We have two main housing venues in London, each located on the Tube’s Northern Line and within a public transport commute to class or your placement of 30 – 60 minutes (great for London!). Each one has a comfortable, close-knit atmosphere with 24-hour live-in staff and free resident life events. Meals are not included, so you must budget estimates for additional expenses. Our London Staff will assign you to the location that will make the most sense for your program.
Arcadia University’s priority is to house you in a place that will support your studies and enable you to experience the local culture. Housing is selected by Arcadia University based on these factors, in addition to considering safety, security and cost. For these reasons, Arcadia reserves the right to alter or change accommodation options at any time.
- 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 twin room, with each floor having its own cooking facilities, communal area and bathrooms.
- 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 beyond what is outlined above is arranged each term, as needed. We aim to provide similar locations and accommodation 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.
Academic Year students may not stay in Arcadia housing during winter break. Speak with your Program Manager if you plan to stay in London during the winter break because you will need to make alternative arrangements.
Very Important Additional Points
- Students with serious health concerns should notify their Program Manager during the application process and indicate any space needs on their housing preference form.
- Arcadia reserves the right to alter or change housing options at any time should circumstances warrant.
- Every room is different and unique. While Arcadia ensures that all rooms satisfy general standards, there is no way to guarantee uniformity of apartment and room sizes, furnishings, or facilities.
- Individual space, personal comfort, and social norms play a different role in England than in the United States. Housing usually feature central heating and an in-house hot water tanks that work on timed immersion systems for both economic and environmental savings.
- Arcadia will provide each student with a pillow and a duvet; you will be responsible for your own bed linens. Your packing space will be limited, so we do not recommend bringing these materials with you in your luggage. There is free time on the day you arrive and during orientation for you to purchase these. Arcadia staff will be able to direct you to local shops.
- Your Program Manager will send you information and instructions about how to order a Student Oyster Card approximately 3 weeks prior to arrival.
- Read more about General Accommodation in England.