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
Email Safa Qadi on email@example.com
NB: Any students staying less than 3 months will have to pay an additional £20 short stay fee.
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.
From £151 per week for a double room to £178 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 London
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. If you apply during term time you will receive a reduced rate.
For the 2015-16 academic year, accommodation at Lee Abbey London will only be available for term 1 (26 September – 19 December) as they we will be closed for building refurbishment work on 19 December and will not reopen until Summer 2016. To apply for term 1 accommodation only, please click here.
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
E-mail: welcome @meininger-hotels.com
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)
17 Longridge Road
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 £123/week for a 6 persons dormitory to £270 for a single or a double room.
Earl's Court Youth Hostel
38 Bolton Gardens
London SW5 0AQ
Tel: +44 (0) 845 371 9114
From £15pn 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.
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.