Summer accommodation

Summer accommodation.

Students planning to visit London or staying overnight during the summer may be able to stay in a student hall of residence or hostel. Other options include hotels, bed and breakfasts or short stay private accommodation.

Halls of residence accommodation

Halls of residence are usually full during term time and many students stay over the summer. However, some rooms do become available for short let over summer. Usually, there's a minimum stay period – please see details below.

John Cass Hall

  • £32 per night – single room bed and breakfast (B&B). Price includes internet, breakfast (continental buffet style), all services plus VAT.
  • Bed linen, towels, shampoo and shower gel provided. Shared kitchens are fully equipped.
  • Discounts are available for longer stays – please enquire via email
  • View more information about John Cass Hall.

Claredale House

  • £171-£183 per week – single room in shared flat.
  • Minimum nine-week booking.
  • View more information about Claredale House.

Platt Hall

  • £35 per night for stays up to 28 nights.
  • £30 per night for stays over 28 nights.
  • View more information about Platt Hall or call 020 3202 0371.

Helen Graham House

Goldsmiths House

Park House

The Curve residence, Aldgate East – Zone 1

  • En suite rooms and studios from £260 to £295 per week. Enjoy free agency fees with the code TCMET16.
  • Visit The Curve's website or contact London Nest directly on 020 7697 0009 or for enquiries.

Smart Student Accommodation

  • Please contact Smart Student Accommodation on 020 7607 4884 or

Mansion Students

  • Mansion Hive – studios from £277 per week
  • Mansion Lock – twin studio from £220 per week
  • Mansion Waterside – twin studios from £180 per week
  • Mansion Bloomsbury – rooms from £220 per week
  • Mansion Hub – studios from £275 per week

Minimum stay of four weeks, booking fee required. Please contact Mansion for more information on 0333 920 4795 or email

View more information about short stays at with Mansion Students.

IQ Hoxton

  • Copper – £270 per week
  • Bronze – £280 per week

These prices include all utility bills, broadband/wi-fi, use of the on-site gym and contents insurance. For more information please contact IQ directly on 020 7739 9199 or email

IQ Shoreditch

  • Bronze – £285 per week
  • Silver – £295 per week

These rates are inclusive of all utility bills, w-fi, contents insurance and the use of facilities. For more information please contact IQ directly on 0203 627 2098 or email

Pure Student Living

A four-week minimum stay is normally required.

View more information about Pure Student Living.

The Lyra

New contemporary studios are available at discounted rates for short-term summer lets.

  • next door to North Acton Tube Station on the Central Line (Zone 2)
  • 20 minutes from the studios to Oxford Circus
  • all-inclusive rental including all utilities, wi-fi, Satellite TV and contents insurance
  • latest technology, including high speed broadband, electronic security systems and Smart TV in each apartment
  • great social amenity spaces – The Lyra Lounge and The Sky Lounge
  • experienced on-site management and maintenance support

Bookings available for two to six weeks. Immediate start date available.

  • Bronze – £229 per week
  • Silver – £249 per week

Please call 01517 072 666 or visit Downing Students for more information about short-term lets.

Liberty Living

Liberty Living is offering summer bookings in four London halls of residence.

View more information about Liberty Living.

Britannia Student Services

Summer accommodation is available at Schafer House at £250 per week for a single bedroom. 
Other residences available for a four-week minimum stay are Beaumont CourtBritannia South Bank and Britannia Sunlight Apartments.

Unite Students

Unite Students have short term let availability over summer across London.
Visit the short stay page for more information or contact them via the email or phone details below.


Phone: 0300 303 8645 or from overseas on +44 117 302 7497.

International Students House (ISH)

Please see below for current short stay prices per person per night:

Single room £47
Single room en suite £54
Twin room £35
Twin room en suite £40
Triple room £30
Quad room £28
Dormitory rooms (8-10 beds) £23

The price also includes £3.15 towards continental breakfast and a two-for-one bar voucher.

ISH might also be able to offer short stay accommodation in flats. Call 020 7631 8381 or email to enquire.

View more information about International Student House. All short-stay bookings at ISH are subject to terms and conditions.

The accommodation office opening hours are 8am to 7pm from Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on weekends and bank holidays.

University of London halls

University of London's International Hall and Lilian Penson Hall are available throughout the summer for visitors. Self-catered rooms (International Hall) and some en suite rooms are available (Lilian Penson). Visit the University of London Accommodation for Visitors website for details.

University College London (UCL) halls

Located within easy access to Central London, UCL halls are available over summer.  A variety of rooms including en suite options are available in the UCL halls. Find out more on the UCL halls website

Sanctuary Management

Santuary Management offers a range of accommodation across London.

Alliance House

  • £41.50 per night / £38 per night (bookings of more than two weeks)
  • View more information about Alliance House.

Dinwiddy House

  • £41.50 per night / £38 per night (bookings of more than two weeks)
  • View more information about Dinwiddy House.

Paul Robeson House

 Manna Ash House

  • £41.50 per night / £38 per night (bookings of more than two weeks)
  • View more information about Manna Ash House.

University of Westminster Halls

Rooms are available in University of Westminster Halls over the summer period. Find out more on the University of Westminster Halls website.


Hostels can be an ideal choice of accommodation if you're travelling in a group, or simply want an affordable accommodation without any frills. There are hundreds of hostels located all over London that cater to students and travellers.

Most of the hostels offer online booking, so you can book your rooms before you arrive. However, if searching for hostels online, we also suggest calling the hostel directly before booking (to see if they offer a cheaper rate) and after booking (to check if your booking is confirmed) to ensure a hassle-free stay.

There are several websites that allow you to book your London hostel direct:

  • is one of the most popular hostel search databases providing direct booking facilities.
  •, another popular search database, also allows you to book directly.
  • London Hostels Association (LHA) is a group based in London. It offers affordable rooms all year round. They may also be contacted directly on +44(0) 207 727 5665 or
  • Generator Hostels specialise in boutique and designer hostels to bring affordable luxury and inspiring social experiences.
  • Kayak offer a search engine for hostels in London.
  • The Accommodation Bureau also keeps a list of hostels.

Hotels and bed & breakfasts

Our Accommodation Bureau has a list of hotels and bed & breakfasts located close to both our campuses. Hotels can also be booked online through websites including and