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Private halls of residence

There are several non-profit organisations providing comfortable, affordable and secure accommodation for students in London.


Ashwell House (catered hall of residents, for female university students in London)
1B Shepherdess Walk, London N1 7BD
For information, please refer to their website
Cass and Claredale
For information, please refer to their website
Goodenough College - (for postgraduate students, offering accommodation for single residents, couples and families)
For information, please refer to their website
Griffin House (buddy scheme for dental and medical students where they befriend older local residents)
For information, please refer to their website
International Student House
For information, please refer to their website
Sanctuary Students (with accommodation in Mile End and Whitechapel)
For information, please refer to their website
Zebra Housing Association (for postgraduate family accommodation)
For information, please refer to their website

Additionally there are many privately built large student housing schemes in London, many are located within a short distance of Queen Mary. They are built to a very high standard (with many rooms being en-suite or studio style), however they are often more expensive than housing provided directly by Queen Mary or living in other types of private accommodation. When deciding if this option is for you, you will also need to consider the length of contract that you are expected to sign. Currently most private halls of residence offer 50/51 week contracts, some shorter term contracts may be available however you will find that these will be for a higher premium.

It is also recommended that you only use a provider that has signed up to the ANUK Code of Standards.

Homes for Students- with accommodation in Stratford 
Host - with accommodation in Aldgate and Bethnal Green
IQ Student Accommodation - with accommodation in Aldgate, Hoxton and Shoreditch
Scape - with accommodation in Mile End and Shoreditch
Student Housing Company - with accommodation in Barbican
Unite - with accommodations in Mile End, Bethnal Green and Stratford
University of London - with accommodation in Stratford
Urbanest - with accommodation in Hoxton and Shoreditch is a website for helping students find private halls near the university. The website uses students reviews, unedited photographs and its own written descriptions to give a independent view of all private halls in London. helps international students to find accommodation close to university. The website is available in 15 languages and lists over 30,000 beds across London, including all of the major private halls of residence. Their expert team of multilingual booking consultants will speak to you in your native tongue and guide you through the process of finding your perfect student room.

Please note: All these halls are external to the University so you will need to contact them directly for further information. They are open to all students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, and to students from other universities in the locality.

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