University of West London

University of West London

University of West London

Best Locations for Student Accommodation

  • Ealing
  • Brentford
  • Hanwell

Average Rents

Rents for a room range between £100 -£230 per week depending on location.

Average agent fees

Generally around £220 per tenant.

Living in the area

Being in London the university has good transport links including the tube, train and bus services.

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.

To find out more about public transport in London visit the following site:

Local Shops

There are many convenient shops available on the campuses for students to use as well as at some of the halls. All three campuses are also in thriving shopping areas so you will hopefully be able to find everything that you need either on or off campus.

Local Restaurants
There are restaurants and cafes at all the campuses. The Ealing campus has The Diner which provides breakfast, lunch and dinner and a huge range of hot and cold food including upper crust baguettes. The Reading campus has four main places that you can get food including the Kings diner, Ritazza, Essentials and Terrazza Coffee shop. All of these serve a good variety of food and drinks.

There are also many good restaurants within the centre of Ealing alone and you can choose from almost any cuisine including Japanese, Nepalese, Italian, Thai, Indian and even good old fashioned fast food imported from our friends across the pond.

Ealing is just 20 minutes from the centre of London so it’s great for nights on the town. The last Central line tube leaves from Oxford Circus to Ealing Broadway at roughly 12:30am and if it’s been a really big night the first train is at about 6am. Alternatively there are buses 24 hours a day. If you choose to stay in Ealing there is still no shortage of things that you can do.

Places Worth Visiting in London

Camden Town: unique place, with interesting people and a wide variety of shops well worth a visit, especially at weekends and a popular student area with good night life.

Tube: Camden Town (tube stop closed on Sundays afternoon)

Canary Wharf and the City: If you like modern architecture and skyscrapers, this is a must see. Contains some of the tallest buildings in Europe and if you are into modern architecture and skyscrapers then you should certainly pay a visit. Probably better to visit during the week, as the streets at the weekend lack the vibrant business activity.

Tube: Canary Wharf (take the DLR from Bank), or Bank and Liverpool Street for the City

Tate Modern Museum: Worth visiting at some point both for the modern art and for the amazing architecture of the museum.

Tube: Blackfriars, then take Millennium Bridge.

Covent Garden: A very large pedestrian space and with the best street entertainers in the capital, it can be a cool place for chilling out with a drink.

Tube: Covent Garden and Leicester Square

Kensington and Chelsea: Some of the wealthiest districts in London, full of big Victorian-style houses and luxury cars. South Kensington is both the French district and the museums district and is a friendly place, with loads cafés and book shops.

Tube: Knightsbridge, South Kensington and Sloane Square

Angel: A nice quiet place well worth a visit with markets and many music shops, with stuff you never thought you would find or didnt even know you wanted.

Tube: Angel

Oxford Street and Regent Street: Known as London’s ‘Champs Elysées’, with a range of fashion boutiques and a lot lot more but always crowded. Great place to be seen.

Tube: Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus

Chinatown: A nice pedestrian location, with each entrance marked with Chinese gates and Asian-style decorations. If you’re looking for Asian products, then this is the place to go!

Location: between Tottenham Court Road and Leicester Square tube stops.

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