Your living space
Attracting an international student body means relocation is a top priority. We’ll help make your move to London easier with a wide range of support.
Your choice: whether you opt for private rented accommodation or postgraduate accommodation in convenient London locations through GradPad, we’re with you every step of the way.
Select from a wide range of accommodation in the private sector: shared houses, flats, or studio flats. Rental costs vary considerably depending on the size and location of the property. Advice and support are available through our Student Hub.
Accommodation tailored to postgraduate students, your options include self-contained studio flats and private en-suite bedrooms in cluster flats with shared kitchens.
Benefits include: communal areas shared with postgraduate students from other universities in London, an on-site gym, common room, games area and designated quiet study spaces.
Once you have accepted your place at Imperial College Business School, you can book accommodation via GradPad in the following locations:
Where to live
London boasts a number of neighbourhoods, each with a different culture, feel and personality. Popular areas close to South Kensington include Knightsbridge, Earl’s Court, Shepherd’s Bush, White City, Fulham, Putney, Clapham Junction and Battersea.
Imperial’s location guide offers useful advice on different areas of London including video summaries, transport links and average rent per week.
I love that the neighbourhoods here are so international. I live in Vauxhall and it turns out there’s this huge Portuguese community right around the corner, so I eat pastel de natas all the time! I did not expect that but it’s been a huge highlight. I love how diverse it is. Every street feels different.
I lived in Bayswater, north of Hyde Park. It was five tube stops to South Kensington or about a 20 minute walk to the Business School. I chose the area specifically because of its proximity to campus as well as the convenience of the neighbourhood. I was very tempted by the idea of commuting through Hyde Park every day. The close proximity meant that I could be involved in as much activities at Imperial as possible without being too far from home.
I lived in Notting Hill which is an amazing neighbourhood full of bars and restaurants, and it is close enough that I can bike to school every day. You have access to the best theatres, restaurants, museums, and parks. I enjoy running in Hyde Park in the mornings, going to Soho to watch a musical or play, or seeing the latest exhibition at the Tate.