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:

International Student House

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


Short-stay options are available in several of Optivo's accommodation. Further information is available on the Optivo website.

You may 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 four weeks in apartments, houses and halls, and two 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.


Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to book unique accommodation around the world – online or from a mobile phone or tablet.


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.


10% discount on accommodation for students

All students are now eligible to claim an additional 10% discount on top of already discounted accommodation rates at HotelsCombined. For more information about the HotelsCombined Education Support Program please visit:


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.


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.

Photograph of a bedroom at Robbins Hall.