People will of course argue for their favourites, but the true answer to the question asked in the title above, is, they all are.
London neighbourhoods are a bit like people – they all have their own distinctive character. Different areas offer different benefits. And the best neighbourhood is different for each student – it depends on their tastes, where they are studying and what’s important to them.
This is why Student.com has created a new way to search the best properties across London, allowing you to find the perfect student home in exactly the right area for you. You can type in the name of your university and it will bring up the closest properties to your campus. You can explore those properties using in-depth guides and photo galleries – but you can also explore different areas near your uni, discovering which one will be a brilliant match for you. Here’s a small selection of London neighbourhoods, with an even smaller taster of their character. You can explore all 25 areas in full on Student.com.
1. King’s Cross
Perfect for students who love to travel, while having a base at the centre of all the action. Read in the British Library, stroll to academic Bloomsbury or explore the rest of Europe from your local St Pancras station. Close to many of the city’s biggest universities and filled with a flurry of cool bars, King’s Cross is a favourite student stomping ground.
Perfect for quirky creatives and hungry foodies, Shoreditch is East-London’s alternative mecca. Soak up the artsy atmosphere – walk under graffitied bridges and wander through indie galleries. Trawl thrift store treasures before feasting on authentic Brick Lane curries or gorging on amazing street foods around Spitalfields Market.
3. South Bank
Perfect for culture vultures, there’s never a dull day in South Bank. Right beside Waterloo station and close to uni campuses, this central location is a waterfront oasis. Watch a show at the National Theatre, enjoy festivals at the Southbank Centre, head to Borough Market for fresh fruit or take a trip on the iconic London Eye.
Perfect for escaping the city and living against the backdrop of river views, royal palaces and sprawling green parks. If you’re looking for a more laidback London experience, Kingston is the perfect choice. Full of historic streets, independent boutiques and sailing boats, this suburban haven is still only 30 minutes from the city centre.
5. Notting Hill
Perfect for vintage vibes, you’ll catch more than a glimpse of quintessential London as you saunter past the candy-coloured houses of Notting Hill. Decorate your new student home with unique antiques from the famous Portobello Road market, brunch at some of the coolest cafés in town and stock up on supplies at iconic bookshops.
On Student.com you can browse properties by the travel time to your uni – so it’s easy to find out which area will be just right for you. These five are just the beginning… Get exploring on Student.com to find your perfect London home.
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