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Exterior shot of The Costume Store halls of residence

The Costume Store

Location
North Acton
Number of Rooms
654 ensuite bedrooms and 76 studios
Tenancy Length
50 weeks
Price
£202 - £330.50 per week
Type
Flats: shared between 4-9 students

Welcome to The Costume Store | UAL

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.

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.

Notice about maintenance works

It should be noted that throughout the academic year 2021-22, 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.

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 is, however, likely to be some 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 may mean some rooms have less light than normal. You will be able to open windows and you can have one way film installed 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.

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.

Address

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.

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.

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

Disclaimer

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 2021.

  • Standard rooms are £202 per week, £10,100 in total. These rooms are approximately 11.9 metres squared with a single bed.
  • Studio rooms are £283.50 per week, £14,175 in total. These rooms are approximately 25-29 metres squared with a double bed.
  • Mobility adapted studio rooms for disabled students are £202 per week, £10,100 in total. These rooms are approximately 24 metres squared with a single bed.
  • Premium studio rooms are £306 per week, £15,300 in total.
  • Large premium studio rooms are £330.50 per week, £16,525 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 £236.50 per week. These rooms are approximately 11.9 metres squared with a single bed.
  • Studio rooms for Study Abroad and Exchange students are £331.50 per week. These rooms are approximately 25-29 metres squared with a double bed.
  • Mobility adapted studio rooms for disabled students are £236.50 per week. These rooms are approximately 24 metres squared with a single 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.

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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