KCL Student Accommodation

As one of the top 35 universities in the world (according to the QS World University Rankings 2022), and one of the oldest in the UK, it’s no wonder King’s College London is such a keystone for study in the city. Welcoming over 29,000 students from over 100 countries worldwide, it is a powerhouse in the world of academia.

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.

If you’re looking to be a part of the world-class teaching and cutting-edge research that KCL offer, then there has never been a better time to choose urbanest – speak to the team today.

Central London Living

Central London Living

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King's Cross Studio Apartment Kings Cross Studio Rooms

Kings Cross Studio Rooms

Live Close to the Action

Live Close to the Action

Strand, London WC2R 2LS

Our King’s College London Accommodation

You’ve worked hard to get your place at King’s College London, and now you want to get everything settled and ready for the big starting day. However, finding KCL accommodation can feel stressful. Not to worry, though – urbanest has been delivering high-quality accommodation for students since 2008, so we know a few things about what matters when it comes to picking a place to live. Our two primary locations we’d recommend for those looking to study at King’s College London are urbanest Hoxton and urbanest King’s Cross.

Urbanest Hoxton

When considering KCL residences, urbanest Hoxton is a great option. Our Hoxton accommodation is an easy 25-minute journey to the KCL Strand campus and is located in a fantastic part of east London. Within a short distance of some of the most up-and-coming areas, you’re surrounded by hip bars, restaurants, and cafes, as well as art galleries, music venues, and some must-see London landmarks.

Why Live In Hoxton?

Hoxton is celebrated for its indie art community and is well-suited to students and young professionals looking to make a base in the capital. If you enjoy vintage shopping, perusing markets, and finding delicious independent restaurants, then Hoxton is the place for you.

In terms of study, it’s only 16 minutes by bike to the King’s College Strand Campus, and 25 minutes by bus. Other campuses are also nearby, making it a great option for those who want to get stuck in their studies, not stuck in transit.

Close to bustling Shoreditch, there are plenty of choices regarding socialising and nightlife. Whether you prefer clubs, bars, the pub, or cocktails with dinner, there is something for everyone in this popular part of London. However, Hoxton is generally a quieter neighbourhood, meaning you can feel safe when returning home and don’t have to worry about the city noise. Read our guide to Hoxton student life to get a feel for what it’s like living in this area.

Living here, you are also well connected to many lively and interesting areas like Islington, Hackney, and the City of London, so there is no shortage of things to see and do. urbanest Hoxton is just a five-minute walk from Old Street tube station, which connects you to the Northern Line to stops like Tottenham Court Road, Charing Cross, and London Bridge.

Want more ideas? Check out some of the best things to do within a mile of urbanest Hoxton, and get exploring!

 Types Of Rooms At urbanest Hoxton

There are three types of rooms available in our Hoxton accommodation: Private rooms, en-suite rooms and studios (with a large studio option also available). All of our rooms come with underfloor heating and a memory foam mattress to ensure you stay comfy and cosy all year.

For those who want a more social experience, take a look at the ensuite rooms in our 6-person flats. While you get a completely private bedroom and bathroom space, your kitchen and lounge area are communal, so you can get to know your flatmates in no time. You can also share a two-person flat, which is perfect for anyone looking to move in with a friend, or if you want to go for a cost-effective option.

Our large studio apartments have the most space and come with a wet room, which is fully accessible for wheelchair users. Studio flats have the added benefit of private kitchen space with a fridge/freezer, microwave, hob, and dishwasher, so you can cook and clean at your pace.

What’s Available At urbanest Hoxton?

At urbanest, we pride ourselves on providing one of the highest quality KCL accommodations in London, which means we have a number of luxury comforts to make your stay with us much more enjoyable.

On-site, we have many fantastic study areas for both individual and group work, helping you stay focused on your courses. It’s not all about work, however: play is important too! That’s why we also offer a fantastic 7th-floor terrace for open-air events, offering beautiful views across London.

We also have a great social space inside to hang out with your friends, complete with a flat-screen TV. Why not plan a movie night or another special event when you’ve settled into the space that makes use of this room?

On top of this, we have the standard facilities that feature across all our urbanest student accommodations, as well as a gym and café for your health and nutrition needs alike.

Your safety is our top priority, so there is also a 24/7 on-site support team to help you with any worries or questions that you might have while with us.

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

Another fantastic choice for King’s College student accommodation is urbanest King’s Cross. Located half an hour from both the Strand and Guy’s campuses in the sought-after Coal Drops Yard, next to King’s Cross station, this is one of the best-connected places to be in London.

Why Live In King’s Cross?

King’s Cross is such a central and iconic location in London. Not only is it great for transportation around London, thanks to having access to multiple tube lines, but it also means you’re super close to King’s Cross and St. Pancras station. This makes the whole country your oyster, and with the Eurostar into Europe, you can even go beyond that for an amazing weekend!

There’s also so much to do in Kings’ Cross itself. You’re perfectly situated for both tourist hotspots like Oxford Street, the British Museum, and London Zoo, and discovering hidden gems in east London’s Shoreditch and Hackney. We’ve come up with a whole list of the best things to do and places to see in King’s Cross for you to consider, too.

Of course, the fact that it’s close to all the key KCL locations is another upside of our King’s Cross location. The KCL Strand Campus, for instance, is only a 17-minute cycle away, or roughly 30 minutes via public transportation. This means less time travelling and more time focused on your studies and your future.

 Types Of Rooms At Urbanest King’s Cross

Our King’s Cross location has two main kinds of rooms: En-suites and studio apartments. We also offer a luxury studio option for those that need the extra space.

Our ensuite rooms at our King’s Cross building are in clusters of 4 or 8 and include a communal kitchen and living spaces. You’ll also have your own private shower room, giving you privacy where you need it most. These are a great choice for making new friends and creating a community with the people in your flat, which is especially great when you’re new to a city as big as London!

For those that want a bit more space to themselves, our studios make a great alternative. You get your own bathroom, living room and kitchen, as well as a quieter space perfect for studying and relaxing alike.

What’s Available At urbanest King’s Cross?

Our King’s Cross accommodation features two main communal areas: one on the mezzanine is a study space that has private and communal workspaces with free WiFi available for residents, and one on the 13th floor. This space is dedicated to social gatherings, with a TV, gaming area, and plenty of seating.

We also have a large reception space, perfect for meeting up with friends, and an on-site restaurant that serves your culinary needs.

On a more practical note, urbanest King’s Cross also has security at the forefront. There is bike storage and free bikes, an electronic key entry system, and a 24/7 on-site support team to help with anything that may come up, alongside all the standard facilities you’d expect from KCL student accommodation.


KCL Student Accommodation FAQs

What should I look for in KCL accommodation?

When looking for KCL student accommodation, you want to consider how long it’ll take for you to reach your main campus of study. You’ll also want to consider the facilities available, the local amenities, and your budget.

 When should I book my KCL accommodation with urbanest?

Once you have your offer confirmed, you should look to book your student accommodation ASAP. This will give you more time to decide what kind of room you want or need for your stay with urbanest, as well as give you the most options.

How can I book a place at one of urbanest’s KCL residences?

Booking a room with urbanest is simple. Just click the “Get in touch” button below, or fill out the form at the top of the page, and we’ll walk you through the options available and where would be best for your stay. Please note, availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Have more questions? Check out our full FAQ.

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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