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Universities close to Whitechapel


Queen Mary University


Whitechapel Gallery


The Royal London Hospital


Aldgate East




Queen Mary University


Whitechapel Gallery


The Royal London Hospital


Aldgate East




About student living in Whitechapel


Student accommodation in Whitechapel is perfect for students studying at Queen Mary as the Whitechapel campus is just a short walk away. The Mile End campus is also easily reachable within twenty minutes on public transport. Whitechapel is well-connected, with Overground services from Whitechapel station and access to the Hammersmith and City, District, Circle, and Metropolitan lines from Aldgate and Aldgate East tube stations. With many buses also operating in the area, it’s easy to get around London from Whitechapel student accommodation.


Exploring Whitechapel on foot is a brilliant way to soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the area. Stroll through Aldgate Square and admire the statues at Piazza Walk or make your way towards Tower Bridge and take a walk along the Thames while enjoying the scenic views. Stepney Green Park is just a short distance away, offering the perfect place to relax with friends or enjoy a game of sport. The Stepney City Farm is right next door, where you can soothe your anxiety by petting the adorable animals.

Food and Drink

An expansive selection of food and drink options lies practically on the doorsteps of student houses in Whitechapel. Pizza Union and Zia Lucia are the places to go for affordable Italian options, or try DanDan Noodles for handmade Sichuan noodles and a selection of Japanese Sake. If you want to grab something on the go, head to The Ottoman Doner for traditional Turkish kebabs or The Baklava Company for a sweet treat. Grab a pint at The Black Horse, The White Hart, or the Blind Beggar, or enjoy a delicious cocktail and a daily happy hour at Apples & Pears.


As the area has a lot of culture and lively nightlife, you’ll rarely be short of things to do when living in student accommodation in Whitechapel. Visit a contemporary art exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, or explore the area’s history at the Jack the Ripper Museum. If you’re a fan of live music, The George Tavern is the perfect place for intimate gigs, or head to Troxy for larger concerts. For a great night out, you can’t go wrong with Simmons, offering daily deals and discounts as well as feel-good tunes all night long.


Whitechapel is a great place to go shopping, with a wide selection of both high-street and independent shops to explore. Whitechapel Market is open every Monday to Saturday, offering everything from fresh produce and delicious street food to vintage clothing.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Whitechapel

Is Whitechapel a student area?

Whitechapel is home to the Queen Mary Whitechapel campus, making it a popular student area. With a vibrant atmosphere and a buzzy nightlife, student accommodation in Whitechapel, London is highly sought after every year.

Is Whitechapel affordable for students?

Whitechapel is one of the more affordable London areas for students to live in. Whitechapel student accommodation is generally cheaper than housing in areas closer to central London. There are also plenty of student deals and discounts to take advantage of that help to keep the costs of living in Whitechapel down.

Does Queen Mary have accommodation?

Queen Mary has several halls of residence located in Whitechapel, Mile End, and the surrounding areas. Queen Mary students tend to live in halls in their first year of university and then move into private student accommodation in Whitechapel, London for second and third year.

Where is Whitechapel?

Whitechapel is in East London in the Borough of Tower Hamlets. It is close to Spitalfields, Shadwell, and Mile End.

Is Whitechapel safe?

As long as you take sensible precautions, you should feel safe living in Whitechapel student houses. The area is busy and the crime rate is beginning to improve as the area continues to develop.

What zone is Whitechapel?

Whitechapel is in Zone Two and is accessible on the Hammersmith and City, District, Circle, and Metropolitan lines.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Whitechapel 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 Whitechapel 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 Whitechapel 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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