LFA understands that the most important non-academic problem a student faces is finding a place with the best atmosphere in which to live and study, at the right cost. We can assist our students through our partnership with David Game College Student Residences and with our below recommendations, a selection of places nearby the LFA that we believe are competitively priced.
Standard rates for renting private accommodation in London are extremely high, many of our students like to book a room in a College Residence for at least the first few weeks of their time in London so that they can settle in, begin their course and then look around for an alternative if they wish, often with friends made on their course.
Please note the below details may have changed without our prior notice; we recommend you visit the individual websites provided just in case.
David Game College
David Game House,
69 Notting Hill Gate,
London W11 3JS
Tel: +44 (0)20 7221 6665
Fax: +44 (0)20 7243 1730
Accommodation Officer: Maria Hatch
More House Hostel
53 Cromwell Road
London SW7 2EH
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7584 2040
Located in Central London, More House is a very popular venue with visitors to London providing value for money accommodation. Ideal as a base for the proms at the Albert Hall, close by the Natural History and the Victoria and Albert museums and also Hyde Park.
From £142 per week for a double room to £165 for a single room.
More House Hostel prices include breakfasts and dinners.
For the comfort of the students and a safer environment More House only rents rooms for a minimum of 30 weeks (7.5 months)
Lee Abbey International Students Club
57/67 Lexham Gardens
London W8 6JJ
Tel: +44 (0)20 7373 7242
Fax: +44 (0)20 7244 8702
Located in a quiet and exclusive residential part of Kensington near Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, Lee Abbey is within easy reach of most central London colleges. We have a range of accommodation to suit your budget and needs – from triple rooms through to en-suite single rooms.
From £241/week for a triple room to £414/week for a single ensuite room. Lee abbey prices include breakfasts and dinners. Prices can vary according to the length of the students’ stay and the time of the year.
There are many Bed & Breakfast and Youth Hostels available in the surrounding areas for alternative accommodation options.
65-67 Queen's Gate
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
London SW7 5JS
Tel: +44 (0)20 3318 1407
Located in the heart of South Kensington, Meininger has masses of British charm, as their hostel is in the historic Baden Powell House, named after the founder of the Scouting Movement.
They will provide you with single, double, shared or dormitory accommodation. All rooms have a private bathroom with shower and toilet and all rooms except the dormitories have a TV. Meininger’s prices include breakfasts and dinners.
Barmy Badger Backpackers
(Near Earls Court tube station)
London SW5 9SB
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7370 5213
The Barmy Badger has all the facilities you would expect in a modern hostel - and a few extras to make your stay there more comfortable! The Badger has a mixture of dormitory rooms and private rooms, all of which are cleaned daily. Most of the rooms have their own en-suite facilities. But there are also four communal bathrooms.
From £115/week for a 6 persons dormitory to £130 for a single or a double room.
Earl's Court Youth Hostel
38 Bolton Gardens
London SW5 0AQ
Tel: +44 (0) 870 770 5804
From £29.95pn for shared rooms/shared bathrooms/ kitchen, self catering only
Holland Park Youth Hostel
Tel: +44 (0) 845 371 9122
Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron and Dickens once visited this mansion in the centre of Holland Park. Today it's a backpacker’s hostel that offers large, comfortable rooms at a very cheap rate. It’s just a five-minute walk from Kensington High Street and the Royal Albert Hall with Kensington Palace and the main museums also nearby - perfect for a cheap city break. The restaurant opens onto private gardens and lovely ornamental pond, the perfect setting for an evening meal.
From £15/Night for a 12 to 20 person dormitory.
B&Bs AND HOTELS
Hotel Lily Kensington
(Near Earls Court tube station)
23 Lillie Road
London SW6 1UG
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7381 1881
Quote “London Film Academy” for a special discount. Singles cost £50 per night and doubles £65 per night including a full English breakfast.
West Cromwell Hotel
66 West Cromwell Road
London SW5 9QS
Tel: +44 (0) 207 373 8853
West Cromwell Hotel is a friendly three star bed and breakfast, situated very close to LFA at Earls Court. This simple but convenient establishment offers 20 well-equipped rooms each with a private bathroom, colour TV, direct-dial telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray.
From £39/Night for a double room.
Marsh & Parsons
80 Hammersmith Road, W14 8UD
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7313 6397
Mob: +44 (0) 79852 921 064
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8846 3471
For short or long-term accommodation you can call Zoe Huntingford and register with the corporate department for a special student discount.
They will help you find the right kind of accommodation for you.
Last updated 14.11.12