Josephine Judd, BA Fashion Communication
Choosing where to stay while you are studying at the College is entirely up to you. We do have a list of housing options for students studying in London, but it is always a great idea to make sure you thoroughly research your options and make sure your accommodation is in line with your expectations.
Many students at the College prefer to opt for private lets. It’s important that you consider your commuting distance to the campus, as well as the length of your course when deciding which area to live in. Other things to consider are, of course, your budget, your familiarity with London, and the type of environment that will suit you while you are studying.
Another option is to look into shared living arrangements with other students at the College. When we have received your deposit, you will be invited to join an online group where you can meet your fellow students and discuss coordinating living arrangements, should you wish. Please note, this is only for students on the Vogue Fashion Certificate, Vogue Fashion Foundation Diploma and BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and our MA courses.
The College is near to both Tottenham Court Road and Leicester Square Underground stations, which are both are on the Northern Line. However, it’s worth noting that it only takes about 15 minutes to walk from Embankment and Charing Cross stations and about 25 minutes to walk from Waterloo. There are also plenty of buses that service Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street. We recommend getting an Oyster Card as it’s usually the cheapest option. You can also get a Student Oyster Card if you are on a course that is a year or longer in duration.
- Tottenham Court Road: a five-minute walk
- Leicester Square: a five-minute walk
- Covent Garden: a seven-minute walk
- Oxford Street: a 12-minute walk
To apply for student accommodation services, you will need to book at least one month in advance to ensure you obtain a room. You will be required to send a copy of your passport, a letter of acceptance on to the course from the College (an unconditional acceptance letter) and sometimes a bank statement.
Being in the heart of Soho, the College is surrounded by many hotels that all offer a comfortable stay and are within walking distance of the campus.
56-57 Frith Street
A one-minute walk from the College, and about £150 a night.
17 Moor Street
About three minutes' walk from the College, and around £100 a night.
10 Carlisle Street
About a four-minute walk from the College, and about £160 a night.
1 Ham Yard
Six minutes' walk from the College, and about £400 a night.
About an eight-minute walk from the College, and about £80 a night.
199-206 High Holborn
Twelve minutes' walk from the College, and about £130 a night.
50-60 Southampton Row
A 16-minute walk from the College, and about £150 a night.
If you are enrolling on a long-term course, then you may want to opt for a privately rented apartment or house. The best way to do this is through a reputable estate agency. We would advise anyone taking up a private let to ensure they visit the property in person prior to signing a tenancy agreement to make sure it meets your needs and is in a suitable area for your commute to and from the College.
Estate Agents are privately owned businesses used by landlords to advertise, and often manage, their properties. Using these agencies is a quick way to find a property to let, although it is likely they will charge you a fee for finding your accommodation. Be sure to enquire about fees before signing up to an agency.