Private Accommodation Providers

To find good accommodation in London, we highly recommend you visit different locations in London. 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. 

Practical Resources 

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.


Provide expert advice on private renting and housing. 

Private Providers 

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.

Goodenough College

Provides residential accommodation in Central London for postgraduate students from all over the world.

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.

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.

Pure Hammersmith

Luxurious student accommodation in the heart of Zone 2. 

Ravenscourt House 

Student accommodation in 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. 

Home stay

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. 


Student Support 

+44 (0)20 7590 4140