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Student Accommodation

  • City guarantee halls of residence accommodation to all first-year undergraduates who accept a place at City before the accommodation deadline. Whether students want to live in halls or privately rented housing, the Student Centre's Accommodation team can help.
  • 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
  • Please refer to the university website for further details, including up-to-date information about when and how to apply for halls of residence, costs, different types of accommodation, bursaries and special requirements.

Accommodation Costs

Catered from £268 to £277 per week
Self-Catered from £156 to £223 per week

The costs above are for the academic year 2018/19

Student Life

  • From the vibrant boutiques, bars and restaurants of Islington to the dynamic arts and cultural scene of Shoreditch and East London, City boasts a wide variety of things to do both on and off campus. Titled the business capital of Europe, London offers a wide range of employment sectors – many of which City holds links to.
  • City's premises are minutes away from the Square Mile (London's world-famous financial district), the headquarters of financial and professional institutions, Tech City (also known as the Silicon Roundabout), major arts complexes and media offices, teaching hospitals and specialist medical research centres.

Nightlife and Culture

  • 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, near 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, museums, galleries, night clubs and cinemas.
  • As one of the world's ultimate shopping destinations, London can offer something to suit everybody's taste. For retail and high-end fashion students can browse the 300 shops which populate Oxford Street, Carnaby Street and other areas of central London. For a more alternative feel students can head to Camden or East London for vintage sales in the Shoreditch and Whitechapel areas.
  • 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, seven 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 Borough of Islington in Central London.
  • City actively supports cycling and walking: a number of cycling initiatives run at the university, aiming to reduce the carbon footprint. These include free monthly bike maintenance visits, free cycle training, and a secured bike parking shed and helmet lockers available on campus. London has 11,500 public bikes available to use from over 750 docking stations.
  • Extensive bus, railway and underground networks ensure students are never far from anywhere in the city. The Night Tube service runs all night on Fridays and Saturdays on some Underground lines. Full-time students in London are eligible for the 18+ Student Oyster card, with a 30% discount on travel cards and bus and tram season tickets.
  • In 2020 students will also have access to London's newest railway, The Elizabeth Line as part of the Crossrail project, which will stop at 41 accessible stations.
  • The main airports serving London are Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton. This gives students a huge amount of choice for international and domestic destinations.