Alternative accommodation

Alternative accommodation


Renting in the Private Sector

Ravensbourne has partnered with the University of London Housing Services (ULHS) to offer our students support in finding accommodation in the private sector.

The ULHS offers advice on how to find accommodation, which areas to consider, what the options are, pricing and more.  Their new property platform and app makes finding a property much easier, putting all student accommodation options in one place, including private landlords, agents and private halls.

Students will be able to sign their contracts and pay rent/deposits through the platform, and all the providers will be vetted, so they can feel confident they’re renting from a genuine provider.

There is no pre-registration, but students can get the latest info by signing up to their mailing list.

ULHS offer a free contract checking service which allows students to have their contracts for private accommodation checked before they sign and also offer legal advice should our students get into any difficulty in private accommodation.


If you have any questions about finding private accommodation in London, then please contact 
E[email protected] 
T: +44 (0)20 7862 8880

House shares and home stays

Hosts International - a well-established company with a British Council registration, that has been providing accommodation to International Students for over 25 years.

All the host families provide fully-furnished rooms with WIFI access and warm family environment.

The aim of Hosts International is to fulfil the requirements of all clients and beyond and make students feel at home regardless of whether they are staying with a host family or in an independent house share.

To book homestay on flexible terms email Hosts International

Global Guardians

Become a live-in property guardian, or a long-term house sitter, in one of many empty buildings all across London. The properties have been restored by Global Guardians to be rented out at affordable prices.