Which Student Accommodation Area Is Best Suited To You?

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No matter where your interests lie, if you’re studying in England’s capital you’ll be sure to find the perfect area for your student halls. London is full of diversity, and it’s no exaggeration when people say there’s something for everybody.

If you’re keen to live in an area suited to your personality, then you’ve found exactly the right article! Read on for a few helpful tips that should point you in the right direction.

Centre of Attention

Are you somebody who wants be at the centre of the gossip or who always likes to have a diary full of exciting plans? Well, studying in the capital is the perfect opportunity for you to situate yourself right in the centre of all the action. Zone 1 is the place to be for this – you’ll have everything on your doorstep and you’ll never be more than a few minutes’ walk from a tube station.

If you head to the Marylebone or Spitalfields areas, you’ll have no trouble finding student halls. London has a whole community of students living in the centre, so basing yourself here is also a great way to make new friends fast.

Live in Trendy Town

For creatives and those who want to explore the trendier side of the city, Camden is the spot for you. Known throughout the city as the main hub for musicians, painters and other creatives, Camden is full of artistic flare and is ideal for those looking for something a little different.

You’ll see a number of interesting galleries, theatres, and of course the famous Camden Market which is full of trendy food stalls and independent clothing shops. In terms of accommodation, you’ll easily find flat shares, homestays and student halls. London’s creative hub is no stranger to students!

Another option for creatives is the popular South Bank area where there are arts institutions such as Tate Modern, the National Theatre and the Royal Festival Hall. You’re more likely to find halls of residence here as flat shares can be pricey.

For Literature Lovers

If you are the romantic type then you might want to consider staying in the Bloomsbury area. You’ll have plenty to do, with the British Museum, a number of quaint bookshops and a student’s union on your doorstep. Staying in Bloomsbury will also mean you are walking in the footsteps of some well-known influencers including Bob Marley, Virginia Woolf and Charles Darwin.

Though it is unlikely that you will find a homestay near Bloomsbury, there are plenty of apartments and student halls. London is full of exciting options!

Whatever your personality type happens to be, you’re bound to find a great accommodation option when you come to study in the city. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll be well on your way to exploring the parts of London best suited to your interest.
About author: Desiree Michels

Sophie Smith works as an independent consultant and offers advice to young people looking for London-based student halls. London has a wide range of options when it comes to student living, and Sophie’s helpful suggestions make deciding where to stay even easier. Her expert tips and tricks stem from her first-hand experience studying in the city and living on a budget, so she is more than qualified to support others doing the same.


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