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Portchester House, London

4.5 (33 reviews)

Student Accommodation

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50 New Kent Road, Elephant & Castle, London, England SE1 6SH

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Basic Info

No Service Fee Near bus station Walk to school Furnished Bills included Chinese receptionist Parcels collect Near Subway

278 Beds

Highest Floor 20

Built in 2016 · Renovated in 2016

Portchester House, established in 2016, is a remarkable London student accommodation rising 20 stories high in the prestigious Zone 1 of London. This modern residence offers an array of Studio apartments, each thoughtfully designed with a double bed, private kitchen and bathroom, and ample storage space. Located near key educational institutions like KCC and KCL, Portchester House presents a harmonious blend of luxury living and academic convenience. Students can utilise modern living facilities, ranging from laundry machines, package lockers, elevators, and pool tables, while experiencing the wonderful life and academic journeys in London.

 

Features:

Portchester House student housing in London caters to diverse preferences with its Gold, Silver, and Bronze studio series, including variants like Classic, Classic Plus, Deluxe, Deluxe Accessible, and Double Deluxe Studio, each tailored for a unique living experience. The rooms are not just spaces to live and study; they're sanctuaries offering breathtaking panoramas of London's skyline, including landmarks like St. Paul's CathedralThe Shard, and Big Ben.

Students living in Portchester House enjoy high-standard living amenities. Kitchens are fully fitted with modern appliances such as refrigerators, microwaves, and vacuum cleaners. Natural light floods through the floor-to-ceiling windows in select rooms, enhancing the living experience. The Gold Double Deluxe Studio permits dual occupancy without additional charges, making it an ideal choice for couples or friends. Furthermore, communal spaces in Portchester House further foster a sense of community and collaboration, featuring a spacious lounge, study areas, and a top-floor suite with stunning city views. A large shared dining hall is available for hosting parties, along with a 24-hour surveillance system, high-speed 100MB internet, free bicycle storage, and laundry facilities.

 

Location and What's Hot?

Situated on New Kent Road, a 3-minute walk to the Elephant and Castle tube station, Portchester House is nestled in one of London’s most dynamic districts. Nearby, one can explore famed attractions such as London Bridge and The Shard within a 10-minute walk. The student residence is also close to vibrant commercial and shopping areas, including supermarkets like Sainsbury's, DistriAndina, and Tesco Express, as well as shopping centres such as Castle Square and El Arco Del Centro.

 

Transport:

In terms of connectivity, Portchester House is exceptionally positioned. A 3-minute stroll to Elephant and Castle station connects residents to various parts of London via the Northern lineBus routes provide access to King's College London in 15 minutes and Goldsmiths, University of London, in 25 minutes. For those attending City, University of London, a 22-minute car ride is all it takes. Proximity to key train stations like London Bridge and City Thameslink further enhances travel options. London City Airport is a 32-minute drive away, facilitating easy travel for international students.

 

Security and Services:

Portchester House represents the epitome of contemporary student housing in London, with 24-hour reception services, parcel collection serviceCCTV surveillance, and a gated community ensuring a safe and secure environment. The residence also features recreational amenities like a games room with pool tables and a large screen for gaming or movie nights. Other communal areas include study zones, a business area, and regular cleaning services, ensuring a comfortable and hassle-free living experience in London.

4.5

33 reviews

Amazing facilities · 9
Amazing area · 15
Super-fast internet · 8
Great customer service · 7

SONG**

5.0

10 Nov 2023 19:44:26

very good, the supermarket downstairs is very convenient
very good, the supermarket downstairs is very convenient

LI**

5.0

09 Nov 2023 13:19:49

Very comfortable, stay with my safe house for a year
Very comfortable, stay with my safe house for a year
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House Rules

Cancellation Policy

No Visa No Pay

No Place No Pay

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If you enter into a Tenancy agreement earlier than the 7th September 2024, by
signing the Tenancy agreement sent out to you in advance, and you later
discover you are unable to attend university due to your UK Visa application
being denied or you have failed to obtain the required qualifications to get into
your London University. Please notify us as soon as you can by providing us of
proof of this and we will issue a refund of any holding deposit paid, if you
choose to cancel for any other reason you will need to do so by the 31st May
2024 and we will not hold you to the Tenancy agreement and will cancel your
application in full with a refund of your £250 deposit. We will request evidence
of this too to support the cancellation.

Pets Policy

No Pet

Smoking Policy

no smoking

Double Occupancy Policy

Double occupancy rooms:

No double occupancy rooms.

Portchester House FAQs

How to make an appointment to arrange courier collection service?

There are different collection points for booking different apartments under Get Living, and you need to bring your ID, address proof (contract) and other documents to the corresponding collection point for collection. The collection point of East Village is at 80 Celebration Avenue, Elephant Central can use Bringme to check the courier, you can download the app to operate and collect according to the prompts.

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Can I change the curtains in my apartment?

The curtains of East Village can be replaced if agreed with the apartment, but you need to choose beige or white curtains, and you are not allowed to re-drill the curtains because of the replacement. The original curtains provided by the apartment need to be kept intact and need to be replaced when you check out . The curtains of Elephant Central are custom-selected by the apartment for you considering the comfort, so replacement is not allowed.

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Does the apartment have parking?

Please contact the apartment building and do your best to apply for a parking permit. East Village will charge £65 per month for parking (Victory Plaza will charge £100 per month), and Elephant Central will charge £200 per month.

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Student Accommodation in London

Will I have to pay a deposit for London student accommodation?

Some student housing in London will require a deposit (which may start out as a reservation fee) but not all – it depends on which accommodation you choose. If you are asked for a deposit, it will be capped at five weeks's rent.

Can I get discounts for student accommodation in London?

Yes, students who book early or in advance are eligible for certain discounts in specific properties. Please check with the specific property to secure your rate. You can also save on rent by making a group reservation. Other offers are constantly available; we recommend you keep an eye out for the latest ones on uhomes website!

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How much does student living cost in London?

The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared London apartment will cost you on average around £338.56 per week. But a one-bedroom apartment in London or a studio flat to rent in London could cost more depending on what type of room you select.

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