Accommodation and commuting
There are generally three options for living while studying in London: student accommodation, commuting from home or a shared flat/house.
North Greenwich has a vibrant student community and there are many accommodation providers a short journey away. Some providers most popular with our students are listed here. Top tips:
To be sure of your annual accommodation cost, pay close attention to both the weekly rent and the contract length which can vary, up to 51 weeks.
Undergraduate applicants are invited to join a Discord server - a great place to discuss accommodation and find flatmates if you're looking to rent in groups.
Well Street Hall - Hackney
Well Street Hall is based in East London and offers 132 single occupancy bedrooms in shared flats for first year undergraduates.
8 stops using the Overground and Jubilee line (Homerton to North Greenwich approx. 40 mins travel).
Rooms start from £177 per week. Visit AA4S for the latest pricing.
Grand Felda House - Wembley
Popular with our students, Grand Felda House offers studios and flats as well as a free on-site gym and swimming membership to all residents.
18 stops on the Jubilee line (Wembley Park to North Greenwich approx. 50 mins travel).
Rooms start from £230 per week. Visit CRM students for the latest pricing.
Flinders House - North Greenwich
Flinders House offers student rooms and private studios in Southeast London by the O2 Arena.
It is walking distance to North Greenwich (approx. 10 mins travel).
Rooms start from £361 per week. Visit IQ student accommodation for latest pricing.
None of these take your fancy?
Search for rooms on mystudenthalls.com - the UK’s most comprehensive student accommodation search engine.
University of London Housing Services
The following services and more are freely available to our students and offer holders.
Help finding accommodation
Browse a registered database where landlords, letting agents, private halls and other providers advertise properties.
Find a flatmate
Join a Flatmate Finder Facebook group where you can post ads for rooms or find students to go flat hunting with.
Guidance on what to look out for when renting and checking tenancy contracts for unfair clauses which may cause problems.
Support for students who experience problems in private accommodation and advice on issues including deposit disputes and disrepair.
Commuting from home
Living with relatives/friends can be more affordable than accommodation. Most of our students choose to live at home with family for their first year.
Our advice to commuters
Invest in a 16-25 railcard
Railcards save 1/3 on off-peak fares on national rail and the tube! Over-25s in full-time study can also get this railcard.
Get a Student Oyster card (if you travel a lot within London)
A Student Oyster saves 30% on weekly, monthly or annual travelcards for tube/bus/trams.
Book your train tickets early
Prices get higher closer to your travel date. Book early to help with costs.
Here are some sites you can use for help finding shared properties. Note: Escape Studios do not vet properties, landlords or flatmates. If you require assistance, you can get in touch with the University of London Housing Services listed above.