London Calling: Great Places to Stay in Zone 3!

With a mélange of famous landmarks, diverse entertainment, and exciting events, it’s easy to see why so many flock to England’s capital from all over the globe.

If you’re heading to the city for your studies and are worried about finding affordable accommodation that ticks all the boxes, we’ve got a selection of fantastic places to stay that won’t put you out of pocket.

1. The Cube Ealing

The luxurious studio rooms of The Cube offer comfortable accommodation at a brilliant price. Imperial College of London is under 40 minutes away, and with a 25 minutes’ tube journey into Central London, many others are easily reachable (along with plenty of fantastic nightlife!).

Ealing itself houses a collection of pubs and restaurants and is just a short walk away from the picturesque Gunnersbury Park – the perfect place to spend those warm summer days. 

2. Central Studios Ealing

With institutes such as Met Film School and The University of West London just a short walk away, Central Studios Ealing provides a great location for students. The property is located in the area which is well-connected to the entire city via public transport, with the nearest bus stop a stone’s throw away. 

Beautifully designed with hardwood features, the spacious studios include a private en-suite, workspace and even a mini kitchen with a breakfast bar! Plus, there’s onsite laundry facilities and bike storage, so you’re guaranteed to have everything you need.  The Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre is also just a 5-minutes’ walk away from the residence. 

3. Mannequin House

Situated in Walthamstow, the inviting en-suite and studio rooms of Mannequin House are close to a number of renowned universities — London Metropolitan, UCL and The University of Westminster are all less than 30 minutes away on the tube.

All rooms feature plenty of storage space, and with indoor and outdoor common areas and regular social events, you’ll have plenty of time to get to know your new neighbours.

You can also enjoy basking in the sun or spend some time in the outdoor courtyard with a seating area. You’re just a short tube ride away from Central London where you can discover Wathamstow’s shops, art galleries, cafes, pubs, and bars.

4. North Lodge

Located in Tottenham, North Lodge is a well-built student accommodation mere 2-minutes’ walk away from Tottenham Hale station. The cosy en-suite rooms of the accommodation are conveniently located less than 15-minutes away from UCL, UAL, and The University of Westminster.

The property offers plenty of onsite amenities like common area with sitting area and TV, outdoor courtyard, vending machine, private study area, and more. You can also bring your bikes to travel around the city and store them safely in the storage area offered by North Lodge.

Nearby, you’ll find the world-famous Alexandra Palace, where alongside some amazing concerts you’ll be able to enjoy plenty of dining and nightlife.

5. Station Court

Also located in Tottenham, Station Court is just down the road from Seven Sisters tube station, granting residents an easy commute into central and several other universities, including King’s College and City University London.

The property offers en-suite rooms which are fully-furnished and designed keeping in mind the comfort of students. When you feel like staying closer to home, be sure to check out the Brick Lane and Spitalfields markets for some wonderful dining and entertainment.

We know it can be tricky finding the right accommodation, but with University Living on your side, you’ll be settling in in no time!


Written by Rachel Holmes


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