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  3. Liberty Hall

Halls of residence Liberty Hall


This residence is offered exclusively to City, University of London first year undergraduate students by Liberty Living, a third party housing provider. Students who are offered accommodation at Liberty Hall will sign an agreement with Liberty Living and not with City, University of London, and will therefore be bound by Liberty Living's terms and conditions (PDF) of residence.

Main features

  • Liberty Hall offers single en-suite rooms with shared kitchens and common areas exclusively to City students.
  • Rooms are approximately 12 m2, with four feet double beds.
  • All single en-suite rooms are fully fitted to a high standard and include an 3-4 m2  en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin plus separate telephone and data points for high-speed Internet access.
  • Bedroom furniture includes bed, mattress, wardrobe, desk, chair and bedside cabinet.
  • Kitchens are 14- 25 m2 and include dining table and chairs, electric ovens and four-ring hob/extractor fan, fridge freezer and microwave, shared between three to ten students.
  • Accommodation for students with mobility support needs is available.
  • Approximately 10 minutes' walk from City's main building at Northampton Square.

In addition, all halls have the following features:

  • Self-catered
  • Non smoking
  • On-site management and staffed reception during business hours
  • 24-hour CCTV in operation and security guard on duty out of hours
  • Free 50 mb/s Wifi
  • Laundry facilities available on site.
  • Bicycle Storage

Please note: We are currently witnessing a rise in residential developments and associated building works in the local area. We anticipate that there will be some noise pollution over the year and urge any prospective residents to take note of this.


YearRoom TypeContract Start DateContract End DateNumber of WeeksDepositPrice per WeekTotal Price
2020/21Single en suite12th Sep 202012th Jun 202139£200£232£9,048
YearRoom TypeContract Start DateContract End DateNumber of WeeksDepositPrice per WeekTotal Price
2019/20Single en suite14 September 201913 June 202039£200£225£8,775

What is included in the cost of the rent?

  • Utility bills (water, electricity, heating)
  • Internet access provided by Ask4
  • Contents insurance with Endsleigh Insurance

What is not included?

  • Telephone bill
  • TV licence (please see the TV Licensing website for information on if you need a license and how to obtain one)
  • Bedding (sheets, pillow, duvet etc.)
  • Cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery in kitchens
  • All halls of residence are self-catered, therefore you are responsible for buying and preparing your own food.

City, University of London recognises that the cost of living and studying in London can be high. In order to make studying at City affordable and accessible to all our undergraduate students, City has introduced an accommodation subsidy to reduce the cost of its undergraduate halls of residence. The subsidised prices listed above will be available from September 2015.

*Please be aware that the prices we offer are artificially low due to the subsidy, rents on the private market are likely to be £50 to £75 higher per week. For more information on private housing please refer to the University of London’s Housing Guide.


Liberty Hall is situated by the City Road Basin in the area of Islington and Clerkenwell.

You won't need travel far for food, drink or other necessities. As a central accommodation provider in London, Liberty Hall lies close to grocery stores, post offices, stationery shops and more. You will also find the many restaurants, bars and clubs of Upper Street and Shoreditch a short walk away.

The area is well served by bus routes, with a major bus interchange located near Angel Underground station.

Nearest Underground station: Angel

Approximate walking distance from City's main buildings in Northampton Square: 6 minutes

For international student’s information on how to get to the City, University of London from major London airports please click here.

London public transport uses a top up card system called an ‘Oyster Card’, these can be purchased at most stations, for more information please refer to the TFL’s website.

Frequently asked questions

Instalment Related

What are the rent instalment dates and amounts?

If you’re not receiving a Student Loan but wish to pay in instalments you will require a UK guarantor. Your contracted rent will be split into 4 instalments as per the following:

1st Instalment date: 29/08/2020 - £928.00

2nd Instalment date: 26/09/2020 - £2,784.00

3rd Instalment date: 05/01/2021 - £2,784.00

4th Instalment date: 06/04/2021 - £2,784.00

If you do not have a UK guarantor you will be required to pay for your accommodation rent in full by 1st September 2020. Total contract value £9,048.00.

How many instalments is the rent paid?

Rent is paid in one or four instalments. Option to pay in 4 instalments is only available to students with a UK-based guarantor.

Can I pay in instalments if I'm an international student?

You can only pay in instalments if you have a UK based guarantor, Please note City, University of London cannot act as your guarantor.

Do you need a UK Guarantor to pay instalments?

Yes, you do - all students wishing to pay in instalments must have a UK based guarantor. Please note City, University of London cannot act as your guarantor.

What if I don't have a UK Guarantor to pay instalments?

You will need to pay in full £9,048.00 - Please note City, University of London cannot act as your guarantor.


How can I pay for my rent?

You may pay by direct debit, bank transfer or debit/credit card. The payments are made to Liberty Hall and not to City, University of London.

Can I pay by a bank transfer?

Yes you can. For bank details, please contact Liberty Hall after you have received your contract.

Are there charges for paying by credit card?

There is no charge for making a credit card or international card payments.

I can't pay my 1st instalment as I'm waiting for my student loan to be confirmed, can I still move into my room?

If you intend to pay your accommodation through your student loan, please note you will need to make a payment of £250.00 on the 1st September 2020 towards your rent with proof of your student finance.

Please note we require your Maintenance Loan Schedule stating your personal details and your payment dates as proof of your student finance. Your Acceptance Letter from Student Finance will not be accepted as proof of entitlement. Once your Maintenance Loan Schedule has been submitted to Liberty Hall, you will then be issued with a Payment Plan form that will need to be signed by yourself and your guarantor. Once your signed Payment Plan form is returned to Liberty Hall, they will amend your payment dates accordingly. Please email a copy of your Maintenance Loan Schedule to

Is there a discount if I pay for my accommodation in full?

Unfortunately, no discounts are offered for accommodation.


Can I cancel my contract after I have moved in to the room?

If you have collected your room key and wish to cancel thereafter you are liable for the rent until a replacement student is found to take over the room.

If you find a replacement student, you are able to transfer the contract and will not be liable for the accommodation fees. Liberty Hall does however have the right to keep £100 as a cancellation charge.

You would need to contact the Accommodation Team for further advice and to complete an Early Leaver's Form. For this Hall, the replacement Tenant must be a first year undergraduate on a full time course at City, University of London.

In certain exceptional circumstances, such as suspending your studies, it may be possible to arrange an exception. If you find yourself in a situation like this, please discuss your circumstances with the Accommodation Team so that they can advise you further.

For all other cancellation clauses please refer to section 4 in the Terms & Conditions.

How long before I receive a refund of rent if another student takes over my contract?

Refunds are processed within 28 days of the termination of your contract.

Housing Related

Is there any additional items I need to bring to the hall?

You will need to bring sheets, pillows and bedding, also all kitchen equipment and utensils. If you do not intend to bring this with you, you can also purchase packs from Liberty via a 3rd party company.

Specific Requests

Students who have any specific room requests (e.g. certain floor/double bed etc.) must ensure they request this at the time of booking or as soon as possible. Please note, although the halls of residences will do their best to accommodate this, due to availability this is not always possible. With the stress that this is not always possible students that do put in a request should not assume this is automatically guaranteed because they have requested it. If a student wishes to discuss a preference please contact the hall of residence directly for further information.

Can I have guests stay over?

Yes you can, one guest can stay two nights per week. You will need to liaise with management beforehand, and sign them in and out every time the leave.

Can I bring a TV with me?

You can bring a television with you, however it is your responsibility to make sure you have paid for a TV license.

What if I am unhappy with my room, can I change?

Unfortunately it is not possible to swap rooms in hall, if you have issues with the room you have been allocated please contact the hall management.

What if I want to extend my stay?

It is possible to extend your stay, but you will have to pay the applicable summer rate for 2018. If you would like to extend your stay please contact the hall management.

Is there a cleaning service available?

The onsite housekeepers will do a mild clean in the communal kitchens once a week. Any other cleaning in between will need to be completed among the students sharing the kitchen. Students have access to a free bin bags, vacuum cleaner and mop 24/7.

What are the laundry charges?

The laundry costs £2.80 per wash and £1.30 per dry.

Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Policy- Please refer to section 4 in the Terms & Conditions

Additional & Damage Costs- Please refer to page 32 of Liberty Livings ‘Guide to Living’

Please note all information was current as of the 21st January 2020.