Student accommodation London: Top new build options

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London offers one of the best university experiences in the world. With a student population of over 400,000, the UK capital hosts many of the country’s top universities, and many with exceptional global reputations. If you’re planning on studying here and are looking for the very best student accommodation London has to offer, look no further. The list below highlights many of the most exciting, stylish and convenient developments suitable for students across London. Whether you’re looking to buy or rent, there’s something for everyone.

Student accommodation Central London

King’s College London accommodation

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190 Strand, WC2

St Edward
4.45 (4 reviews) 4.45 (4 reviews)
Area guide to Westminster
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Literally just a few minutes’ walk from the university itself, 190 Strand is an ideal King’s College London accommodation spot. This flagship development from St Edward offers a collection of three-bedroom apartments, suites and penthouses spread across six buildings that slope down towards the River Thames.

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Fenman House, N1C

King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership
4.26 (5 reviews) 4.26 (5 reviews)
Area guide to Camden
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Fenman House is a collection of 51 one, two and three-bedroom apartments. With Camden Town on its doorstep and the university within an easy 20 minute walk / tube journey away, this development is ideal for new students at King’s College London.

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LSE accommodation

To buy:

Lexicon, EC1

Mount Anvil
4.43 (15 reviews) 4.43 (15 reviews)
Area guide to Islington

Mount Anvil and Clarion Housing Group partnered to bring Lexicon – also known The Chronicle Tower – to the Islington borough, and its 115 metres and 36 storeys make it the area’s tallest. For LSE accommodation, it is appalling to students thanks to its great transport links and access to central London nightlife. You can be get from Angel to Temple Underground Station within 15 minutes, making for an easy commute to LSE.

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Brewhouse Yard, EC1

Hamilton Associates
3.88 (2 reviews) 3.88 (2 reviews)
Area guide to Islington

Brewhouse Yard is near Clerkenwell Road, close to Farringdon, Barbican and Chancery Lane stations. Well served by excellent local pubs, bars and restaurants, this development is a 25-minute walk to LSE, or you can head down to Barbican and take the Underground to Temple within 15 minutes.

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Imperial College London accommodation

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The Landau, SW6

Mount Anvil
4.70 (based on 1 review) 4.70 (1 review)
Area guide to Fulham

Mount Anvil’s The Landau is a stylish residential development of 90 apartments, including 26 duplexes, set in sought-after Fulham. This is an excellent Imperial College London accommodation option, as it’s an easy 15-minute journey door-to-door from the university via the District Line.

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MyLo at Fulham Riverside, SW6

Greystar
0.00 (0 reviews) 0.00 (0 reviews)
Area guide to Fulham
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MyLo at Fulham Riverside is a collection of premium rental apartments. Pet friendly and with excellent access to nearby South Park, Imperial Park and Parsons Green, it offers a very attractive prospect for Imperial College London students. It’s a relaxed 20-minute direct cycle to the university with roughly the same time for a combined walk/tube journey.

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University of Westminster accommodation

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Abell & Cleland, SW1P

Berkeley Homes
4.71 (8 reviews) 4.71 (8 reviews)
Area guide to Westminster
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Abell & Cleland is a Berkeley development comprising one, two, three and four-bed luxury apartments, plus a collection of three to four-bedroom duplex penthouses. The development is located in the heart of Westminster at the hub of London’s local and national transport network. This prime University of Westminster accommodation prospect offers plenty of transport options to the university, all well under 20 minutes.

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Fizzy Poplar, E14

Fizzy Living
4.25 (93 reviews) 4.25 (93 reviews)
Area guide to Poplar
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Fizzy Poplar E14 is one of a number of popular rental developments from operator Fizzy Living. Near the much-loved Chrisp Street, this development comprises one, two and three-bedroom pet-friendly apartments. Getting to the university requires only a 20 minute journey on the Hammersmith and City Line.

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Student accommodation West London

Brunel University accommodation

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High Point Village, UB3

Ballymore Group
3.82 (35 reviews) 3.82 (35 reviews)
Area guide to Hayes
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High Point Village is a residential development from the Ballymore Group designed by Rolfe Judd. It comprises a selection of studio, one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments. This development offers excellent rail and main road transport links too, making it ideal for Brunel University students.

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Fizzy Hayes, UB3

Fizzy Living
4.40 (178 reviews) 4.40 (178 reviews)
Area guide to Hayes
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Near to High Point Village, Fizzy Hayes is a residential development of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. It also benefits from being right next to Hayes & Harlinton Station, and is just a short drive from London Heathrow Airport. The development also sits between two popular green spaces – Minet Country Park and Lake Farm.

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St Mary’s University Twickenham accommodation

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Twickenham Gateway, TW1

Solum
4.04 (3 reviews) 4.04 (3 reviews)
Area guide to Richmond Upon Thames
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Situated just a mile away from St Mary’s University Twickenham, accommodation options at Twickenham Gateway include one, two and three-bedroom homes. Residents enjoy easy access to Twickenham station with its variety of transport links. You can even cycle to St Mary’s within 5 minutes. In addition, there is a public plaza with shops close by, as well as a convenience store and a cafe.

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West Plaza by A2Dominion Rental Only, TW19

A2Dominion Rental Only
4.25 (20 reviews) 4.25 (20 reviews)
Area guide to West London
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Located in Ashford, West Plaza is a rental only residential development. With Ashford Station nearby, this development offers residents excellent rail connections, including an easy 3-stop journey to Fulwell Station, close to the university. In addition, the development is next to the Staines Reservoir, which is a part of the picturesque Stanwell Moor.

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Student accommodation East London

City, University London accommodation

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Clerkenwell Quarter, EC1V

Mount Anvil, Notting Hill Genesis
0.00 (0 reviews) 0.00 (0 reviews)
Area guide to Islington

Clerkenwell Quarter is a highly convenient option for anyone looking for City University London accommodation. It’s barely a 20-minute walk from the university itself and only a 10-minute walk away from Barbican station, served by Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.

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Dressage Court, E2

Essential Living
4.64 (59 reviews) 4.64 (59 reviews)
Area guide to Tower Hamlets
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There are 104 rental-only one, two and three-bedroom apartments at Dressage Court. The development offers easy access to Bethnal Green’s tube and rail stations, putting it within a 6-minute Underground journey of Angel, followed by a short walk to City University London. Accommodation offers excellent views towards the City and Canary Wharf.

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Goldsmiths, University of London accommodation

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Deptford Foundry, SE14

Anthology
4.48 (59 reviews) 4.48 (59 reviews)
Area guide to Deptford
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This outstanding development is situated only one mile away from Goldsmiths University London. Accommodation options range across 300 homes with a mix of private and social housing apartments. Deptford and nearby New Cross are both thriving areas with excellent amenities and nightlife.

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10 George Street, E14

Vertus
4.80 (28 reviews) 4.80 (28 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf
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Just over the river from Deptford lies 10 George Street, rising 37 storeys above Canary Wharf’s new Wood Wharf district. The development comprises 327 apartments, which overlook waterside gardens and boardwalks below. In addition, residents have exclusive access to “Club Vertus.” This includes access to a 24/7 gym studio, self-service bar, private dining room, lounge and more.

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Student accommodation South London

London South Bank University accommodation

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Embassy Gardens, SW8

EcoWorld, Ballymore Group
3.93 (51 reviews) 3.93 (51 reviews)
Area guide to Nine Elms
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Situated right next to the US Embassy, this stylish development is a short walk and 5-minute tube ride – or a direct 15-minute cycle – from London South Bank University. Accommodation options include luxury apartments designed by HAL Architects and Sir Terry Farrell CBE. The prime setting in the waterside Nine Elms district makes Embassy Gardens an exciting but relaxing environment for its residents.

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Nine Elms Point, SW8

Barratt Homes
4.50 (23 reviews) 4.50 (23 reviews)
Area guide to Nine Elms
Nine Elms Point development

Another Nine Elms District option, this development offers 648 rental homes comprising one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses. The development is adjacent to Vauxhall Underground, bus and rail station, offering rapid access to Oxford Circus via the Victoria line and Waterloo Station.

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Student accommodation North London

University College London accommodation (UCL)

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The Avenue, NW6

Regal London
3.97 (5 reviews) 3.97 (5 reviews)
Area guide to North West London

The nearest stations to The Avenue – Queen’s Park and Kilburn – are less than a five-minute walk away. This allows residents to take a 15-minute ride via the Bakerloo Line to University College London. Accommodation at The Avenue is in the form of one, two and three-bedroom apartments located in Queen’s Park.

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Vantage Point, N19

Essential Living
4.68 (69 reviews) 4.68 (69 reviews)
Area guide to Holloway
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Situated right on top of Archway Underground station, Vantage Point offers a 10-minute tube ride to University College London. Accommodation in the 118 apartments all offer access to a 24-hour onsite team, a roof terrace, games room and exercise room. Check out the full development page to read the rave resident reviews.

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