accomodation imperial

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.

Private housing

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.

Popular websites to find accommodation include SpareRoom and Roomgo.


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 live in the GradPad Woodlane studio because I feel safer as they work with Imperial and the residents are all postgrads. Its location is also attractive as it sits right next to Imperial’s White City Campus. The School shuttle bus runs every hour between all other campuses, and is within 10 minutes’ walk of White City (the Central Line on the Tube). Many of my classmates live here too, so there’s always company for when you wish to socialise, alongside a good amount of privacy that comes with living in a fully equipped studio.
MSc Strategic Marketing 2020
Carnation Kang, MSc Strategic Marketing 2019-20, student at Imperial College Business School