Study Abroad at King's College with Arcadia University

King's College London Housing Information

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Important Notes

University housing at King's College London is very sought-after and often oversubscribed. Please note that there is no guarantee that you will be given your first-choice housing assignment. Many students are placed in one of their alternate choices. As a result, it is very important that you rank all five halls in order of preference on your housing form.

Regardless of which housing you are allocated, you should expect a commute of between 15-45 minutes to your classes. King’s is an urban university and is not structured around a centralized campus. Most students who are living in Central London need to commute to their classes, and this type of commute is not unusual or unexpected. You should pay close attention to the transportation budget figure in our Estimated Costs spreadsheet and include a transportation budget in your financial plans for the semester.

General Amenities

  • All rooms have in-room internet access available. Students may need to pay an activation fee directly to King’s in order to use this service.

  • Coin-operated laundry facilities are available at all residences.

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Campus and Residence Locations

If your classes are located at the Strand Campus (most liberal arts and humanities subjects, physical sciences, mathematics and engineering courses), or Waterloo Campus, the closest residences to your classes, in order, will be:

If your classes are located at Guy’s Campuses (biological and medical sciences), the closest residences to your classes, in order, will be:

Please refer to this web page for a useful guide on how to get from one King’s campus to another.

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University Housing Options

Hampstead Campus

Located in Hampstead, a very fashionable area which still retains an upscale village atmosphere in the northern part of the city of London.

  • Nearest Tube station: Hampstead
  • 30 minute commute to Strand Campus; 40 minute commute to Guy’s Campus
  • Both single and shared rooms available
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Shared kitchen facilities
  • On-site facilities include: Student bar, snack bar, library, study facilities, recreational space, music practice rooms and computer lab
  • Linens provided, except for towels

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Wolfson House

  • Located directly on the Guy’s Campus site; it accommodates 200 students in single bedrooms over 15 floors
  • Nearest Tube station: London Bridge Station
  • Single rooms, grouped in flat-style arrangements, or along traditional corridors
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Shared kitchen facilities
  • Swimming pool located in the basement of the building
  • Within easy walking distance to all classes at Guy’s Campus
  • A commute of approximately 20 minutes to the Strand Campus
  • No linens provided

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Stamford Street Apartments (Supplemental Fee)

Located near the Waterloo Campus, near the South Bank arts and cultural district, and very close to the River Thames and the London Eye.

Note: If this is your first choice, please be aware that there are many more applications for this hall than there are places available. You should be prepared for the possibility that you will be given housing in another location.

  • Nearest Tube station: Waterloo and Southwark Stations
  • 15-minute walk from the Strand Campus, and 25 minute walk from Guy’s Campus
  • Single rooms with private bathrooms
  • Flat-style accommodation with shared living, dining, and kitchen space
  • Flats are provided with TV, toaster, ironing board and microwaves
  • Recreational and study facilities on location
  • Linens provided, except for towels
  • Students living in Stamford Street Apartments will pay a supplemental housing fee; see http://www.arcadia.edu/abroad/fees for details

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Great Dover Street Apartments (Supplemental Fee)

  • Located near the Guy’s campus, which is south of the River Thames and not far from the Tower of London, Borough Market, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
  • Approximately a 30 minute walk or 15 minute Tube ride from the Strand campus; and a 15 minute walk to Guy’s Campus
  • Nearest Tube station: Borough Station
  • Flat-style accommodation with shared living, dining, and kitchen space
  • Flats are provided with TV, toaster, ironing board and microwaves
  • Leisure facilities include a TV room and pool table
  • Linens provided, except for towels
  • Students living in Great Dover Street Apartments will pay a supplemental housing fee; see http://www.arcadia.edu/abroad/fees for details

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