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Image: University College London, Gower Street, Fitzrovia

Image: University College London, Gower Street, Fitzrovia

The months of August and September are a unique time in the London property market, especially for landlords and letting agents. Younger students will be digesting their A Level results and securing university places, while second and third year undergraduates will have their minds set on accommodation and maybe taking the step up from living in university halls. It’s true that some of the best London student accommodation lies in the private rental sector and here at Residential Land we can match students with apartments and houses close to their university.

We have already helped hundreds of undergraduates secure the perfect London property and we find time and time again the top priority is distance to the university. Drawing on our local knowledge and lettings experience, we have compiled a quick guide to the capital’s top four locations for London student accommodation:

Fitzrovia – This London neighbourhood has always had a scholarly feel, having been home to artists including Sir Charles Eastlake and Ford Madox Brown, politicians such as Prime Minister Lord Salisbury and literary figures including George Bernard Shaw. Fitzrovia is just a short walk from a clutch of London’s finest higher education facilities, including University College London, the University of London, University of Westminster and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Fitzrovia property is also a short walk from Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Street and The British Museum.

Marylebone – If your studies require a quiet enclave away from the bright lights of the West End, look no further than property to rent in Marylebone. Famed for its village atmosphere and high ratio of celebrity residents, Marylebone offers a chic place from which to be based. Within a short stroll from Cedar House is the Royal Academy of Music, the independent Regent’s University and the University of Westminster.

Kensington – Lying to the South West of London, Kensington is a fantastic choice for international students. Many Kensington apartments, including 85 Lexham Gardens, 79-81 Lexham Gardens, Roland House and Imperial House, are tenanted by overseas students who are studying at the nearby Boston University or Richmond, The American International University. Other educational institutions in or near Kensington include Heythrop College, University of London, Imperial College and the Royal College of Art.

Hyde Park – Hardly anyone can resist the charms of Hyde Park – one of only eight parks with Royal status, spanning over 350 acres and home to famous landmarks such as Speakers’ Corner, the Serpentine Lake and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. Apartments to rent in Hyde Park suit students studying at the Royal College of Art and the Royal College of Music, which are both located to the South of the park.

If you need to secure accommodation for the new academic year or are thinking or transferring from halls of residence, contact Residential Land today; we are able to move you in on the same day!