The capital of England, London is one of the most vibrant cities in the world. It is a melting pot of different cultures so no one feels like an outsider here. The city is full of hidden gems be it art or architecture, food or fashion, there is something for everyone. It is also regarded as one of the best university cities in the world and has the highest concentrations of elite universities…about 40 institutions.
Students from all over the world come to study in London and either opt to stay on-campus or off-campus. There are a plethora of off-campus accommodation options to choose from but that creates a lot of confusion. So, in order to help you choose the best accommodation for yourself, we have done a detailed comparison of two student accommodation in London.
Chapter Kings Cross is a premium student housing located in London’s Zone 1 on Pentonville Road. It is a wonderful accommodation, hosting a vast array of rooms for you to choose from. From luxurious studios to fully-furnished one-bed flats, there is something at every price point.
This accommodation offers a comfortable and lavish lifestyle without compromising on your safety and security. Numerous universities are located at a driving distance of 2-4 minutes from Chapter Kings Cross. UCL is just 8-minutes away by bus whereas SOAS University of London is just 10-minutes away.
Urbanest King’s Cross is another good student accommodation which you can opt if you’re looking for comfort, luxury, and proximity to the university. A lot of students choose to stay at this residence as it adds a whole new vibe to their university experience. It offers a choice between private rooms, en-suites, and studio flats.
All the rooms are quite spacious and furnished with all the basic amenities. It also comes with under-floor heating in all the rooms which are missing in the former residence. UCL Main Campus is 20-minutes’ away by bus whereas City, University of London, takes 25-minutes to reach by bus.
Verdict: Both comes at a similar price point but if you want to live at a walking distance from UCL or other big universities then Chapter Kings Cross is the one you must pick.
Amenities on offer
Chapter Kings Cross offers plenty of on-site amenities which make your stay more comfortable. All the rooms are furnished with a comfortable bed for a good night’s sleep, en suite bathrooms, and a study space wherein you can study in peace. There is a private kitchenette where you can cook up a storm. In addition to these, there are some extra amenities like:
- Study room
- Cinema room
- On-site laundry facilities
- iMac stations
- Games room
- Outdoor courtyard
- Room heating
Urbanest King’s Cross is also not behind when it comes to offering on-site amenities. All the rooms in this residence also are furnished with a comfortable bed with memory foam mattress, en suite bathrooms, and a study space similar to its counterpart. There is a kitchen as well which is equipped with all modern appliances so you can prepare your meals easily. There are plenty of other amenities as well like:
- Bike storage
- On-site maintenance
- Study room
- Games rooms
- Laundry facilities
- Room heating
Verdict: Both accommodations offer plenty of on-site amenities for a comfortable stay but Chapter Kings Cross win this round due to some extra amenities like a cinema room, gym, and iMac stations.
Travelling around London is quite easy as the city is well-connected by various transport modes like buses, trains, trams, etc. The Chapter Kings Cross has enough transportation links that connect it to other important areas of the city.
- Nearest bus stop – Penton Rise (1-minute walk away)
- Nearest train station – London King’s Cross (6-minutes’ walk away)
- Nearest subway station – King’s Cross and St Pancras (6-minutes’ walk away)
Getting around Urbanest King’s Cross is also quite easy with various stations and stops located nearby.
- Nearest bus stop – York Way Freight Lane (1-minute walk away)
- Nearest train station – London King’s Cross (11-minutes’ walk away)
- Nearest subway station – King’s Cross and St Pancras (11-minutes’ walk away)
Verdict: Both accommodations offer good transport connectivity so this would be a draw between the two.
Chapter Kings Cross offers studio rooms starting from £235/week going upto £544/week for 51 weeks duration. A one-bedroom apartment would start from £580/week going upto £690/week for 51weeks duration of stay. All the rooms are fully furnished with rent inclusive of all the utilities and Wi-Fi.
Urbanest King’s Cross offers en-suite rooms starting from £229/week going upto £329/week for 51 weeks duration. It also offers studio rooms starting from £399/week going upto £550/week for 51 weeks duration. Similar to Chapter Kings Cross, all the rooms of this accommodation are fully furnished with rent inclusive of all the utilities and Wi-Fi.
Verdict: Both the accommodation offers fully-furnished rooms but Urbanest King’s Cross seems to be a more value for money option.
So, as you can see in most of the domains Chapter Kings Cross prove to be a winner but in the price domain Urbanest King’s Cross is a better option.