Private Accommodation Providers
To find good accommodation in London, we highly recommend you visit different locations in the city. It is important that you view the room, flat or house you are renting from a potential landlord or agent before you pay any money to ensure that the accommodation offer is genuine. It is also very important you read the accommodation contract thoroughly before you sign and move in.
This list is for information purposes only and does not constitute a recommendation from the College.
- University of London Housing Services
We cooperate with University of London Housing Services (ULHS), and as a RCA student you are entitled to use the services provided by ULHS. They provide a dedicated service which offers a range of services to assist and support students who are looking for and living in private accommodation.
The University of London offers Bed and Breakfast accommodation in six Intercollegiate Halls of Residence during term time as well as during the summer vacation. There is a minimum stay of two nights and prices start from £47 per night.
You can find all options here:
Provide expert advice on private renting and housing.
- Zebra Housing Association Ltd
Offers housing and support services for international students, couples and families.
An independent marketplace, who specialise in helping international students find accommodation.
Student Accommodation Search Engine, dedicated to student halls.
- Goodenough College
Provides residential accommodation in Central London for postgraduate students from all over the world.
- Universal Student Living
Making a reservation is only £5, which is included in the rent of these new refurbished flats.
- Urbanest Student Residences
Independent organisation providing accommodation to students in London.
- International Students House
Residence for UK/EU and International students in London.
- UNITE Students
Providing student accommodation in London.
- Campus Living Villages
Global student accommodation provider.
- Cass and Claredale
A not-for-profit organisation providing affordable term-time and summer accommodation in London.
- Queen Alexandra's House
(Right next door to the Kensington Campus). Women-only secure catered accommodation for students.
- Lee Abbey
Accommodation and community for students from around the world.
- Liberty Living
Student Accommodation in London.
- More House
Catered Hall of Residence for 75 full-time university students who have chosen to live together as a community.
- Vincent House
Provides short and long term serviced accommodation in Notting Hill.
- William Temple House
Non-smoking student's residence open to full-time students of all nationalities and faiths.
- iQ Hammersmith
Luxurious student accommodation in the heart of Zone 2. (Book this room for the 2021/22 academic year using code HAMM200-031120 to receive £200 cashback. Minimum of 34-week tenancy contracts. T&Cs apply.)
- Ravenscourt House
Student accommodation in the Hammersmith area.
Chapter provides student accommodation in London locations for UK/EU and international students.
- Summer Accommodation at Imperial College London
Imperial College London has accommodation available in the summer.
- Student accommodation in London.
- HFS London
A British Council registered London Homestay Accommodation provider.
- Hosts International
Provider of London homestay accommodation for hosting foreign students. Officially registered with the British Council.
Ad Hoc Guardians
- Ad Hoc Guardians
Provides low-cost accommodation to tenants who look after vacant properties such as flats, schools or offices.
- YMCA Indian Student Hostel
Hostel in central London for students.
- St Christopher's Inns
Short-term stays in central London locations.
- Youth Hostels Association (YHA)
Network of short-stay hostels in London and the rest of the UK.
- London Hostels Association Ltd
Hostels in central London.
Transit Short-Term and Emergency Accommodation
If you find yourself without accommodation when you first arrive, the London Tourist Board will be able to help you book a hotel or room. There are Tourist Information Centres all over London.
+44 (0)20 7590 4140