London University Life
Given the size of London and the vibrant nature of the city, it is no surprise to learn that the English capital holds one of the greatest concentrations of Higher Educational bodies and Universities in the entire world. With over 40 High Education bodies in the city and a student body of well over 400,000 people, London is an ideal location for students.
Some of the most famous or highly regarded Universities in London include:
- University College London
- Imperial College London
- King's College London
- London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
- Queen Mary, University of London
- Brunel University
There are also many specialist Universities providing studies in particular fields and these are in high demand from many students.
Shoreditch is an obvious choice for many studentsShoreditch is going to be an area that appeals to many students because of its reputation and what is on offer. However, this is also a fantastic base for many Universities in the city. Within easy reach, walking distance for most students, include bodies and institutions like the University of Liverpool in London, Queen Mary University of London, Schools of Engineering and Materials Science, London Metropolitan University, Coventry University London Campus, Class Business School, London College of Fashion, City University of London and many more.
With Shoreditch offering a high proportion of flats and living areas that are suitable for shared accommodation between students, this area is always going to be highly attractive for youngsters studying in many of the leading Universities in the capital. There is also the underlying issue that having these residents is good for Shoreditch as well. There is an image that exists of Shoreditch and this is what many new investors are looking to receive when they buy property in the area.
By maintaining a student population in the area, Shoreditch is far more likely to retain its edge and coolness, which means that everyone in the area benefits from these residents. Canary Wharf is another option for students and offers superb student accomodation Depending on budget, it may be that Canary Wharf is an option for students looking for accommodation. While this area is best known for its importance in the global financial markets, the property market is developing quickly and facilities are evolving quickly to match these new developments.
This may not be the first area that students think of but whether it is parents looking to invest in property that provides a long term benefit while offering short term accommodation for their student offspring or people investing to take advantage of the rental market, there will be many options for students looking for flats in one of the most desirable areas of the capital.
With DLR and London Underground options available in Canary Wharf, getting around London is a simple process and this may provide many students with the ideal base to make the most of their studies.
Balham also has a lot to offer for students and offers ample student accommodation. On the south-west side of the capital, Balham can also claim to be an area that is of interest to students. Located to the south of Clapham Common, Balham offers affordable property and a sense of wide open spaces that is not often found in London. There is also a thriving entertainment scene in Balham with The Bedford developing a reputation for being one of the leading locations for a fantastic night out in the capital.
Universities and Higher Educational bodies within easy reach include St George's University of London, Wimbledon College of Arts, Kingston University London, and University of Roehampton. Also, with Clapham Common Junction being located not too far away, Balham is an excellent base to get around London so students with a bit of time on their hands will find that Balham offers them an exciting and affordable base while still allowing them every opportunity to get to and from class or lectures with a minimum of fuss and effort.
London University life should be one of the most exciting times in a person's life but the right style of accommodation and the right area can make a huge difference to how much pleasure or enjoyment a student receives. Areas like Shoreditch, Canary Wharf and Balham are excellent choices for students looking for the ideal place to stay
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