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Private halls of residence

There are several non-profit organisations providing comfortable, affordable and secure accommodation for students in London.

We strongly recommend that any private hall of residence you are considering booking, has membership to the Code of Standard for Larger Student Residential Developments.

Ashwell House (catered hall of residents, for female university students in London)
AA4S (a recognised partner provider with Queen Mary)

Goodenough College (offers accommodation for single residents, couples and families)

International Student House
Zebra Housing Association (for postgraduate family accommodation)

Additionally there are many privately built large student housing schemes in London, many are located within a short distance of Queen Mary. They are built to a very high standard (with many rooms being en-suite or studio style), however they are often more expensive than housing provided directly by Queen Mary or in other types of private accommodation. When deciding if this option is for you, you will also need to consider the length of contract that you are expected to sign. Currently most private halls of residence offer 50/51 week contracts, some shorter term contracts may be available however you will find that these will be for a higher premium.

It is also recommended that you only use a provider that has signed up to the ANUK Code of Standards.

CRM Students - with accommodation in Gants Hill, Ilford
Davies Court - with accommodation in Canary Wharf
Host - with accommodation in Bethnal Green (please note that The Hive is closed for refurbishment until September 2025)
IQ Student Accommodation - with accommodation in Aldgate, Mile End, and Whitechapel
Sanctuary Students - with accommodation in Mile End and Whitechapel
Scape - with accommodation in Mile End and Shoreditch
Sunlight Apartments - with accommodation in Bethnal Green
Unite - with accommodations in Mile End, Bethnal Green, and Stratford (a recognised partner provider of Queen Mary)
University of London - with accommodation in Stratford
Urbanest - with accommodation in Hoxton and Tower Bridge
Yugo - (formerly Student Housing Company) with accommodation in Whitechapel and Barbican

Hall Bookers is a website for helping students find private halls near the university. The website uses students reviews, unedited photographs and its own written descriptions to give a independent view of all private halls in London.

Please note: All these halls are external to the University so you will need to contact them directly for further information. They are open to all students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, and to students from other universities in the locality.

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