City, University of London Housing

Finding affordable housing in central London is much easier said than done. Fortunately, as an Arcadia student in London you need not worry - you are guaranteed housing in a centrally located area. Your meals are not included so please remember to see budget estimates for additional expenses. You should also visit the general housing information for England.

As a student at City, University of London, you have a choice between Arcadia-arranged housing or City University’s own student residence. Academic Year students will automatically be placed in City University's own residence, Liberty Court.

Arcadia Housing options

We have two main housing venues in London, each located on the Tube’s Northern Line and within a public transport commute to class of 15 – 45 minutes (great for London!). Each one has a comfortable, close-knit atmosphere with 24-hour live-in staff and free resident life events. Our London Staff will assign you to the location that will make the most sense for your program:

  • Thoresby House: Straddling the uber trendy areas of Shoreditch and the achingly hip Angel, Thoresby House is surrounded by modern developments and a tranquil canal. You’ll live in a single or larger shared double room, with each floor having its own cooking facilities, communal area and bathrooms. Internet access included via Ethernet.
  • Princess Elizabeth House: Situated in a prestigious residential area close to Highgate Village, this residence was renovated in 2016/2017 to purposefully create modern student housing. The building is made up of shared flats and studios, with a limited number of single rooms. With all modern fixtures and high speed internet, the commute is worthwhile for the comfortable housing with nearby shops, grocery stores, pubs and restaurants available just a short walk away.

Additional housing is arranged each term as needed and we will aim to provide similar locations and housing types to our regular venues listed above. Please note that 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.

City, University of London Student Apartments

Liberty Court is within a 15 - 20 minute walk of City University’s academic and administrative buildings. The shared, self-catered apartments, or flats, have 3, 4 or 5 single bedrooms with a shared bathroom, equipped kitchen and a lounge. This is a great opportunity for you to make friends and meet other City University students.

  • A complete bedding package with pillow, comforter, and sheets is included in your Arcadia housing fee. Typical bedroom furniture includes a bed, wardrobe, desk, chair, bedside cabinet, mirror, and bookshelf.
  • You will have free internet access on City University’s network, as well as general utilities (not including a land line).
  • Liberty Court has onsite property management and security with 24 hour manned reception and laundry facilities.

Liberty Court is a popular option with limited availability, so if you are interested, complete your application as soon as possible. Full Academic Year students will likely be placed in Liberty Court. If you are assigned to Liberty Court, your student account may be billed a supplemental housing fee.