Short-stay accommodation

Short-stay accommodation includes anything from one night to a couple of months. You may find you need to arrange this type of accommodation while you are looking for longer-term accommodation or when you first arrive in London or at the end of your studies. Please click on the links below for more information on the various options:

Halls of Residence

Short-stay rates are available for shared and single rooms in the International Student House. Further information is available on the International Student House website.

Applicants, parents and friends of students, guests lecturers and other visitors to the University may also find suitable short-term accommodation from the following companies:

Britannia Student Services

Britannia Student Services offers year-round flexible lengths of stay in halls of residence, homestays and shared apartments and houses.  Minimum stay of 4 weeks in apartments, houses and halls, and 2 weeks in homestays.

London Nest

London Nest offer a range of residences and houseshare options across London with flexible stay periods and all-inclusive prices.


FlatClub is a short-term accommodation renting network for students and alumni. They focus on helping international students find short-term accommodation pre-arrival and for the first few weeks after arriving in London. This gives you the opportunity to search for long-term accommodation once you are in the UK. This is also an ideal option for exchange students.

On their website, FlatClub states they are, "an exclusive accommodation network for top university students and alumni. We focus on short lets from one night up to six months. Join with your Facebook account for free to find your room or flat. It is 100 per cent protected from scams.”

Register with FlatClub for help finding accommodation.


Wimdu is an accommodation provider specialising in listing individual private accommodation and bringing together visitors and hosts from all around the world at great rates. With over 3,000 listings in London for both long and short-term stays, Wimdu is a great resource for students looking to rent in more local areas of the capital.


Hostelbookers is an independent hostel booking site.

Central London Apartments

Central London Apartments (CLA) specialise in booking city-based serviced apartments across London. CLA currently have over 300 apartment buildings across London.

One Room UK

One Room UK offer short-stay accommodation options with no minimum stay period across London.


If you're looking for a room and are willing to help an older or disabled person then Homeshare could be a good option for you. In return for a 10-hour time commitment per week, you can make huge savings on typical London rents, live in a quiet and comfortable environment and have companionship in London.

There are a number of Homeshare organisations, but for more information you can visit the Novus website. Homeshare tends to be more suitable for mature or postgraduate students and isn't suitable for anyone looking for a typical student/halls experience.