London Accommodation Guide
We recognise the importance of students being able to find suitable accommodation whilst studying at BIMM University. It’s a big part of your student experience, and our accommodation guide below is here to answer all of your questions. BIMM University doesn’t have student halls, but this won’t get in your way as there are plenty of private halls and private letting opportunities around the city.
We’ll give you the inside track on dealing with estate agents, what to look for when house viewing and where the best places are to live in the city. We’ll also further discuss your different accommodation options, such as private student accommodation or house shares.
Our friendly Student Support Team are here should you need further accommodation advice, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Many of our students live within walking distance or a bus/tube commute from the campus, but some travel from further afield; especially if they are already settled in London or the outskirts. Remember that you will need to take into consideration the cost of travelling and the time it will take to get to campus.
We recommend the following areas; some of which are within walking distance or a short commute:
West Kensington Fulham
BIMM Music Institute London is located a very short walk from Fulham Broadway station, which is on the District Line. It is also walkable from West Brompton Overground station, and buses 11, 14, 28, 211, 295, 391, 414 and 424 all stop nearby too.
New Orient House
- Price range: £255pw – £405pw (depending on the choice of room and what time of year you book)
- Distance to campus: 16 min walk
- Includes bills, CCTV, study area, cinema room, and onsite laundry.
Prince Consort Village
Price range: £216pw – £449pw (depending on the choice of room and what time of year you book)
Distance to campus: 1 hour walk or 30 min bus journey
Includes onsite gym and music practice rooms, 24/7 Security, fixed rent and energy costs, contents insurance, cinema room, and onsite laundry
- Price range: £192pw – £309pw (depending on the choice of room and what time of year you book)
- Distance to campus: 45 min journey via public transport
- Free shuttle bus service running every morning and evening to the nearby underground station (Tooting Broadway)
- Includes all bills, onsite gym and common rooms, 24/7 security, onsite laundry
For even more student halls options:
If you cannot find a suitable spot in halls or if it’s not your preferred option, there are plenty of lettings agents within the city to support you in finding a student house share or flat share.
You could pay considerably less if you live further on the outskirts of Greater London and travel into university every day. Don’t forget though to account for any extra transport costs which result from the place you choose to live.
The cost per week of living in a shared flat or house is much less than in halls, you’ll be able to pick properties based on your budget. Most letting agents will require you to be in a group before you approach them for a property. To make connections and find housemates, you can join our BIMM London freshers group, which we email out to all offer holders.
Once you have a group together, you can approach local student lettings agents to find properties. We’ve listed some below, but there are hundreds to choose from:
- We recommend trying to view a property twice. You’ll be more likely to notice problems the second time around.
- Take someone with you or let someone else know exactly where you are when you visit a property, just to err on the side of caution.
- It’s also a good idea to visit the area at night. If you do this, please ensure you stick to the point above and take someone with you.
- Make sure you and all your other housemates view the property. Don’t take someone else’s word that the property is right for you.
- Compare a range of different landlords and properties.
- Take your time, and don’t let landlords pressure you; there is a surplus of suitable properties in the area, and you will find somewhere you like.
- When you go to view, take notes and photos and use our checklist to ensure you don’t miss anything.
- Knowing your rights will help you view properties more critically and strengthen your negotiating position.
For any questions regarding student accommodation or if you’d like more information on how to apply to BIMM Music Institute London, please contact our Enquiries Team on 01273 840 346 or email [email protected].