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Student accommodation in Greenwich, London

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Universities close to Greenwich


The O2


University of Greenwich


Cutty Sark


Greenwich Park


Greenwich Market


The O2


University of Greenwich


Cutty Sark


Greenwich Park


Greenwich Market


About student living in Greenwich


Greenwich student accommodation is ideal for students studying at the University of Greenwich, as you can walk to lectures and seminars. Greenwich also has convenient transport links, benefitting from regular buses, the DLR, Southeastern Railway, and the tube. Take the train from Greenwich town centre to London Bridge in under ten minutes, or jump on the Jubilee line at North Greenwich and reach Green Park or Bond Street in just fifteen minutes. If you fancy a different way of getting around, you can even take a cable car from Greenwich Peninsula across the River Thames to the Royal Docks!


Greenwich is famous for its picturesque scenery. Stroll through Greenwich town centre and you’ll reach the Cutty Sark. From there you can take a walk along the bank of the River Thames into the Old Royal Naval College. You might recognise it from the background of films like Pirates of the Caribbean and the King’s Speech, or TV shows like the Crown and Bridgerton! And, of course, you can’t miss Greenwich Park. A World Heritage Site, Greenwich Park spans 74 hectares and contains the Greenwich Observatory, a boating lake, beautiful flower gardens, a deer park, and the Greenwich Meridian Line. It’s the perfect place to hang out with friends or take a walk to clear your head.

Food and Drink

Student accommodation in Greenwich is surrounded by a wide selection of places to grab a bite or enjoy a pint. The O2 has a wide selection of affordable high-street restaurants and bars to explore, while Greenwich town centre is the place to go for pubs. If you like outside drinking and great atmospheres, don’t miss the beer gardens at the Gipsy Moth or the Trafalgar Tavern. Or, head to Grind or The Lost Hour for delicious cocktails at affordable prices. Black Eye Coffee is the perfect brunch spot in East Greenwich, or try Hullabaloo for a selection of vegetarian and vegan Indian cuisine.


There’s lots to get stuck into nearby to student housing in Greenwich. Catch a film at Greenwich Picturehouse with their student membership which gets you £3 off tickets and 25% off food and snacks. Head to the O2 for live music or to take advantage of the range of activities available - oxygen-free jumping or VR experiences, anyone? Take a walk through Greenwich town centre, and explore the eclectic stalls at Greenwich market. You’ll find everything from rare antiques to funky clothing to delicious food, every single week. Then pop over to Up the Creek Comedy Club for some live entertainment and belly laughs. If you fancy a night out, Studio 338 is the place to go. Based in the Greenwich Peninsula, this club and live music venue always has something exciting on the agenda.


There are plenty of shopping opportunities near student houses in Greenwich. For outlet shopping, the O2 is ideal, offering everything from high-street stores to designer brands. Greenwich town centre and East Greenwich have a wide selection of independent stores and charity shops to explore. Take a look in Music & Video Exchange for vintage records, or Stepping Stones for crystals, candles, and sage.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Greenwich has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are student properties in Greenwich to suit every taste and budget, from shared houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our Greenwich student housing and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Greenwich

Is Greenwich expensive for students?

Greenwich is one of the more affordable areas of London for students to live in. Greenwich student accommodation is cheaper than that in areas closer to central London, and there are lots of student deals and discounts to take advantage of that make living in Greenwich less expensive.

Does the University of Greenwich provide accommodation?

Students at the University of Greenwich can choose from four halls, located just minutes from the campus and Greenwich town centre. Typically, students will live in halls of residence in first year and then will move into independent Greenwich student accommodation in London in their second and third years.

Is Greenwich safe?

Greenwich has higher crime statistics than some other student areas in London. However, it has a large student community and residents generally report feeling safe in the area. If you take necessary precautions like locking doors and windows and walking with others at night, you should not have a problem living in student accommodation in Greenwich.

Is Greenwich a student area?

As the area is home to the University of Greenwich and has a lot of student houses, Greenwich is an extremely popular student area.

What part of London is Greenwich?

Greenwich is located in South East London. It is surrounded by Deptford, Blackheath, Woolwich, and Lewisham.

Is Greenwich a nice place to live?

Greenwich is a World Heritage Site with stunning scenery and lots to do. As a result, students report enjoying living in Greenwich student housing.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Greenwich are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student housing in Greenwich can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Greenwich are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across London.

Latest student property news in London

Alumrose secure funding from Octopus for London PBSA
Alumrose secure funding from Octopus for London PBSA
Octopus Real Estate has granted a loan to Almurose for the purchase of the Elephant & Castle site earmarked for a purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme.
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