Russell Square

If you’re looking for superior student accommodation in London, look no further! Sanctuary Students accommodation in Russell Square provides private rooms for students, many being en-suite, everything included, social spaces, no bills and in convenient positions around town.

Russell Square is a famous garden in Bloomsbury, London. The garden itself is a Grade II listed landmark and is surrounded on all sides by a number of other famous landmarks.

Sanctuary Students Russell Square accommodation is close to the University of London and a short Tube ride from University College London, Birkbeck University, Westminster Kingsway College, University of Westminster Wells Street Campus, London School of Economics and Political Science and Imperial College London.

Sanctuary Students Russell Square accommodation is close to everything that’s going on. And if you wanted to go further afield, it’s also close to all major Tube, railway and bus lines.

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

Birkbeck University of London is located in Bloomsbury and was originally established back in 1823. It’s a well-respected university that tends to rank well and is known for its Birkbeck Institute for the humanities, science, research, history, psychology, computer science and physics.

City, University of London

City, University of London is located in the heart of the capital and was originally founded in 1894 as the Northampton Institute. The modern university is known for the City Law School, the School of Community & Health Sciences and related fields.

Imperial College London

Imperial College London was created by Prince Albert and merged the Royal College of Science, Royal School of Mines and City and Guilds College into one. The current college has a narrow focus on science, technology, medicine and business and is highly regarded across the world for those subjects.

King's College London

King's College London is a long-established university with links to St Thomas’s Hospital in the centre of the city. It has five campuses: Strand, Guy’s, Waterloo, St Thomas’s and Denmark Hill. It is known for dentistry, oral and craniofacial sciences, life sciences, medicine, psychiatry and related fields.

London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University, or London Met as it’s known, is a centrally located university with a great reputation. It includes the Guildhall School of Business and Law, School of Computing and Digital Media, School of Human Sciences, School of Social Professions, School of Social Sciences and the School of Art, Architecture and Design.

London School of Economics (LSE)

The London School of Economics is one of the most popular universities in London where all courses are massively oversubscribed. The university is well known for anthropology, criminology, social psychology, sociology and social policy, international relations and business-related courses.

Queen Mary University

Queen Mary University (QMUL) is an ancient establishment founded in 1785. It is based in east and central London with campuses across that area. The university is known for research, medicine, languages, English literature, dentistry, drama and materials technology.

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

The School of Oriental and African Studies is based in Bloomsbury, London, and is a world-leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The university is known for teaching Asian, African and Middle Eastern languages, Arabic & Islamic Studies, Oriental Studies, law and social sciences.

University College London (UCL)

University College London is the second largest university in the UK after the Open University. It was also Britain’s first secular university. It is known mainly for medicine, geography, education and training, anatomy and physiology, architecture, archaeology, psychology and pharmacology.

University of the Arts London (UAL)

The University of the Arts London is made up of several colleges in London and only became a university in 2003. It includes the Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.

About Russell Square

Russell Square is the second largest open square in London and one of the oldest formal gardens.

It’s located in Bloomsbury, just north of Covent Garden and south of central Camden. It’s a superb part of London to live in and be a student, and is home to some of the most famous landmarks in the city.

The gardens were built by the Russell family, the earls of Bedford as part of their possession of most of Bloomsbury back in the 18th century. Back then, ‘taking the air’ was a popular pastime, so a formal garden was created to allow the well-to-do of London a nice place to spend time in.

The square itself is just a small part of the area known as Russell Square but is obviously a fundamental part of it. With plenty of public transport options and lots of amenities, it’s definitely up there in terms of places to study!

Transport in Russell Square

There are four London Underground stations in the area: Russell Square, King's Cross St. Pancras, Euston Square and Goodge Street. Each provides cheap, fast access to anywhere in London and is our primary means of getting around.

There are plenty of buses around Russell Square and Bloomsbury. Some run 24/7 while others run during the day.

Driving in central London is a challenge but you have access to the A40, A400, A4200 and A501 if you want to drive.

Stay in our student accommodation near Russell Square London and you’ll have easy access to all these transport links.

Student life in Russell Square

Student life in Russell Square is pretty good. Bloomsbury is a great part of town and has easy access to the rest of London.

UCL is within walking distance, while SOAS, Imperial College London, Birkbeck University and other schools and colleges are all a short bus or Tube ride away.

Housing is plentiful, if on the expensive side. Our student accommodation is located in convenient areas around Bloomsbury, often within walking distance of class or transport links.

There’s plenty to see and do, lots of great nightlife, some lovely parks and outside spaces and of course, Russell Square.

Russell Square attractions

Russell Square has a lot going on and is home to Torrington Place, The British Museum, the Queen Elizabeth II Great Court, The Dickens Museum, The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, the Grant Museum of Zoology, The British Library, The Foundling Museum, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, University College London Hospital and Dominion Theatre.

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