This is residence is located down Frying Pan Alley which provides us with an indication of the businesses that used to operate in this street. Ironmongers and braziers used the frying pan as the emblem of their trade and they would hang a pan outside their shop so people could see what their business was – whilst the name has stuck, do not expect to see a frying pan outside this residence indicating its name!
Old Spitalfields Market is the original East London market, and you will find yourself here possibly on a daily basis in one of the busiest shopping hubs of London. Built in the 1800’s, the structure was refurbished and rejuvenated in the early 2000s and is now one of the capitals most unique shopping, eating and drinking destinations. Circling the giant roofed market are numerous permanent boutiques, eateries and salons, from many big brands such as Mac, Hackett and Chanel, but it is the heart of the market that’s the most exciting. You’ll find traders selling arts, crafts, clothing and knick-knacks in the two central concourses. On Thursdays, you’ll also encounter the weekly antique market, with around 80 stalls selling vintage maps, books, furniture and collectables. These days no London market is complete without food and Old Spitalfields Market has more than its fair share of restaurants and street food vendors. Grab a gloriously succulent burger to go from Bleecker Street or a crispy falafel from Pilpel. During the colder months try fondue from Androuet Cheese and Wine Bar or head to the Shoreditch outpost of Wright Brother for a pitstop of oysters and a glass of champers at any time of the year.
Now that we’ve got your hungry, The Breakfast Club is an absolute must to discover! Tucked away down a side street just a stone’s throw away from the residence you will find this gem – although there is nothing discreet about this café in the least bit. One of The Breakfast Club’s busiest cafes, it comes complete with its very own Dirty Little Secret bar. The words ‘Today is going to be a good day’ strewn across the front of the café gives a hint at how this place embodies the true Brekky Club spirit – GOOD food, GOOD drinks and just simply GOOD times. Be sure to check out what lurks behind the Smeg fridge through when you visit – here you will find The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town, The Breakfast Club’s first ever Dirty Little Secret bar.
At the end of the week when you are essentially broke from spending all of your money in Spitalfields Market, then paying a visit on Sunday to the world famous Petticoat Lane market is a must! You will mainly find clothes for men, women and children, from street-cred clubwear to over-order of designer goods and last year’s must-haves. One of its specialities is leather wear at the Aldgate East end and there’s bric-a-brac, household goods, in fact, everything you could possibly think of plus some other bits and bobs too. With more than 1000 stalls lining the streets on a Sunday, bargain hunters come in their droves, it’s a great scene and worth the trip even if you’re not shopping. Petticoat Lane may be London’s biggest street jumble sale, but for bargain hunting with a bit of haggling thrown in, it is the original and the best.
This residence boasts a selection of stylish and spacious studios which comes equipped with your own en-suite bathroom, private kitchenette, compact double bed, study area and storage space. The room allows for an independent living so you wouldn’t need to worry about anyone’s mess but your own, or have to fight for the first place to use the bathroom and kitchen!
Where do we possibly start with the facilities that his incredible residence has? Shall we start with the balcony which you will find located on the 33rd floor where you would be able to enjoy some of the most amazing views of the city and its skyline, or we can move inside from the balcony where you can find a library – yes a library, to get a change of scenery from studying in your room or having to brave the elements to get to your University library. Drop down a floor from the tranquillity and you will find a large communal lounge coupled with your own private residential bar to socialise, relax and forget in! Grab a drink and nestle up in the giant leather armchairs and relax with your friends – coz why shouldn’t you once in a while.
Nope – we are not going to stop there either. Why not show your competitive side by visiting the Games Area within the residence? Here you will be able to show your winning (or losing) side with a pool table and football table! Speaking of competitive, fancy showing off those X-Factor vocal talents? Do you? DO YOU?? WELL, you can in the residence Karaoke Rooms which are ready for you to show your Beyonce or your Ed Sheeran. Not feeling like competing in games or karaoke? Then why not visit the private cinema where you can sit back and relax whilst watching the latest movie or sporting event!
There are also plenty of study spaces within the residence, coupled with a private auditorium for any performances or presentations that you may need to practice, or even for you to book an event! A good place to start or end your day would definitely be in the on-site gym which is (like everything else) solely for resident’s use, so go on down and utilise the latest exercise machines and weights. Your body is your temple after all, and what place to build that temple up.
Amongst all that you will find all of the much-needed facilities to make yourself feel at home, like the onsite laundry room to make sure Mummy and Daddy do not get the present of your dirty washing; and a cycle storage space so your bicycle has a safe home like you. You will also find a 24/7 staff presence reception area, which when the residence team are not in they are replaced with a reputable security team who are all there to look after you! Not only that, but do not worry about any issues you have in your room such as a broken lightbulb etc, you will find one of the most responsive and effective on-site maintenance teams to make sure that everything is fixed/replaced as soon as they possibly can – whether you are at home or not!
The Liverpool Street residence has a range of studio rooms.
More details below:
This is a single en-suite studio measuring around 15-19m². The room has a comfortable compact double bed, a desk area and private bathroom, as well as a wardrobe 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.
If you are booking for a full academic year 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 are booking for a shorter period e.g. a single semester or a summer stay, you will be allocated the room type (single studio, twin studio, single en suite etc) you have booked but the exact specification may be subject to availability. This can include the floor the room is located on, the direction the room is facing, if the room is classed as a standard, a club, a premium, an accessible, a premium accessible etc.
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.
Liverpool Street Station – 9-minute walk
Aldgate East Station – 6-minute walk
Shoreditch High Street Station – 13-minute walk
Moorgate Station – 13-minute walk
Bank Station – 14-minute walk
INTO City, University of London – 1-minute walk
Coventry University, London Campus – 2-minute walk
Instituto Marangoni – 5-minute walk
Northumbria University – 1-minute walk
London Metropolitan University – 3-minute walk
The Language Class – 9-minute walk
Whitechapel Training Centre – 16-minute walk
BSGS College – 15-minute walk
TFL English Test – 24-minute walk
London English Centre – 17-minute walk
Spitalfields Market – 2-minute walk
The Leadenhall Market – 11-minute walk
Brick Lane Market – 9-minute walk
Finsbury Square Garden – 13-minute walk
Village Underground – 9-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
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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