The area around King's Cross and St Pancras stations is fast becoming one of the new lifestyle centres in London. With galleries, shops, cafes, leisure facilities and a flourishing student community, there is a real ‘social buzz’ with a great sense of community. Journey time to LSE campus via bicycle or public transport is approximately 15 minutes (two stops from King's Cross underground station to Holborn on the Piccadilly line), or you can walk to the School within about half an hour.
Find out more about the redevelopment of the King’s Cross area: www.kingscross.co.uk [external]
Join a virtual tour around the urbanest King's Cross construction site [You Tube]
Watch a video about what existing urbanest residents say [You Tube]
More details including floor plans of urbanest King's Cross [external]
To arrange a viewing, please call urbanest on +44 (0) 20 7042 7890 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Does my rent include meals?
King’s Cross is a self catered hall. Well equipped kitchens are provided.
What is provided in the kitchens?
Depending on the room you choose, you'll have access to either a private or a shared kitchen with quality appliances. Each kitchen contains an oven, a stove with grill and a fridge/freezer. There is also a microwave and a dishwasher. You will have to supply your own utensils and crockery. However, utensil packs are available to buy from the building. Also see: What we provide in each hall [PDF]
What do I get in my room?
Comfortable beds are complimented by under-floor heating, controlled by an individual thermostat in your room. Each room has a large study desk and plenty of storage for clothes, shoes and books alike. All rooms have their own private bathroom with high spec fixtures and fittings.
What shared areas are there?
Two generous communal areas are located just above reception and on the thirteenth floor. The large lounge offers TV, soft seating, table tennis and other activities, as well as Wi-Fi and iMac stations. Private study and tutorial rooms are available. There is a coin operated launderette and you can hire or store bicycles, too.
Is there disabled access?
There is good disabled access to the building as well as a number of the rooms.
Do I get internet access?
Broadband of up to 25mb is provided in your room, and the entire building has wireless internet access.
Are the halls cleaned?
The communal areas of the building are cleaned routinely, but you are responsible for cleaning your own room and kitchen.
What bedding do I need to bring?
You must supply you own bed linen, towels, duvets and pillows. However, linen packs are available to buy from the building. Also see: What we provide in each hall [PDF]
2013-14 contracts started on 28 September 2013 and end on 12 September 2014. This 50 week period includes the Christmas and Easter holidays, and most of the summer vacation.
If you want, you can arrive a week (or more) before the contract start date, but you will need to arrange a short-term stay at King's Cross with urbanest student accommodation directly: www.urbanest.com/london| or telephone +44 (0)20 7042 7890.
Full session (50 weeks) 2013/14 rents
Studios £299.00 per week
En-suite rooms £209.00 or £219.00 per week
Standard rooms £189.00 or £199.00 per week
* Accommodation prices stated on these pages are valid for the current academic year 2013-14. We will publish our 2014-15 rates as soon as they have been set. In the meantime, please expect an average increase of approximately 3 per cent.
To get an idea of what students think about urbanest halls, visit: Why our residents choose to stay at urbanest [You Tube]
Here are some quotes from the video:
‘I really enjoyed my last year here. I didn’t have any problem during my stay so I haven’t found any reason not to stay again.’
'When I’m studying and I don’t want to go anywhere or do anything, I have everything I need right at my doorstep.’