In the last few years, a number of private halls have been built specifically for students, and we have listed most of these below. Rents tend to be expensive, but the accommodation is generally high quality, and many students like the peace of mind of knowing they can go straight from the airport to their accommodation - most halls can be booked in advance before you come to London. Please note that we have not visited all of these places in person, and we are not able to check which places still have availability for the next academic year.
Luxury Halls - advantages
- Living in a ready-established student community
- Can be pre-booked from abroad
- Generally high quality accommodation with modern decor
Luxury Halls - disadvantages
- Long contract (usually 51 weeks) can be difficult to get out of
- Halls vary in terms of how much social activity they organise
- Not necessarily centrally located
CRM Students: eight properties across London offering a range of accommodation options to suit different budgets.
Downing Students: based in Acton, West London, approximately 40 minutes journey to LSHTM door-to-door – direct route to Russell Square on the Piccadilly Line.
Fresh Student Living: various locations including central London.
Liberty Living: various locations, each close to Kings Cross and within a 35 minute walk of LSHTM.
Mannequin House: based in Walthamstow, East London, approximately 20 minutes tube journey from Blackhorse Road to Warren Street on the Victoria Line. For the 2021/22 academic year, they are offering a package to students of health disciplines, including a £250 discount to every healthcare student, 10 bedroom cleans throughout the year, £50 laundry top-up and £50 BOLT taxi credit.
Optivo Students: various residences in London, offering good value. Good options for LSHTM are Wood Green Hall in North London which is 30 minutes direct tube route on the Piccadilly Line to Russell Square and Goldsmiths House in Camden, approximately 20 minute bus journey to LSHTM.
Scape: with 6 properties across London to choose from, including Scape Bloomsbury & King Cross (just a few minutes’ walk from LSHTM) and Scape Shoreditch, which is a 20 minute Tube journey away. Alternative properties to choose from in Mile End, Wembley or Canada Water.
The Stay Club: halls available in Camden and Kentish Town, very close to stations on the Northern Line (around 15 minutes from Kentish Town to Goodge Street stations).
The Nido Collection: based in West Hampstead, North London, approximately 30 minutes journey to LSHTM door-to-door – direct route to Euston Square on the Metropolitan Line.
Therese House: based in East London, approximately 20 minutes tube journey direct to Euston Square or a 35 minute walk to LSHTM.
Unite: one of the biggest providers, several locations across London including Emily Bowes court, which is two minutes’ walk from Tottenham Hale underground station where you can get the Victoria Line tube to LSHTM within 20 minutes.
Urbanest: various locations including Kings Cross and St Pancras which are a 20 - 30 minute walk from LSHTM.
Victoria Hall: various locations, the nearest is in Kings Cross, approximately 35 minutes’ walk to LSHTM and the others are based in Whitechapel, East London (30 minute journey time) and Wembley (45 minute journey time).