Where we live in London
Thinking about coming to study in London, and wondering what accommodation options are available? We asked a few of our students to tell us about where they live in London to help you decide which kind of accommodation would be best for you.
Living near Tower Bridge
I stay in Royal Mint, near Tower Bridge. I prefer walking to campus because I enjoy the London weather and like to explore the streets of London. I love living near Tower Bridge and the St. Katharine Docks Marina, which are both popular tourist destinations. I spend most of my spare time in the area, as it an attractive and vibrant neighbourhood.
Close to the city centre
I’m currently living near Aldgate and as it is very near to campus, I usually walk to university. However, if I’m in a rush, I tend to take a bus which stops in front of Liverpool Street station. It is very convenient for me as I can reach campus within a short time. Aldgate is very near to Whitechapel, where I can get all of my food and groceries very easily, and there are a lot of Asian restaurants nearby. I also like the fact that the area is very near to the centre of London, as I can actually walk to most of the tourist attractions very easily.
Life near Canary Wharf
I live in Poplar, which is really close to Canary Wharf. To get to university, I take the DLR to Bank station. Then from Bank, I take the Central line to Liverpool Street. It takes about 20 minutes to get to university in total. I live in a three-floor house with three other people. There are four rooms and two bathrooms, a living room and a patio.
Catching up on the commute
During my studies, I lived at home with my family in a village between Milton Keynes and Bedford. I commuted via train; it was a straightforward journey with only one change, which took me around an hour and a half. The journey was easy and I spent the time catching up on daily fashion events and swotting up on reading core texts.