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Exterior shot of The Costume Store halls of residence

The Costume Store

Location
North Acton
Number of Rooms
730 rooms
Tenancy Length
50 weeks
Price
£169 - £276.50 per week
Type
Ensuite rooms and studios. Flats shared between 4 – 9 students
Facilities
Common room with TV screen, study room and large outdoor courtyard

Location

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 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.

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 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 building.

Address

160 Victoria Road
North Acton
London W3 6EE

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

Notice about maintenance works

It should be noted that throughout the academic year 2021-22, and 2022-23, iQ (the owner of The Costume Store) will be carrying out significant external maintenance works to replace the current façade on the building. Please rest assured, the building has been certified as safe for occupation by industry experts.

Contractors will begin setting up at 8am, and works will take place on site from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. It will be done in phases to minimise any inconvenience to residents. There will, however, be disruption from noise and dust when contractors are working on the section of the building in which you live. Scaffolding will also be put up around the building which means all rooms will have less light than normal. You will be able to open windows, which have been installed with one way film to protect your privacy.

To compensate for any inconvenience you may encounter, we are offering all students a 18% reduction in rent for the duration of your contract at The Costume Store in the next academic year as a good will gesture. This reduction has already been applied to the prices advertised. For more information, ENGIE, the contractors who have been employed by iQ to carry out the works have created their own micro-site.

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

Room types

Note: All images in our photo gallery, including those seen in the films, floor plan illustrations and virtual tours, are for guidance only. Our individual studios, bedrooms, kitchens, and communal area layouts vary considerably and may not look exactly as shown in the images.

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 2022.

  • Standard rooms are £169 per week, £8,450 in total. These rooms are approximately between 11 and 12 metres squared and have single beds.
  • Studio rooms are £237 per week, £11,850 in total. These rooms are approximately between 25 and 27 metres squared and have double beds.
  • Mobility adapted studio rooms are £169 per week, £8,450 in total. These rooms are approximately between 24 and 27 metres squared and have single beds.
  • Premium studio rooms are £256 per week, £12,800 in total. These rooms are approximately between 25 and 26 metres squared and have double beds.
  • Large premium studio rooms are £276.50 per week, £13,825 in total. These rooms are approximately between 29 and 31 metres squared and have double beds.

Study Abroad and Exchange students:

  • Standard rooms for Study Abroad and Exchange students are £198 per week. These rooms are approximately between 11 and 12 metres squared and have single beds.
  • Studio rooms for Study Abroad and Exchange students are £277 per week. These rooms are approximately between 25 and 27 metres squared and have double beds.
  • Mobility adapted studio rooms are £198 per week. These rooms are approximately between 24 and 27 metres squared and have single beds.

What's included:

  • Single bed or double 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
  • Halls Reps living on site.

Management

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

Kinetics accessibility statement

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

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