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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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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Hult Tower & Studios

35 Commercial Road, London, E1 1LD
+44 (0)20 7299 3278

Hult Tower & Studios is located in Zone 1, a short walk from Aldgate East and Liverpool Street stations.

Students can choose from shared rooms, studios or deluxe apartments. Many rooms also include access to lounge/dinner hubs, shared between small numbers of residents. All rooms are furnished.

Hult Tower & Studious provides communal spaces for socialising as well as a free in-house gym and 24-hour security and management assistance.

Bills are all-inclusive and contracts last 36, 43 or 51 weeks.

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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.iqsa.co.uk/bloomsbury
Tel: +44 (0)207 952 6856  

Newly opened in 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 £299 per week.

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iQ Hoxton

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

Located in the heart of London, iQ Hoxton provides a range of spacious studios and shared flats, a selection of which have private balconies. Surrounded by the alternative bars, quirky cafes, trendy restaurants and artistic atmosphere of East London, iQ Hoxton makes the perfect base for every adventurous student, with great transport links to the City and all-inclusive rents from £240 per week. 

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iQ Shoreditch

2 Silicon Way, N1 6AT
Web: www.iqsa.co.uk/bloomsbury
Email: shoreditch@iqsa.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)207 952 2180

A five-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. Every studio has a private kitchen, en suite bathroom and comfortable living area. 32MB Wi-Fi, contents insurance and all-inclusive rents from £280 per week.

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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 3725 3500

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 42 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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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 - West Hampstead

Blackburn Road, NW6 1RZ
Web: www.TheNidoCollection.com
Email: bookings@thenidocollection.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 71000 100

Nido West Hampstead, home to 350 UK and international students, is a two-minute walk from the London Underground Jubilee Line, Overground and National Rail transport links. The Nido Collection combine premium facilities with an exclusive events calendar.

Studios and ensuite apartments come fully furnished and include all utility bills, free 100 Mb Wi-Fi, 24-hour manned security and CCTV. Other facilities include a year-round events programme, social and study spaces, 24-hour a day gym, on-site housekeeping and maintenance, exclusive partnerships and a free monthly collection newspaper.

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Prodigy Living - King’s Cross

200 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP
Web: www.prodigy-living.co.uk/cities/london/kings-cross
Tel: +44 (0) 203 675 9200
Email: KingsCross@greystar.com
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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Prodigy Living - Magenta House

5 Tyrian Place, London, E1 1DQ

Web: www.prodigy-living.co.uk/cities/london/magenta-house
Tel: +44 (0) 020 8634 5560
Email: magentahouse@prodigy-living.co.uk

Located in north London Zone 1, Magenta House offers student accommodation in the heart of Spitalfields just around the corner from Brick Lance. The property offers a selection of en suite bedrooms in shared flats, as well as self-contained studios all with free up to 100 Mb Wi-Fi.

Magenta House has been built with students in mind and benefits include: All-inclusive rent with no extra bills, en suites to every room, large communal space with pool table, table tennis and Xbox 360. Plus all the usual you would expect: free contents insurance, 24 hour staffed reception, landscaped courtyard, experienced management team, site based maintenance technician, on site cycle storage and laundry. 

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Prodigy Living - Tufnell House

144 Huddleston Road, London N7 0EG
Web: www.prodigy-living.co.uk/cities/london/tufnell-house
Email: tufnellhouse@prodigy-living.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 3595 3254

Tufnell House is a modern dwelling in Zone 2, a five minute walk from Tufnell Park Underground Station (Northern Line). 

Newly refurbished en suite rooms or self-contained studios offer areas for studying and relaxation. Studios are equipped with their own kitchen, whilst en suite rooms share large kitchen/dining spaces with flat screen TV’s.

Prices start from £199.00 per person per week, with the option of a 51- or 43-week lease.

Facilities include:

  • Up to 100Mb free Wi-Fi throughout (bedrooms and communal areas)
  • Inclusive of contents insurance and utility bills
  • Free on-site gym
  • Brand new communal areas including, large study spaces, pool table, TV area, gaming area, pool table, table tennis 
  • Regular social events
  • New landscaped grounds with barbecue area, basketball, green spaces and table tennis 
  • 24-hour security and CCTV
  • Secure door entry
  • 24-hour study room
  • Bike storage
  • On-site laundry

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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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The Student Housing Company - Depot Point

Depot Point, 15-27 Britannia Street, London, WC1X 9JD
Web: www.thestudenthousingcompany.com/locations/london/depot-point
Email: depotpoint@thestudenthousingcompany.com
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7952 6020

Depot Point, located five minutes’ walk from Kings Cross Station, is ideally placed to make the most of the student experience. Our rooms are furnished comfortably, with ¾ size beds, deluxe en-suite bathrooms, and storage and study space. Bills, contents insurance and a 100Mb Broadband & Wifi connection are included in the rent, and access to the residence’s secure bike storage, common areas and laundry facilities comes as standard. 

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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

100 East Road, Hoxton, London N1 6AA

Web: www.urbanest.co.uk
Email: enquiries@urbanest.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7042 7890

Student accommodation in central London (Hoxton) five minutes from Old Street Tube. Rooms include broadband, under floor heating and luxury bathrooms. Café/restaurant on-site, as well as supermarket for convenience. Hoxton by Urbanest has all inclusive rents from £239.00 per week.

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Urbanest Kings Cross

Canal Reach, London, N1C 4BD

Web: www.urbanest.co.uk
Email: enquiries@urbanest.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7042 7890

Student accommodation in central London 6-7 minutes walk from Kings Cross tube station. Rooms include 50mb broadband, utilities, under-floor heating and luxury bathrooms. Kings Cross has a café on-site and is located in the exciting new Kings Cross Central area. Kings Cross Urbanest has all inclusive rents from £279.00 per week.

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Urbanest St. Pancras

103b Camley Street, London, N1C 4BN

Web: www.urbanest.co.uk
Email: enquiries@urbanest.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7042 7890

Student Accommodation in central London five minutes walk from Kings Cross tube station. Rooms include 50mb broadband, utilities, roof terrace, balconies for many flats, under-floor heating and luxury bathrooms. St.Pancras sits on Regents Canal and benefits from a supermarket on-site, as well as easy access to the retail outlets at Kings Cross. St. Pancras by Urbanest  has all inclusive rents from £179.00 per week.

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Urbanest Tower Bridge

52 Minories, London, EC3N 1JA
Web: www.urbanest.co.uk
Email: enquiries@urbanest.co.uk

Student accommodation in central London two minutes walk from Tower Hill tube station. Rooms include 50mb broadband, utilities, under-floor heating and luxury bathrooms. Tower Bridge by Urbanest has all-inclusive rents from just £160 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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Westminster Bridge

203 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7SR

Web: www.wbsa.co.uk
Email: support@wbsa.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7380 0001

Student accommodation in central London (Westminster) three minutes from Waterloo or Westminster Tube. Rooms include 50mb broadband, under floor heating and luxury bathrooms. The property is manned 24/7 and also includes, a café, a health club with swimming pool, steam room, and fitness studio. Views from many of the rooms are over the Thames, London Eye or Houses of Parliament. All inclusive rents range from £179.00 per week.

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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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