Student Accommodation in London
Dashwood Studios

Choose from a range of spacious studio apartments that comes complete with everything you need to kick start your university life in London. Dashwood Studios boasts exceptional studio flats, exceptional social areas and beautiful views of the city.

With great transport links to London’s main universities via Elephant and Castle Underground station (just a five-minute walk away) and great on-site facilities including study rooms across every floor, modern games and cinema rooms and two stunning roof terraces with landmark views, we’ve created an exciting student neighbourhood in South London.

Exceptional student accommodation in London city centre

Our student apartments offer a wide range of self-contained studios. Students also get exclusive access to amazing facilities including an on-site cinema and games room, beautiful roof terraces and stylish study spaces. With Collegiate, you’ll be staying at some of the best private student accommodation in London.

London welcomes people from all over the world so the UK capital city is rich in history, full of architectural delights and offers amazing cultural and social diversity. Living in Zone 1 puts you at the heart of everything London has to offer including beautiful theatres and venues, an incredible choice of bars and restaurants and shopping destinations to suit every style and budget, from the indies of Notting Hill to the bustling Westfield centres.

With over 40 different higher education institutions and more international students studying in the city than any other in the world, living and studying in London is a life experience like no other.

Our accommodation is ideal for studying at University of the Arts, King’s College, London Metropolitan and City University. The central location of our student flats means you’re well-placed for studying at a host of London institutions. Collegiate offers a range of self-contained student studios. Whatever you decide on, you’ll always benefit from en-suite facilities, a private study space and a kitchen area. With all bills and Wi-Fi included in your rent, there’s no need to worry about extra costs, so you can focus on enjoying your time in London.

Incredible Features

Games room

Cinema room

Two roof terraces

Study Room

TV Lounge

Individual en-suite facilities

Bike storage

Laundry room

High speed WiFi

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Your wellbeing is at the forefront of our mind. We have put new cleaning routines, sanitising facilities and distancing measures in place to make sure you get the best and safest living experience possible.

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We want you to have the very best University years that is why we have ensured a calendar that is packed with fun social events both virtually online and off-site. But that’s not all, as living with Collegiate you can make new friends, create memorable moments and be a part of a great community.

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No more worrying about extra bills and admin costs. Living at Collegiate means we take all of the hassle away from you so you can enjoy your time creating memories.

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University of Westminster – 25 minute tube
University College London – 27 minute tube
University of London – 30 minute walk/tube
London School of Economics and Political Science – 20 minute walk/bus
Kings College – Waterloo Campus – 12 minute walk/bus
BPP Waterloo Campus – 12 minute walk/bus
London South Bank University – 11 minute walk/bus
University of Arts Elephant and Castle and Camberwell Campus – 7 minute walk

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Student studios in London

Choose from our selection of modern studio apartments in London. Perfect for studying and relaxing.

Here’s just some of what’s included:

En-suite bathroom
Studios with a balcony or bay window available
Double bed
Plenty of storage space
Large desk space with comfortable chair for studying
Smart TV
Some rooms may come with a dishwasher, bay window, balcony

Did you know?

Our student accommodation in London is in the heart of Zone 1 in Elephant & Castle. So you not only benefit from a prime location but excellent transport links as well, with the nearest underground station just a 5-minute walk away.  

With over 40 different higher education institutions and more international students than any other in the world, living and studying in London is a life experience like no other. The UK capital city is rich in history, full of architectural delights, amazing cultural hotspots and social diversity. You can enjoy a choice of beautiful theatres and venues, an incredible choice of bars and restaurants and shopping destinations to suit every style and budget, from the indies of Notting Hill to the bustling Westfield centres.

The central location of our student flats means you’re well-placed for studying at a host of London institutions. Collegiate offers a range of self-contained student studios. Our student accommodation in London is particularly ideal for studying at University of the Arts, King’s College, London Metropolitan and City University.

FAQs: Student Accommodation in London

How much does rent cost for students in London?

Private student accommodation in London usually costs from £160 to £500 per week.

However, it’s worth noting that several factors decide the rent of student accommodation in London. These include the facilities and amenities that are provided to you, as well as the ownership of the property. Typically, student accommodation in London is privately owned by a landlord, a dedicated student accommodation provider such as Collegiate or owned by a university.

How much will I spend on bills in London?

On average, UK students in London will spend approximately £37 per month on bills. 

Luckily, when you book with Collegiate student accommodation in London, you’ll enjoy a range of money-saving benefits. All bills for utilities – electricity, gas and water – are included in your rent on a ‘fair usage allowance’. Not only that but hot water is available in your private en-suite 24 hours a day and heaters are controlled exclusively by tenants in their own living spaces. High speed internet and WiFi is included with your room and throughout the building – bedrooms also include an ethernet cable connection should you need one. So you know you can study with total confidence wherever you find the best space.

How do I pay for my student room in London?

You can make rent payments online using your credit or debit card via your Collegiate Portal account or by bank transfer – whichever you find easiest! Although if you’d like to pay by bank transfer, be sure to contact the Accommodation Management Team who will be more than happy to help you get that sorted.

You have the option to pay your rent in 1, 3 or 4 instalments. If you’re paying in one full instalment, the whole process can be completed quite quickly. However, if you’re opting for the flexibility of 3 instalments, it’s still super quick and easy, there’s just a few things for you to know. You will need a UK-based guarantor or you can Housing Hand as a guarantor – although note that Housing Hand does come with an extra charge, so check out their website for the full details. 

The flexibility of paying in 4 instalments is offered to students who’ll be relying on a student loan or grant to pay their rent. You’d still be expected to pay 4 weeks’ rent 10 days before your tenancy start date, and a larger instalment at the end of September – which is typically when loans and grants are paid in to students.

To help you keep on track of your finances while you’re studying, log in to your Collegiate account where you can download a full schedule of payment dates.

What types of student accommodation do you offer?

Located just a 5-minute walk from Elephant and Castle Underground station, Dashwood Studios offers exceptional student living with great transport links to all of London’s Universities.

Standard and Standard Plus studios include:

  •  Private kitchen
  •  Private en-suite
  •  Small double bed
  •  Room size ranges from 17-18m2


Premium and Premium Plus studios include:

  •  Private kitchen
  •  Private en-suite
  •  Small double bed
  •  Room size ranges from 18-28m2

Deluxe studio includes:

  •  Private kitchen
  •  Private en-suite
  •  Double bed
  •  Some studios have a bay window or private sun terrace
  •  Room size ranges from 24-47m2

Which universities are local to London?

From Dashwood studios:

 University of Westminster is 3.7 miles – 25 minutes tube* (Northern Line)

 University College London is 2.9 miles – 27 minute tube* (Northern Line)

 University of London is 2.7 miles – 30 minute tube* (Northern Line)

 

What are the best student areas in London?

London is one of the most exciting places to live and study. No matter how you like to spend your time – markets, museums, galleries – the list of things to do is endless. Combined with the amount of universities and colleges, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to popular student areas as the community is spread across the city.

When choosing Collegiate’s student accommodation in London as your uni home, you will be in the heart of a global city, surrounded by stunning green spaces, amazing shopping streets and the most exciting and diverse culinary centre. London will give you experiences like no other so be sure to check out our London city guides.

Can I view my student flat in London before booking?

It’s really easy to arrange a viewing, just get in touch with the London student accommodation team who’ll be more than happy to help you. 

We understand that it’s important to get a feel for a space before you invest your time and energy into it for the years you’re spending at university. That’s why we’ve made it as accessible as possible by offering both virtual and in-person viewings. Our student accommodation in London has a dedicated page with all the information you could need including moving-in documents, floor plans, residents’ handbooks and more that are freely available for you to download and read at your own pace.

What is there to do in London?

London is one of the world’s most exciting cities to be in and you can look forward to years of exploration and discovery as part of your student lifestyle because there’s so many things to do in London.

Foodies
London is unsurprisingly the UK’s hotspot for outstanding food and drink from bottomless brunch and the best burgers to fine dining and so much more. You’ll find plenty of street food markets and food pop-ups all around London so you’ll always be discovering something new. London also has plenty of high street staples for grab and go food, not to mention there is a Pret or Starbucks on every corner. You’ll never be stuck for something to eat in London!

Shoppers
If you’re on the market for something more upmarket, then head to London’s Oxford Street or Bond Street where you’ll find a host of designer stores and flagship stores from some of the biggest names on the UK high street including Apple and Waterstones. The city is also home to several large Westfield shopping centres and a host of markets, including the famous Camden Market and Borough Market.

Sightseers
London is very well known for its tourism, and it has plenty of attractions and museums to keep you occupied. From the big names including Big Ben or the London Eye to Trafalgar Square or the Shard, it takes some planning to get around London’s attractions. There are also some great places to visit around Elephant and Castle. Or, if you fancy yourself a bit of an influencer, why not check out our recommendations for the most Instagrammable spots in London!

Are there free things to do in London?

There’s so many free things to do in London for students, it might be hard to know where to start! All the city’s museums and galleries offer free entry which gives you hundreds of venues to visit. The parks and green spaces in London are also free for the public to enjoy, while many of the city’s best views are enjoyed from spots like the Southbank which always offer ample public seating.

What are some interesting facts about London?

> There are five London underground stations named after pubs

> London University was the first to allow female students in 1869

> The current Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan is the first Muslim mayor of a European Union capital city and won in 2016 with the largest number of votes in one election of any politician in British history.

Discover even more interesting facts about London.

Which universities are local to London?

From Dashwood studios:

> University of Westminster is 3.7 miles – 25 minutes tube* (Northern Line)

> University College London is 2.9 miles – 27 minute tube* (Northern Line)

> University of London is 2.7 miles – 30 minute tube* (Northern Line)

> London School of Economics and Political Science is 3.8 miles – 20 minute tube* (Northern & District Line)

> Kings College Waterloo Campus is 1.8 miles – 16 minute bus* (No. 68 or 176)

> BPP Waterloo Campus is 1.3 miles – 27 minute walk* or 12 minute bus* (No. 68 or 176)

> London South Bank University is 0.5 miles – 11 minute walk*

> London College of Communication is 0.3 miles – 6 minute walk*

*Approximately.

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