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Student Accommodation

  • All first year undergraduate students who accept Imperial as their firm choice are guaranteed a place in college accommodation.
  • Self-catering halls of residence range from approximately £92 to £262 per person per week depending on the type of accommodation, e.g. twin rooms to single rooms with private bathrooms.
  • Prices are inclusive of all utilities, high-speed Internet and contents insurance.

Accommodation Costs

South Kensington

Number of university/college beds 2,818
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £4,992–£8,580
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £7,366–£11,700

Living Here

  • City Population: 8,673,000
  • Student Population: 306,000
  • Parks or pubs, theatres or cinemas, shopping or sightseeing, museums or art galleries, dancing non-stop throughout the weekend or eating every cuisine under the sun: London has it, and in abundance.
  • The city does however have a fairly hefty bill for the above, and for travel between them. Students need to be careful with their money and seek out a bargain, then they can make life in the nation's capital work, despite the temptation to spend.
  • Whatever bargains can be found, accommodation is the main expense for students. Rents away from the smart areas of the city centre are slightly less astronomical.

Getting Around

  • London is well served by an extensive bus, railway and underground network – although often bemoaned, London's public transport system is one of the best in the world.
  • In many areas the roads are very busy, making cycling a hazardous occupation.
  • London has a number of airports nearby including Gatwick and Heathrow, both which serve a number of international destinations.