Location is an important factor for anyone looking for somewhere to live mentioned Assetgrove, but especially so if you’re a student on a limited budget. Here are some of the best places within half an hour of London’s top universities to help you or your loved ones narrow down the search.

Closest to:

London School of Economics (LSE)

“Brixton is just 25 minutes away and offers a thriving, vibrant community full of markets, bars and cafes. It’s very well located in Zone 2 and there’s lots of student accommodation available” suggests Eden Harper. Similarly try Finsbury Park (20 mins away), Shepherd’s Bush (23 mins) and Mile End (21 mins). All have plenty of green space, multicultural communities and lots to see and do. Mile End is a particularly popular choice with students as it’s got all the charm of places like Shoreditch at a fraction of the price.

Imperial College

Southfields is a mainly residential area which is a little quiet for some, but perfect if you want a more peaceful place to live. It’s within easy reach of busier locations like Putney and there are lots of good pubs and bars to while away the hours after a day at college.

Another good place to look out for is Stockwell- quiet and not much going on but with London Bridge less than a 10-minute bus journey away it’s very well connected and more reasonably priced than a lot of other London areas.

Also check out Ealing Broadway- you can be at Imperial College in just over half an hour and this thriving community offers everything you could possibly want. “There’s a good high street, a busy town centre and lots of bars, restaurants and cafes” says Plaza Estates.  Better still, it connects to National Rail as well as the tube, so if you want a convenient way to visit family it’s a really good option.