London, an Ideal City for Students
Posted: Dec 19, 2019
London is an ideal city for students with accommodations that are strategically designed for them. Students can choose from several room types available in purpose-built student accommodation with additional amenities on offer.
London is nestled on the banks of the river Thames and is one of the most diverse and welcoming cities in the world. According to the QS World University Rankings 2019, it is home to top universities like the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Chelsea College of Arts, King's College London (KCL), University College London (UCL), Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), the University of Westminster, and more. London has an international student population of around 1,10,000, which is larger than any other city in the world.
While looking for student accommodation London, keep an eye on seasonal offers at various properties. There are a wide range of living options, starting from classic en-suite rooms to shared apartments. Students can choose to live independently in private student accommodations as well. However. they should be aware of the fact that London has 6 transport zones and the rent of accommodations vary depending on the transport zone a student is willing to live in.
If a student wants to live independently in London, then they must know the essential features of the city as given below.
Tastefully Designed Student Accommodations
All the accommodations preferred by students in London are fully-furnished and beautifully designed according to the basic needs of a student. They offer modern and fully-furnished room types, including studios, en-suite rooms, shared room, and apartments. Rooms are equipped with a spacious bed, well-planned study space, wardrobe, with access to a fully-functional kitchen. Additional amenities are also provided, including onsite laundry room, gym, common area, networking space, WiFi, and more. There are accommodations located in the central Zone 1 of London for students to live in the thick of all the action.
Convenience of Location
Most of the student accommodations in London are very close to the universities and you can also expect most of the city attractions to be a stone’s throw away. The Curve student accommodation in London, for instance, is situated near the bustling Shoreditch district, where students can explore fancy boutiques, artisan restaurants, and lively clubs. It takes an 11-minutes’ walk to reach the city campus of Coventry University and a 14-minutes’ commute to the Mile End Campus of Queen Mary University London. The Kirby Street student accommodation is located at a short distance from all of the major universities and also well connected to the city’s transport system. The nearest tube stations of Farringdon and Chancer are barely 5 minutes away!
Opportunities for Students to Socialize
Most of the student accommodation provide an onsite management team who organise various events for students to bond and make new friends. Students are encouraged to mingle in the communal areas offered at the property. This helps to foster a sense of belonging and enable students to deal with homesickness. This is also a great way for international students to learn about different cultures of the world from one another.
Students will surely have a great university experience while pursuing their studies in London and look forward to make the most of this opportunity. After going through the details given above, they have more than one reason to consider London as a city with ideal living options.
Yashodhara Trivedi is the Brand Communications Manager at University Living. Having studied at Durham University, UK, she is now committed to helping South Asian students have a smooth transition into life abroad.