk from Finsbury Park underground station and on direct route to UCL, Pure Highbury offers fully-serviced stylish, accommodation for students.

This 400 room residence opened in September 2012. Accommodation options include large studio rooms, deluxe, superior and standard room types at all inclusive rent including; all utility bills, 12mb internet provision, contents insurance and kitchen/bedding packs to make moving in and living hassle free and simple.

Students can also enjoy unlimited access to a collection of social spaces including an onsite 24-hour gym, a dance/yoga studio, study room, game room, terrace and common space where monthly events are organised by the building manager. The residence also has 24-hour security, onsite maintenance and housekeeping teams.

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Touchstone Student Living

Therese House, 29-30 Glasshouse Yard, London EC1A 4JN
Web: www.touchstonestudentliving.co.uk
Email: therese@touchstonecps.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7253 7603

Touchstone Student Living offers a purpose-built student accommodation located in east central London. Therese House is a property packed with excellent facilities and comes fully furnished and inclusive of all bills.

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68-70 Southampton Row, Holborn, London WC1B 4AR
Web: www.unite-students.com
Email: londonsales@unite-group.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)800 783 4213/0207 831 2447

If you are looking to live in a great location less than 20 minutes walk away from campus, UNITE offer a choice of safe and secure accommodation including studio rooms and flat shares for you and up to five friends. All bills are included in the price of the rent and UNITE have dedicated hospitality teams on site to offer help and assistance when you need it. To find out more visit the sales shop in Southampton Row (see address above).

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urbanest Hoxton

Web: www.urbanest.co.uk
Email: urbanest@crm-limited.co.uk
+44 (0)844 371 5623

Student accommodation in central London (Hoxton) five minutes from Old Street Tube. Rooms include broadband, flat screen TV, under floor heating and luxury bathrooms. Show apartment located at 100 East Road, Hoxton, London, N1 6AA. Open Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

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urbanest Tower Bridge

52 Minories, London
Web: www.urbanest.co.uk
Email: enquiries@urbanest.co.uk

Student accommodation in central London two miles' walk from Tower Hill tube station. Rooms include broadband, utilities, under-floor heating and luxury bathrooms. urbanest Tower Bridge has all-inclusive rents from just £150 per week.

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Victoria League House

55 Leinster Square, London W2 4PW
Web: www.victorialeague.co.uk
Email: enquiries@victorialeague.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7229 3961

Forty-five single and double rooms for Commonwealth students only. Preference is given to students between the ages of 18-30 years.

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Viridian Housing: Goldsmiths House

Park Village East, London, NW1 3SX
Web: www.viridianhousing.org.uk
Email: gsh@viridianhousing.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7387 4501

Located in the exclusive Regent's Park area of central London and within walking distance of vibrant Camden Town, Goldsmiths House offers a unique experience in hostel living for young women. Attractive, comfortable and affordable, there is Wi-Fi internet access available in each room and 24-hour staff presence and CCTV coverage. The hostel is self-catering and equipped with a large communal kitchen and dining hall, two TV rooms, an attractive garden and pay-as-you-go laundry room.

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The Wesley (previously the Methodist International Centre)

81-103 Euston Street, London NW1 2EZ
Web: www.thewesley.co.uk
Email: reservations@thewesley.co.uk
+44 (0)20 7380 0001

Located near UCL, Birkbeck College, The British Library, University College London Hospital and School of Oriental and African Studies. One minute away from Euston and Euston Square Underground stations.

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Zebra Housing Association

5-13 Glendower Place, London SW7 3DU
Web: www.zebrahousing.com
Email: housing@zebrahousing.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7584 2769         

The association has four central London residences for overseas students. 104 flats for couples, families (with a maximum of two children) and single students.

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