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Exterior shot of The Costume Store halls of residence

The Costume Store

North Acton
Number of Rooms
553 ensuite bedrooms and studios
Tenancy Length
50 weeks
£197 - £322.50 per week
Flats: shared between 4-9 students

Welcome to The Costume Store | UAL

Maintenance works

The Costume Store is a great place for UAL students to live and a really popular choice especially for those studying at London College of Fashion.

In the next academic year, the owner of the building will be conducting some improvement works. The building as it stands is safe and has been certified as such by experts. However, in line with advice from the Government, they are going to be carrying out maintenance works on the outside of the building, which means there will be external building works underway during your stay.

The Halls’ team will do all they can to minimise any disruption during this time. Planning for the works are currently underway. It is likely they will start in the summer of 2020 and run through to the autumn of 2021.


The Costume Store is one of UAL’s largest and newest halls having opened in September 2012. It is located on the site that once housed the BBC’s costume collection in North Acton, West London. It accommodates students in contemporary and stylish ensuite cluster flats and large self-contained studios.

The halls of residence are opposite North Acton tube station (Central Line), which offers quick and convenient access to many of the UAL College sites. The London College of Fashion site in Shepherd’s Bush is just 10 minutes away on the tube.

The local area has a small supermarket, independent coffee shops, a local pub and various fast food take away restaurants.

Travel times

  • Camberwell College of Arts: 62-minute tube journey / 69-minute bike ride
  • Central Saint Martins: 43-minute tube trip / 53-minute bus journey
  • Chelsea College of Arts: 41-minute tube trip / 50-minute bike ride
  • London College of Communication: 42-minute tube trip
  • London College of Fashion (Lime Grove): 14-minute bike ride / 21-minute tube trip / 25-minute bus journey / 47-minute walk
  • Wimbledon College of Arts: 61-minute tube trip / 62-minute bike ride

Please note travel times are based on the nearest College.


160 Victoria Road
North Acton
London W3 6EE

Travel zone: 2/3
Nearest tube: North Acton
Nearest train station: Acton Main Line

Virtual tours

Take a tour of The Costume Store, its bedrooms, facilities and common spaces.

The Costume Store Gallery

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    Standard ensuite room
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    Standard ensuite room
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    Standard ensuite room
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    Ensuite bathroom in standard rooms
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    Studio room


Please be advised that images in our photo gallery, including those seen in the films and virtual tours, are for guidance only. Our individual studios, bedrooms, kitchens, and communal area layouts vary considerably and may not look exactly as the images are shown.

Prices and sizes

Standard tenancies at The Costume Store are 50 weeks for single occupancy and the following prices refer to the new academic year beginning in September 2020.

  • Standard rooms are £197 per week, £9,850 in total. These rooms are approximately 11.9 metres squared with a single bed.
  • Studio rooms are £276 per week, £13,825 in total. These rooms are approximately 25-29 metres squared with a double bed.
  • Mobility adapted studio rooms for disabled students are £197 per week, £9,850 in total. These rooms are approximately 24 metres squared with a single bed.
  • Premium studio rooms are £298 per week, £14,925 in total.
  • Large premium studio rooms are £322.50 per week, £16,125 in total. These rooms are approximately 29 metres squared with a double bed.

Study Abroad and Exchange students:

  • Standard rooms for Study Abroad and Exchange students are £231.66 per week. These rooms are approximately 11.9 metres squared with a single bed.
  • Studio rooms for Study Abroad and Exchange students are £323.50 per week. These rooms are approximately 25-29 metres squared with a double bed.

What's included:

  • Single bed, wardrobe, desk, chair, bookcase and storage space
  • Ensuite bathrooms in every bedroom
  • Internet access in every bedroom at no extra cost
  • Residents' common room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Large studio workshop space with hair and makeup stations
  • An art gallery for UAL artists
  • Courtyard space
  • Bike storage
  • 24-hour staff presence
  • Contents insurance
  • Social Reps and Wellbeing Reps living on site.


The accommodation is owned by iQ and is jointly managed with University of the Arts London.

This hall is signed up to the ANUK code of practice. For more information visit:

Kinetics accessibility statement

The application process is performed via Kinetics. To find out more visit Kinetics accessibility statement.

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