University of London Student Homes


Academic Year 2020/21

Update 03/07/2020:

Due to COVID-19, the University of London Student Homes scheme will not be available for 2020/21. Please check the information on our Accommodation webpages for alternative accommodation options. For more information about the academic year 2020-21, please check our COVID-19 advice for applicants and offer holders FAQs.

What is the Student Homes scheme?

The Student Homes scheme is managed by the University of London Housing Services (ULHS) in partnership with trusted private landlords to provide good quality homes in the private sector for full-time students.

Why should I apply?

Student Homes are an attractive option to secure hassle-free and affordable private accommodation shared with other LSHTM students. All properties have been sourced by ULHS and checked by LSHTM, so you can safely secure a room in a Student Homes property from overseas and have your accommodation sorted out before you even arrive in London. Another major advantage of Student Homes is that there is no requirement for a UK-based guarantor (which is often required in the private housing sector), making this a great option for international students.

LSHTM’s Student Homes are all centrally located in zones 1 and 2 and within easy commuting distance of the School. All properties are within a 15- to 40-minute commute by public transport (a commute of up to one hour each way is very common in London).

You can find detailed descriptions, including pictures of each Student Home and individual rooms, in the links at the bottom of this page.

Key benefits of our Student Homes

  • No requirement for a UK-based guarantor*
  • Rooms are rented individually (no need to find group for a joint tenancy)
  • Can be easily and safely secured from overseas
  • Property management provided by ULHS (no need to deal with landlords)
  • Properties almost always only shared by LSHTM students
  • Properties located within easy commute of LSHTM
  • Good value properties sourced by University of London Housing Services
  • Contents insurance is provided

*Please note: students on the MSc Veterinary Epidemiology and MSc One Health will have to provide their own UK-based guarantor as LSHTM is not the lead institution for these programmes. Students on the MSc Global Mental Health should enquire via ULHS Student Homes whether King's College London (the lead institution) is able to act as guarantor.

We aim to ensure that only LSHTM students share these properties, but very occasionally other postgraduate or mature students of the University of London may rent a room in one of LSHTM’s Student Homes.

LSHTM's portfolio of Student Homes

The commute times below are based on a journey to LSHTM’s main building in Keppel Street, unless stated otherwise. The zone in which the properties are located refer to the Tube and Rail transport zones.

Finchley Road

NW3 6HS, zone 2

  • 30 minutes to LSHTM by public transport (via the tube)
  • Good transport links: 6-minute walk to Overground station; 12-minute walk to three tube stations (Jubilee, Metropolitan and Northern lines); 8-minute walk to train station (ThamesLink), and bus stop on the door step with routes into Central London
  • Close to Hampstead Heath, one of the most popular parks in London
  • Many shops, supermarkets and restaurants nearby

Stelfox House

WC1X 9EA, zone 1

  • Walking distance to LSHTM (25 minutes to Keppel Street and 15 minutes to Tavistock Place)
  • 16 minutes to LSHTM by tube (1 stop from King’s Cross to Russell Square station on the Piccadilly line), or 20 minutes by bus (bus routes 73 or 91)
  • Close to King’s Cross and St Pancras stations, two of London’s major train stations with national and Eurostar services. King’s Cross is also connected to several tube lines, with great links to all parts of London.
  • Near Regent’s Canal, with footpath
  • Popular student area with many bars, restaurants and local amenities


NW5 3QH, zone 2

  • 25 minutes to LSHTM by public transport (via the tube)
  • Good transport links: 7-minute walk to either Chalk Farm tube station which is on the Northern line, or Kentish Town West, which is on the Overground. Well connected by bus with routes 24, 31, 46, 168, 393 stopping nearby.
  • Very well located near Camden Town and the famous Camden Market, where you can find street food, fashion and art, and near upmarket Primrose Hill. Also not far from lovely Regent’s Park and Hampstead Heath.
  • Lots of shops, restaurants and local amenities nearby


NW1 3QJ, zone 1

  • Walking distance to LSHTM (18 minutes)
  • 15 minutes by bus (bus route 24 or 29) or tube (1 stop from Warren Street to Goodge Street station on the Northern line)
  • Good transport links: 8-minute walk to Euston station, which is a major train, tube and Overground station; 8-minute walk to Warren Street (Victoria and Northern lines) and Euston Square (Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines) tube stations, and 11-minute walk to Regent’s Park tube station (Bakerloo line).
  • Prime location next to Regent’s Park, a beautiful royal park

Flaxman Road

SE5 9DX, zone 2

  • 40 minutes to LSHTM by public transport (via ThamesLink train and tube)
  • Good transport links: 4-minute walk to Loughborough Junction railway station (ThamesLink line which runs through Central London) and 15-minute walk to Denmark Hill station, which is on the Overground and national rail.
  • Walking distance to lively Brixton and leafy and quieter Herne Hill in under 20 minutes. Ruskin Park is nearby and it’s also not far from lovely Brockwell Park on public transport or even on foot.
  • Near the King’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (convenient for students on the MSc Global Mental Health)
  • Close to supermarkets, pubs and local amenities