Accommodation is guaranteed at a hall of residence (dorms or apartment) if you apply for a place by our deadline.

University of the Arts London provides high quality self-catering accommodation in halls of residence across the capital. Almost all rooms have their own shower and toilet and share a kitchen.

  • Social Programme
  • Student Welfare Mentors
  • Safety

Social Programme

UAL hosts an award-winning Social Programme that runs events and activities in every hall throughout the year.

The events are entirely run by students, for students. They organise a wide range of activities, including movie nights, knitting clubs, gallery visits, cooking competitions, craft nights and fancy dress parties. 

There are regular cross-halls events and parties giving you more opportunities to meet people from across UAL - all events are free or very low-cost, so everybody can take part.

Student Welfare Mentors

All halls of residence have their very own dedicated Student Welfare Mentor based at each hall to offer advice and help with anything that has an impact on your life at UAL.

Student Welfare Mentors have up to three weekly drop in sessions. Chat to representatives about anything from settling into hall life, housemate concerns, managing your work, moving away from home to making friends. Please be reassured that everything you discuss will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively.


Our students tell us they feel very safe at the University, and your safety is our top priority. As a result, all our halls of residence have:

  • closed-circuit television (CCTV) inside and outside the building
  • secure entry, for example by fob or card
  • staff available and contactable 24 hours a day

Will Wyatt Court

Located between vibrant east London and the cultural highlights of the West End, students at Will Wyatt Court will enjoy the atmosphere and accessibility of a central London location.

This purpose-built, high quality student accommodation is situated close to Old Street underground station in Zone 1. There are 514 single rooms, each with en-suite facilities, internet and phone connection. Flats are shared by up to eight residents and have well equipped kitchen and lounge areas.  

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Costume Store

The cutting edge Costume Store is a 730 bed development in North Acton, accommodating students in 654 en-suite single rooms in flats and 76 large self-contained studios.

It includes three mobility adapted studios and one visiting lecturer studio, across 17 floors – many offering amazing views of London. 

In addition to the contemporary and stylish bedrooms and flats, we also offer features such as: 

  • large studio workshop space with hair and make up stations
  • luxurious residents’ common room
  • wireless internet access in every bedroom at no extra cost
  • on-site laundry
  • an art gallery for UAL artists

The Costume Store is located in west London, opposite North Acton underground station (Central Line), providing quick and convenient access to many of the College sites.  

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Summer Study Abroad students have many different accommodation options. In addition to Will Wyatt Court and Costume Store, there are three other halls of residence available for the summer.

Cordwainers Court

Cordwainers Court is nestled in the heart of Hackney in east London and offers an intimate experience in a small hall of residence. Hackney is a diverse area, with plenty of supermarkets and local shops. It is also within easy reach of the thriving districts of Hoxton, Islington and Shoreditch where there are many popular bars and restaurants. All rooms at Cordwainers Court are single and include a shared bathroom and kitchen area.  

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Don Gratton House

Don Gratton House is just a few minutes' walk from the eclectic Brick Lane and a short bus ride from the creative hub of Shoreditch and Silicon Roundabout at Old Street. All rooms are single with en-suite facilities.  

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Sketch House

Sketch House is a brand new development based right in the heart of Finsbury Park. This is a perfect location if you wish to be close to central London in a lively community. All rooms are en-suite and a three quarter bed. There are also studios available with a double bed, a kitchen and en-suite facilities.  

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Available all year round, homestays and house shares are a fantastic opportunity to stay in a more homely environment.

Homestays are a popular choice among students looking for an authentic taste of British life. Should you choose this type of accommodation, you can expect to be treated as one of the family with home comforts, a welcoming atmosphere and the chance to practise your English. 

Our carefully selected provider, Hosts International, is registered with the British Council, and can arrange transfers from any London airport to your chosen destination.

There are single or twin rooms available in homestays, with weekly laundry access and a choice of three meal plans:

  • Bed and continental breakfast
  • Half board - bed, continental breakfast and evening meal
  • Self catering - room only with use of family kitchen

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