best student halls in London

The best student halls in London revealed

London. The capital. The busiest and biggest place to be. Obviously, as a city, there is a huge range of student halls out there, some great, some not so great. There are about a billion decisions that come into picking your student accommodation, like whether you want somewhere fully catered, or if you’re fussed about on-site gym/games rooms. Whatever you’re looking for, one of these student halls in London will have the option for you.

Don’t forget that as well as university-owned accommodation, there are private halls like Unite Students who have 28 properties to choose from in the city! Here are some of the best student halls in London – which ones do you like the look of?

Stratford One 

Not only is this student accommodation well priced, it has astonishing views of the London Stadium and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and is set very close to central London. The building hosts 1,001 rooms, all of which have a private bathroom. You can choose whether to share a kitchen or live in one of Stratford One’s private studios if you’d rather be the only chef in the kitchen.

The bedrooms are equipped with everything you could possibly need, and on top of all of that, there are some really special on-site features. The common room, for example, has pool, ping pong, a retro Space Invaders game, table football and a cinema. There’s also study space and a large outdoor courtyard – not to mention the multiple roof terraces. If that’s not enough, you’re right next door to Westfield Shopping Centre, or you can jump on the Jubilee line and be in the centre of London in 15 minutes. Prices start from £235 per week.

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Chapter Spitalfield

Want to live your main character life? Chapter Spitalfields is 33 stories high, and is right next to Shoreditch and Hoxton, giving it panoramic city views, and a location that is only 5 minutes away from Liverpool Street Station. Residents at Chapter have access to the social spaces at all Chapter locations across London, including the range of events planned year-round. You can choose from a 43 or 51-week contract, and live in single studios, ensuites, two-beds, four-beds, or single loft studios. You can also select if you’d like a lower, mid, upper or penthouse room and how nice a view you’d like. In the building, there is a bar, a cafe, study spaces, gym, cinema, karaoke room, laundry room, courtyard, library and great amenities. Prices start at £304 per week.

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Garrow House 

Just around the corner from Notting Hill, Garrow House is right near Portobello Road and its markets and is in a perfectly picturesque location. The rooms available are light and airy, and you can choose from large single or twin studios, many of which have a private balcony with views over Regent’s Canal. When you’re not soaking up the view, you can go and relax in the common room and bond of a game of pool, or chill out in from of the widescreen TV. Prices start at £185 per week.

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Victoria Hall

Designed by award-winning architects, Victoria Hall is perfect for any students who can truly appreciate the beauty of the little thing. The lower 2 floors are set aside for socialising spaces like the lounge, breakout room, a reading room, courtyard and lots of bike storage. Plus, on the 8th floor, there is a fitness room and a garden terrace with gorgeous views. Located in Kings Cross, Victoria Hall is a base for anyone attending university anywhere in the city. Prices start at £340 per week.

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Thane Villas 

In North London, students can stay in the fully-serviced rooms with a unique sense of community created by the friendly 24-hour concierge and relaxing social areas with Sky TV. There are a range of studios and rooms available to suit every student budget, whether you’re up to share, or want complete privacy – there’s something here for you. Prices start at £195 per week.

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The Hive 

The Hive is comfy, stylish, and most importantly, affordable. It has a games area, a communal lounge, roof terrace, communal kitchen, and is only 4 minutes walk from the nearest tube station. Add that to self-contained studios with stunning views of the London skyline, secure key fob access and dedicated study areas – it’s clear why they’re a favourite! Prices start at £303 per week.

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The Lyra

Next to North Acton tube station, The Lyra is situated in Zone 2 of central London. They offer large studio apartments, with smart TVs and fast WiFi, as well as a roof terrace, big beds and plenty of storage. For student accommodation within Zone 2, The Lyra is priced competitively at £259.34 per week.

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The Bloomsbury

Just 2 minutes from Euston station, Bloomsbury has brilliant transport links, a central location and a wide range of options when it comes to rooms. Residents with iQ can choose between entire rooms or self-contained studios and apartments, all of which have access to the cinema room, reading lounge, games area and study hub, and are mere moments away from all of London’s treasures. Prices start at £476 per week.

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