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Whilst we do not have any halls of residence on campus, we are able to direct you to our preferred partners who can offer various types of accommodation within easy travelling distance of ARU London.

In London, there are many different types of Student Accommodation to suit every budget, style and preference. The main types of student accommodation consist of private student halls, house or flat shares, bedsits/studios and lodgings.

Who do you want to live with?

Sharing a house in London can be brilliant, but there are a few things to consider before signing your contract. Choosing the right people to live with is important for your wellbeing, studies and overall life in London, and while it is ideal to find friends to live with, this isn’t always easy if you’re moving to a new location.

Spend time discussing what you all want out of your living situation as housemates. It’s important to make sure that your lifestyles don’t affect one another. This discussion should include rent and bills and other monetary commitments you may want to share, as well as location, aesthetics, amenities, facilities, room sizes, and/or parking.

Shop around

Don’t immediately accept the first place you see, make sure you look around before you decide and do your research. View a house in person before signing, pictures can be very different to the real thing, and it is best to experience the house first-hand.

Set a budget

Create a minimum and maximum figure of the amount you are willing to pay for rent and bills, this will help make financial decisions when weighing your options.

Near or far

Know what type of place you want to live in and what area. Check out how easy it is to commute to the campus and back, and how close you are to amenities, such as shops and healthcare practices.

Making time

Unless you are happy to relocate multiple times, remember to keep in mind that you will need accommodation for however long you are studying.

Ready to sign?

If you’ve found a place, make sure you read the contract thoroughly before agreeing to anything. Here is an overview of things to check:

Make sure your deposit will be protected in a recognised scheme, and only pay the agreed rent and deposit amount – it is now illegal to charge referencing or agency fees:

Below are profiles of some of our other partners:

LHA Accomodation

At LHA London, we believe everyone should be able to follow their dreams. That the cost of accommodation should never be a barrier to a young person being able to study or work; and that no one should have to live in poverty to achieve their goals.

As a charitable organisation that provides the door to independence for young people, we operate 13 properties that house affordable student and young people accommodation in London – providing quality and affordable long-term and short term options– all at inclusive rates.

What’s more, we create safe and relaxed affordable hostels, long-term and short term accommodation for students where well-being is a priority and young people can live life to the full – helping them to make connections with new friends and gain new lifetime experiences. We also take away the worry of being somewhere unfamiliar, giving everyone the confidence to experience London and the many adventures it has to offer.

Canvas Student Living

Step off the Tube in Walthamstow. You’re in the heart of London, but a world away. What is this leafy wonderland, with its independent shops, artisan food and street art? It’s peaceful but vibrant. Quietly cultured. It suits you. You can have good times here, achieve great things. You may even start calling it ‘home’. Featuring an on-site gym, study and social spaces plus a full calendar of virtual and on-site events, our Canvas Walthamstow community are here to enhance your uni journey and provide you with the tools to make your mark.

Prestige Student Living

At our luxury student accommodation London you’ll be placed front and centre of the best city in the world, with something to do and to see everywhere you look. With so many high-quality London universities to choose from, you can plug into the student lifestyle with ease, as well as find absolutely anything that you wish to get involved with, from the smallest hobby to large-scale interests. The city awaits you.

Manneqin House

Offering the best of student living, working, and studying in London, Mannequin House delivers the peace and freedom of living independently within a friendly, vibrant student community in East London. In a perfect location for all London universities, the West End and the City, our London Student Roost in Walthamstow is in the heart of Zone 3, just a 30-second walk from Blackhorse Road underground station and only six stops from Euston. Discover our vibrant studio and en-suite student accommodation in Walthamstow today.

Chapter Old Street

Looking for student accommodation in the heart of Shoreditch? Chapter Old Street student accommodation is the ideal choice. Shoreditch is the creative hub of East London. You can taste the street-food delights of Brick Lane and visit the popular Columbia Road Flower Market to make your weekend more colourful.

iQ Will Wyatt Court

Q Will Wyatt Court is a fantastically furbished student accommodation in London that is located near the vibrant districts of Hoxton and Shoreditch. This student accommodation offers a range of freshly refurbished bronze, silver and gold en-suite rooms for you to start an amazing journey in the city.

AFS Accommodation for Students

AFS are the World No.1 Student Accommodation Search Engine. They feature at the top of the search engines and host more content than any other student accommodation website. They are Officially Partnered with many other sites including Funky student, MSN Student, and Landlord Zone. Last year they were a Finalist at the New Media Age Awards for Best Use of Web Category.

CRM Students

CRM Students is now the UK's leading independent student accommodation management brand. Focused on managing the assets of corporate, university and institutional investors, and with over 15 years track record in successfully delivering client objectives, CRM Students, operate over 50 student schemes, totalling over 23,000 bed spaces across the UK.

Fresh Student Living

Fresh Student Living are all about creating quality student homes as unique as the people who live in them, but all with one thing in common… friendly, switched-on staff who take care of everything and make you feel at home so you’re free to love your uni years.

We’ve been doing this for over 6 years and with 90% of our students either very satisfied or satisfied with us, we know we do things right.

My Student Halls is the UK’s most comprehensive student halls search engine. Search and contact thousands of high-quality student rooms, then click on the orange ‘Request details’ button to book a viewing or get more information. Plus there’s no need to register to use the site.

From studios to 4-beds: save money and find quality flats with

With you can easily organise all viewings within your group, share your favourite homes with housemates and put forward offers on your profile. searches the market, books all viewings and takes you and your flatmates on back-to-back home tours - in a prepaid black cab. You’ll know exactly what paperwork you need to secure the home, and get the best deal on your rent whether you’re moving in alone or in a group.

Easier and friendlier renting with your personal home-finder and, for Anglia Ruskin students, it’s 50% off so only a £24 one-off fee for our unlimited service - splittable between housemates and it ensures keeps searching until you find your ideal home.


We’re Host, the student facing brand for Victoria Hall Management Ltd. We offer hassle-free, all-inclusive student accommodation and provide students with a welcoming, reassuring and stress-free experience at university or college.

Our name and the way we look are all new, yet Host will be providing the same award-winning services our students have become accustomed to. And the same management and staff will be building on the good reputation we’ve earned over the past 20 years.

Look inside any of our properties and you’ll discover a comfortable, stylish and safe place to live. Somewhere welcoming and supportive. Happy and relaxed. A place to make the most of being a student. A home.

iQ Student Accommodation

Over 95% of iQ Students recommend us to their friends!

You've probably already heard, but we're so good almost everyone who lives at iQ would recommend us to a friend! Why? Well there are lots of reasons, but these are the ones we think are most important to the 5,000 students who currently call iQ home...

Liberty Living

We think we’re pretty great – but don’t worry, we can back it up, we promise! We’ve won tons of awards and we’re eager to win more, so you know you’re in good hands. From ‘Best Customer Service’ to ‘Best Private Halls Provider’, we have our fair share of accolades,

London Home Stays

We at Home from Home Student Services Ltd are an independent provider of student accommodation and English language tuition based in London, UK. We were originally founded in 2007 as an accommodation agency for international interns visiting London and developed an extensive database of accommodation. We quickly expanded by offering a friendly and efficient service, and have grown to become one of the largest accommodation agencies for international students and trainees in the UK.

In 2009 we expanded our services further by partnering with some of London’s largest language schools, providing their students with a variety of quality accommodation options, as well as creating additional studying options to our own home-tuition option. The expansion of services offered saw the launch of the ‘London Homestays’ brand. Later in the same year our services were recognised by Visit Britain and we were invited to become ‘Platinum Members’ of their website. The following year we were invited to become corporate members of English UK and were included in the London and Partners’ official study guide “StudyLondon”.

LHA London

LHA London has been providing high quality accommodation in London since 1940 – we are currently celebrating our 75th Anniversary this year! Created to give shelter to those made homeless by the Blitz; we now cater for students, up-and-coming working people and those starting out in London for the first time. Whether you are looking to make friends or take time to get to know London, with 13 sites across the city – LHA is the perfect place to start your adventure in the nation’s capital.


Nestpick is an aggregator platform for midterm rental of furnished apartments. On Nestpick, you will be able to browse more than 150,000 listings from trusted and vetted partners: Nestpick will show you relevant results and you will be able to filter the listings by price, date, amenities and any other criteria important for you.

Pure Student Living

Pure offers more than just a room

With everything included you don’t have to worry about a thing. Play, work and relax with like-minded people - all in one beautiful space.

We have years of experience, meaning we understand your needs better than anyone else. Take advantage of the study room for your deadlines. Make sure to work out your body as well as your brain in the fully equipped gym. Laundry? We’ll take care of it. And of course you can rest easy with round-the-clock security on site.

We’re located close to universities but also within easy reach of everything that makes London tick: its culture, heritage and nightlife. Get out there – walk, jump on a bus or take the tube.

Choosing Pure means you’ll be experiencing London like a local in no time.

Pads for Students

PadsforStudents is the UK's largest student accomodation search engine, offering thousands of student properties across the UK.
We feature in all the major search engines and hosts more unique content than any other student accommodation website. Our aim is to ensure a consistently high quality of our property listings and we list some of the best, and most luxurious rental accommodation in the UK whilst making sure we have property to suit all budgets.

Student Pad

Studentpad: The best student accommodation in your area, all at one place

Studentpad is part of the Pad Group and was set up in December 1999 as an independent advisor and provider in the search for your ideal student accommodation. Based in Brough, East Yorkshire, we work with higher education institutions all over the UK. Today we are the leading company for online-based accommodation platforms, constantly improving our high-quality products and services. Over 100 universities and colleges trust in Studentpad, including renowned places like Oxford University and L.S.E..

Our aim is to help you find the property most suited to your needs as easily and as quickly as possible. We know how important it is to find the right student accommodation in order for you to relax and enjoy a full social and academic life. That’s why we created Studentpad.

As genuine experts of student housing software, we endeavour to provide comprehensive and flexible databases of both private student rooms and university accommodation in your area, so that you can make an informed choice.

Spot a Home

Spotahome is the first platform designed for direct booking of accommodation of more than one month, taking away one of the biggest headaches for people planning to move abroad.

We offer tenants accurate property descriptions and photos, allowing them to make an informed decision about housing before even arriving to the country. For landlords, we offer access to high quality tenants they would normally have trouble reaching.

We play a pivotal role in eliminating communication and language barriers between local landlords and foreign tenants by offering excellent customer support in several languages on both sides.

We launched in Spain because it's a top destination for foreign students in Europe, while also an especially challenging market to navigate for non-Spanish speakers.

Unite Students

Welcome to a new kind of student living experience, designed with you in mind. We are the number one choice for student accommodation because we genuinely care about how you want to live. Living with Unite Students isn't just about buildings, it’s about safe, secure homes where you can study and socialise in comfort.

Our properties are perfectly located near city centres or universities, and come fully equipped with everything you need, including wi-fi, inclusive bills, contents insurance, study space and social areas.

HFS London

HFS London is a British Council registered Homestay (“Host Family”) accommodation agency for international students, interns and tourists in London.

Homestay is a fantastic way to experience life like a local whilst studying in London. Individual room prices start from only £145 per week, so it is also one of the least expensive accommodation options available in London. Aside from the price, living with a Host Family is a fantastic way to improve your English and find your feet in London. There is also no minimum stay requirement so you can book the accommodation long or short term.

Here at HFS London, we have over 2000 Homestays across London zones 1-4 and work with the majority of London’s top language schools and universities. We are also recommended by University of London Housing Services (ULHS) as well.

Rent London Flat

Since 2012,'s sole mission has been to offer a dedicated platform for London property renting. We have over 1 million YouTube views for our hundreds of property tours across London, and have registered over 14,000 renters from 68 countries! We understand how frustrating, complex, and costly the process of trying to rent a flat in London can be especially for students! Which is why we offer a complete end-to-end personalised service from Move-In to Move-Out, and Through-Out your stay! 

Home for Students

Homes for Students offers amazing private student accommodation in the UK and it is operating close to 12,000 beds in 50 properties. London is a city where we have a strong presence and we are proud to offer great services and facilities in fantastic properties.

All our properties are close to the universities in London and provide students a home away from home. Whether you would like to share with your friends or live in your very own studio, we have the student accommodation just for you. Our properties are located in Bloomsbury, Chelsea, Notting Hill, Camden and Canada Water.

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