Discover a vibrant student lifestyle in the capital
London is one of the world’s few truly global cities and it is hugely popular with students from all walks of life. With over 40 different higher education institutions and more international students studying in London than any other city in the world, choosing to study in London really is a life experience like no other.
Located just a 5-minute walk from Elephant and Castle Underground station, Dashwood Studios provides student living with great transport links to all of London’s Universities. Living in Zone 1, you’ll be within easy reach of some of the city’s best attractions; it’s time to start exploring!
Our exceptional social areas offer a relaxing space for all residents, available 24 hours a day. From the on-site cinema room and games room, to one of the two roof terraces with beautiful views over the city, you can be sure that Dashwood Studios has everything you need to chill out after a long day at the library, lectures, or simply exploring.
Book with peace of mind
Easy. Flexible. Safe.
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.
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.
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.
Universities in London
University of the Arts Student Accommodation
University of the Arts London is recognised as a world top 2 university. Students choose our London accommodation for:
- It’s prime location – beautiful views of the city, close to public transport and universities
- Modern and stylish interiors with excellent on-site facilities such as roof terraces and bike storage
King’s College London Student Accommodation
King’s College London is ranked as a top 10 university globally. Explore our modern and spacious student accommodation, close to the university and campuses.
- We offer a range of studio apartments and shared student flats
- Excellent on-site social and study spaces
London Metropolitan University Student Accommodation
With accommodation located in North London, our properties we are a popular choice for for those studying at London Met University.
- Enjoy living close to the university with easy access to the hub of central London
- We offer unrivalled facilities including study rooms and modern games and cinema rooms
City University Student Accommodation
City University is a leading university with specialist schools such as business and law. Our London student accommodation is the perfect option for your studies – centrally located and close to universities.
- We offer a range of premium studios and shared flats with excellent features
- Enjoy accommodation close to the cities restaurants, bars and main attractions
Did you know?
London is actually Britain’s driest city. It’s still England and obviously it sometimes rains but often it’s just cloudy and nowhere near as much precipitation falls as you might think. In fact, London receives less annual rainfall (23 inches) than New York (47 inches), Rome (32 inches) and Sydney (39 inches).
FAQs: Student Accommodation in London
How much does rent cost for students in London?
Several factors decide the rent of student residences, including the type of student accommodation you book. The various facilities and amenities provided by the accommodation and the room’s configuration all factor into the price for accommodation in London. Private student accommodation in London usually costs between £160 – £500 per week based on a range of studio types and shared flats or houseshares.
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. Contact your accommodation management team if you’d like to pay by bank transfer. If paying via bank transfer, please remember to reference your full name and room number in the payment reference of the transfer; this allows us to allocate funds to your account promptly. We would recommend setting up a UK bank account if you haven’t already. Read our guide to international student finance for more useful information.
How much money will I spend on bills as a student in London?
On average, UK students spend £37 per month on bills. However, when you book Collegiate student accommodation in London, all bills are included with your room: Electricity, Gas, Water & Broadband. Depending on the accommodation residence you choose, you can also get exclusive access to on-site facilities such as roof terraces with views over the London skyline, a laundry room, quiet study rooms, residents lounges, games room, secure post room with 24 hr access to your post, 24hr concierge to assist you with any issues and a fun programme of social events for you to enjoy throughout the year.
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. 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. Check out our London city guides here.
Can I view my student flat in London before booking?
Yes, most accommodation providers including Collegiate will provide tours of the apartments – either via video or in person (government guidelines allowing).