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A great place to study
London is one of the world’s most famous cities, and for good reason. Arguably at the heart of British culture, there really and truly is something for everyone to enjoy. World-famous for its history, architecture and diversity. The UK’s capital is home to over 300,000 students each year, and has a total population of nearly 8 million. If you’re about to start an undergraduate or postgraduate course, our central student accommodation in London puts you right in the heart of everything you’ll need to make the most of your student experience.
London is home to 47 Universities, Colleges and Schools. Students studying at City, University of London, King’s College London (KCL), University College London (UCL) and other centrally located London universities can find well-located accommodation at either Liberty Court, Liberty Hall, Liberty House (Sebastian St), Liberty House (St John St) and Liberty Plaza.
The Queen, British Parliament and the Olympics – what do the three have in common? London, of course. If this marvellous city is good enough for some of the most prestigious staples of British culture, it’s more than good enough for you to live out your student days in comfort and style. With the luxury of experiencing a cosmopolitan city steeped in fascinating history, we can promise that you will never be bored in such an exciting location. London’s got it all, and it’s really no wonder that this southern City is the capital of one of the world’s best nations, the UK.
Whether you’re looking for easy access to London’s universities, a vibrant social scene or arts and culture, our London student accommodation offers all of this right on your doorstep.
Food and drink
London is somewhat of a Mecca for foodies and no matter which part of this huge city you find yourself in, you’ll never be stuck for options (but you may be spoiled for choice!). Every cuisine from around the world is catered for, and there are plenty of student deals on offer everywhere you turn. If you’re looking for Mexican food, American import Chipotle has got you covered, with the tastiest Burritos around. Japanese lovers should try Wasabi, whilst KERB street food, dotted around the city is a true find.
If you fancy an Indian, there’s no better area to head down to thanBrick Lane, and for Italian, try the original experience that is Vapiano – they’ll literally make your food fresh in front of your eyes, usually for less than £10. In recent years, London has also become known for its American Diner style places, and you won’t regret heading to the aptly named The Diner,Bodean’s or Blue’s Kitchen – trust us.
Of course, if your parents are in town, it’s a great excuse to splurge (or to ask them to, anyway!). London isn’t shy of world famous restaurants, and we recommend Michelin star winner Dinner By Heston, Chiltern Firehouse or anything by Gordon Ramsay to name but a few.
Sports and leisure
If you like your sports then you’re in for a treat as London hosts many of the country’s biggest annual sport events. London proudly hosted the 2012 Olympics and the mammoth event certainly left its mark on the City.Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park proudly lives on, and it’s a great place to visit.
Premier League football fans will also meet their match here in London – with Arsenal FC, Chelsea FC, Fulham FC,Queens Park Rangers, Tottenham Hotspur FC and West Ham United FC all calling the City their home. Many of the football clubs run official tours, of which the Emirates Stadium tour (home to Arsenal FC) is well worth seeing.
As a student, you’ll also be able to access a plethora of gyms and fitness classes, swimming pools, and green spaces to go running in, thanks to London’s many impressive parks. Everyone knows Hyde Park. There are others though, such as The Regent’s Park and Green Park, creating your own little haven to enjoy in the midst of the big smoke.
Culture and music
London is a lot of things, but a city devoid of culture it is not! Unavoidable landmarks like The Tower of London, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace ensure that there’s plenty of opportunity to learn all about its past and have fun, all at the same time. When it comes to museums, you’ll be spoiled for choice, too – the Natural History Museum is a treasured favourite, but there are many, many more and thankfully, plenty of them are free!
London is famous for the O2 Arena, where you’ll be lucky enough to catch the biggest names in music, comedy and more. Many of the world’s most famous acts tour London’s music venues. Try the iconic Brixton Academy, Camden Underworld and Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
London proudly supports many different subcultures, from the alternative aspects of Camden, the independent areas of Shoreditch, and of course, its vibrant gay scene throughout Soho in London’s West End.
If that’s not enough, you’ll find an abundance of theatres, cinemas, zoos and much more throughout the city, so you’ve got plenty to choose from when you get some downtime.
Where do we start with London? If you want it, you’ve got it! From tourist attractions like the London Dungeons and London Eye, to the beauty of the River Thames at night and Hyde Park, there’s so much to see and do in this cultural hub.
The Shard brings a contemporary edge to the skyline, and it’s a great place to enjoy a cocktail or meal for a more sophisticated night out, with unrivalled views to match – just make sure that you dress to impress.
Of course, no student city would be complete without a brilliant nightlife, which is lucky, because London has it all. From pubs, to huge super clubs, to student nights like Propaganda, Uprawr and Face Down, you’ll find something to suit absolutely all tastes and budgets. Wherever you go, there are plenty of night buses serving the city.
London has a great transport network including our world famous underground train system (more commonly referred to as the tube). The tube now runs late into the evening, and many routes will be operational 24-hours a day on the weekends. There’s a huge choice of overground rail services, too.
Applying for a Student Oyster card or a National Railcard will save you money as you’ll probably be relying on these networks pretty heavily.
London also has an extensive bus network; the famous red buses offer routes covering all areas and often run well into the night. Should you ever find yourself stuck or in a rush, you can of course also catch a cab – perhaps a famous London Hackney? You can even hire a much-loved ‘Boris Bike’ – they’re eco-friendly, they’ll keep you fit, and they’re a fantastic way to really get to grips with the local area.
Health and wellbeing
London’s universities offer welfare, financial and career advice to all their students, and Liberty Living’s central locations ensure that you’re never too far away from any help you might need.
There are plenty of local pharmacies, NHS walk-in centres, and even opticians, right on your doorstep for whatever you might need. Our teams at Liberty Living will of course be happy to help you locate a doctor or a dentist for more regular care.
Finally, we hope that you won’t need them, but respected hospitals like St Thomas’ are only a short journey from our central locations.
London’s shopping is almost second to none.Oxford Street and Bond Street are famed for their huge selection of national and international stores, but it doesn’t stop there.
London has two Westfield Shopping Malls in Stratford and Shepherd’s Bush, renowned for being the giants of all things retail – or why not take a trip to Harrods, Harvey Nichols or Selfridges for some different retail therapy (make sure you’ve got deep pockets or better still, take your parents with you!)
You will of course find more independent stores across the region, particularly in areas such as Shoreditch and Camden, with plenty of choices available all round.
Foodies can rejoice, too. If you’re sick of the big giants in the produce world, you can check out markets like the one in Covent Garden or Smithfields meat market which is close to Liberty House and Liberty Court.
As you might imagine, London won’t leave you hungry or thirsty. Supermarkets are a plenty across the full spectrum of chains, from Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and many more. You’ll also be able to choose independent grocery stores as well.
Just a short walk from our student accommodation will lead you to other useful amenities, including banks, a Post Office, and the all-important student staple: takeaways!
London is a very well connected city, meaning there’s no excuse not to head off and explore!
Our student accommodation in London is just a short journey from coastal areas in Essex and cities by the sea like Brighton. There are plenty of chances to head off in the summer months and escape the big city. If you like a bit of peace and quiet, it’s also worth a visit to picturesque Cambridge, less than an hour away by train.
With cheap advance tickets on services like National Express and Megabus for destinations up and down the country and beyond, there’s really nowhere out of bounds for a bit of roaming with your Liberty Living flatmates.
Whatever you are looking for, you will find it with Liberty Living in London.
Accommodation available in London
Liberty Plaza - London3.3 miles (walking) 2.2 miles (walking) 4.7 miles (walking) 2.2 miles (walking) 5.2 miles (walking) 2.1 miles (walking) 0.5 miles (walking)from £280.00 pw
Liberty Plaza is located on Leman Street in Aldgate and its got a super cool vibe, right in the heart of East London. The residence brings you close to the buzzing areas of Shoreditch and Spitalfields so you’ll never miss out on any of the action.
Our student accommodation puts you right next to many of the city’s universities and art colleges, including Coventry University London, so you can just roll out of bed and get to class in a flash. Plus there’s great transport links all over the city, you can walk to London’s famous underground or major train stations in minutes.
We make you feel right at home at Liberty Plaza. We include your bills, contents insurance and access to a gym in your rent, so you relax and focus on your studies.
Liberty House – Sebastian Street - London1.8 miles (walking) 1.5 miles (walking) 1.5 miles (walking) 1.6 miles (walking) 4.2 miles (walking) 0.1 miles (walking) 1.6 miles (walking)from £240.00 pw
Liberty House on Sebastian Street is in the heart of one of London’s coolest areas, with a vibrant atmosphere and plenty to do. It’s right by loads of the city’s higher education institutions, including City, University of London and University College London, so you’ll always make it to lectures on time.
There are buses on your doorstep, and you can walk to two of London’s famous underground stations in 12 minutes. There are plenty of other great transport links locally. You’ll find plenty to do in your downtime, as London has so much going on.
We include security, CCTV and insurance in your rent, so you never need to worry about safety. Your bills come in the price of your room, and you can access the gym free of charge at our St John Street location.
Liberty House – St John Street - London1.7 miles (walking) 1.3 miles (walking) 1.5 miles (walking) 1.3 miles (walking) 4 miles (walking) 0.2 miles (walking) 1.6 miles (walking)from £281.00 pw
Our Liberty House location on St John Street is incredibly central and located in a trendy, cosmopolitan district of Central London. It’s close to so many of the city’s higher education institutions, including Imperial College London and the London School of Economics, so you’ll never have an excuse to be late for class!
There are plenty of buses and you're just down the road from the underground – Angel, Farringdon and King’s Cross (of Harry Potter fame!). There are also tons of exciting things to do within minutes’ walk of our student accommodation.
It’s a big city, but living in London doesn’t need to be scary, especially when we include security, CCTV and contents insurance in your rent. There’s also a gym to keep you fit, and your bills come in the price of your room, too.
Liberty Court - London1.7 miles (walking) 1.1 miles (walking) 1.6 miles (walking) 1.1 miles (walking) 3.8 miles (walking) 0.5 miles (walking) 1.4 miles (walking)from £309.00 pw
Liberty Court is located in an exciting, cosmopolitan part of Central London, so you’ll never miss out on any of the action. It’s also close to plenty of the universities and art colleges, including King's College London and City, University of London, so you'll be able to make the most of your student experience.
There’s plenty of things to do within walking distance, but you’re well connected transport wise, too. There are buses all over the place and you can walk to London’s famous underground at Farringdon in 3 minutes (or Angel in 20 mins).
Liberty Court is super secure as we include security, CCTV and contents insurance in your rent. Pop down the road to Liberty House St John Street at any time to use the gym, because it’s included – just like all of your bills.
Liberty Hall - London2 miles (walking) 1.9 miles (walking) 1.5 miles (walking) 1.9 miles (walking) 4.4 miles (walking) 0.4 miles (walking) 1.5 miles (walking)from £225.00 pw
Liberty Hall is located on Graham Street in Angel with its cool North London vibe, right in the heart of Central London. Set along the banks of Regent’s Canal, it brings a bit of serenity to this bustling location. Staying here puts you right next to many of the city’s universities, including City, University of London and the University of the Arts London, so you can make it to class in good time.
There are buses all over the place and you can walk to London’s famous underground or major train stations in minutes, and there's tons of fun things to do within minutes’ walk of our student accommodation.
At Liberty Hall, we make you feel right at home. We include security, CCTV, contents insurance, bills and even access to a gym (down the road) in your rent.
Why choose Liberty Living?
Offers for new and returning students
We know that saving money as a student is really important, so here are the offers we have available.
Get a £100 shopping voucher for you and your friends to share when you book as a group of four or more.
Have a group of mates you'd like to live with? That's great! Simply fill in our Group booking form with the names of everyone in your group and email it to your residence of choice.
Receive up to £200 into your Liberty Living account for every friend you refer that books with us.
Get £100 when your friend books an En-suite room or get £200 when they book a Studio.
Referring a friend is easy! All you need to do is return a signed copy of our Refer a friend form to your residence of choice, and we'll do the rest.
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The best choice for international students
Coming to the UK to study from abroad? Welcome! We love catering to students from all over the world and learning a thing or two about their culture. Luckily, we’ve already got plenty of experience with this as we currently have around 4,500 international students staying with us, so you’re certainly not alone.
When you stay with Liberty Living your safety is the most important thing to us. We understand that you’re a long way from home and you want to feel comfortable and secure at all times. We have amazing staff on hand 24 hours a day, from the Residence Team, right through to Security who’ll keep an eye out for you overnight as well as CCTV. Contents insurance covering your possessions is included as standard in your rent, so your stuff is protected, and any parcels you have delivered will be well looked after until you can come to collect them.
Of course, we want you to have fun and make the most of your time here, too. You can always come to us with any problems, or even just for a chat. A new country can be confusing, so we’ve got loads of tips for things to do, too – just ask! Many of our staff members are multilingual, so don’t be shy if English isn’t your first language; if we can’t immediately offer support in your native tongue, we’ll point you in the direction of someone who can. We’ll do our best to help you settle in and make friends, and we can point you in the right direction for any visa, welfare or University advice you may need.
We can’t wait to meet you!
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, so take a look below…
Awarded ‘International Accommodation Quality Mark’ from 2012 – 2017
Shortlisted 'Best Private Halls Provider' from 2014 – 2017
Winner 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Student Broadband' 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Learning Environment' 2016
Winner of the 'Contribution to the Student Experience' award 2016
Winner of the Rate Your Landlord 'Improvement Impact Award' 2015
Winner 'Best Learning Environment' 2015
Winner 'Best Student Broadband' 2015
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2015
Shortlisted 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2014
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2014
Winner of the 'Best Hall of Residence of the Year' survey 2013
Winner 'Best Customer Service' 2012
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2012
Winner 'Best Moving In Expreience' 2011
Winner 'Best Private Halls Provider' 2010
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We have great relationships with UK universities
Our student accommodation is endorsed by some of the UK’s leading higher education institutions and we work in partnership with many of these to ensure that you have somewhere safe, clean and fun to stay throughout your time with them. If you want find out more check out our University partners page.
Your Student Experience
Enhancing your Student Experience
Our dedicated Student Experience programme has been created to ensure that every single one of you has the best stay possible when you live with us. Whether it is coming along to our social events and activities to meet new people, getting involved in fundraising and volunteering for some amazing charities, or popping along to drop in sessions to seek advice on finances, wellbeing and careers, we have something for you.
We understand that University can sometimes be an overwhelming experience, but don’t worry our team are great at giving advice on and mediating in all kinds of welfare issues that you may experience, such as homesickness, difficulty in getting on with flatmates, noise complaints, relationship problems, partying too hard and having trouble with studies.
Also, if you need more guidance, we have great relationships with our University partners and their support departments to help and guide you.
Follow the link to find out more about our Student Experience programme.
Liberty Living operates in accordance with the National Code of Standards for student accommodation. The Code of Standards is run by ANUK (The Accreditation Network UK), the NUS, and Unipol Student Homes, and is supported by universities across the UK.
Liberty Living joined the Code of Standards to give our students peace of mind. You can be assured that you will enjoy a high standard of living in accordance with the Code of Standards, and a prompt resolution to problems should they ever occur when you stay at any of Liberty Living’s residences.
Liberty Living follow a distinct set of standards for our student accommodation, called the ANUK/Unipol National Codes. The purpose of these Codes, (membership of which is voluntary), is to provide students with professional housing services.
The standards chosen for the Codes reflect a balance of common sense obligations and responsibilities between landlords and tenants. They also reflect established best practice in the sector and are based on what an average student and their parents would expect of a good quality housing supplier. The standards are supported by the voice of students themselves through the National Union of Students.
What does being a member of the codes mean?
- Both parties can enjoy the benefits of good standards of housing management and practice.
- Misunderstandings and disputes are reduced.
- If problems do occur they can be promptly resolved.
- The independent complaints procedure operated by the Codes can be used for complaint resolution.
Looking for somewhere to stay over the summer months?
Stay with us this summer at one of our 46 residences across 17 cities in the UK. We offer both short-term and long-term stays.
Whether you’re planning to work, study, shop, attend a conference or explore further afield, we’re the perfect base for an affordable city centre break and offer a wide range of room options.
Did you know, you don't have to be a student to stay with us over the summer? All bills and internet access are included, and you’ll feel safe round-the-clock with our 24-hour security and on-site maintenance teams.
Find out more about our summer accommodation in London.