Housing in London

Will New York Law School arrange for housing in London?

  • New York Law School will not arrange for housing.
  • Students will be responsible for finding their own accommodations.

London has many colleges and universities. Can I stay in one of their dormitories?

  • While London does have many colleges and universities, they rent out rooms to their own students for a semester or for the entire academic year which ends in late-June. In contrast, New York Law School’s academic year ends in mid-May.
  • They rarely, if ever, allow short-term stays.

London also has many private dormitories. Can I stay there?

  • As in the case of school dormitories, private ones rent out all of their rooms to students for either a semester or for the entire academic year which again ends in late-June. (New York Law School’s academic year ends in mid-May.)
  • New York Law School has already contacted a majority of private dormitories in London, and all of them are booked for the 2017-18 academic year. Even if some rooms are available, they are usually rented out for long-term periods only.
  • The only dormitories which frequently offer short-term stays (depending on availability) are the ones operated by UNITE Students. For more information, please click here.
  • Please note that New York Law School is making this information available as a matter of courtesy and convenience. New York Law School itself neither works with UNITE Students nor vouches for its accommodations.

If finding a dormitory room is difficult, then how should I arrange for housing?

  • Many students find accommodations on the following sites, among others:
  • New York Law School does not vouch for the individual listings on these services, and any arrangements made with the hosts are done at your own risk.

Do you have any general advice on finding a room?

  • London is divided into 6 travel zones. Zone 1 encompasses all of central London (and is also the location of our classroom). Zone 6 is the farthest from central London.
  • The cost of housing decreases as you travel further out towards Zone 6, though travel time (and costs) to the classroom will increase. Traveling within Zone 1 reduces transportation costs.
  • To find the cost of your trip while taking the Tube, please click here.
  • For a London Tube map (PDF) along with its travel zones, please click here.

How can I find crime statistics for a certain neighborhood?

  • The Metropolitan Police Service has an interactive map (see the screenshot below) where you can find crime statistics for specific neighborhoods in London.
  • You can even draw your own map boundaries to get information for particular areas. The screenshot below shows, for example, a map drawn specifically for a popular and trendy area called Camden Town.
  • Here is a direct link to this map: https://www.police.uk/metropolitan/00BK17N/crime/


Do you have a single online map which shows the exact location of our classroom, dormitories in London, hospitals and urgent care centers, major groceries, and nearby Tube stations?

  • Yes, this Google map will be made available separately (and only) to students who apply to the London program.

Where exactly is your classroom at Birkbeck, University of London?

  • The exact address is: Malet St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX, UK.
  • For a direct link to Birkbeck on Google Maps, click here.
  • We will be in classrooms B-35 and B-36 (in the basement).

Which Tube stations are closest to Birkbeck, University of London?