Best Locations for student accommodation
- East Acton
- Kingston Vale
- Putney, Richmond
- Wandsworth Town
A room in a private rented flat or house will typically cost £80-140 per week (bills such as gas, electricity, water and telephone will make this approximately £85-£145 per week).
Depending on area, facilities and size, a self-contained bedsit or studio flat is likely to cost £150-£300 per week; a 1 bedroom flat with a lounge, kitchen and bathroom £150-£350 per week; a 2 bedroom flat with a lounge, kitchen and bathroom £200 to £340 per week; a 3 bedroom flat or house with a lounge, kitchen & bathroom £250 to £450 per week.
Average agent fees
Typically in London agency fees tend to vary between £120 and £200.
Living in the area
As three of the colleges are located on the Roehampton Lane campus, for the majority of students everything they need will be within walking distance. The Whitelands campus is a 10-20 minute walk from the main campus, and Mount Clare is a similar distance away. There is an inter-campus bus service that runs regularly through the week.
As a student you are eligible for discounts on local services and it is well worth obtaining a student Oyster card as it is likely you will be a regular user of public transport. These cost just £5 and can save you up to 30% on your travel expenses.
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Even with student discounts, public transport may be a killer on your bank account and so, if you haven't already, it may well be worth getting hold of a bike as it can be a very cheap way to travel.
There are a number of shops on campus where you can purchase basic groceries, stationery, computer consumables and snacks along with a number of vending machines.
Students at Whitelands are closer to the shops on Danebury Avenue and Roehampton High Street which include a Co-op, Chemist, Post Office, Off Licence and many Takeaways. There is also a Premier shop in Aubyn Square for your basic requirements.
You can also get the bus (265 or 85) to the local ASDA in Roehampton Vale, or go to Putney (265, 430), Kingston (85), Richmond (493) or Hammersmith (72) to shop.
There are some great nights out in local areas and free buses are provided to take everyone to the Fez club in Putney, which is always busy and offers a great night! Once a month there is also a free bus to a night at the Clapham Grand. However, Fridays are a highlight of the Roehampton week as it is the day of the legendary Bop, which takes place in Montefiore Hall on Froebel with lots of cheesy music, fancy dress and cheap drinks.