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Summer Stays for Under 18s

UAL is unique in offering accommodation to short course students who are either 16 or 17 years old and travelling alone.

This service is exclusively offered at Sketch House, where students are supported by a team of ambassadors who are on-site 24/7.

Availability starts from 1 August and ends on 26 September 2020.

Students can choose to take part in all events organised by the Social Programme team (charges may apply).

Please note that if you try to make a booking but there is no availability at Sketch House, you will need to contact your UAL college directly.

The rate is £65 per night, with a minimum 2-night stay.

We can only accept bookings that have been applied with the correct code for students under 18. Please ensure that you contact your UAL college directly for this code or we will be unable to accommodate your stay.

What's included:

  • 24-hour Student Ambassador support
  • Bedrooms cleaned weekly
  • Bed linen and set of towels (changed weekly)
  • Complimentary toiletries bag
  • Iron and ironing board are available in every kitchen
  • Tea and coffee available
  • Laundry facilities on site
  • 24 hour CCTV coverage of the site
  • Super-fast wifi
  • Fully equipped kitchens (crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils)
  • Continental breakfast

Please note that air conditioning is not available in this hall.


Due to the exceptional circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus, we will be cancelling all of our June and July 2020 Summer Stays bookings. If you have booked with us during this time, we will be issuing you a refund, which should appear in your account within five working days of being processed.

If you are supposed to be studying at UAL in June or July, the Short Courses team will be in touch soon with options regarding the course you have booked.


Finsbury Park is a very cultured and unique part of London and a perfect setting for Sketch House.

The hall is a five minute walk to the underground and national rail stations. Within walking distance are an array of cafes, bakeries and bars, including the famous Park Theatre café bar.

Nearby attractions:

  • Finsbury Park
  • Emirates Stadium
  • Oxford Circus (15 mins by tube)
  • Buckingham Palace (25 mins by tube)
  • Soho (20 mins by tube)


36 Clifton Terrace
Finsbury Park
London N4 3TD

Travel zone: 2
Nearest tube: Finsbury Park
Nearest train station: Finsbury Park

Virtual tours

Take a tour of Sketch House and click on the numbers 0-4 to view each room.


Sketch House is managed by Fresh Student Living, who work in collaboration with University of the Arts London. This hall is signed up to the ANUK code of practice. For more information visit:

Please note if you are a summer guest during July and August you will not have a tenancy agreement. Check our full Terms and Conditions on the main Summer Accommodation page.