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Student Accommodation Kingston

Kingston (UK)

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    Everything about Student Accommodation Kingston

    Well-known as the ancient market town, Kingston Upon Thames is a town situated on the River Thames, UK, southwest of Charing Cross. It is just 12 miles from central London and one of the safest boroughs in the city. Kingston offers all the important highlights of city living in a green, riverside location. It is a thriving market town that has been home to a bustling market for centuries with the oldest surviving dating back to the early 1200s. It is also home to two reputed universities, Kingston University and Kingston College. Students from all over the world flock to the city in large numbers, making it quite challenging to secure quality student accommodation in Kingston. The town’s location is great for employment prospects as well because many companies have headquarters in London or south-east England, which is a true benefit for work placement opportunities and for taking the next step in your career.
     
    Student Accommodation Kingston
     
    The available student hall in the universities of Kingston are not sufficient to accommodate such a huge number of students, thereby creating a rise in demand for private student housing in the town. These student home are known as purpose-built student accommodations (PBSA) and are located at a walking distance from the university campuses. These off-campus alternatives are one of the best options for both domestic and international students as they give them the opportunity to live as they want.
     
    You have a wide variety of student room types to choose from depending on their budget and other preferences – student apartment, student studio, shared and en-suite room, and a student flat. These properties are the best student homes offering fully-furnished rooms for a comfortable living experience. They also offer various modern amenities such as a common living room, games area, private study room, card-operated laundries, on-site gym, outdoor courtyards, bike storage, parking area, and more. All these properties are completely safe as they provide secure door entry and 24/7 CCTV surveillance to ensure the safety of its residents.
     
    What makes Kingston unique?
     
    Kingston upon Thames is the place for you if you are looking for the bustle of city life but without the hustle. The town has good public transport connectivity and is quite close to Heathrow Airport and London’s orbital motorway. If you are fascinated to know a little bit more about the history of Kingston, guided walks are conducted every Sunday where you can know more all about Saxon Kings, local heroes and villains. The town is a social hub with the Rose Theatre hosting various shows and special events throughout the year. Kingston has also got a thriving night scene with an eclectic mix of sophisticated clubs and music venues in the town. In Kingston, you will find riverside and open squares busy with open-space seating during the summer and plenty of cosy firesides during the colder months.
     
    Student Life in Kingston
     
    There's so much more to being a student than simply studying and this city has something for everyone. Union of Kingston Students currently runs two student bars on campus with each one having its own unique atmosphere.  There are also lots of fun festivals in Kingston and if you’re an art lover, University's Stanley Picker Gallery and Dorich House Museum host a range of exhibitions and events. The town is also surrounded by beautiful Royal Parks, where you find greenery and lots of small animals. Thrill-seekers can visit the Chessington World of Adventures, a theme park, zoo and sea life centre. You are also just a short train journey away from central London, home to the famous West End.
     



    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I rent student accommodation in Kingston?
    You can book your home away from home in 3 easy steps: 1. Select your favourite accommodation 2. Pay the security deposit if required 3. Booking confirmed In all these steps you will be provided free guidance from our experienced team.

    What are the different types of student apartments in Kingston?
    University Living offers purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) close to various universities with fewer restrictions and more options, so the students can enjoy a comfortable duration of stay. You can pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also provide short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programmes.

    What are the different types of student rooms in Kingston?
    The major room types are: Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces. En-suite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared. Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.

    Are the bills included in the rent?
    This depends on the accommodation you choose, but most of our student properties in Kingston have bills included, so you don’t have to worry about paying for anything else. The bills include Wi-Fi, water, gas, electricity, and other facilities such as a fitness centre, games room, outdoor courtyard, laundry room, and other communal spaces.

    Can I view my student apartment in Kingston before booking?
    Yes. If you want to view your accommodation before booking it, get in touch with our accommodation experts, and we will arrange a virtual tour for you.

    Will I get cleaning and laundry services at my accommodation in Kingston?
    Most properties have on-site, coin-operated washing machines that make laundry a breeze. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean while common areas are looked after by onsite maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you are unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services for an extra fee.

    What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
    We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs and preferences. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try our best to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.

    Where can I stay in Kingston during my placement year?
    Students who are working during their placement year but are a full-time student at a university can stay in the student homes listed on University Living website. As long as you’re a student at a university you can choose to stay at any student accommodation.