Arcadia’s housing in London is situated close to the Underground’s Northern Line, making the city’s many attractions easily accessible. The housing offers a comfortable, community atmosphere where you will live with other students on Arcadia programs, allowing you to build friendships to share study abroad experiences.

When completing your housing application, you can request certain preferences of room type. The London staff will endeavor to find the right place for you based on your program and taking into consideration your preferences.


Located between the popular cultural districts of Shoreditch and Angel, Thoresby House is nestled amongst sleek modern developments, converted nineteenth century warehouses and factories.  The location provides easy access to some of the most fashionable and dynamic neighborhoods in the city. Within the residence, there is a mix of single and twin bedrooms with each floor sharing bathrooms, kitchens, and communal areas. The number of students per floor can vary from 8 to 9 students, with an additional space for communal study. Thoresby is about a 15-minute walk from City's campus and around 25-30 minutes by tube to the Arcadia London Center. The nearest tube stations from Thoresby House are Angel and Old Street, which are located in Zone 1. 

More About Housing in London

Thoresby TOUR
more about thoresby 

General Information for Thoresby House

  •     Single and twin bedrooms with shared bathrooms facilities
  •     Live-in Residence Life Assistant
  •     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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • As luggage space is limited, 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 these local shops.

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