“London is an incredible city, and there’s so much to do and see. The accommodation is affordable even though it is in the centre of London, zone 1! You can walk everywhere; it is so ideal! I would recommend staying in Halls when studying here.”
Eleanor, Acting and Performance student.
Live in the heart of the action
We know the university experience is more than the degree you leave with, it’s an opportunity to make lifelong friendships and memories, and there is no better way to do it than by living that authentic university experience in our halls of residence in Elephant and Castle. You can live, learn, and thrive in central London, with our Southwark campus on our doorstep!
London is yours to explore
London is repeatedly voted the No.1 city in the world to be a student thanks to the opportunities available and Elephant and Castle is one of the most vibrant and exciting areas of London.
We’re surrounded by some of the best food, art, sport, and nightlife, and beyond what the capital offers, on your doorstep you’ll have access to tons of clubs and societies to ensure you can find friends to live your best life with.
Fully embrace university life and meet new people. As soon as you move in, you'll become part of our diverse and welcoming student community with plenty of shared space to study, watch tv and eat together. Our friendly Residential Community Ambassadors are on hand to support with student events, from quiz and karaoke nights to group study and mindfulness sessions; there’s always something going on and someone to talk to.
Affordable, even in the city
We have three halls of residence with over 1,000 single bedrooms to rent, all within a ten-minute walk to campus, and it’s no secret that our accommodation is pretty much unbeatable on price. We offer places to live far below market price in the capital, and with rents starting from £152 a week and utility bills such as so gas, water, electricity, and Wi-Fi are also included, so you won’t have to worry about next month’s rent, you can get on with living.
The Accommodation Team are committed to ensuring independent (care experienced and estranged), Refugee and Asylum Seeker Students can reside with us and are able to offer up to 52-week contracts to those students in our halls of residence.
If you have a disability, medical condition or need which may affect the type of accommodation you require, please let us know as soon as possible so we can work with you and talk about adjustments.
Safety and security
We’re part of the UK under the Student Accommodation Code which protects our students’ rights to safe, high-quality accommodation to make sure everyone gets the best out of their time living in our residences.
All our residences are unique, secure, and insured. Our staff on hand to make sure you are always safe and comfortable. We have 24-hour presence from security to reception, fully experienced Residential Wellbeing Staff, and a team of Residential Community Ambassadors, so you can rest easy knowing there is always someone there for you with your interests at heart.
Thrive is our Residential Wellbeing Team based in Halls and they are there to offer support and guidance during the day and evenings should you need it. They work closely with the LSBU Mental Health and Wellbeing Service and always know where to get you the right support at the right time.
If you’d rather connect with peers, we’ve got you covered. Togetherall is a safe, anonymous peer support platform where you can express how you’re feeling, take self-assessments, complete short courses and, if you need to, speak to a professional. All LSBU students have access to Togetherall and can sign up with their LSBU email address here.