Located on Islington’s Holloway Road, on the border of zones 2/3, the residence is an ideal accommodation for students who want to experience as much of London as they can. With both Holloway Road and Archway Underground stations being only a 10-minute walk away from the accommodation, public transport to a number of London Universities is made for students. However, trains are not the only means of getting to your University quickly, London Metropolitan University is a short 10-minute walk away from the residence.
Ease of travel to Universities aside, the location is ideal for any student who is aiming to make the most out of their stay in London as the residence is surrounded by many entertainment venues. An Odeon Cinema is within walking distance of the residence, making the location ideal for film lovers or just those trying to stay up to date with the latest movie releases. Should students want to venture out a little further, London’s iconic Camden Town is a 20-minute tube journey away, boasting a multitude of music venues, bars, clubs and of course, the ZSL London Zoo. Camden Town is a brilliant experience for those wanting to see the many different cultures and subcultures that London has to offer. Finsbury Park is also less than a mile away. This boasts huge public park for most of the major music festivals such as the infamous Wireless Festival, which just this year saw the likes of Post Malone, Stormzy and Drake among others take to the stage.
Other amenities local to the residence would be include gyms/leisure centres, banks, fast food and fine dining establishments and other high street stores.
The residences main room type is an en-suite room. En-suite rooms offer residences their own private bathroom, study area, double bed and personal space for storage. Those who have booked the en-suite rooms have access to a shared kitchen and living areas, perfect for socialising and meeting new friends. Should a student be more leaning towards the independent/private side of living then studio flats are also available which provides students with their own living area, bathroom and kitchen.
The residence boasts a large common room which is great for socialising or chilling out and catching up on your programmes on the giant widescreen TV. The management team also arrange regular social events for the residents during the year to encourage all to meet new people. Not only that, you can make plenty of new friends whilst doing your washing in the laundry room – friends that wash together, stay together. For those of you who do not want to take advantage of the excellent travel connections and would rather venture your way around on a bicycle, there are storage facilities for you to house your bike.
Your safety will never be compromised with 24/7 CCTV throughout the whole residence along with a friendly onsite management and customer service team to help guide you in all areas both inside and outside the residence. Not only that but for those of you sharing communal kitchens – these are cleaned once a week by the on-site house-keeping team, although you’ll still need to wash those dishes of yours!
The Archway residence offers a range of room types including Single En-suite.
More details below:
This is a single en-suite room measuring around 12-13m². The room has a comfortable small double bed, a desk area and private bathroom, as well as a wardrobe, under-bed storage and plenty of storage. There is free Wi-Fi in each bedroom and throughout the building. You will also have access to the communal living and kitchen areas which you will share with up to 8 flatmates.
Available: 19 Nov 2018 - 31 Aug 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.
Unfortunately, this residence is only available to students aged 18 or over.
On occasion, subject to management approval, an exception can be made for students who turn 18 during their stay.
En-suite shower, toilet and washbasin
Bedroom furniture including a bed, wardrobe/storage, desk and chair.
There is also a data point for internet access.
Room sizes rooms are typically between 12-13 sq meters.
The residence comes with plenty of secure bike storage.
Archway Underground Station – 14-minute walk
Upper Holloway Station – 9-minute walk
Arsenal Underground Station – 24-minute walk
Finsbury Park Station – 19-minute walk
Language Study Centres Ltd – 31-minute walk
London Speaks Languages – 29-minute walk
SKOLA English in London – 43-minute walk
TTi School of English – 38-minute walk
London Metropolitan University – 16-minute walk
Central St Martins (Archway Campus) – 13-minute walk
University of Leeds (London Campus) – 16-minute walk
Finsbury Park – 20-minute walk
Emirates Stadium – 20-minute walk
The Dome – 17-minute walk
Karl Marx’s Tomb – 22-minute walk
Thierry Henry Statue – 17-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
“We have been working with London Homestays for over 5 years. With their support, we have managed to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction. We strongly recommend London Homestays to anyone who’s looking for quality, reliability and exceptional customer service.”Alex Fernandes, Accommodation & Visa Compliance Manager, Malvern House London
“Having worked with them since 2013, I can state that London Homestays have always taken care to match our students with suitable host families. They have a very friendly yet professional approach to their work. Our students have enjoyed staying at their homestays. Overall, students say that their host families are attentive and welcoming.”Carl Roberton, Principal, Stafford House School of English
“We at Burlington School have worked with London Homestays since 2014, and I professionally know the team since 2009 when I worked for another company in the education and accommodation industry. Having had the opportunity to work with London Homestays since the company started operations in London, all of the enquiries have been dealt with in a dedicated and timely manner, the team members are customer-oriented and always provide an exceptional accommodation experience to our students. I have no hesitation to recommend London Homestays as excellent accommodation providers and business partners.”Eliane Tomasi, Accommodation & Welfare Officer, Burlington School
“LSC Stanton has been working with London Homestays since 2011 and we are very pleased with the quality of accommodation and service they give to us. We have a good relationship with the team and they are always on hand to deal with any last-minute requests.”Nick Bray, Managing Director, London Study Centre
“Cooperation with London Homestays is always great! We highly appreciate proactive approach and effort to ensure the best possible services for our groups. We always had a great clean accommodation, friendly family and smart local organisers. Students of our groups were satisfied and they enjoyed staying in London very much. We would like to recommend this agency. The whole team is very kind.”Miroslava Foltýnová, Owner, CK Bus Tours
“We offer internships in London to European students and looked for a reliable partner to provide accommodation to our candidates. We have been very happy with the services provided by London Homestays, as have our candidates, as they have always received quickly information on families, the possibility to book a room in a short delay and also a good quality of families. I would recommend without any doubt this agency. The team is very professional, efficient and friendly :). We hope to send new trainees soon!”Stéphanie Frassanito, Program Manager, Work Overseas
“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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