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Student Accommodation

  • There are six halls of residence available to City, University of London students, offering self-catered accommodation in cluster flats with shared facilities, en-suite bedrooms or self-contained studios, all of which are within easy travelling distance of the university’s main buildings.
  • Applications for places may be submitted to the Accommodation Team in the Student Centre. The team, in association with, also maintains an interactive web-based facility for privately rented accommodation in London.
  • Please refer to the university website for further details.

Accommodation Costs

Northampton Square

Number of university/college beds 727
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £5,600–£7,200
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £5,400–£7,200

Living Here

  • City Population: 8,673,000
  • Student Population: 306,000
  • London is an enormously diverse city, with 2.8 million foreign-born inhabitants from 270 countries who speak over 300 languages.
  • Filled with shops, cafés and restaurants to museums, galleries and arts venues; from leading Premier League football teams to nightclubs; and from cityscapes to green spaces, London is a city for everyone.
  • City’s main Northampton Square campus sits between three of London’s most popular districts. Islington offers tantalising dining and shopping options, Shoreditch buzzes with entrepreneurial creativity and lively nightlife, while Clerkenwell is a hub for trend-setting design and cosy bars.

Getting Around

  • Extensive bus, railway and underground networks ensure students are never far from anywhere in the city. During the weekend, students can benefit from the newly-launched Night Tube service, available all night on Fridays and Saturdays on some underground lines. Students in London are eligible for 18+ Student Oyster photo card during full-time education, which gives 30% discount on Travel cards and bus and tram season tickets. 
  • Cycling and walking is actively supported by the university to help reduce the environmental impact of travel, with a number of cycling initiatives including free monthly bike maintenance visits and free cycle training. Students benefit from the secured bike parking shed and helmet lockers available on campus; and for those who don’t have a bike, there are 11,500 public bikes at over 750 docking stations situated every 300 to 500 metres in London. Although there is still work to do in terms of safety, cycling is becoming the travel option of choice for many local residents.
  • The main airports serving London are Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton, which together offer a huge choice for international and domestic destinations.

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. 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 cafés, restaurants, galleries, night clubs and cinemas.
  • As one of the world’s ultimate shopping destinations, London can offer something to suit everybody’s taste, 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. City’s local area features more than 38 parks that offer outdoor sports, 7 sport centres, courts and pitches, including City Sport, the largest students sport and fitness facility in central London.