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London offers a great range of accommodation. While living in the world's most exciting city is not cheap, by choosing carefully according to your budget and social priorities, you can get the most out of your student life. This page is a resource to help you along the way.
You can choose from the following accommodation options:
- Private Rented Accommodation
- University Managed Properties
- Student Halls of Residence, SOAS, Intercollegiate and Private:
- Family Homestay
- Guardian Schemes
- Private Student Hostels for temporary accommodation, while you organise longer-term arrangements.
How to choose
Here is our guide to find housing in London with hints and tips about how long it takes, where to look and how to decide what is right for you.
Click through to see an estimated weekly budget breakdown.
Where to live?
London is a very diverse city so there is a huge range of housing and prices. Each area has its own distinct character which makes it a very interesting place to live. To get a personal flavour of London, we asked some staff and students about the area in which they live.
Check out our students hot tips.
London has a brilliant integrated public transport system. Here we run through the many different ways of getting from A to B.
Sir, if you wish to have a just notion of the magnitude of this city, you must not be satisfied with seeing its great streets and squares, but must survey the innumerable little lanes and courts. It is not in the showy evolutions of buildings, but in the multiplicity of human habitations which are crowded together, that the wonderful immensity of London consists.
-Samuel Johnson, Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson