8 reasons why London student accommodation is great
It didn’t surprise us in the slightest when London was recently voted the best city for students, and here are eight reasons its accommodation is pretty great too.
1. Top universities are next door to you
It just so happens that there are scores of amazing universities in London, including some of the best in the country.
Both the London School of Economics and King’s College London are located a mere mile from student residence Liberty Court, so are easily walkable, cyclable or otherwise. You don’t even have to leave Zone One to go to lectures. How’s that for fulfilling your academic dreams?
2. You don’t need to go far to find variety
From the weird and wonderful, to the cheap and cheerful, London seriously has it all.
Student residence Liberty Plaza is just an 11-minute walk to Brick Lane, and once you’re there you can head to the Cereal Killer Café for a choice of 120 cereals, sip tea and cuddle cats at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, or play a game of mini golf at Junkyard Golf Club.
You’re guaranteed to find something new to do every day and night in London, which is a great way to explore the city and get out of your comfort zone.
3. There's loads you can do for FREE
Many of London’s museums and galleries are free to enter: the British Museum, Natural History Museum and National Gallery, to name a few.
Better yet, there are free film screenings and festivals happening all the time in London. Check sites like Eventbrite and Time Out regularly to make sure you're in the know about what's coming up.
East London is also a hot-spot for free events (and conveniently, for student residences too).
4. You’re always close to a night tube or bus
London is the champ when it comes transport.
Students in many other cities have to rely on expensive taxis to get home after a night out, but Londoners have buses around the clock and now the night tube.
If you live close to the Victoria, Northern or Central line and need to find your way home at 3am on a Saturday morning, the night tube is your saviour.
Liberty Plaza is just a 15-minute walk from Liverpool Street on the Central line, so whether you fancy a night out in far-flung Clapham or Camden, you’ll have no trouble getting home.
5. There are So. Many. Shops.
Seriously, there are thousands. And it goes without saying (but we'll say it anyway), never leave your flat without your student card.
Oxford Street has many shops offering student discounts, including the five-floor flagship Topshop store. Enough said. Carnaby Street around the corner has some gems too.
However, if you’re living at Liberty Hall, Liberty House – St John Street or Liberty House – Sebastian Street, there’s no need to fight the crowds of Oxford Street, as you’ll be 11 minutes’ walk from Angel’s legendary Upper Street, where you’ll find great shops without the masses.
Head to H&M to find cheap clothes or swing by Tiger to kit out your student room in Scandinavian style.
6. Every kind of food is available on your doorstep
Savvy restaurant owners know that students living in central London are from all over world, and as such, the food scene caters to every culture, budget and taste-bud.
Wander over to Spitalfields (a 12-minute walk from Liberty Plaza) for restaurants galore, or hop on the Northern line to Camden Market to try something from the food trucks.
There’s bound to be something to keep your stomach satisfied, every day of the week.
Hot tip: do the Tastecard trial for £1. You and your flatmates can treat yourselves to 2-4-1 dinners for weeks.
7. You’ll be spoilt for music and cheap gigs...
From Camden to Brixton, music venues are everywhere in London; you can go to a different gig every night if you really want to.
Whether you’re into electro, acoustic or indie, you’ll find a scene to suit you.
One of our favourite venues is Islington Assembly Hall, another reason to head to Upper Street if you’re living near Angel.
8. ...while living in the trendiest areas
Shoreditch, Islington, Hoxton, to name just a few.
A lot of student accommodation in London is located within tall buildings in the city centre. The result? You often get incredible views of the London skyline.
Befriend someone with a top-floor flat in Liberty Plaza, for example, and you’ll be able to see the Gherkin and Cheese Grater buildings - both just begging to be Instagrammed.
But living in London’s trendiest areas doesn’t mean you have to dress up all the time – quite the opposite. If life goals for you means living in your trainers, you’ve well and truly found your place.
Looking for student accommodation in London? Check out Liberty Living's 5 residences in the city here.