Shoreditch Student Accommodation

London is considered one of the world’s best locations for obtaining a degree. With a wealth of high-quality universities and colleges to choose from, it’s unsurprising that so many students choose to apply to study here.

Shoreditch is particularly well-regarded, thanks to its multiple educational establishments close by, offering a huge range of subjects for students. It’s also a great place to live, and its historic reputation as one of the capital’s best locations for entertainment endures to this day. Once famed for its theatres, it’s now known for its excellent bars, pubs, restaurants and markets.

Universities in East London / Near Shoreditch

There are numerous universities near Shoreditch. Here’s a quick guide to the best-known ones:


  • GCU London - Glasgow Caledonian University London is located on Fashion Street, Spitalfields. It can be easily reached from Liverpool Street Station or Aldgate East. The university specialises in postgraduate courses, and also offers degree apprenticeships and English language courses.
  • Coventry University London Campus - This establishment specialises in business-related degrees. It’s situated in Middlesex Street, which is in the heart of the city and only a short walk from Liverpool Street Station.
  • London Metropolitan University - London Metropolitan University has a campus at Aldgate (and also at Holloway; a short distance away). It’s spread over several different buildings, and the ones near Shoreditch offer a wide range of courses for students; both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, plus accelerated degrees and top-ups. It’s easy to get to the London Metropolitan University buildings. For example, The Accelerator is close to Hoxton station.
  • London College of Fashion - Situated on John Princes Street, the London College of Fashion specialises in all things fashion-related. There are several undergraduate and postgraduate courses to choose from, and the college buildings are spread across Central London, with many being close to tube stations.
  • University of Law - The University of Law is one of the country’s longest-established providers of legal education. It has two campuses in London; one in Bloomsbury and one in Moorgate. In addition to offering several legal-based degrees, it also has a range of courses in subjects like criminology, policing, and business.

Shoreditch student life

One of the major advantages of studying in and around Shoreditch is the lifestyle it offers. It’s one of London’s liveliest, most creative districts, and there’s a phenomenal number of things to see and do in the area.

Many students prioritise a good nightlife when choosing somewhere to live. The good news is that Shoreditch has an abundance of top clubs, edgy bars and unique eateries to choose from. Music and comedy venues are in plentiful supply, and two of the capital’s top venues, Cargo and XOYO, are a short walk away. Add this to several cosy pubs and independent wine bars, and you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to a night out.

Art is another major aspect of Shoreditch, as can be seen from the skilful graffiti that adorns many buildings and walls. Some of the city’s most exciting upcoming artists exhibit here, and there are various galleries and performance spaces, which showcase work throughout the year.

Keen shoppers will love Boxpark, which has rows of pop-up retailers selling their wares from freight containers. Rivington Street and Curtain Road are other top shopping destinations, and many of the shops cater for the student market.

Venturing further afield is easy, thanks to the proximity of Liverpool Street and Old Street tube stations. Likewise, Shoreditch High Street station is on hand to take travellers around East and South London.

As for the cost of living? There’s no denying that Shoreditch is more expensive than the average London location, and costs have risen significantly in recent years. This is largely due to the area’s desirability, and the sheer quantity of amenities and entertainment goes a long way to justify the additional expense.

Shoreditch student accommodation

Morgan Randall specialise in student accommodation in Shoreditch. Among the most popular are our long-let studio apartments, which not only offer a place to sleep, but living and kitchen space too.

Alternatively, students may want to join forces to rent a two- or three-bedroomed apartment, which may offer better value for money. Many of the flats have spacious dimensions, not to mention great views of the city. For a one-bedroomed apartment, students can anticipate paying anything from £300 to £600 per week. For two or three bedrooms, this is more likely to be £450 to £800 a week.