Essential coronavirus info Your safety is our first priority.
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.
The owner of the building is currently carrying out maintenance improvement works, which will run throughout the academic year 2021-22. This means there will be external building works underway during your stay. This is in line with advice from the government. The building as it stands is safe and has been certified as such by experts.
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.
Please note travel times are based on the nearest College.
160 Victoria Road
London W3 6EE
Travel zone: 2/3
Nearest tube: North Acton
Nearest train station: Acton Main Line
Take a tour of The Costume Store, its bedrooms, facilities and common spaces.
Our common rooms and dedicated work zones remain open. This means you can book a time-slot to use the spaces as an individual, or with your household bubble.
Please note, we have restrictions and safety measurements in place in all our common areas, including laundry facilities. These are in line with the current guidelines from the UK government and are therefore subject to change.
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.
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 2021.
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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: nationalcode.org
The application process is performed via Kinetics. To find out more visit Kinetics accessibility statement.