Housing & Living in London
Coming to campus can be an exciting new adventure, but you may have questions about some of the practical aspects of student life. Here we’ll share the housing and money support King's has in place to support you.
Living in London
On Student Services Online (SSO), you can find answers to a range of queries on housing and accommodation support. Topics range from exploring your housing options, paying taxes and bills, and your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.
If you’re in halls of residence, keep an eye out for communications from Residences team about your accommodation. You can also check out moving-in pages and moving-in guide to help you get settled in.
Managing your money
Managing your money wisely will help you make the most of your budget and the Fees, funding & money advice pages on SSO have information on a range of financial topics.
You can also connect with the King's Money Mentors, who are current students here to help you evaluate your spending, save money and .
Looking for part-time work to boost your income or your CV? Our guidance on getting a job while studying will help you navigate work and study.
Health and Pastoral Care
Navigating university can be daunting, but you are not alone, and we encourage you to reach out for support if you ever need it. Below we share information on services and support available to help you look after your health and wellbeing at King's.
You can also find a detailed list of support services within our article What student support services are available at King's?
Register with a GP
If you have not done so already, we strongly encourage you to register with an NHS GP (General Practitioner) when you arrive on campus to access health services.
At King’s we have our own NHS Health Centre that students can join for free. The is on the third floor of Bush House South East Wing, Strand campus. You can register online via the practice website, or find a different practice using the NHS website's GP finder.
Our article How can I register with a doctor and/or dentist? Provides guidance on how to register with a GP for the first time if you are unsure.
Before coming to campus, we also advise that you get certain vaccines as they are the best defence against severe illness and . If you have already had them, you may need to bring a record when registering with a GP. Find out all the details on our article What vaccines do I need before starting at King’s?
Get support for a disability
Disability Support & Inclusion offers information, advice, and guidance to disabled students, including assessments, funding, and learning support. Head to the Disability Support category on Student Services Online to find out more.
Please note, when we refer to the term 'disability' we also include long-term medical or mental health conditions and Specific learning difficulties ().
Take care of your wellbeing
- It's important to look after ourselves. From Counselling and Mental Health Support to Faculty Wellbeing and Welfare Advisors, exercise classes to mindfulness sessions, there are a variety of resources at King’s to help take care of your health and wellbeing throughout your student journey. Find out more about services and how they can support you within our Health & Wellbeing Category.
- Getting out and about in nature also has benefits for our mental health, and you can check out London’s best green spaces on Student news. Amna, a postgraduate Geography student at King’s, has also written an article reflecting on her academic research about the benefits of green spaces for improving our wellbeing.
- If you are a Postgraduate Research student, The Centre of Doctoral Studies have a dedicated PGR Wellbeing Hub on SharePoint available to all postgraduate research students. To access the hub, you will need to have your King’s IT account set up to login.
Keeping a healthy campus
The health and wellbeing of our students and staff is to us and that means making sure there is a healthy and safe environment on campus. It’s also important to be considerate of those around you and respect their personal choices. Find out more about what you can do to help us keep and welcoming environment within our article I’m coming to campus, what do I need to know?
Get to know our campuses & London
Getting around campus & London
There is an unrivalled number of things to see and do in knowing how to get around can take time. Student Services Online (SSO) has a range of guidance on campus life and London, such as:
You can also find out about things to do in London near our campuses on the Student news pages.
You can find out about our campuses and how to get there on the King’s website, with different maps for each location:
Accessibility on campus
King’s is committed to removing barriers for our disabled students and there are over 400 access guides for our campuses available on AccessAble. Guides cover key information from parking to hearing loops, walking distances and accessible toilets. All the guides are available on the or via the free app from the Apple and Google stores.
If you require support to access King’s campuses or facilities do seek advice from Disability Support & Inclusion.
Familiarise yourself with our Libraries & Collections
Libraries are located at all the main campuses, providing a range of subject-specific information and resources. Discover more about how Libraries and Collections can support you throughout your student journey and where you can study on campus on Student Services Online.