We all knew the capital’s housing was pretty spectacular (when you have money) and there’s no discrimination for student halls.
We all have those dreaded (rather grotty) memories of student halls but boy, were they fun.
Nowadays dull beige interiors and cheap wooden features are a thing of the past. They’ve been updated with chrome, glossy white and extra sparkly counter-tops to prepare all those quinoa salads we never heard about in our youth. Oh the life of the luxurious, eh? Where’s the beans on toast?
1. Pure Paris Garden, Shoreditch
With stunning panoramic views of London’s skyline and a lounge area bigger than most of our houses, it’s easy to see why these apartments have been snapped up so quickly. Being in Zone 1 means it’s close to London Bridge and Southwark so perfect for those weekend plans. The star of the show really has to be the roof terrace though and it’s ideal for those parent drop-in sessions that are always likely.
2. Go Native, Hyde Park
If you’ve managed to bag one of the rooms in this Grade II listed building then we guess you’re winning at life. Overlooking Sussex Gardens and only a five minute walk from Hyde Park, this beautiful apartment block comes complete with a cleaning service and even your own luxurious bed linens and towels. Opt for a Premium Studio (from £1,009) and even get your own private bathroom. How fancy.
3. The Armitage, Marylebone
If you’re looking for an impeccably decorated pad of dreams, The Armitage may just take the cake. Prepare for grey hues, slick laminate flooring and just a generally stunning place to lay your head. It’s also smack bang in the middle of London, so say hello to Saturdays in Soho and Fridays in Fitzrovia.
4. urbanest, Westminster Bridge
Last minute essay writing and cramming sessions aren’t so bad when your apartment looks out over the Thames. Life could be a lot harder when you’re not waking up to views of Big Ben and Buckingham Palace each morning but hey ho, some people just aren’t cut out for this life of luxury. Altogether now, G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S…
5. Viridian Studios, Kingston
Oozing with student sophistication is this newly built apartment complex in Kingston. Okay, it’s a little further out but if you happen to be studying round here then you’re in luck, right? Each apartment comes with an ensuite and a kitchen so no awkward 3am fridge raiding to the disapproval of your housemates. And did we mention the stunning rooftop terrace?
6. Scape, Shoreditch
If it’s not enough that these student digs are in trendy Shoreditch, it also comes complete with its own study, gym, roof terrace and even a cinema. Yes, we’re impressed and yes, our jaws have dropped. Not only is it on the doorstep of some great nightlife, but it’s also a fantastic spot for food, drink and all those other things students shouldn’t be able to afford.
7. Chapter, Southbank
Get ready for some serious amounts of luxury here, kids. A TV snug, a private gym, a sky lounge and a games area are all serious points of persuasion, but links to Southwark and Waterloo make it all the more tempting. You can choose from studios, flats and ensuites so lots of options (and lots of money needed too).
8. Vibe Student Living, Kingston-Upon-Thames
Newly opened this year, these student halls are the perfect little student coves as they offer residents ultimate seclusion with their own private kitchens and bathrooms. If you’re the quiet type, it’s perfect. If you’re more social then head on down to the open-plan communal areas, cinema room or on-site gym. Aaaaand all rooms even come with their own smart TV. Netflix and chill, anyone?
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