Just a couple of minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station in Zone 1, you have London on your doorstep. You will be just to the east of ‘The City’, London’s famous financial district, moments away from Brick Lane, Spitalfields Market and a plethora of art galleries, restaurants and independent boutique shops.
You will also be walking distance from the popular tourist area of London Bridge and Borough Market, with it’s amazing cuisine from around the world. The wonderfully gothic Tower Bridge is just around the corner, and just along the river is The London Eye, The Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.
Social activity is at the heart of this residence. This is demonstrated by the 8 fantastic communal areas, including a games room, a fully-equipped gym, several TV lounges with Sky TV and PlayStations. There are also games rooms which have air hockey, table tennis and football tables. Combine this with the strong community network created by the numerous residence-wide social events, and this is one of the best residences to stay if you want to meet people and make new friends from around the world.
The residence also understands that you are here to study as well as have fun, so they also provide seminar and private study rooms so you can get some peace and quiet.
The Aldgate residence offers a range of room types, including en-suite and studio rooms.
More details below:
This is a single en-suite room measuring from around 12m²-14m². The room has a single bed, a study desk, a private bathroom, and storage for clothes. There is also access to a shared kitchen which shared kitchen includes 32" TV, microwave, hob, oven, fridge freezer and leather sofa. There is free Wi-Fi in each bedroom and throughout the building.
Available: 14 Oct 2018 - 01 Sep 2019
This is a single en-suite studio measuring from around 14m². The room has a comfortable single bed, a desk area and private bathroom, as well as a wardrobe and TV in the room. The studio is fully-equipped with a private kitchenette, which contains a microwave and combi oven. There is free Wi-Fi in each bedroom and throughout the building.
Available: 14 Oct 2018 - 01 Sep 2019
This is a double en-suite studio measuring from around 16m². The room has a comfortable ¾ double bed, a desk area and private bathroom, as well as a wardrobe and TV in the room. The studio is fully equipped with a private kitchenette, fully equipped with a microwave and combi oven. There is free Wi-Fi in each bedroom and throughout the building. Single occupancy is also available.
Available: 14 Oct 2018 - 01 Sep 2019
You can select the type of room you stay in.
However, you cannot request specific details such as what floor the room is on or who your flatmates are, as the rooms are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
If you do have a special request, please let us know and we will do our best to help you.
If you are staying for 12 weeks or longer, we will be happy to request an appointment with the residence team for you to view the residence.
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide viewings for stays under 12 weeks.
Smoking is not permitted in any indoor area in the UK. Please use the designated smoking areas found outside the residence.
Unfortunately, no pets are permitted in any of our residences.
This residence offers dedicated laundry facilities where you can wash and dry your clothes.
Yes, all utility bills are included in the price of the room, including gas, electric and Wi-Fi internet.
Yes, there is wireless internet in every bedroom and throughout the building.
Both rooms have private en-suite bathrooms. The difference is that studios have cooking facilities within the room, while the single en suite rooms have access to a shared kitchen.
No, there is no curfew. You will be living independently, you will have your own key and can come and go as you please.
Yes, the reception staff usually work during office hours Monday to Friday. However, when the reception is closed, there will always be a member of the customer service or security team on hand, either to assist you in person or for you to contact by telephone.
Yes, under 18s are welcome to stay at this residence. For guests who are 16 or 17 years old we will require a parental consent form to be completed. This form will state that your parents are happy for your to stay in this residence.
Yes, the residence is wheelchair friendly and there are rooms especially made with wheelchair access in mind. Please note that these rooms are limited therefore if your require a room with wheelchair access, we would advise booking early.
Yes, there is some very limited availability for large double studios that are suitable for 2 people sharing. This room type is very limited, therefore early booking is advised.
Yes, there are this is a very sociable residence. We pride ourselves on being one of the friendliest residences in London, with a close community. There is a welcome party each week were new guests can meet with current guests and find out a little more about the residence and the area. Someone is always on hand to give you advice about everything from what to do in London to how to get to your school. Some of the events this year included a Talent show; Christmas Party and Valentine Match making. These events are all advertised on our private Facebook page, which only residents have access to.
Yes, within reason short stay (2 to 3 night) overnight guests are permitted. This is subject to the residence manager’s permission and you will be responsible for providing a bed for your guests.
Whitechapel Underground Station – 7-minute walk
Shoreditch Station – 17-minute walk
Aldgate East Station – 7-minute walk
Liverpool Street Station – 20-minute walk
Aldgate Station – 12-minute walk
BSGS College – 4-minute walk
Accelera Language – 4-minute walk
ELAS UK – 8-minute walk
The Language Class– 8-minute walk
Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry – 3-minute walk
London Metropolitan University – 4-minute walk
Queen Marys University of London – 26-minute walk
Hult International Business School – 6-minute walk
London Coventry University – 14-minute walk
Instituto Marangoni – 9-minute walk
Brick Lane Market – 11-minute walk
Spitalfields Market – 20-minute walk
Royal Exchange – 22-minute walk
The Shard – 30-minute walk
St Pauls Cathedral – 33-minute walk
Really, we are very happy with our room at the residence. James in the residences team has helped us with all aspects of our booking and we would like to say, big thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!Dmitriy and Maria, two students from Russia: Residence booking
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“Our school from the Czech Republic has had great experiences with London Homestays. They are one of the only hosting agencies who would accept our very young guests (under 12). The host families were generally welcoming, kind, and accommodating. The service provided by the coordinator Kate O’Connor and other admin staff is second to none.”Kate Powers, Vice Principal for English Studies, Sunny Canadian International School
My homestay host Debra transformed my stay into the most amazing experience of my whole life!Florian, student from Belgium: Homestay booking in Zone 3
It was an amazing experience, I’ve found a new home where I feel as comfortable as I do in my own home!Laura, student from France: Homestay booking in Zone 2
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