7 reasons to choose Manna Ash House as your London student digs for 2020/21

23rd July 2020
Manna Ash refurbished bedroom

Living in London is an experience like no other. Our iconic capital city is home to a thriving cosmopolitan lifestyle, a melting pot of cultures, a vibrant nightlife and, most importantly, some of the top universities in the world. With the opportunity to experience this fast-paced city (not to mention the infamous night tube…), it’s little surprise that London ranks as one of the big hitters in the student-city stakes.

And since where you choose to live will define your experience in London, we wanted to shine a light on our Manna Ash House accommodation. Located south of the River Thames in the heart of London, it’s the perfect place for you to live your best uni life – here’s why!

  1. Discover ‘student living’ in style

Manna Ash House was refurbished last summer with brand-new refitted bedrooms – that means you’ll likely be only the second person to stay in that room! Our bespoke student accommodation offers a relaxing, modern space to retreat to after throwing yourself into the hustle and bustle of city life.

Refurbished kitchen at Manna Ash House

Our student rooms come with a comfy double bed and your own private en-suite bathroom. There’s also an abundance of storage and a spacious study area for you university course work. We’ve also got all-inclusive bills, and each flat comes with a shared kitchen (with a free weekly kitchen clean) and shared entertaining space, which is perfect for socialising with your new flatmates. And, while a student’s love of Pot Noodles may be legendary, for those aspiring Gordon Ramsays who want their own space, we have five studio flats with their own kitchens.

We also offer free contents insurance, lightning-speed Wi-Fi with additional broadband ports available in each bedroom, and on-site security and CCTV to give you peace of mind that you and your belongings are safe.

Take a look around Manna Ash House here:

  1. You’ll be in the heart of the action

Writer Samuel Johnson once famously said: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”, and being so close to the buzz of central London is why you'll love being at Manna Ash House. Our accommodation’s excellent Zone 1 location not only makes it a brilliant choice for students at a number of universities (we have students from UAL, Kings College, SOAS, London Law School, South Bank University and the Royal School of Osteopathy), but it also means you’ll be within easy reach of some of London’s top attractions (and nightlife) on foot!

In particular, Manna Ash House is a short walk from the delights of London’s South Bank, home to some of the city’s top cultural attractions, including the Tate Modern, Hayward Gallery, Royal Festival Hall, Globe Theatre, National Theatre and the London Eye – not to mention an array of restaurants, pop-ups and street performances! Beyond that, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are a quick walk over the Thames (although be warned that the much-loved clock tower still has some scaffolding on it at the time of writing!).

Big Ben from parliament bridge

  1. Post-lockdown London

Being so close to the action will be especially important in 2021 when (fingers crossed) there’ll be a packed schedule of music, sporting and cultural events, as much of the 2020 calendar is set to be rearranged.

Wimbledon, Pride and the SW4 festival will likely be bigger than ever, plus we’re sure every pub in London will be showing the Euros and Olympics…

Students enjoying a social event outdoors

  1. Meet your Waterloo

Manna Ash House is a hop, skip and a jump (a five-minute walk) from London’s Waterloo train station, giving you access to four tube lines: the Jubilee, Northern, Bakerloo and Waterloo & City lines. So, if you want to go shopping on Oxford Street or visit ZSL London Zoo, look no further!

Waterloo not only offers excellent links across London, but is also perfect for day trips out of the city. From here, you can get to Thorpe Park (35min from Waterloo Station to Staines, with a 10min shuttle to the theme park), Hampton Court Palace (50min), Windsor Castle (1hr), and even Stonehenge (1hr30 to Salisbury station). London Bridge station is also only a 10-minute walk from Manna Ash House, giving you an easy route to one of Britain’s favourite seaside resort: Brighton!

Last but not least, while you might not be looking at foreign travel at the moment, once things are back to normal, you might want to take a 20-minute tube to St. Pancras, home of the Eurostar!

London Tube train going past a station

  1. Get to know Newington

With so much to see and do, student life in London will be anything but boring. Even on your doorstep, Newington has plenty of student haunts and things to do. The Imperial War Museum is a mere 10-minute wander, while The Young Vic theatre is just around the corner from Manna Ash House. Be sure to check out Flat Iron Square, a quirky outdoor food and entertainment venue under the railway arches.

Newington also has a vibrant history – it’s grown from a small farming village to the location of several famous theatres in the 16th Century, to the vibrant area it is today. Did you know that Newington Gardens is locally known as 'Jail Park', as it used to be Surrey County Gaol?

Imperial War Museum

  1. Find a home away from home

Your accommodation with Sanctuary Students will be more than just a room. You’ll be surrounded by a friendly team, great facilities and a fun-filled events calendar, so you’ll make friends for life as you embark on the same journey. We’re here to enhance your time at university, and our flats give you the chance to make some life-long friendships with people from all walks of life.

What’s more – our ‘More Than Just A Room’ programme offers our students something more than bricks, mortar and a comfy bed. It’s designed to give you extra help and support, whether that’s some exclusive discounts from StudentBeans.com or providing confidential care through our Student advice line with Health Assured.

A group of students chatting in a kitchen at Manna Ash House.

  1. You can book your stay for just £1!

It’s never been easier to book a student room in London with Sanctuary Students – using our online booking website you can register to apply for one of our double en-suite rooms for your 2020/21 academic year.

Pssst – so did you know you can book now for just £1? Find out more on our Manna Ash page. We’ve also changed our terms and conditions this year to offer you more flexibility for your contract start date so you can have total piece of mind that by booking a room with us, you have a flexible contract in place.

To find out a little more about Manna Ash House visit our accommodation page for more information, or email our accommodation team at MannaAsh.House@sanctuary-students.com

If you’d like to give us a try before you buy, why not pop along and let one of our awesome team show you around? Arrange a viewing using our online form.