The Royal Academy of Dance has been at the forefront of dance education and teaching for over a century.

urbanest provides accommodation for onsite undergraduate students less than 2 miles away from the RAD’s headquarters in Battersea. Students can enjoy a central location close to their place of study, excellent transport links as well as a range of luxury facilities and an abundance of local amenities.

Read on for more information or get in touch with our team to book a room at this Royal Academy of Dance accommodation.

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188 York Road, London, SW11 3JZ

Introducing urbanest Battersea

Overlooking the River Thames and the iconic chimneys of Battersea Power Station. This is our brand-new nest, which provides sector leading energy efficient student accommodation, with incredible views of London and easy access to many universities around central London.

Battersea has seen a huge scale of development in recent years, making this thriving corner of London an ideal spot for students. With a zone 1 tube station minutes from the front door, and plenty of hospitality, retail and activities on your doorstep, our Battersea student accommodation is part of a thriving new neighbourhood. It is also a building leading the charge for sustainability through its Passivhaus construction, which will deliver a living environment offering controlled air temperature providing heating and cooling across the year.

Place Distance Tube Cycle Bus Walk
RAD Campus 2 miles 12 mins 25 mins 45 mins
Battersea Power Station 0.1 miles 2 min
Covent Garden 4 miles 22 mins 21 mins 45 mins 1 hour 12 mins


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We are excited to offer RAD students exclusive availability in our brand new Battersea student accommodation.

Located in one of London’s most vibrant emerging districts, urbanest Battersea is just a stone’s throw away from the iconic Battersea Power Station, packed with exciting shopping and dining options.

Our RAD student accommodation offers a choice of student beds arranged into shared apartments of en-suite and shared en-suite rooms. All our student flats provide an array of facilities to make you feel at home.

All our shared kitchens come equipped with a fridge/freezer, microwave oven, ceramic hob, extensive cupboard space, and a dishwasher. The bathroom facilities are also of the highest specification.

Whichever accommodation type you choose in at urbanest Battersea, you will benefit from having super comfortable beds with a high-quality bed to give you a great night’s sleep, and for when studying, each room has a spacious desk for you to work, and super-fast Wi-Fi, to keep you connected throughout the entire building.

Our Battersea accommodation is designed with the purpose of building a community. With roof terraces that offer incredible views spanning across the capital and social spaces to meet and hang out with new friends. You may prefer to find a private spot for a change of scenery whilst studying, not to worry, you will find them across our Battersea accommodation.

urbanest Battersea purposely caters for everyone’s needs. With laundry rooms, a gym and a 24/7 support team, and a large bike storage facility located on the ground floor.

Sustainable Living

One of the most unique aspects of our Battersea student accommodation is its structure and design.

This is a state-of-the-art building that is leading the revolution in sustainable buildings. Our Battersea accommodation was constructed to Passivhaus standards.

Buildings are responsible for 35% of the world’s energy consumption, but through Passivhaus, we were able to build self-sufficient student accommodation. With very high insulation levels, airtight building fabrics and ‘thermal bridge-free’ construction, we aim to recover 80% of all heat.

It is due to Passivhaus that our Battersea student accommodation has heat recovery ventilation, meaning that energy is not lost through the building but is kept cool enough to remain comfortable. What’s more, with all air being filtered, air quality is better, especially for those suffering from allergies.

So, while you may want to find ways to live a sustainable student life, one of the best decisions you could make is to choose our Battersea student accommodation.

Features at urbanest Battersea

  • 200mbps Broadband
  • 24/7 On-Site Support Team
  • PassivHaus Design
  • Comfort Cooling and Heating
  • Enhanced Noise Dampening
  • Air Purification System
  • Top Floor Gym
  • Top Floor Social and Study Space
  • Bike Store & Free to Use Bicycles
  • Communal Relaxing & Study Areas
  • On-Site Laundry
  • Disabled Access
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