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urbanest King's Cross
Canal Reach


Telephone: +44 (0)20 7042 7890


Residential Services Office 

3.02 Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7531

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Opening hours 
Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm (Halls of Residence and Private Housing enquiries)







urbanest King's Cross virtual tour and information

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urbanest King's Cross is a high quality, modern hall offering a range of comfortable rooms. A wide range of facilities are provided including free cycle hire, 50mb wireless broadband and a spacious reception area offering 24/7 support for residents.

*Availability Update 2017/18 Applications*

Single rooms at £212.72 p/w sold out. All single studios sold out.
Limited availability for postgraduate applicants - mostly single rooms with shared bathrooms.

The options available include single rooms with both en suite and shared bathrooms and fully self-contained studios offering privacy and a high quality finish. You can see an example of a studio room here: Single Studio

LSE work in close partnership with urbanest to ensure that LSE students have a positive all round living experience at the hall. To help facilitate this partnership, an LSE School Resident is based at King's Cross to assist directly in matters of welfare and support. 

For current availability for 2016/17, please visit: Current and upcoming vacancies

Fees 2016-17

Full session (50 weeks), self-catered 
Annual cost: £10,841.44 - £16,289.82 (50 week contract)

Single rooms with shared bathroom £217.45 per week
Single en suite rooms £228.38 to £239.31 per week
Single studios £326.73 per week
Also see: Fees - how much you need to pay

Contract Information
The 50 week contract period includes Christmas, Easter and most of the summer vacations.

Students enter in to a private rental agreement, a Tenancy Agreement, with urbanest and not LSE.

urbanest provide all facilities, services and amenities for this residence, as part of their Tenancy Agreement. Please read thoroughly and check any Tenancy Agreement before you sign and accept it.

LSE place a Warden in urbanest King’s Cross who oversees pastoral support for LSE students.

Room sizes
Sizes are for guidance only, as rooms may vary.

Private room sizes approximately 12m²
En suite room sizes approximately 12m²
Studio sizes approximately 19m²

The area around King's Cross and St Pancras stations is fast becoming one of the new lifestyle centres in London. Journey time to LSE campus is approximately 25 minutes (two stops from King's Cross underground station to Holborn on the Piccadilly line), or you can walk to the School within about 40 minutes.  

Local area map

To arrange a viewing, please call urbanest on +44 (0) 20 7042 7890 or email

Does my rent include meals?
No. 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 for purchase. Also see: What we provide in each hall [PDF]  

What do I get in my room?
Comfortable beds are complimented by underfloor 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.
Also see: What we provide in each hall [PDF]  

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 laundry room available for use within the building. For 2016/17, the price of a wash is £2.50 and a dry is £1.50.

Also see: What we provide in each hall [PDF]

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. Also see: What we provide in each hall [PDF]

Are the halls cleaned?
The communal areas of the building are cleaned regularly, 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 for purchase.
Also see: What we provide in each hall [PDF]

To get an idea of what students think about urbanest halls, visit: Why our residents choose to stay at urbanest [YouTube]

Here are some quotes from the video:

Mafalda says: 

‘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.’

Katie says: 

'When I’m studying and I don’t want to go anywhere or do anything, I have everything I need right at my doorstep.’


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Map of LSE residences with School location indicated - large version