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About student living in New Cross


New Cross student accommodation is perfect for students studying at Goldsmiths as the campus is within walking distance. New Cross is also very well connected, with two railway stations, New Cross and New Cross Gate, positioned within just a few minutes of each other. New Cross benefits from the Overground, Southern and Southeastern Railway, and a comprehensive network of buses, making it easy to get around the wider city.


New Cross is an up-and-coming area with lots to explore. You’ll discover a host of brand new coffee shops, bars, and independent stores just by walking through the streets of New Cross. If you feel like a game of football or sunbathing with friends, Fordham Park is just a short walk away. Offering an expansive green space, this is the perfect place to go to relax, unwind, or enjoy some sport.

Food and Drink

Student accommodation in New Cross is surrounded by places to eat and drink. Grab a coffee after lectures in a cosy corner at Mughead Coffee or in the colourful cafe, Wakey Wakey. If you feel like something stronger, New Cross is packed with pubs. The Fat Walrus is a local favourite - make sure to say hi to the resident dog, Trouble, while you’re there! For traditional boozers, head to The Marquis of Granby or The Royal Albert. Or, for something more modern, enjoy a cider from the beer garden bar at The New Cross House. If you’re looking to eat out, restaurants in New Cross boast cuisine from around the world. Try Turkish at Mez Mangal, Lebanese at Beirut Canteen, or Italian at The Pizza Room. You’ll be spoilt for choice living in student housing in New Cross.


New Cross is the place to go if you love music and art, which makes sense as Goldsmiths is known for its creativity and innovation. Located on campus, the Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art is open to everyone, hosting world-class exhibitions from a selection of emerging and established international artists. If you want to watch live music, New Cross has the perfect intimate venues. New Cross Inn puts on live shows every day of the week, hosting local and touring bands, festivals, and party nights. The Amersham Arms offers everything from gigs to comedy nights to art exhibitions, and is an unmissable student spot in New Cross.


There are plenty of shops surrounding New Cross student accommodation. Grab your essentials from Sainsbury’s, Iceland, or TK Maxx. Or you can explore the range of independent shops that line the streets of New Cross. Pick up some reading material at The World Bookshop, discover vintage records at Planet Wax, or find the perfect gift at Something Special, it’s all possible in New Cross.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in New Cross

Is New Cross a student area?

New Cross is home to the Goldsmiths campus, making it a popular student area. With lots of restaurants, pubs and bars, and live music venues nearby, student accommodation in New Cross, London is highly sought after every year.

Is New Cross safe?

New Cross does have a fairly high crime rate. However, if you take sensible precautions like locking your doors and windows and walking with others at night, you shouldn’t have an issue living in student accommodation in New Cross.

Does Goldsmiths University have accommodation?

Goldsmiths have seven halls of residence located in New Cross and the surrounding areas. Goldsmiths students tend to live in halls in their first year of university and then move into private student houses in New Cross for second and third year.

What zone is New Cross?

New Cross is in Zone Two and is on the London Overground.

Where is New Cross in London?

New Cross is in South East London in the Borough of Lewisham. It is close to Deptford and Brockley.

Is New Cross expensive for students?

New Cross is one of the most affordable areas of London for students to live in. Student accommodation in New Cross is much cheaper than housing in areas closer to central London, and there are lots of student deals and discounts to take advantage of that help to keep the cost of living down.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in New Cross 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 New Cross 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 New Cross 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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