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We know that it's difficult to find housing in the private sector at the moment, particularly in the face of increasing costs of utility bills and cost of living. 

Alongside the information in our Private Housing Guide, we've pulled together some additional suggestions to help you on your private housing search:


Private halls of residence

Many private halls of residences have vacancies later into the summer. They can be more expensive so may not be suitable for every budget, but we've collected a list of private halls in London. 


In order to suit your budget, you may need to consider living slightly further away from campus. The average Londoner commutes between 40-50 minutes and students can save 30% off their transport costs with TfL. Learn more about where to search

Living with a landlord

Have you considered living with a landlord? You can find these vacancies on Imperial Home Solutions.


Local estate agents

You can use our Support Services page to find alternative local estate agencies or additional services that can help you with your search.


Have you thought about joining one of the College’s Yammer groups, where you can speak to other students looking for accommodation or households with a spare room? Email us to request to be added.

Imperial Home Solutions

You can use our messageboard on Imperial Home Solutions, where you can speak to other students looking for accommodation or households with a spare room.

Bills and other costs

The Money Helper website offers free, impartial advice on all money matter. You can find information about the average utility bill prices across the UK and advises how you can find cheaper deals by switching suppliers.

As an Imperial student, you can also register with Blackbullion and gain access to extensive budgeting advice and tips.

College halls of residence

Unfortunately, the only College halls available to continuing undergraduate students - Evelyn Gardens and Parsons House - are now full for the 2023-24 academic year.