Renting Student Accommodation in London

1st December 2011 Chris Clark Accommodation, London Life

Student accommodation in London is as varied, diverse and wide-spread as it gets! From private-rented rooms in zone 4 to all-inclusive self-catered studios and dorms in zone 1, and everything in between, there is accommodation in London to match your needs!

Here are our top-tips for renting dorms, flats or student halls in London…

Location, Location, Location… isn’t all what it’s about! With an excellent transport system including 24-hour busses, the world-famous ‘tube’ and even some frequent riverboat services you do not need to be smack-bang next door to your University or College when Renting Student Accommodation in London.

Most Londoners go for areas that suit their lifestyle, as nowhere in Central London is more than 30-minutes away. Areas such as Angel Islington, Shoreditch and Hoxton offer great living experiences that are only minutes away from City University, King’s College, UCL and even Point Blank Music College!

Be Realistic! We would all love to rent a gorgeous London apartment in zone 1 for £100 per week, but London is one of the most sought-after [and thus expensive] cities in the world. Remember that when you are looking for a flat to rent in London, you will pay for what you get; fixtures, fittings, the quality and even the location all impact on the rental price.

Book as a group or find a flatshare… Many students choose to unite together and book an apartment as a whole in London. This can often work out as one of the best ways to rent, as you will already know who you are living with however on the flip-side it can be very difficult for a group of 3-6 to find an apartment that suits everyone.

… Or even book on your own? Studio apartments are also available to postgraduates and undergraduates alike looking for student accommodation in London. These can often work out great value as many providers, such as urbanest offer all-inclusive rents in great locations.

And finally… Book early! London flats and houses to rent sell quickly, so if you see something you like, act on it fast to avoid missing your place! Visit our  London page.

Chris Clark

Chris Clark

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