What to look for when choosing student accommodation in London 

Whether you’re looking for accommodation in London as a first year student, or you’re in your consequent years of study, finding a great place to live in London can be a daunting prospect. With so many factors to consider while you’re on the hunt, emotions can be high and the options can be overwhelming.

So as you prepare for your next chapter, let’s take a closer look at what you should look for when choosing student accommodation in London.

Community and connection

One of the most important things when moving into new accommodation is being able to find a real sense of community and connection with the people around you.

Look for places that try to go beyond just the basics and are really focused on the wellbeing of its residents. Keep an eye out for accommodation providers that organise resident events as well as offering inspirational spaces that are dedicated to letting you work, relax and socialise in your own unique way.

Beyond organised events, the true strength of community living lies in the daily interactions – it’s the impromptu study sessions, movie nights, and casual conversations. It’s the people you go food shopping with on the way home from lectures. It’s the people who will walk round the block with you just for five minutes away from your desk. Because university life isn’t just about studying, it’s about the people you meet along the way.

That’s why our team makes sure that we pair our residents with people you have things in common with. Maybe you’re at the same university, maybe you have the same area of interest, or even the same year of study. But you can always be sure that you’ll know some friendly faces somewhere down the hall. We even have our own useful app to keep you up to date with everything going on in the YourTRIBE community.

Safety and security

What about feeling safe on site? You’re going to be living here for at least a year, so look out for accommodation that offers a 24/7 on site team with security and customer service included. It means you’ll have somebody to contact at any time of the day or night if you need help. From room access issues to immediate response in the event of an emergency.

Alongside feeling safe in your student accommodation, a central location is essential for you to get the most out of the city. Our locations in Peckham and South Bermondsey have been chosen expressly for their transport accessibility. They’re both within a five minute walk to a tube station and are the ideal base to build your own path in the heart of London’s most thriving neighbourhoods. So you’ll get the best of both worlds – live the local life with easy access to London’s bucket-list attractions too.

Inclusive amenities

You deserve the best, so don’t settle for less. Instead, set your sights on places that go beyond the basics and redefine your living experience, offering amenities that enhance your wellbeing and enrich your daily life.

From inclusive accommodation fees (with no annoying added extras) to an onsite gym – yes it’s all included. So you can focus on the important things, like whether you’re going to spend the evening relaxing in our fantastic cinema room or hit up the gaming zone with your mates.

At YourTRIBE, we’ve built spaces that let you live on your own terms. If you like your coffee as soon as you climb out of bed, check out our Ultimate rooms and studios which include espresso machines. If you prefer a more communal breakfast situation, you’ll find group dining facilities close-by. And don’t forget our community hub, where you’ll be invited to attend regular exclusive events and workshops as we partner with local businesses and big brands.

A balanced lifestyle

We truly believe that even student life really can have it all and a balanced lifestyle is the way to achieving your goals. YourTRIBE has dedicated spaces for study and socialisation, wellness suites for mediation and well-equipped gyms for letting out some stress.

We know that taking care of yourself can sometimes be overwhelming, especially when the work is piling up. But our team is always on hand to chat through worries and concerns about assignments and university life or give you a push to step out of your comfort zone and into a community social event.

Before you go

YourTRIBE living is about being the best version of yourself whilst having fun. So while our student accommodation in London is bursting with dedicated spaces for wellness, working, chilling and living, make sure you make the most of our neighbourhoods too.

Tick off some tourist attractions or head somewhere local for a cappuccino and a dose of people-watching. Delve right into our community and you’ll soon find yourself at home.

Are you looking for the ultimate student accommodation in London? Here at YourTRIBE, we have created a place with you in mind to connect, call home and thrive.

For more information, click here.