Every year more than 430,000 international students from over 200 countries attend over 40 higher education institutions in London and, if you are thinking of becoming one of them, you will need somewhere to live! If on-site student accommodation is not an option, or you wish to live independently, there are three key things to consider when searching for your new home:
Rentonomy conducted a survey to identify the best areas for students to live in London based on rent levels, distance to central London, bars and pubs, crime, and social-demographic. Learn more about the top five below and, if you are interested in beginning your application to study in London, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK Kenya in Nairobi or Mombasa office today.
Five of the Cheapest Places to Live in London as a Student
Woolwich is a popular area for students to rent because of its location, and the low average cost of renting a room (£400per calendar month). It takes less than 30 minutes to reach central London from Woolwich and London's newest train line - the Queen Elizabeth Line - will soon be opening a station here to make commuting even easier.
Deptford is also situated in south-east London, an area uniquely known for its dockyard. Rent is slightly more compared to Woolwich at £530pcm, but this is offset as the journey time to central London is only 20 minutes. Deptford has a strong student presence and is known as as a creative hub for many different types of artist.
A suburban area in east London, Leytonstone is also the birth place of David Beckham. The average cost of renting a room is £480pcm, while the journey time into London is 25 minutes. Leytonstone provides something different to Woolwich and Deptford, with Epping Forest allowing you to escape the noise of central London and escape city life.
Home of the 2012 London Olympic games, Stratford has gone under much redevelopment over the last ten years. Because of this regeneration, rent is £500pcm, but the journey time into central London is only 17 minutes. The Westfield shopping mall is the focal point of the area, , whilst the Olympic stadium hosts a wide variety of sports and concerts.
Streatham is another destination popular with art students, whilst also being home to many models, actors and authors in this uniqley trendy suburb. Because of the price of fame, rent is a little more expensive at £600pcm.
Study at a London University
Affordable accommodation can be found in even the most expensive of cities. If you would like assistance applying to a UK university and finding the right home, arrange your free consultation in Nairobi or Mombasa today.