Islington Student Accommodation

If you’re studying at London Metropolitan University and are looking for accommodation in Islington for students, you’ve found it!

Sanctuary Students has three buildings dedicated to delivering high-quality student housing in Islington. All are located within a short walk, bus or tube ride from major London universities and local amenities.

Our student housing in Islington is ideal for London Metropolitan University, London Screen Academy, City and Islington College. Studying further afield? We’re also close to local tube stations!

Sanctuary Students provides fully furnished, fully inclusive accommodation in Islington for students. Spacious rooms, many en-suite, everything included, social spaces and no bills. What else could you need?

Stay in Islington with Sanctuary Students and you get so much more than just a room!

Dinwiddy House

All inclusive bills
Common room
Free broadband and Wi-Fi throughout
On-site laundry
Bike storage
Free contents insurance
On-site security and CCTV
Garden area

189-205 Pentonville Road‎, Kings Cross, London, N1 9NF

Dinwiddy House has a great zone 1 location just a few minutes' walk from King's Cross-St. Pancras International. 

Our spacious en-suite rooms offer amazing value for money in the heart of the capital.

Paul Robeson House

All inclusive bills
Common room
Free broadband and Wi-Fi throughout
On-site laundry
Bike storage
Free contents insurance
On-site security and CCTV
Garden area

1 Penton Rise, London, WC1X 9EH

Paul Robeson House is located in central London just a few minutes from Kings Cross-St. Pancras station, allowing you to make the most of all London has to offer.

Our great value, en-suite rooms are perfect for postgraduates.

About Islington

Islington is a predominantly residential area in Greater London. It’s north of Angel along the A1. It’s a nice place to stay with green spaces, friendly locals and plenty to see and do.

Islington boasts Highbury & Islington Station, Canonbury Tube, Caledonian Road & Barnsbury Tube and dozens of bus routes, ensuring getting around is a breeze.

It is also home to Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, London Metropolitan University, Holloway Road and a whole lot more.

As it’s a residential area, you’ll need to take a bus or Tube to some major London universities but they are cheap and plentiful so you’re never far from class or from where you need to be.

Our accommodation in Islington is all close to both Tube and bus stops.

Transport in Islington

Islington is well connected as far as public transport goes. It is also relatively easy to drive around although parking permits are required for most residential streets.


Islington has rail and Tube links, including Holloway Road, Canonbury Tube, Caledonian Road & Barnsbury Tube, Highbury & Islington Station, Arsenal Tube, Drayton Park Rail and others.

London King’s Cross Station is a short ride south, linking you to major rail links and other London Underground lines.

The A1 runs through the centre of Islington and is the main driving route in the area. It gets busy but it’s easier to drive around here than many places close to the centre of London.

Student life in Islington

Islington is a great place to be a student. It’s fairly relaxed, has plenty of green spaces, good transport links and welcomes students.

The area also has lots of pubs, bars, bistros, restaurants, cafés, clubs, museums, galleries, parks and lots of places to hang out, explore or spend time in.

Islington is home to London Metropolitan University but is also close to University College London (UCL), King's College London, City, University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and the University of Westminster.

Rents are reasonable, transport links are plentiful, plus there are lots of amenities and lots of other students to make friends with and hang out.

Our accommodation in Islington for students is in the heart of all this, so it’s the perfect place to stay!

Islington attractions

Islington has its own attractions but is also in close proximity to the city, making it easy to get into heart of London.

Some Islington attractions include Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, Whittington Hospital, Finsbury Park, Clissold Leisure Centre, Whittington Park, Paradise Park, Highbury Fields, Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, HMP Pentonville, the Pleasance Theatre, Angel Shed Theatre, ODEON Luxe Holloway, the Arc Centre, Sadler's Wells Theatre, Shaw Theatre, the Foundling Museum, Charles Dickens Museum and Museum of the Order of Saint John.

Travel further afield and you’ll have all the delights of London to explore including the British Museum, the Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 ¾, the British Library and St. Paul's Cathedral, to name just a few!

Local Areas: Central London | Bloomsbury | Islington | King's Cross | London Bridge  | Mile End | Russell Square | Shoreditch | Spitalfields | Southwark | Waterloo

Local Rooms: London Student Halls | London Student Studios | London Short Term Student Accommodation

Local Universities: Birkbeck University of London | University of London | Imperial College | Kings College London | London Metropolitan University | London School of Economics | Queen Mary University | University College London

Local Accommodation: Manna Ash House | Coopers Court | Don Gratton House | The Craft Building | Dinwiddy House | Paul Robeson House | Alliance House | Lillian Knowles House