The experience that you’ll get in Glasgow is like no other. The city is a popular tourist destination bursting with an exciting nightlife and a lively daytime atmosphere, with lots of places to see and plenty of things to do. When you stay at the residence you’ll be a short walk away from everything you need – so you’ll never be far from the action on offer.
The city centre is packed with hundreds of places to eat out with a wide variety of cuisines from around the world. You’ll only be 10-minutes’ walk away from places such as Jamie’s Italian, Browns and Prezzo on George Street, or Ichiban and Strat on Queen Street. You can also choose from a range of national chain restaurants including TGI Friday’s, Wagamama and Five – so whatever you’re into, you’re sure to find something to suit your taste and budget.
If you’re looking for a spot of retail therapy, whether it’s designer labels or independent boutiques, you’ll have major shopping areas to choose from such as the Buchanan Galleries, which is only a 10-minute walk away from the residence and includes outlets such as H&M, Levi’s and John Lewis – plus many more. Alternatively, you can find a variety of shops in either Princes Square or Merchant City, which are only a 15-minute walk away from the residence. For budget shopping options, you can also visit the Barras Street Market – which offers a diverse range of independent stalls.
It is a well-known fact that the Glaswegians are extremely fond of their pubs and generally having a good time! There are bars, pubs and clubs all within walking distance from Liberty Park or you can venture out to a selection of cheap bars in Sauchiehall Street which is a 10-minute taxi ride away! Some of the city’s most popular destinations for socialising and eating out are George Square and Merchant City, Merchant Square has lots to offer with Arisaig, Bar Square, Beer Café, Boudoir Wine Bar, Fanelli’s, Mercado, Metropolitan and O’Neill’s – just to name a few.
The residence has 470 rooms which are a combination of En-suite, Share Apartments and Studio rooms. The En-suite rooms all have your own bathroom within the room which offers you plenty of privacy. Resident’s then have access to a fully fitted kitchen with a large communal area built in which you would share with between 4-5 flatmates. The self-contained Classic Shared Apartment offers plenty of privacy, shared with just one other student. Residents have access to a fully fitted kitchen, shared bathroom with a shower, toilet and washbasin. Studios include your own en-suite bathroom and private kitchenette. All rooms are fully-furnished with a comfortable double bed, a study desk with a chair and a wardrobe.
There is a large, deluxe common room kitted out with state-of-the-art furnishings and plenty of activities so you can just sit back and chill or show your competitive side on the pool table. REALLY want to show that competitive side, then kick back and enjoy some game time with your mates in a social environment on the residence’s PS4/Xbox games area – it is the ultimate place to do it!
Despite the city having everything right on the doorstep of the residence and having such great public transport links to everywhere; some people just like the comfort of their car to take them to the closest or furthest of places. Well fortunately the residence has car parking facilities to extend out to your creature comfort and bring your car with you; something that you will find at very few student residences.
Not only does the residence have 24 CCTV monitoring along with 24 staff presence (be it the reception team, or security); the residence also has its own on-site maintenance team who will come along and fix anything that goes wrong in your room at a time that is suitable for you! There is also a laundry room with straightforward step-by-step instructions for those of you who aren’t lucky enough to take your washing home with you every weekend!
The Glasgow North Central residence has a range of en suite, studio and shared apartment rooms available.
More details below:
This is a single en-suite room measuring around 13m². The room has a comfortable 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 4-5 flatmates.
Available: 18 Aug 2018 - 01 Sep 2018
This is a premium en-suite room measuring around 16m². The room has a comfortable 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 between 4-5 flatmates.
Available: 18 Aug 2018 - 01 Sep 2018
This is a single en-suite studio measuring around 16m². The room has a comfortable double bed, a desk area and private bathroom, as well as a wardrobe, under-bed storage and plenty of storage. The studio is fully equipped with a private kitchenette. There is free Wi-Fi in each bedroom and throughout the building.
Available: 18 Aug 2018 - 01 Sep 2018
This is a shared apartment measuring around 15m². The room has a comfortable small double bed, a desk area, as well as a wardrobe, under-bed storage and plenty of storage. There is access to a shared bathroom and a shared fully fitted kitchen which is shared with one other resident. There is free Wi-Fi in each bedroom and throughout the building.
Available: 18 Aug 2018 - 01 Sep 2018
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.
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 rooms include features such as a private bathroom, a comfortable double bed, your own desk for study and Wi-Fi connected work space.
The minimum stay is 1 week.
Rooms are typically 13-16 square meters.
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
My stay with my host family makes my time at UK much more fun and exciting! Life is happening!Bao, student from China: Homestay booking in Zone 4+
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
Shanghai Chelsea International Consulting (SCIC) has worked with Home from Home many times and they have provided a very professional service.Chan Sen, Director at Shanghai Chelsea International Consulting
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