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Where to Live in London as a Student




London is the place to be, everyone knows that. The fast-paced environment paired with it’s incredible transport system, no matter where you live in London, you can get to the other side, no problem. So, unlike other cities where students may prefer to live near their university, here it’s all about where you’d prefer to live, the ideal location with everything in mind. You’re in one of the most popular cities in the world, make the most of it!


Bramley Road

If you live here, you’ll basically be close to everything you’ll ever need, no exaggeration. With Westfield Shopping Centre just a 10 minute walk away; you have everything from clothing to food to electronics, plus much more right at your doorstep. Latimer Road Station is literally a minute away, as is your local bar, Garden Bar, so whether you want to stay close to home or venture out, everything is right where you need it. Meanwhile, Imperial College is 21 minutes by tube and University of Westminster is 26 minutes. However, regardless of what university you go to, you pretty much get anywhere from here.

Price: ★★★

Quality of houses: ★★★★★

Travel Time: ★★★★

Things to do: ★★★★




Meadow Place

There is going to be a running theme throughout this blog post, and that is transport. It is one of the most important things to look for when looking for a place to live in London, as with great transport links you can get anywhere. Which is why Meadow Place made it onto the Student Cribs list, being just a 13 minute walk away, you can get anywhere super quick, like University of Westminster which is 21 minutes. Your local Tesco is a 20 minute walk away with many local supermarkets dotted around nearby too.

Price: ★★★

Quality of houses: ★★★

Travel Time: ★★

Things to do: ★★





Deans Road/St Kilda Road

This location is perfect for any of the foodies out there, as there are countless takeaway locations just 5 minutes away, meaning you’re never without options, so we hope you’re decisive. If you’d prefer to cook, Lidl is just around the corner, while Boston Manor Station is 19 minutes away via foot or 11 minutes via bus. A 25 minute bus ride will take you to University of West London.

Price: ★★★

Quality of houses: ★★★★★

Travel Time: ★★

Things to do: ★★★



Gray’s Inn Road

This is the heart of London, where everything is a stone throws away. An easy 10 minute walk will take you to Chancery Lane Station on the Central Line which can take you wherever you want to go. Both SOAS and Birkbeck are 15 minute walks, as is The British Museum. Fancy a coffee? Your nearest Costa is literally a minute away, making a coffee date so much easier to organise! Meanwhile, your local Sainsbury’s is a 9 minute walk, ideal for any last minute pre-drinks invite.

Price: ★★

Quality of houses: ★★★

Travel Time: ★★★★

Things to do: ★★★★



Adelaide Road

Takeaways, pubs and restaurants are all accessible via a 4 minute walk, so whether you’re after some food or a few pints with the pals, you’re sorted! The Broadway is located 7 minutes away and has some of your favourite places to eat and shop, but if you prefer somewhere further away, Northfields Station is a 13 minute walk away and will take you anywhere you want to go. If you prefer to cook, Iceland is 8 minutes, while Waitrose is 12 minutes away. Brunel University is 48 minutes on the bus.

Price: ★★★★

Quality of houses: ★★★★

Travel Time: ★★★

Things to do: ★★★


Kingsley Avenue

A 10 minute journey on the bus will take you to Ealing Broadway Station, which you can use to take either the Central Line or the District Line to wherever you’d like to go. The same bus journey will take you to Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre which has everything from Nando’s to Next, to take care of all your needs. A lovely 17 minute walk will take you to Broadway, which has plenty of options for bars and pubs. Waitrose is a 13 minute walk away, easy peasy!

Price: ★★★

Quality of houses: ★★★★

Travel Time: ★★

Things to do: ★★★


Julian Avenue

The High Street is just 10 minutes away and has various bars as well as takeaways and restaurants, meaning an evening out with friends doesn’t have to result in much travel. However, if you preferred to head out elsewhere, West Acton Station is a 15 minute walk away, it can also take you to almost every university in London (don’t just take our word for it, though!). Morrisons being a 9 minute walk away means frozen pizza is within reach!

Price: ★★★★

Quality of houses: ★★★★

Travel Time: ★★★

Things to do: ★★★




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