A Simple Guide for Student Planning to Move to London

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A Simple Guide for Student Planning to Move to London

There are many higher education institutions and universities in London, particularly in the central area. Most of these institutions are prestigious and known across the world. Because of these, many students from both here and abroad seize the opportunity to study here.

But before you can enter that university you have been dreaming of, you should know how it is to be a student in London. How will your housing situation be? How will you survive your entire stay? A simple guide for student planning to move to London.

The Housing Situation for Students

Student accommodations in Central London are one of the many things you should first settle. However, London being a premier city, rental costs can be too expensive for any student. If you are royally rich, then you can find a place in any of the privately-owned student accommodations. The rates in these places cost from £304.00 to £725.00 (GBP) every week. What will you get in return? A 312-square foot living area, free utility bills, Internet, gym, karaoke, cinema, a pub, and a short walk to the university.

Not everyone is that rich, and that is why shared living accommodations are sprouting in many parts of the city to make the costs bearable. These shared rooms cost around £140.00 (GBP) every week. Although these living accommodations are way cheaper, some students still opt to take more private accommodations. These rooms are already furnished with essential furniture like beds, shelves, closets, and study tables. But, you would still need to buy things such as lamps and sheets. Most of the rooms in these flats have communal toilets, but there are more expensive rooms that have their own comfort rooms. These may cost at least £220.00 (GBP) a week.

Kitchen and Other Important Amenities

Most of the accommodations have shared kitchens or pantries, which owners furnish with essential appliances and utensils – fridges, stoves, toasters, cupboards, tables, ovens, and pans.

If you are lucky enough to find student accommodation complexes, which have two or three buildings, you will be free to use facilities in other buildings not just in your flat. These range from entertainment rooms, charging stations, nap rooms, laundry rooms, and computer rooms.

Although security is a little bit relaxed due to the lack of security personnel, the safety and security of the student boarders should be relatively adequate. Student accommodation administrators provide boarders with security keys to operate or enter any facility or common area.

Living in London: Recreational Areas and Day-to-Day Expenses

Many of these accommodations stand in the part of Central London, where green and lush parks are found, such as Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and Rembrandt Gardens. Nearby pubs, cinema places, and concert halls also dot the capital.

For the day-to-day commutes, many people take public transport while some ride the bicycle to save. It may come as a surprise but food products are relatively cheap in London especially if you plan your meals.

With these things in mind, you can now begin to plan your life in London as a student.

Caitlyn Knuth

This is Caitlyn Knuth from Vancouver, Canada. I am a teacher, traveler, and story writer.

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