As an Arcadia student at King’s College London, you will live in King’s university housing. You’ll settle in and learn to live as a true Londoner. King’s university buildings are peppered across a central London area, so regardless of which residence hall you are assigned, you should expect a 15-45 minute commute to classes (great for London!). All residences are self-catered, so please remember to see budget estimates for additional expenses. You should also visit the general accommodation information for England. 

Arcadia students are generally placed in one of four King's residences in London, all located within London Transport’s Zones 1 and 2. It’s best to be flexible and open-minded regarding where you will live—some housing options are very popular and King’s can’t guarantee your top choices.

All rooms have in-room internet access; students may need to pay an activation fee directly to King’s in order to use this service. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available at all residences.

Hampstead Residence

Located in fashionable Hampstead in the north of London, this area still retains an upscale village atmosphere. You will be placed in a single or shared room, corridor-style, with shared bathrooms and kitchen facilities.  

  • Bed linen and laundry service are provided.
  • Female-only corridors may be available - please mention on your housing form if you are interested in this option.  
  • Shared leisure facilities TV lounges with DVD and video players, large social spaces, a bar, two music practice rooms, pool table and table tennis rooms.
  • Hampstead has 24-hour camera security and swipe card access, as well as out of hours support from on-call Resident Assistants and Duty Manager.
  • You’ll access the Tube via the Finchley Road Station, with a 30-minute commute to Strand and 40-minutes to Guy’s Campus.

Wolfson House

This 15-floor residence is located within walking distance of Guy’s Campus. You’ll live in a single room, either flat-style or along traditional corridors, with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Linens are not provided.

  • On-site leisure facilities include a swimming pool, TV lounge with Freeview, DVD and video player, and pool table.
  • Wolfson House has 24-hour camera security and swipe card access, as well as out of hours support from on-call Resident Assistants and Duty Manager, and laundry facilities.
  • You’ll access the Tube via the London Bridge Station, with a 20-minute commute to the Strand Campus.

Stamford Street Apartments

Located near the South Bank arts and cultural district, and very close to the River Thames and the London Eye, this residence is situated within walking distance to Waterloo, Strand, and Guy’s Campuses. You’ll have a single bedroom in apartments, or flats, with en-suite bathrooms and shared living, dining, and kitchen space.

  • All flats are equipped with a fridge, wireless internet and TV.
  • There are study and recreational facilities on-site, which include a gym operated by the KCL Student Union (this has an additional fee for usage).
  • Stamford Street Apartments has 24-hour camera security and swipe card access, as well as out of hours support from on-call Resident Assistants and Duty Manager, and laundry facilities.
  • You’ll access the Tube via the Waterloo station.

If you are assigned to Stamford Street Apartments, your student account will be billed a supplemental housing fee.

Great Dover Street Apartments

Located south of the River Thames and not far from the Tower of London, Borough Market, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, this residence is within walking distance to Guy’s Campus. You’ll live in a single bedroom in apartments, or flats, with en-suite bathrooms and a shared kitchen.

  • All apartments are equipped with a fridge, wireless internet and TV.
  • Laundry facilities and cleaning service are available in common areas.  
  • Shared leisure facilities include TV lounges and social space with a pool table and table tennis, table football, freeview, DVD player.
  • There is a 24-hour computer room with printers on-site.
  • Great Dover Street Apartments has 24-hour camera security and swipe card access, as well as out of hours support from on-call Resident Assistants and Duty Manager, and laundry facilities.
  • You’ll access the Tube via the Borough Station, with a 15-minute ride to the Strand campus (or a 30-minute walk!)

If you are assigned to Great Dover Street, your student account will be billed a supplemental housing fee.