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Almeida Theatre


The Old Queen's Head


Camden Passage


Angel Station


Highbury & Islington Station


Almeida Theatre


The Old Queen's Head


Camden Passage


Angel Station


Highbury & Islington Station


About student living in Islington


Islington student accommodation is conveniently located close to two tube stations and the Overground. The Northern line and the Victoria line are just a short walk away, and there are many buses that run through the area regularly. You can reach King’s Cross and Euston in just twenty minutes, making it easy to get anywhere in the city. London City University and London Metropolitan University are also just a short walk away from student houses in Islington.


Islington has lots of picturesque outdoor spaces to enjoy. Directly outside your student housing in Islington, you’ll find pretty tree-lined streets to explore. Walking or cycling along Regent’s Canal is the perfect way to clear your head after a long day of lectures. Or, you can relax on Highbury Fields or Barnard Park in the sun with friends.

Food and Drink

The food and drink options in Islington are extensive. Wander down Camden Passage and you’ll find excellent brunch options at The Breakfast Club and Brother Marcus. If you’re a vegan or a vegetarian Islington has you covered. Tofu Vegan offers delicious Chinese food you just won’t believe is entirely vegan, or try Rudy’s Vegan Diner for some tasty vegan fast food. Head to the Alpaca if you’re looking for a pub with a welcoming atmosphere and a great selection of beers, or visit the Old Queen’s Head if you’re hoping to extend your pub trip into a night out. Be sure to try the Irish Coffee at Homeboy Bar, a modern Irish cocktail bar with live music every Thursday and Sunday and DJ nights every Friday and Saturday.


Islington is packed with fun things for you to get stuck into you. Student accommodation in Islington is perfectly positioned for lovers of the live show. Watch a play at the Almeida Theatre, see some live music at Islington Assembly Hall, or strap in for some laughs at the Angel Comedy Club. Or, you can watch a film at Vue cinema, taking advantage of their student discount.


Student houses in Islington are just a stone’s throw away from a wide selection of high-street stores, independent boutiques, and charity shops. Angel shopping centre is home to a wide selection of shops, as well as the Angel Central Sustainable Market, featuring London-based, ethical and sustainable crafters and makers. Take a stroll down Camden Passage to find independent stores and vintage shops to explore. If you’re a music lover, be sure to visit Flashback Records on Essex Road to browse through the selection of vinyls.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Islington

Is Islington a student area?

With plenty of bars, restaurants, and pubs, Islington is a great place to live as a student. There is plenty of student accommodation in Islington, London too.

Is Islington London safe?

Islington is generally considered to be a safe place to live. Most residents report feeling secure in the area.

Where is Islington in London?

Islington is an area in the north of London. It is close to King’s Cross, Camden, and Farringdon.

Is Islington affordable for students?

Islington student accommodation is more expensive than that in some other areas of London. However, the area does benefit from a wide variety of things to do and extremely convenient transport links.

Is Islington a nice place to live?

With plenty of bars, pubs, and restaurants to enjoy, as well as a wide cultural scene, Islington is a great place to live. Living in student accommodation in Islington, London will never get boring as there is so much to get stuck into.

What zone is Islington in?

Angel, Islington is in Zone 1, while Highbury & Islington is in Zone two.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Islington 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 Islington 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 Islington 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.

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