London Student

Accommodating the capital

An investigation by London Student into privately owned student accommodation in London has revealed the surprising parties profiting from student rent - and the extraordinary lack of affordable accommodation. Read the results in our interactive story, tell us about your accommodation experiences, or explore the full data (coming soon).

Share your accommodation experiences

London Student wants to hear from you, whether your in private or university-owned halls, about your experiences of student accommodation. We want to hear the good, the bad and the ugly, the social life and the smelly drains. We want to know whether...

A note on affordability

During this investigation, we assessed a room’s affordability in reference to the NUS affordability criteria. They recommend that universities keep 25% of their rooms below 50% of the maximum available student finance. In London the maximum...