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University of Birkbeck

Situated primarily in Bloomsbury, Birkbeck University is part of the prestigious “University of London” and is a world-leading institution. Founded in 1823 as the London Mechanics’ Institute, in 2002 it became known as Birkbeck, University of London. This university caters for students of all academic fields from around the world, welcoming over 11,000 students a year. Birkbeck is also one of the few universities to specialise in evening higher education in the UK.

At urbanest, we offer two locations for Birkbeck student accommodation. Our St Pancras and Westminster buildings are within easy reach of the Bloomsbury campus, being just a few miles away. Both these locations are also on the doorstep of the city centre, giving you the best of both worlds for your studies and enjoying England’s capital city.

For more information on these Birkbeck accommodation options, take a look below. Or you can get in touch with one of our team to book a room.

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University of Birkbeck Accommodation

If you’ve been accepted into Birkbeck University, the next step is to find some accommodation. Urbanest has been providing high-quality student accommodation since 2008, so we know what you need as a student. Our London student accommodation gives you somewhere safe and secure to study and relax, whilst also being close to the hustle and bustle of the Big Smoke. Our Birkbeck accommodation is close to campus and is great value for money.

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Our Birkbeck accommodation closest to the main campus in Bloomsbury is our St Pancras student accommodation. At just 1.5 miles from the University of Birkbeck, you can walk to your campus in just over 30 minutes. Found on the banks of the historic Regent’s canal, this accommodation is in a peaceful area of London.


St Pancras room types

At our St Pancras accommodation, there is a range of rooms to choose from, so you’re sure to find one to suit your needs. We offer rooms for those looking for a more social experience and private rooms for those that need to concentrate on their studies. All the rooms in the Birkbeck accommodation have a memory foam mattress, underfloor heating, and plenty of storage.

Our private and ensuite rooms are located in a shared flat, so you have access to a communal kitchen and dining space, whilst having your own private area to sleep and study. If you’re a 1st year embarking on your university journey, these rooms give you the chance to make new friends as you start your university life.

Popular with postgraduate students who often find their studies more demanding, our studio apartments give you extra privacy. These apartments are equipped with a hob, microwave and a fridge/freezer, so you don’t have to leave your room when you’re having a big study session.

Similar to our studio apartments are our twin rooms. These are perfect for friends that want to share and split the accommodation bill. The two of you have your own bed and study area but share a kitchen.

St Pancras facilities

All of our Birkbeck student accommodation is finished to a high standard, and our St Pancras accommodation is no exception. You will find everything you need to study at your chosen university within one building. With fast wi-fi, a laundry room and an on-site supermarket, everything you need to live is in the building.

Your safety is a top priority for us, so you can be sure that our Birkbeck accommodation at St Pancras is safe and secure. With CCTV and a support team member on-site 24/7, the building is a safe haven. Also, access to the building is with an electronic key fob, making it secure.

From a social point of view, St Pancras is a great option. With a freshly refurbished communal space on the 7th floor, there’s plenty of opportunities to socialise and get to know other people in the building. In this communal area, you will find TVs, pool tables and comfortable seating areas. If you need to do some group studying, there’s also a study room on the ground floor.

Benefits of St Pancras

Choosing our St Pancras accommodation for your time at Birkbeck not only means you’ll be close to your campus, but you’ll also be close to the heart of London. Just a 10-minute walk from this Birkbeck student accommodation, you will find King’s Cross and St Pancras stations, which not only give you access to the underground but also the national rail service so you can explore the rest of the UK at weekends or during the holidays. Here you can also find Eurostar, so you can even get to Europe.

If you want to stay closer to your accommodation, you can also find the world-renowned Camden Market just a 10-minute walk from this Birkbeck accommodation. You can also find Granary Square nearby, which is known for its bars and restaurants. If you want some greenery our St Pancras building is located on the canal, and you can easily access Camley Street Natural Park on foot.

Discover more things to do in our St Pancras Student Guide.

Place Distance Tube Cycle Bus Walk
Birkbeck Main Campus 1.5 miles 22 mins 11 mins 30 mins 30 mins
Kings Cross – St Pancras Underground Station 0.6 miles 3 mins 10 mins
Charles Dickens Museum 1.3 miles 23 mins 10 mins 26 mins 27 mins
London Canal Museum 0.8 miles 15 mins 16 mins 15 mins 16 mins
The British Library 0.9 miles 10 mins 6 mins 10 mins 17 mins
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Another Birkbeck University accommodation option with us is our Westminster Bridge accommodation. Just 2 miles away from your main campus, this building is situated on the banks of the Thames in the heart of London, so you’ll never be bored staying here.


Westminster Bridge room types

Our Birkbeck accommodation at Westminster Bridge has a variety of rooms to choose from. All are finished to a high standard and have everything you need to be comfortable. With lots of storage, underfloor heating and memory foam mattresses, you’ll have the perfect place to relax and study.

If you’re a first-year and are coming to London on your own, we know it’s important to make friends. Our private and ensuite rooms are the perfect choice for this, as these rooms are in flats that are shared between 3-6 people. In these rooms, you’ll have a private room to study and sleep, but share a communal kitchen and lounge, so there’ll be plenty of opportunities to get to know those in your flat. Students that stay in this Birkbeck accommodation come from worldwide, so you’ll be meeting a diverse group of people.

Another option for those that want to have a social experience is our twin rooms. These rooms a shared between two people, in a flat of 6 to 11 students with a communal kitchen. The rooms have a sliding divider so you can also be sure of your privacy, and with two desks in the room, you’ll also have your own workspace. This is a great option for two friends who want to share or students who want to save a bit of money.

For those that want more privacy, this Birkbeck accommodation also offers a variety of private apartments. These have their own kitchen and lounge area, so if you have a lot of work on you won’t risk distractions as everything you need is in your room. This makes these rooms popular with postgraduate students who can find their studies more demanding. Our luxury and penthouse apartments are found on the higher floors of the building, so you can enjoy incredible views of the city too.

Westminster Bridge facilities

We’ve been providing student accommodation for years, so we know what students want in their accommodation. For both work and play, plus safety and security, our Birkbeck accommodation at Westminster Bridge has everything you need.

When it comes to practical considerations, our Westminster Bridge property has super-fast Wi-Fi, so you can be confident that you can get your work done anywhere in the building. There’s also a laundry available for use, as well as a bike store with bikes you can use for free. Security is also a top priority for us, so this property has CCTV, a member of the support team on-site 24/7 and an electronic key for entry system.

Your student life shouldn’t be all work though, so this Birkbeck accommodation has ample opportunities for fun and relaxation. There’s an exclusive health club on-site with a swimming pool, gym and sauna, so you can keep your health regime going whilst studying. There’re also communal relaxing and study areas in the building, which are great areas to get group work done or chill with friends. With a cinema room and soundproof games room, you’ll never be stuck for things to do.

Benefits of Westminster Bridge

Staying at Westminster Bridge, you’ll find yourself just a 40-minute walk or 20-minute tube ride to the Birkbeck campus in Bloomsbury. But you’ll also find many of London’s main attractions on your doorstep. For instance, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace are just a short walk away, as well as a variety of bars, cafes and restaurants. This Birkbeck accommodation is located on the River Thames too, the perfect spot for a picturesque walk along the Southbank. There’s plenty of things to do around Westminster Bridge, making this a great location for students.

If you want to explore further than your doorstep, Westminster Bridge is also well connected with the rest of London. Lambert North is just a 5-minute walk away, where you can jump on the tube and get around the city. Just 10-minutes on the tube and you can be at Covent Garden, with its range of boutiques, craft stores and places to eat.

Place Distance Tube Cycle Bus Walk
Birkbeck Main Campus 1.9 miles 21 mins 12 mins 31 mins 38 mins
Lambert North 0.2 mile 5 mins 5 mins
Waterloo 0.4 mile 5 mins 6 mins 7 mins
Oxford Circus 1.8 miles 13 mins 16 mins 24 mins 39 mins
Big Ben 0.5 mile 4 mins 8 mins 11 mins
Buckingham Palace 1.1 miles 15 mins 8 mins 14 mins 23 mins
Four Corner Café 0.2 miles 4 mins 3 mins
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