Leman Street, Whitechapel Summer residence

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Key Info
  • Located on Leman Street in Aldgate, it's got a super cool vibe, right in the heart of East London. The residence brings you close to the buzzing areas of Shoreditch and Spitalfields so you’ll never miss out on any of the action. Whitechapel residence student accommodation puts you right next to many of the city’s universities and art colleges, so you can just roll out of bed and to class in a flash. Plus there’s great transport links all over the city, you can walk to London’s famous underground or major train stations in minutes. You will feel right at home at Whitechapel residence. Your bills, contents insurance and access to a gym are included in your rent, so you relax and focus on your studies.

Location

Living at Leman Street, you’ll be close to direct tubes to major universities, such as University College London, King’s College London and several University of the Arts London campuses. If you fancy a few days out of the city, Liverpool Street Station is nearby, which will whisk you to the cities like Oxford for a day trip.

Shopping

In terms of shopping, you’ll want to head to One New Change, just down the road at Moorgate. It’s got student faves like H&M and student dining staples like Nando’s, but also some slightly posher stuff like All Saints for when you want to treat yourself. Shoreditch also isn’t too far away at all, and you ought to visit BoxPark; a series of edgy pop-up shops in giant boxes specialising in fashion and accessories.

Liberty Plaza sits in the heart of London’s East End with its cosmopolitan vibe. The residence straddles both quirky, edgy areas like Shoreditch, Hoxton, Whitechapel and Islington, and yet is also only minutes from the hustle and bustle of the City of London and the corporate world.

Local Attractions

The Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe are just over a thirty minute walk away or short tube journey. You’ve also got absolutely iconic places like London Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Gherkin, The Shard and The Tower of London within 30 minutes’ walk in each direction. You can even do a Jack The Ripper walking tour, as the area is where he was on the prowl all those years ago.

Finally, if you just fancy staying in, there’s a brilliant common room, music studios, a gym and great facilities throughout Liberty Plaza to keep you entertained.

Also, there are loads of bars, pubs and nightlife on your doorstep when you stay at Liberty Plaza. This diverse area of East London has plenty of restaurants and pubs, with some student favourites just on your doorstep. There are some great places around the area, thanks in part to the fact that the residence is at the hub of commercial activity in London. Finally, if you feel like a short walk, nearby Spitalfields has loads of awesome places to try, including the quirky The Breakfast Club.
The Tower of London and the River Thames are a short walk away with lots of additional restaurants and bars to visit.

Local supermarkets are all on hand from Sainsbury’s right next door to Waitrose and Marks and Spencer within easy reach.

The City of London is located close by and offers a variety of banks and a large Post Office. You can wander round the amazing contemporary buildings with the buzz of the city and really feel you have arrived in London.

Transport

Central London is only a short train ride away, but before you even have to venture down there, you should give some of the up-and-coming local areas a try. Hoxton and Shoreditch are both close by and are fun, vibrant areas, with lots of nightlife, bars and even art galleries. The area of Islington is also only up the road at just 15 minutes on the bus, and there’s loads to do, including places to eat and drink. You’ll also range of music venues throughout these areas, including The Old Blue Last, The O2 Academy, The Garage and plenty more. If you want clubs, the famous nightclub Fabric is only a short bus ride away or a half an hour walk.  At Leman Street, you’re just minutes from several tube stations, including Aldgate East (4 minutes walk away), Tower Hill (10 minutes away on foot) – both on the District and Circle Line with Aldgate East also offering the Hammersmith & City line – and even Liverpool Street which can take you even further afield, just a 20 minute walk away. King’s Cross St Pancras can be reached quickly and offers a quick trip to loads of places around the UK and even Europe on the Eurostar.

What's Included

  • Common Room
  • Computer Room

Room Pricing & Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I select my room?

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.

Can I view this residence prior to booking?

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.

Can I smoke in the residence?

Smoking is not permitted in any indoor area in the UK. Please use the designated smoking areas found throughout the residence.

Are pets allowed?

Unfortunately, no pets are permitted in any of our residences.

Where can I wash my clothes?

This residence offers dedicated laundry facilities where you can wash and dry your clothes.  

Are bills included in the price? 

Yes, all utility bills are included in the price of the room, including gas, electric and Wi-Fi internet. 

Does this residence have internet? 

Yes, there is wireless internet in every bedroom and throughout the building. 

What’s the difference between Studio rooms and the Single En-Suite room types?

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. 

Is there a curfew?

No, there is no curfew. You will be living independently, you will have your own key and can come and go as you please. 

Is there always a member of staff available?

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. 

Can I stay in this residence if I am under 18?

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.

Is personal contents insurance included?

We hope you won’t need it but it’s nice to know that you have insurance as backup for your peace of mind. Follow the link to download your Certificate of Insurance.

Is there a gym?

Keeping fit is easy thanks to our on-site gym – free to use whenever you like. Feel the burn, without the hole in your wallet!

Are there common rooms to socialise?

There is a large, deluxe common room kitted out with state-of-the-art furnishings and plenty of activities so you can sit back and chill with your mates.

Is there cycle storage?

The residence comes with plenty of secure bike storage, so there’s no excuse not to bring yours and get some exercise.

Is there any outdoor space?

There’s an external courtyard area, so there’s plenty of opportunity to get some quiet time or catch a tan… British weather depending, of course.

Can I receive post?

Our lovely staff at reception will happily take delivery of parcels and signed-for items – so no need to give up that online shopping addiction!

Is there an on-site housekeeping and maintenance team?

Whenever you need something fixing just give our on-site teams a call and we’ll sort it quickly and at a time that works for you.

Is there access for wheelchair users?

This residence is accessible for people of all abilities.

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