Urbanest is in the heart of the thriving City of London, an area rich of history and culture, home to some of the world’s most striking modern architecture. Located within minutes of our school, Urbanest is also at short distance from Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Wall, St Katharine’s Dock, Monument, the Gherkin and the Bank of England. In the area you will find great leisure facilities and famous shopping centres, as well as popular tourist attractions and beautiful green areas. You will also benefit from great transport links.

Please note that this residence is only available from 4th August – 25th August 2024.

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  • Price: From £295 per week, Urbanest City is subject to a £100 kitchen & bedding pack fee.
  • Accommodation Type Standard Single, En-suite & Studio Rooms
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Nearest Tube: Tower Hill
  • Place: London, Zone 1
  • Time to College: 1 minute walk
  • Wifi Free Wifi
Urbanest City
Kensington Academy of English

Accommodation Type: Private single rooms, en-suite rooms.

Availability: This residence is only available from 4th August – 25th August 2024.

Location: The building is off Minories, only a short walk to Tower Hill & Tower Gateway underground stations.

How to get to the college:  Exit your accommodation, then turn right onto Jewry Street and you will see us on the left at number 31. Total travel time is approximately 1 minute walk.

Minimum/Maximum stay: One week minimum stay. No maximum stay.

Check-in/out: Check in between 3pm and 9pm, check out before 10am.

Cancellation policy: Four weeks prior to arrival.

Security: A 24 hour emergency number is provided in case of emergency.

Meal time:  This is a self-catering residence so there are no set meal times.

Facilities offered: A launderette is available within the building managed with a secure QR code system. Students are responsible for the cleaning of their own room. One set of bed linen is provided at check in. We do not provide towels or cleaning products.

Accommodation Fees

Minimum AgeRoomBoardPrice from
18+Single StandardSelf-Catering£295
18+Ensuite SingleSelf-Catering£350

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20 minutes walk from Kensington Academy of English, The Shard is a 72-storey pyramid-shaped building, completed in 2012, with stunning views over central London.

Just over 5 minutes walk from Kensington Academy of English, the Tower of London is officially His Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London. It is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames. It was founded toward the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest.

15 minutes walk from Kensington Academy of English, St Paul’s Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral, completed in 1710, designed in the English Baroque style by Sir Christopher Wren.

30 minutes walk from Kensington Academy of English, Shakespeare’s Globe is an active, true-to-history reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse first built in 1599 for which William Shakespeare wrote his plays.

8 minutes walk from Kensington Academy of English, Tower Bridge is a suspension bridge, built between 1886 and 1894, which opens to allow ships to pass under it.

25 minutes walk from Kensington Academy of English, Tate Modern is an art gallery in London, housing the United Kingdom’s national collection of international modern and contemporary art.

Tower of London
London Eye
Big Ben
The Shard
Tower Bridge
Covent Garden
Buckingham Palace
St Paul's Cathedral
The Globe Theatre
Canary Wharf
The O2
Spitalfields Market
Smithfield Market
Buckingham Palace
Hyde Park
South Bank Theatre
Oxford Circus
Hyde Park Corner
British Museum
Trafalgar Square
St Katherine's dock
Barbican Art Centre
Courthauld Gallery
Churchill War Rooms
Tate Britain
Westminster Abbey
Imperial War Museum
Barbican Centre
The Gherkin
Monument Square
HMS Belfast
Sky Garden
Bank of England
Whitechapel Gallery
Leadenhall Market
Borough Market
Greenwich
Cutty Sark
Kensington Academy of English
Tower of London
London Eye
Big Ben
The Shard
Tower Bridge
Covent Garden
St Paul's Cathedral
The Globe Theatre
Canary Wharf
The O2
Spitalfields Market
Smithfield Market
Buckingham Palace
Hyde Park
South Bank Theatre
Oxford Circus
Hyde Park Corner
British Museum
Trafalgar Square
St Katherine's dock
Barbican Art Centre
Courthauld Gallery
Churchill War Rooms
Tate Britain
Westminster Abbey
Imperial War Museum
Barbican Centre
The Gherkin
Monument Square
HMS Belfast
Sky Garden
Bank of England
Whitechapel Gallery
Leadenhall Market
Borough Market
Greenwich
Cutty Sark
Kensington Academy of English