Housing in London

Arcadia in London students typically live in Princess Elizabeth House, located  in the city's wealthy residential neighborhood of Highgate, within easy reach of Archway. While being within the city, it benefits from being close to numerous green spaces such as Waterlow Park, Highgate Woods and Hampstead Heath. Highgate Village and Archway provide plenty of places to grab groceries, shop, eat, drink and socialize.

The residence consists of shared apartments that vary from 3 to 17 students with full kitchens and free laundry. Double rooms are the standard program housing. The commute from Princess Elizabeth House to the Arcadia London Center is roughly 40 minutes by tube on the Northern Line. The nearest tube station is Archway, located in Zone 2.

Students should submit their Housing Preferences Form in their Arcadia Portal to initiate our housing process. If you are looking to live with a friend, you and your friend can request each other in a mutual match. Our staff will do our best to put you together in the same room, but cannot guarantee this based on room availability each term. If you don't have a preferred roommate, no problem! The form will ask you questions about your lifestyle so we can make the best roommate match possible.

General Residence Information

  • Double rooms are standard. Single bedrooms are limited and subject to availability
  • Live-in Residence Life Assistants
  • Self-catered housing with no meal plan
  • Communal lounges and kitchens
  • WiFi
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Bed-linen, a towel, kitchen utensils, crockery, ironing board, and iron are provided

Important Additional Points

  • Meals are not included, so you will have to budget for groceries and prepare your own meals.
  • Academic Year students can not stay in Arcadia housing during the winter break. Speak with your Program Advisor if you plan to stay in London during this period as they can advise on alternative arrangements.
  • Students with serious health concerns should notify their Program Advisor during the application process and indicate any specific needs on their housing preference form.
  • Every room is different and unique. While Arcadia ensures that all rooms satisfy our general standards, we cannot guarantee uniformity of apartment and room sizes, furnishings, or facilities.
  • Arcadia reserves the right to alter or change housing options at any time should circumstances warrant.
  • Your packing space will be limited, so we recommend not bringing bed linens or towels with you. Basic bedding such as a towel, pillow, pillowcase, bottom sheet, duvet and duvet cover will be provided. If you wish to purchase your own additional bedding or home goods there will be free time during your orientation. Arcadia staff will be able to direct you to local shops.
  • Additional housing is arranged each term, as needed. We aim to provide similar locations and housing types to our regular venues. While we ensure all housing satisfies general standards, there is no way to guarantee uniformity of apartment and room sizes, distance from university, furnishings or facilities.

Arcadia guarantees housing in all programs. For additional information on Arcadia housing, please see the England Housing page.

Princess Elizabeth House Tour