If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that London is expensive. Unfortunately, that doesn’t change over the summer. But sometimes, it’s unavoidable so we’ve rounded up our top student accommodation in London for the summer.

Summer accommodation at UCL

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This London University boasts affordable summer accommodation between the 27th of June to the 10th of September. With a variety of rooms including ensuite options available, as well as central London locations, the UCL halls are a great option. Starting at £41 a night, it’s not the cheapest but then again, London isn’t the cheapest.

Summer accommodation at Imperial College

With a number of accommodations in a range of locations across the city and completely open to public bookings, this accommodation is a great option for those looking to spend the summer in London.

Unite Students summer stays

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Another with options all over the city, this accommodation gives a great discount: 20% off summer stays longer than 6 weeks. With a minimum stay of two weeks, you’ll have plenty of time to explore London!

University of Westminster

This university is another that opens its doors outside of term dates. While they don’t have prices listed, they do advertise “fantastic locations at reasonable prices”—they can be contacted for more information here.


This one might take a bit of research but with hundreds of hostels in London, you’re sure to find one for you. Hostelworld.com is a great search engine to use to find them. While they might not be the comfiest of conditions, you’re sure to meet some new, exciting people!

London Metropolitan University

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With prices starting around £181 per week and a usual minimum stay period, these halls of residence are another great option for student accommodation in London for summer.


Definitely one of our cheaper options with rooms starting at less than £18 a night, Host is “where students are at home”. Alongside exploring London, you’ll also have access to great on-site facilities including gyms, game rooms, movie spaces and outdoor spaces.

iQ student accommodation

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Locations across the capital, this accommodation boasts onsite laundry, gym and social spaces. Starting from £29.29 per night with, normally, a 4 week minimum stay required this is one accommodation definitely on the more expensive spectrum. Worried about money? Check out our 50 ways to make extra money at university (and over the summer).


Starting at £220 per week, this is another accommodation with a lot to offer. Designed with students in mind, Scape offers year round contracts—maybe you’ll love it so much over the summer, you’ll decide to stay!

Those are our top student accommodation in London for summer! Which sounds the best to you? Regardless of how expensive it is, London is a great place to explore. Why not check out the Nature History Museum or the Tate? And of course, you have to visit Big Ben. With how close these accommodations are to the action, you might not even have to try the Tube!