The early origins of the London College of Fashion
exist in three trade schools, all of which were for women: the Shoreditch Technical Institute Girls School which was founded in 1906; the Barrett Street Trade School which was founded in 1915; and the Clapham Trade School which was founded in 1927. With big names from the fashion industry like Jimmy Choo, William Tempest, amongst others being a part of their alumni, it is no wonder those aspiring to make it big choose to study here.
LCF is a member college of the University of the Arts London, inviting students from all over the world. The college offers a range of short-term and long-term courses – from business to photography to design. Also, London College of Fashion offers students three Integrated Masters degree courses that are an innovative and flexible way to achieve your postgraduate goal. The main campus is located just north of Oxford Circus, on John Prince’s Street whereas other campuses are located at 40 Lime Grove in Shepherd's Bush as well as in East London at 100 Curtain Road (Old Street).
Student accommodation in London
The city of London is home to a mix of student population of around 400,000 and since there are many top-ranking universities. Even though a majority of first-year students end up finding on-campus accommodation, there are plenty of students who have to go through the hassle of finding a place to stay at for the duration of their course. This is why there are a lot of purpose-built student accommodations catering to a large section of students, all fit with amenities and facilities under one roof.
The history behind British fashion
The fashion scene in London has a fascinating history behind it, inspired by the style of the upper class and English royalty along with a mix of street style. During the 19th century, Victorian fashion was modernised for both sexes, earning a reputation for being high-end. It wasn’t till the 20th century that the British fashion industry began to experiment with their style, taking on a more modern approach.
Transportation in and around London
London city has an extensive public transport network which includes private as well as public services – buses, river and road systems spanning all of the city's 32 boroughs. For someone who is new to the city, a tour on the double decker buses is a delight. The city is also well-connected via the Tube, which is the Underground rail network and is one of the best ways to explore London. For a picturesque view of the city – Greenwich and East London, take a ride in the cable car.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the different types of accommodation?
University Living offers private accommodation close to universities with fewer restrictions and more options. Take your pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also offer short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programs.
What are the different types of rooms?
The major room types are:
Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces.
Ensuite/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.
How do I know my accommodation is safe?
All properties listed by University Living are personally verified by the team or their representatives. Each accommodation has foolproof safety measures in place, including CCTV, secure door entries, restricted access, and more.
Does my accommodation offer meals?
Most accommodations are self-catered, but you can always ask the reception to connect you with local food delivery vendors!
Will I get cleaning and laundry services?
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 maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you’re unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services at an extra fee.
Is there Wi-Fi?
Yes, all our accommodation have strong internet connectivity.
Does my accommodation offer parking facilities?
Most properties have bike storage available. Please contact your Servicing Manager to request car parking facility.
What items should I bring while moving in?
Students are expected to bring their own bedding, kitchen utensils, cutlery, and bathroom essentials. If that’s too much, our good friends at UniKitOut will deliver all these and more to your UK accommodation even before you move in!
What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.
Where do I report any issues with my accommodation?
Please contact the on-site maintenance office or reception to report any issues.
Do I have to vacate my room during holidays?
Never. Your room belongs to you for the entirety of your tenancy period!