About student accommodation

Moving away from home to start university is an exciting time, but it can also be daunting. At ICMP we understand the importance of safe and affordable accommodation during your studies, so we're here to give you a comprehensive guide to student housing in London. To help those moving away from home, we've put together the following information and links to help ensure you find the right accommodation. 

Not only is London at the heart of the global music industry, putting you in pole position to get a head start in building your musical career, but it’s also an amazing place to live. From the fantastic music venues in places like Camden Town and the South Bank, to the nightlife of Soho and East London and the amazing food and shopping, there’s always something exciting to experience.


We have also put together some useful articles covering how you can go about finding the right accommodation in the lead-up to your big move.

Choose your accommodation

Whilst at ICMP we do not offer our own accommodation, we've put together information on some options for you. With our well-connected location in the heart of London, there is a range of options to suit your preferences and budget.

Student Halls of Residence

Purpose-built student accommodation.

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Private Rented Accommodation

Privately owned rooms, flats and houses.

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Accommodation booking platforms

  • Spotahome: Rent accommodation online with a 20% discount
  • Uniplaces: Use code 'UPICMP50' for 50% off wide availability of flats in London
  • Uhomes: Find student accommodation near your university
  • Room for Tea: Rent a room or flat in London

ICMP's House Hunting Forum

To enable you to network both before and after the event, and also with students who were unable to attend, we also have a dedicated Facebook Group. This group helps students find house share accommodation with fellow musicians and ICMP students. The group is very active with both new and returning students, and remains the go-to source for most ICMP students throughout the year. 

Join the group

Homestay - International Students

Homestay accommodation is a ‘home within a home’, where you would live with a British family. This type of accommodation is suitable for those students who are leaving their home country and coming to the UK for the first time.

The benefits to homestay accommodation are:

  • The family will help you settle in London
  • A safe and secure place to stay
  • Develop and improve your spoken English
  • It is easy to book online and short or long term stays are available

There are different homestay options available to choose from, single or shared room only, bed and breakfast or self-catering. There are a range of locations across London. Agents will match you to a suitable family depending on your preferences.

Here are details of various providers, for further information and how to book please contact them directly:

Disclaimer: Please note that ICMP do not recommend or inspect any of the accommodation offered by homestay agencies. Please ensure you read through all terms and conditions prior to entering into an agreement with a homestay provider.

Check out our London City Guide for transport tips, cultural hotspots and music opportunities in the city.

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