We know finding a place to live for the duration of your studies is an important decision, and finding safe and affordable accommodation in London can appear daunting at first. That's why we have approved a number of secure and friendly accommodation options to suit you and your budget.
Unite Stratford One
Unite Stratford One offers single en-suite rooms and studio apartments. Both room types include your own private bathroom, study area, large bed and plenty of storage space. Studio apartments are larger rooms with kitchen facilities, suitable for couples. The rental fee covers the cost of Wi-Fi, electricity, heating, water and basic contents insurance.
Shared facilities are provided throughout the building including large kitchen/living areas equipped with the latest appliances and furniture, on-site laundry and plenty of communal spaces for socialising and meeting new people. All students benefit from 24-hour security with on-site customer service and maintenance teams available to help if you need advice and assistance.
Travelling to Unite Stratford One
Unite Stratford One is located within 8-10 minutes’ walk of our campus, and is just 3 minutes' walk from Stratford International Station and Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, which houses 250 stores, 70 restaurants and fantastic transport links into central London, Europe and the rest of the UK. For a map with walking directions to the campus, please click here.
The 2017-18 rate is £205.87pw and the contract will run from 16th September 2017 for 51 weeks.
How to book
When booking a room, you need to be able to pay a deposit of £250. This is a one off payment made at the time you book, and it’s protected during the length of your stay. Provided your room and communal areas are left in good condition, the deposit amount will be returned to you in full at the end of your stay.
When booking a room, you also need to be ready to set up an automatic instruction for your rent. UNITE Stratford One won’t take any rent from you when you book, but they will need to set up an automatic instruction, usually a Direct Debit or Continuous Card Recurring Authority (CCRA), so that you can pay your future rent instalments.
If you’re using someone else’s card, they’ll need to give their permission for you to use it. Make sure you ask the card holder if you are using their details to pay a deposit, or for rent. If you’re speaking with a member of the team at Unite Students, we’ll need to speak with the card holder to check they’re happy for their card to be used.
Once UNITE Stratford One have offered you a room, it is important that you secure it. To finalise your booking, please follow these steps:
- Make sure your deposit is paid
- Check that we have your correct payment details
- Accept your tenancy agreement
- Get your guarantor to accept their agreement
Once all of these steps have been carried out, UNITE Stratford One will be able to confirm your booking. If you don’t carry out these steps in time, your offer of a room will expire and you won’t have a booking with UNITE Stratford One. You can check whether your booking is OFFERED, EXPIRED or COMPLETE at any time by logging into your UNITE Student account.
For more information, please visit the Unite Stratford One website.
Situated in Bethnal Green 2.5 miles away from the City of London and 20-30 minutes by public transport to our campus, Claredale House is an affordable, newly refurbished block of flats. It is conveniently located near to newsagents, cafés and restaurants with Broadway food market just a few minutes walk away where you can get food from around the world.
The rooms are grouped into 59 flats and the vast majority have 4 bedrooms with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Set around a stunning internal courtyard, Claredale House is suitable for postgraduate students as each room is centrally-heated, fully furnished and has internet access. The building is safe and secure with sub wardens available to help 24 hours a day to provide a safe, inclusive and respectful environment for living and learning.
Travelling to Claredale House
The closest National Rail station is Cambridge Heath. It is a 5 minute walk along Hackney Road to the accommodation entrance. The closest Tube station to Claredale House is Bethnal Green, which is on the Central Line. Bethnal Green is just a 10 minute walk to the accommodation. To travel from Claredale house to the campus, take the 388 bus from Cambridge Heath Station to the Copper Box (6 stops). The total journey time will be between 20-30 minutes.
To discuss the costs for 2017 entry, please email Claredale House directly.
How to book
Rooms for 2017 entry will be available to reserve from Spring 2017. Please check the Cass and Claredale website for more information.
Before you apply for a room at Claredale House, it is important to read the term time licence agreement, which is available from the Cass and Claredale website. The licence agreement is a legal contract that you must agree to for the duration of your accommodation contract, if you are offered a room.
East Village, the former Athletes’ Village, is London’s newest neighbourhood and first Olympic legacy village on the doorstep of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, just five minutes walk from our campus at Here East.
Named “London’s hippest postcode” by ES Magazine and Vogue, East Village offers modern one, two and three bedroom apartments and townhouses set in 67 acres of breath-taking parkland, with more than 25 acres of mature parklands, new parks and open space.
East Village is a thriving place for residents and visitors, offering a world-class education campus Chobham Academy for students aged 3-18, a state-of-the-art health centre and a number of handpicked independent retailers including Italian bakery Signorelli, the second opening of Dalston’s favourite café Tina, We Salute You, gourmet pizza specialist Firezza and independent wine merchant Bottle Apostle, plus many more.
Travelling to East Village
The nearest tube station to East Village is Stratford, which is situated next to Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre. You can also access East Village via Stratford International or Stratford Bus Station.
The nearest place to park, is Westfield Shopping Centre Car Park
Click here to rent a home through Get Living London.
Get Living London offers apartments with one to four bedrooms and each apartment often comes fully furnished, complete with a private Balcony or garden. One bedroom apartments are ideal for couples, and start from £395 per week.
How to book
To view a list of available apartments, visit the Get Living London website. To enquire about a property, call 020 3714 8083, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A representative will be in touch to arrange a viewing and discuss when you’d like to move in and your preferred contract length. For more information about the booking process, click here.
University of London Housing Service
Loughborough University London has partnered with the University of London Housing Service to offer you access to a wide range of independent accommodation options, including housing with friends or students from other Universities, for couples, families or students with disabilities.
Accommodation is available across London including East London, where the campus is based. The accommodation listed on the University of London website is provided through rental and letting agencies which have been checked and approved by the University of London's professional, London-based accommodation team.
Prices tend to range from £140 a week and you will need to pay utility and other bills in addition to this. The prices will vary depending on which of London’s transport zones you live in. Loughborough University London is located on the border of transport zones 2 and 3. You’ll generally pay more for accommodation in zone 1, and less if you are based in zone 6.
How to book
To search for available rooms across London, register with the University of London Housing Service website, remembering to select Loughborough University London from the list of colleges. Once you have registered, you will be able to access the full details for each available property, as well as arrange viewings, receive advice on a contract before signing and attend housing events provided by the University of London Housing Service.
Our highly trained and friendly staff are always available to provide practical advice on living in the UK. Students are required to book their accommodation directly with the chosen provider from those listed above and the provider is then responsible for managing the tenancy agreement with each individual student.
The Student Advice and Support Service are able to offer guidance to our students on understanding their rights and responsibilities under a tenancy agreement and dealing with problems if they arise.
Understanding your Options
The UKVI now expects London-based students to have at least £1,265/month available to cover their living costs up to a minimum annual total of £11,385 to be verified at the time of your visa application.