London Short Term Student Accommodation

Looking for high quality, low cost accommodation in London for students? Want to live close to universities, local nightlife, shopping, dining and amenities? Want a safe, secure place to call your own while studying in London?

Sanctuary Students is here to help!

As a leading provider of short term student accommodation in London, we are perfectly placed to provide clean, safe student housing.

With a rich history going back over thousands of years, a vibrant arts and culture scene, exceptional food and nightlife, London has to be one of the best places in the world to be a student.

With excellent transport links, lots to see, do and experience, you’re going to love being a student here!

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.

From £186.76 p/w


About the city of London

London is the largest city in the United Kingdom and the country’s capital. It’s home to around 9 million people, a few hundred thousand of which are students.

The city is a heady mix of cultures, languages, cuisines and lifestyles, with every global community represented here.

London is home to four World Heritage Sites, the Tower of London; Kew Gardens, the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey and the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.

London has been inhabited since the Bronze Age but was turned into a town by the Romans. Called Londinium, the city has been inhabited constantly since those earliest times.

This history lends a rich character to the people and the city itself that makes it a fascinating place to visit and to be a student in.

Sanctuary Students has great value cheap student accommodation across London, close to many of the universities and colleges in the city.

Transport in London

None of our student accommodation in London is ever very far from transport links.


London is served by 6 international airports with flights covering the entire globe. Those airports include Heathrow, Gatwick, City Airport, Southend Airport, Luton Airport and Stansted Airport. Each is linked to the city by road, coach and rail links.

London is also well connected by rail and has some of the world’s most famous railway stations. Those stations include Waterloo, Paddington, Euston, King’s Cross St Pancras, Liverpool Street and Clapham Junction.

Each station serves a different region of the country and provides local and intercity rail services.

The London Underground, or Tube, offers subway links across the city. There are numerous lines covering inner and outer London, many of which run 24/7.

London is surrounded by the M25 motorway which links the city with other motorways and smaller roads. Those motorway links include the M1, M11, A12, M2, M3, M4 and thousands of smaller roads.

Buses in London are plentiful and will often run 24/7. Local buses are run by Transport for London while coaches run across the country from various stations within the city.

Black cabs are also plentiful and can be hailed from any roadside or ordered via an app.

Student life in London

It’s great being a student in London. Not only do you have some of the best colleges and universities anywhere, you also have a rich and diverse city to enjoy.

As a national capital, there are hundreds of landmarks, famous places and sights to see. There are also plentiful shopping, dining and entertainment options.


Even though London is a large, sprawling city, the plentiful public transport means nothing is ever too far away. The entire city is available for you to explore.

We recommend visiting The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, The National Gallery, The Natural History Museum, Leicester Square, Chinatown, St. Paul's Cathedral, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, The Science Museum, London Eye and The British Museum to name just a few of the many hundreds of places to visit.

There is no central shopping district in London as it’s too spread out for that, but Chinatown, Oxford Street, Regent Street, St James’s, Bond Street, Mayfair, Westfield, Carnaby Street, Covent Garden and the King's Road are all worth visiting.

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Nearby universities in London

There are dozens of colleges and universities in London and Sanctuary Students has student housing within a short distance of each of them.

Universities in London include University College London, King's College London, The London School of Economics, The London Business School, University of Westminster, London South Bank University, University of London, King's College London, Kingston University, London Metropolitan University, Queen Mary University and many others.

Colleges and other establishments include Brunel University, Imperial College London, Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London Contemporary Dance School, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, Central School of Ballet, LAMDA, King's College London School of Medicine, London School of Business and Finance, Cass Business School and many, many more.

Add a wide variety of private schools and universities and you get an idea of just how much of a hotspot London is for learning!

London Short Term Student Accommodation FAQs

Here are some of the most common questions asked about studying short term in London:

Sanctuary Students has locations across London within a short distance of many of the major universities and colleges. It’s impossible to say how close you’ll be to class but with the excellent public transport system, you’ll never be too far away from friends, class and the rest of the city.

Considering its size and a population of around 9 million people, London is a relatively safe place to be a student. You will need to take practical precautions like you would in any city but as long as you stay away from inner city estates, your time studying in London should be trouble free!

We’re an accredited provider of accommodation, so you can trust we’re delivering a professional service. We have 24-hour security staff and emergency helplines, secure entry and CCTV – giving you that added peace of mind!

For a long list of city highlights, check out the student life section above. We would recommend Hyde Park, Westminster, Camden, London Eye, Soho, Shoreditch, Hampstead Heath, British Film Institute, Baker Street, Brixton Academy, The O2, Brick Lane, Chinatown, Electric Avenue, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, Leicester Square and Harrods though.

You’ll also find hundreds of museums, galleries, music venues, comedy clubs, theatres, pubs, bars, nightclubs and just about every form of entertainment you can think of.

Many of which should be within a short Tube or bus ride of your student accommodation in London.

With over two thousand years of history, London is very welcoming of diversity. Despite the headlines to the contrary, the real story of London is one of acceptance. You’ll find people from every walk of life, every country and every culture here.

Everyone just gets on with their life and gets on with each other. Walk down any street in London and you’ll hear dozens of languages, see lots of national dress and see representatives of every religion and culture. It’s a fascinating place to spend time!

London has more Michelin-starred restaurants and chefs than anywhere else in the world.

It’s not all about fine dining though. The cultural mix in the city means you’ll find every possible cuisine represented either through casual dining, market or street stalls, food trucks or something else entirely.

As for drink, London has thousands of pubs, bars, cafes and artisan producers. Whatever your tipple, you’ll find it represented here!