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Student Accommodation

  • City offer a range of accommodation, including modern and newly refurbished halls of residence a short walk from the main university buildings, as well as private accommodation.
  • City guarantee halls of residence accommodation to all first-year undergraduates who accept a place at City before the accommodation deadline. Whether you want to live in halls or privately rented housing, the Student Centre’s Accommodation team can help.
  • The most up-to-date information about when and how to apply for halls of residence, costs, different types of accommodation, bursaries and special requirements is available on City’s website.
  • Please refer to the university website for further details.

Student Life

  • City Population: 8,673,000
  • Student Population: 306,000

City is located in the heart of London, within easy reach of several central underground stations and just a few stops from the British Library and the West End. Its premises are minutes away from the Square Mile, London's world-famous financial district, and the headquarters of financial and professional institutions, major arts complexes and media offices, teaching hospitals and specialist medical research centres.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Celebrated as a truly global city, with a diverse cultural mix, iconic landmarks and a unique energy, London is an exuberant and exciting place to live. City’s campus is located in the heart of London, only minutes from several central Underground stations. The local area is home to the Europe’s largest multi-arts conference venue, the Barbican and famous performing arts venue Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Less than 10 minutes’ walk from City, students can find numerous cafes, restaurants, galleries, night clubs and cinemas.
  • As one of the world’s ultimate shopping destinations, London can offer something to suit everybody’s taste. Students find themselves a short ride away from some of the world’s shopping destinations: from luxury goods and large shopping centres in Mayfair and the world’s most famous department store Harrods to alternative clothing and vintage sales near Notting Hill Gate and Camden High Road.
  • Being the greenest capital in the world, London is also a great place to live for those who are passionate about sports or are planning to start one. City’s local area features more than 38 parks that offer outdoor sports, 7 sport centres, nice courts and pitches, including CitySport, the largest students’ sport and fitness facility in Central London.


  • City, University of London is located in the heart of the vibrant Borough of Islington in central London. Extensive bus, railway and underground networks ensure students are never far from anywhere in the city. During the weekend, they can benefit from the newly-launched Night Tube service which runs all night on Fridays and Saturdays on some Underground lines. Full-time students in London are also eligible for 18+ Student Oyster photo card which gives 30 per cent discount on Travel cards and Bus & Tram season tickets.
  • City actively supports cycling and walking to reduce the environmental impact of travel generated by members of City’s community. There are a number of cycling initiatives run at the university which aim to reduce the carbon footprint. These include free monthly bike maintenance visits and free cycle training. Students can also benefit from the secured bike parking shed and helmet lockers available on campus. There are 11,500 public bikes at over 750 docking stations situated every 300 to 500 metres in London that students can also use.
  • The main airports serving London are Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton. This gives students a huge amount of choice for international and domestic destinations.