At a glance

  • 170 bed spaces
  • En suite single or studio
  • £137 per week
  • Located in North Acton

The Costume Store opened in September 2012, on the site that once housed the BBC’s costume collection. Owned by iQ Student Accommodation, the residence houses 730 students (mainly from the University of Arts London) arranged in four blocks rising to 17 storeys. Imperial will be occupying block C, a standalone block with 172 ensuite bedrooms arranged in cluster style apartments.  The Costume Store is located right outside North Acton tube station and two minutes walk from Woodward Buildings, with easy access to the iGym in Woodward Block A.

As the local area is rapidly developing with a number of new buildings currently being constructed (including Imperial's new Kemp Porter Buildings), there may be times when nearby construction sites can be slightly noisy.

Tabs- The Costume Store

Room types and rents

The Costume Store offers self-catered single study accommodation for 170 undergraduate students. Rent includes utility bills, internet access (provided by ASK4)basic contents insurancemaintenancecommunal cleaning and a contribution towards your halls activity fund.

The rents for 2019/20 are as follows:

Type of roomNumber of bed spacesWeekly rent per person
 En suite single  166  £137
Summary of the table's contents

All beds in The Costume Store are 3'0 x 6'3" (0.90m x 1.90m)

Page last updated: 17/07/2019

Features and facilities

Hall features and facilities:

  • All rooms are en-suite
  • All rooms are fitted with a standard single bed which measures 3' x 6'3"
  • The study bedrooms are arranged in cluster flats
  • Each study bedroom has individual wired internet access and wireless coverage across the building. The broadband service is provided by ASK4- you will need to register upon arrival, with hall staff will providing detailed instructions.
Kitchen and common areas
  • Large common room with soft seating areas and TV area
  • Open plan kitchen and living area with a dining table and a sofa
Others features and facilities
  • Non-smoking hall
  • Within easy walking distance of iGym (Woodward Block A)
  • Onsite Costa Coffee shop
  • Secure entry system
  • 24 hour front entrance CCTV



Flat 1-80 & Reception
The Costume Store
160 Victoria Road
W3 6EE


Flat 81-123
The Costume Store
160 Victoria Road
W3 6GY

Please note: Royal Mail have advised that this is to be the updated postcode for The Costume Store. However, you may find the previous postcode - W3 6UL - more convenient for navigational purposes.

Last updated: 06/08/2019

People sitting on steps in the courtyard



Exterior of the building


Seating are in the gallery