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Sanctuary Students is a leading supplier of accommodation in London for students at Queen Mary University. Accommodation designed to provide privacy, safety and security alongside comfortable living spaces and every amenity.

London
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Based in Mile End, London, Queen Mary University is well placed to make use of the plentiful shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities, Mile End Hospital, Mile End tube station and all the benefits of living in the capital.

If you’re looking for cheap student accommodation in London that provides the university experience you dreamed of, Sanctuary Students can help.

We have a range of clean, well-maintained accommodation in London for students that provides individual ensuite living spaces and rooms to share.

Generous living areas, clean and tidy social areas and proximity to Queen Mary University of London. All for a sensible price. What’s not to love?

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Alliance House
Alliance House
Alliance House, Newington Green, London, N16 9QH
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£219.75
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Coopers Court
Coopers Court
10-14 Maplin Street, Mile End, London, E3 4SX
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£280
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Dinwiddy House
Dinwiddy House
189-205 Pentonville Road‎, Kings Cross, London, N1 9NF
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£211.86
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Don Gratton House
Don Gratton House
82 Old Montague Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 5NN
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£282
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Lilian Knowles House
Lilian Knowles House
50 Crispin St, London, E1 6HQ
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£198.86
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Manna Ash House
Manna Ash House
8-16 Pocock Street, Newington, London, SE1 0BW
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£351.00
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Paul Robeson House
Paul Robeson House
1 Penton Rise, London, WC1X 9EH
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£229.87
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The Craft Building
The Craft Building
12 Greatorex Street, London, E1 5NF
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£256
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Student housing FAQs

About Queen Mary University

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is a public research university based in Mile End, London. It also has campuses in Whitechapel, Charterhouse Square, Lincoln's Inn Fields and West Smithfield.

The university was founded in 1785 alongside the London Hospital Medical College. As such, many of its subjects are medical and the university is well known for medicine, dentistry, chemical science, global health, materials science and a range of other subjects.

As a research university, QMUL is also known for AMIS (Advanced Molecular Imaging Services), the Barts and The London Genome Centre, the CRoss-InstitutE Advanced Tissue Engineering (CREATE) Lab, CRUK Barts Centre Mass Spectrometry Facility and its Lipid Mediator Unit among other things.

Despite an emphasis on medicine and health, Queen Mary University is also known for drama, filmmaking, geography, genomics and technology.

Student life in London

Being a student in a capital city promises to be an exciting time. There is always something to see and do, a party to go to, an event to see or participate in, shopping to enjoy and food and drink to indulge in.

Queen Mary University is in Mile End which is east of the city close to Bethnal Green. It’s a suburban area with a lot going on both locally and in the city. With excellent transport links into the City of London and hundreds of places to eat, drink and be merry all around, your main problem will be fitting everything in!

City highlights are many but include Old Spitalfields Market, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Museum of London Docklands, CanaryWall Climbing Centre, St. Paul's Cathedral, Royal Courts of Justice, Buckingham Palace, Tate Britain, London Eye and The British Museum.

We ensure all our accommodation in London for students is close to class as well as any local highlights!

How many students are at Queen Mary University of London?

The last count had 15,960 students enrolled at Queen Mary University. That’s a mixture of undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers. It’s not a huge university but it is spread over five campuses within a relatively small geographical area.

Is Queen Mary University a good university?

Queen Mary University is regarded as a good school to go to. It’s a Russell Group member which is a positive thing and has lots of global links, especially in Asia. The university attracts lots of guest lecturers and has The Princess Royal as chancellor.

Is London safe for students?

London is a safe city considering it’s a capital and its size. The police force is effective and crime is relatively low considering how many people live here.

There is crime of course, but our student houses in London are carefully positioned in student areas to minimise risk. As long as you take the usual precautions you would take anywhere, London is a safe place to study.

Is accommodation in London for students expensive?

Sanctuary Students provides excellent value in its short term lets in London. That said, the city is an expensive place to live with the highest property values in Europe. That does equate to a higher cost of living than other UK cities. It does compare well with other European capitals though.

We do our best to provide affordable accommodation for students without compromising on cleanliness, amenities and living space and pride ourselves on the quality of what we offer.

What’s more, we’re proud to offer more than just a room. By joining our student community, you’ll be surrounded by a friendly, welcoming team and well-maintained facilities, with a fun-filled events calendar to help you make friends and quickly feel at home in our student halls.

What’s the food and drink scene like in London?

If there’s a world cuisine you want to try, you’ll find it somewhere in the city! London has more Michelin-starred restaurants than anywhere else in the world. It also has a thriving casual dining scene, vibrant artisanal food and drink scene and some of the best pubs, bars and clubs anywhere.

Shopping and entertainment are well catered for too with lots of local shops, shopping centres, markets and more within a short Tube or bus ride from your student accommodation.

Does Queen Mary University welcome international students?

Yes, it does! Queen Mary University has students from over 160 countries and counting and welcomes everyone, from anywhere. Each course lists international entry requirements as well as UK ones and the university does everything it can to welcome people from across the world.

Our student halls in London also welcomes international students so feel free to contact us if you’re looking to stay with us!

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Transport in London

As Britain’s capital, transport links into and out of London are plentiful.

London has access to multiple airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, London City, Stansted and Luton. All are linked to the city via road, rail and coach.

London has multiple railway stations that cover the entire United Kingdom and Europe. Stations include London Liverpool Street, St Pancras International, King's Cross St Pancras, Waterloo, Paddington and many others.

The London Underground (tube) covers the entire city of London with several lines criss-crossing the city including Russell Square, Warren Street, Tottenham Court Road and London Euston Station, which are all just minutes from your student accommodation.

London also has lots of road links but driving in the city can be a challenge. There is also the London Congestion Charge to consider as well as parking!

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