Students at Silwood

Finding a place to stay

London has a huge range of privately rented housing, but don’t panic if you don’t know where to start with your search – Imperial’s Student Hub team can provide plenty of advice and support, even before you arrive at the College.

Our accommodation website also has lots of advice on searching for private accommodation.

Property search website


To help you navigate London’s huge choice of properties, we run an online property search website exclusively for Imperial students.

Imperial Home Solutions is a great tool for finding rental properties offered by private landlords or other students. You can search by type and size of property, price, area and travel time, and create your own property shortlist.

Imperial Home Solutions is also useful for connecting with potential flatmates via the messageboard, as well as accessing information to help with your search, from a checklist of what to look for when viewing properties to advice on contracts and deposits.

The London Rents Map provides a useful overview of rent rates for different areas.


GradPad accommodation has been designed exclusively for postgraduate living, with halls at two London locations:

  • GradPad Griffon Studios – Battersea
  • GradPad Wood Lane Studios – White City / Shepherd's Bush

See the GradPad website for further details, including price, facilities and how to book a room/studio.