King’s College London

KCL is one of the most popular universities in London, welcoming roughly 30,000 students from across the world since it was founded in 1829. As of 2021, King’s College London ranks within the top 50 universities in the world and the 7th best university in the UK.

urbanest Student Accommodation and King’s College London have been working in partnership for the past 5 years to offer premium KCL accommodation in the heart of the city. All of our properties offer easy access to KCL campuses across London, and offer a wide range of rooms and facilities with support teams on site 24/7 to ensure you make the most of your time in London.

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Things to do Near King’s College London

King’s College London is in the heart of the city, meaning you’re never short on things to do in-between lectures. For example, Covent Garden is a 5-minute walk from the KCL Strand campus, here you can visit many fashion and craft stalls as well as a range of eateries. If you want a spot to picnic, why not venture to St Dunstan in the East? This is a church which was largely destroyed in World War 2 and now is used as a public garden.

Due to its central location, KCL students are also never short on options for nightlife, with a range of bars and clubs in close proximity. King’s also offers its own student union bars, including The Vault and Philosophy Bar for those on the Strand Campus, or Guy’s Bar for those on Guy’s Campus.

Transport Links for Kings College London

KCL also boasts a range of transport links that can get you across the city and further afield in minutes. For example, Temple station is 1 minutes’ walk from the KCL Strand campus. For those studying at Guy’s campus, London Bridge station is the closest and just 1 minute away. For the Denmark Hill campus, the nearest station in Denmark Hill, which is just 6 minutes walk away.

King’s College London Accommodation

For those that want accommodation near the KCL campuses, our closest KCL accommodation includes urbanest Hoxton and urbanest King’s Cross. These properties both boast central locations, with a wide range of transport links, vibrant cultures and a plethora of things to do and see.

urbanest Hoxton

urbanest Hoxton is an easy 25 minute ride by either tube or bus from King College London’s Strand campus. It is also located in one of central London’s hippest districts. Within easy reach of the building are Shoreditch, with its cutting edge bars, galleries, restaurants, live music venues and cafes, and Old street, home to London’s burgeoning tech start-up community.

Transport Links

Old Street is the closest underground station for urbanest Hoxton residents – just a 5 minute walk away. This provides quick access to many central locations such as London Bridge or Euston via the Northern line. There are also many buses that leave from right outside the front door.

Related: Student Life in London – A Guide to Hoxton

Things to do

Hoxton is celebrated for its indie art community, offering many contemporary galleries to stroll around during a day off. As well as the art scene, the area is home to some of London’s best markets, including Columbia Road Flower Market and Brick Lane Market. Here you can browse a range of floral or craft gifts, vintage clothing, record stalls and street food outlets. For a quiet afternoon in the summer why not grab an artisan coffee from one of the many coffee shops nearby and relax in Hoxton Square or Shoreditch Park which is just 7 minutes from your door.

Related: The Best Things to Do in Hoxton Within a Mile of Urbanest


Finally, urbanest Hoxton boasts a range of facilities to make you want to stay indoors. The building offers excellent communal areas in which you can socialise with fellow students, including a roof terrace and a gym room. On the ground floor is the newly refurbished café offering several delicious street food options. All rooms and studios at urbanest Hoxton offer many home comforts including large beds, plenty of storage, underfloor heating and a luxury shower.

Place Distance Tube Cycle Bus Walk
Strand / Waterloo Campus 2.4 miles 16 mins 24 mins 42 mins
Guy’s Campus 2.1 miles 21 mins 13 mins 19 mins 43 mins
Denmark Hill Campus 4.8 miles 36 mins 30 mins  51 mins  –
KCL Student’s Union 2.1 miles 15 mins 24 mins 43 mins
Columbia Road Flower Market   1 mile 18 mins 7 mins 18 mins 20 mins
Brick Lane Market 0.9 miles 22 mins 8 mins 24 mins 24 mins


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Urbanest King’s Cross

Also ideal for King’s College students,  our urbanest King’s Cross accommodation is situated just a 25 minute journey away from Strand capus, including the student’s union and the main educational buildings. On top of that, you’re in the heart of London, so there are plenty of things to do and see.

King’s Cross Transport Links

Urbanest King’s Cross is only 15 minutes’ walk from King’s Cross St Pancras Underground Station, where you can access the Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria line. On top of that, King’s Cross train station is just a 13-minute walk from your door. This allows you to get across the UK easily. If you fancy venturing further, St Pancras is home to the Eurostar, offering trains to Germany, the Netherlands, France and Belgium.

Related – How to get around King’s Cross

Things To Do Near King’s Cross

You’re never short on things to do in King’s Cross. People from all over the world come to this area due to famous sights, including the renowned platform 9 ¾ from Harry Potter, which is based inside the King’s Cross and St Pancras International Station. You’re also a 30 minute tube ride away from Regent’s Park, which is perfect for a picnic in the summer.

Related – A Student Guide to King’s Cross

You can also expect a range of restaurants within walking distance. For example tapas restaurant Camino King’s Cross, or Bombay style café Dishoom. For a more unique night, Bloomsbury Lanes, a 1950’s inspired bowling alley, is just 20 minutes away on the tube.

Urbanest King’s Cross Facilities

At urbanest King’s Cross, we offer a variety of rooms for every budget, from en-suite rooms to luxury studio apartments. These King’s College London student accommodation rooms boast facilities such as superfast broadband, underfloor heating and a luxury shower room. There’s also a 24/7 on-site support team should you need any help. All urbanest accommodation comes with contents insurance but if you’d like to learn more about why it’s important, check out our guide to student contents insurance.

Place Distance Tube Cycle Bus Walk
Strand / Waterloo Campus 2.4 miles 27 mins 17 mins 29 mins 40 mins
Guy’s Campus 3.4 miles 31 mins 24 mins 40 mins 55 mins
Denmark Hill Campus 5.4 miles 39 mins 34 mins  –  –
KCL Student’s Union 2.4 miles 27 mins 17 mins 29mins 48 mins
Camden Market 1.6 miles 13 mins 19 mins 22 mins
The British Museum 2.2 miles 23 mins 12 mins 24 mins 35 mins
Regent’s Park 1.8 miles 38 mins 15 mins 24 mins 32 mins
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