All KCL first-year undergraduate students are guaranteed a place for their first year of study, with most students choosing to live in private accommodation from their second year.
One of the main benefits of attending university in a major city is the seemingly endless options for student accommodation both close to campus and further afield. KCL has a number of campuses all over London which means it’s important to find KCL accommodation that is close to your specific schedule. The campuses include Strand & Bush House Campus, Denmark Hill Campus, Waterloo Campus, Maughan Library Campus, and the main central London campus, Guy’s Campus. Each area has a great selection of accommodation for students to choose from like Northumberland House, which is a convenient option for student accommodation near the Strand campus. Or, if you’re looking for KCL student accommodation near Guy’s campus, check out iQ Bankside.
If you’d prefer to live outside of the buzz of central London, there are popular student areas with lots of comfortable student accommodation options. The most popular areas are in the east like Shoreditch, Dalston, or Hackney, or going south of the River Thames to areas like Brixton, Clapham, and Balham. Again it’s important to know which campus your schedule attends the most and choose accommodation according to budget, ease of commute, and the facilities that are important to you.
About Kings College London
KCL is one of London’s oldest and most notable higher education establishments, with an exceptional reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. Famous alumni include Virginia Wolf (author), Desmond Tutu (South African Anglican archbishop and civil rights activist), Thomas Hardy (author and poet), and Alain de Botton (philosopher).
Kings College London Rank
According to the Complete University Guide, Kings College London is ranked 21st out of 130 and is ranked 6th for research quality and student-to-staff ratio.
KCL has numerous campuses throughout London, including Strand & Bush House Campus, Denmark Hill Campus, Waterloo Campus, Maughan Library Campus, and Guy’s Campus. KCL offers informative campus tours to help you familiarise yourself with the facilities. In addition, all campuses have a varied selection of KCL accommodation close by, depending on your needs and budget.
Kings College London is ranked high for employability, ranking 9th for Graduate prospects – outcomes and 6th for Graduate prospects – on track. KCL also offers career and employability support through career guidance, events and workshops, alumni support, and under-represented student support.
Visit the Kings College London website for undergraduate and postgraduate fee information.
Bursaries and Scholarship Opportunities
Kings College London offers several bursaries and scholarship opportunities. Check out the Kings College London website for more information.
Student life at Kings College London
Experiencing your university career in one of the most exciting cities in the world comes with many benefits, so it’s no wonder Kings College London is a popular option for both local and international students. Apart from the many museums, galleries, restaurants, and events in London every day, Kings College London has an impressive Student Union that creates an inclusive and welcoming student community. King’s College London Students’ Union(KCLSU) offers over 300+ societies and clubs across sports, academia, media, fundraising, and weekly events that provide students with the opportunity to develop skills, and student reps ensure that student reps ensure students have a say on important KCL subjects.
Two main student bars are almost guaranteed to show KCL students a good time. The Vault on the Strand Campus and Guy’s Bar on Guy’s Campus host several student events and activities such as daily food deals, quiz nights, karaoke, and curry nights.
If you prefer exploring a museum or gallery over going to a bar, you’ll be pleased to know that a few Kings College London campuses are right near some of London’s most popular cultural activities, such as The British Museum, The London Transport Museum, and the Anatomy Theatre & Museum, as well as several free things to do. Many of these activities are close to Kings student accommodation, too, making student life at KCL a rich and exciting experience.
Check out our guide to London for more information on fun activities around the city.
KCL accommodation FAQs
Where do King's students live
Kings College London students live in a variety of areas all over London. There are great KCL accommodation options right near campus, which come at a higher price tag. However, you save on the cost of travel and your time. Outside central London, boroughs are the suburbs of Shoreditch, Brixton, and Elephant and Castle, all of which have great accommodation options for students.
Can I get a student dorm close to King's College London's Strand Campus?
Which is the best dorm near King's College London?
Which off-campus accommodation is closest to King's College London?
Students are spoilt for choice for KCL accommodation close to campus. Some of our favourites are Northumberland House, a convenient option for student accommodation near the Strand campus. However, if you’re looking for KCL student accommodation near Guy’s campus, check out iQ Bankside.
Can I view student accommodation near King's College before I book?
You sure can. Each student accommodation provider will offer different types of accommodation tours, generally both online and in-person viewings. Check with the individual provider for details.
Is accommodation at King's College available to post-graduate students?
Private Kings student accommodation is the best option for post-graduate students. Lucky for you, there are so many great options available for students who are no longer eligible for the first-year accommodation provided by KCL. Check out what’s on offer at Mystudenthalls.com.
How do I pay for my King's College student accommodation?