Accommodation

With such a highly international class, many of our Full-Time MBA students require assistance when relocating to London. Finding accommodation in a new city can be a daunting task, so we offer plenty of support to students before the MBA starts to help you find a great place to live.

Accommodation is available in the private sector in shared houses, flats or studio flats.

The Student Hub is here to help Imperial students find accommodation in the private sector. Rental costs can vary considerably depending on the size and location of the property, but our Accommodation Office can help you to find somewhere suitable and provide advice on contracts and paperwork. They offer advice about when to start your search, choosing the right area, deciding on the type of accommodation, how to search for a property, arrange viewings and sign contracts, as well as a list of letting agents that you can contact.

Popular websites to help you find a room in a shared house include Spare Room and EasyRoommate.

GradPad’s accommodation options for postgraduate students include self-contained studio flats and private en-suite bedrooms in cluster flats with shared kitchens. The GradPad accommodation also benefits from communal areas shared with postgraduate students from other universities in London, including an on-site gym, common room, games area and designated quiet study rooms.

Once you have accepted your offer, you are able to book accommodation via GradPad, who offer postgraduate accommodation in properties at the following locations:

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, Shepherds Bush, White City, Fulham, Putney, Clapham Junction and Battersea.

Imperial’s Accommodation Office offer useful advice on different areas including video summaries, transport links and average rent per week.

Most students choose to live in private rented accommodation whilst attending the Business School whilst others choose to book accommodation through GradPad, a company who offer a range of postgraduate accommodation in convenient locations for our students.

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.

Inez Dominique LiusFull-Time MBA 2017-18Hear more from Inez Dominique Lius

I live 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.

Daniel RoseFull-Time MBA 2016-17Hear more from Daniel Rose

I live around Gloucester Road, in 15-minute walking distance from Imperial. I really like the area, it is convenient and also very familiar to me. Funnily enough, I am renting the same flat that I used to rent back when I was doing my MSc course at Imperial seven years ago!

Leila AzimovaFull-Time MBA 2015-16Hear more from Leila Azimova

I live in Shepherd’s Bush; I chose it because of its proximity to Imperial College. It is also located near Kensington High Street, Notting Hill and Westfield shopping mall.

Benjamin BoujuFull-Time MBA 2015-16Hear more from Benjamin Bouju