- Living in London
- Student Finance
- Social Activities
- International Students
London College of Style
CIEE Global Building
46-47 Russell Square
London WC1B 4JP
LCS is located in the heart of London. You’ll work with the best in the industry to gain valuable training and experience at our state-of-the-art campus.
Our facilities provide a creative environment that’s open and friendly. You’ll find everything you need including break out areas, creative supplies, photocopiers and other useful resources. And of course, being in central London, you’re also close to numerous creative resources such as the British Library, The V&A and the Tate Library.
Living in London
London is an exciting and diverse city. Experience ground-breaking art, underground movements, history, culture and more as you explore one of the world’s most vibrant places to live.
Although LCS doesn’t arrange accommodation directly, we can advise you on some trusted and reliable sources to find somewhere to stay. Below are a range of websites to help you get started:
A short let may be ideal if you’re taking one of our short courses.
Below are some serviced-apartment companies in London that you might like to consider.
- A Place Like Home
- Blue Print Living Apartments
- Clarendon Apartments
- Gower Street Apartments
- House Trip
- J&K Apartments
- The London Agent
Being in the heart of Russell Square, the College is surrounded by many hotels that all offer a comfortable stay and are within walking distance of the campus.
- Astor Museum Hostel. Tel: 020 7580 5360. Prices from £28 p/night
- Travelodge Covent Garden. Tel: 0871 984 6245. Prices from £50 p/night
- The Imperial Hotel. Tel: 020 7837 3655. Prices from £155 p/night
- Mercure London Bloomsbury. Tel: 020 7833 3691. Prices from £130 p/night
- The Morton Hotel. Tel: 020 7692 5600. Prices from £184 p/night
- Kimpton Fitzroy London. Tel: 020 7123 5000. Prices from £240 p/night
Alternatively, use Hotels.com and Booking.com to search.
Letting Agencies & Estate Agents
If you’re enrolling on a long-term course, then you may want to opt for a privately rented apartment or house. The best way to do this is through a reputable agency. We’d advise you to visit the property in person, prior to signing a tenancy agreement to make sure it meets your needs and is in a suitable area for your commute to and from the college.
Below are some popular estate agents. You can also check sites such as Rightmove and Zoopla.
Unfortunately, the UK government no longer offers Professional Career Development Loans, nor do we offer bursaries. As an alternative, we have partnered with private finance company PAYL8R for students wishing to use finance to pay for (or towards) their courses.
To apply for finance, follow these 3 simple steps:
- Complete your application as normal.
- On the last page you will be asked how you intend to fund your course; select ‘Finance’ from the dropdown.
- Click the ‘Submit Application’ button.
What happens next?
You will receive an email containing 3 things:
- If your application is approved by the admission board.
- A link to complete your finance application.
- A link to make payment of your deposit via our secure online payment gateway.
Full course payment is required 4 weeks prior to the start of your course. For more information on payments, please see our Terms and Conditions. For more information on PAYL8R, please visit their website.
London is well connected and has a range of public transport available including buses, trains, underground, bikes and taxis. For more information about travel – please take a look at tfl.gov.uk.
Although London can be an expensive city, with careful planning and budgeting it’s definitely possible for you to take advantage of all the unique opportunities London has to offer. When preparing to come to LCS, it’s important to consider all living expenses including: accommodation, travel, food, laundry, study costs and other personal expenses.
We want to ensure that you make the most of your time with LCS. We offer a wide range of social activities and run an official students’ Facebook page and WhatsApp group. This gives you the opportunity to meet like-minded students and make new friends.
LCS attracts students from around the world so you’ll feel at home in our diverse college. For more information about visas, English language requirements and life in the UK please see the International Student Page.
You can stay wherever you like but it’s a good idea to make sure you can easily get to the college and that you choose an area that suits you. You’ll find a list of letting agents, hotels, serviced apartments and short lets above.
We recommend that you properly research your options and ensure you choose somewhere safe and up to standard. If possible, it’s a good idea to view the property before you sign any agreement. Another option is to share with other students at the college.
We can connect you with other students once we have received your deposit, so you discuss living arrangements, should you wish to.
There are numerous transport links near the college, including Russell Square and Holborn Underground stations, which are both on the Piccadilly and Central Line. However, it’s worth noting that it only takes about 25 minutes to walk from Embankment and Charing Cross and about 30 minutes to walk from Waterloo.
There are also plenty of buses that service the area or you can hire a Santander Cycle from one of the many docking stations found in Central London – please see tfl.gov.uk for more information.
Pay as you go is the easiest way to pay for travel in London (using either Oyster card or contactless payment). You can use it on the tube, bus, tram, DLR, London Overground and more. You can also get a Student Oyster Card if you are on a course that is a year or longer in duration.
Russell Square: 5-minute walk
Holborn: 10-minute walk
Covent Garden: 15-minute walk
Goodge Street: 10-minute walk
You’ll need to book at least one month in advance to ensure you obtain a room and will have to send a copy of your passport, a letter of acceptance from LCS (an unconditional acceptance letter) and sometimes a bank statement.
- Anglo Accommodation
- Axo Student
- Campus Living Villages
- Chapter Living
- Downing Students
- Fresh Student Living
- Grad Pad
- Homes for Students
- Host Students
- IQ Student Accommodation
- Lee Abbey London
- Liberty Living
- London Nest
- Prodigy Living
- The Student Housing Company
- Nido Student
- Unite Students
- Urban Nest
Personal Stylist & TV Presenter – stylefixuk.com
Training at LCS was a total game changer. Now I’m a Personal Stylist, TV Presenter at QVC and Founder of Events and Lifestyle Members Club ‘The Big Little’.
Personal Stylist & Influencer – scenagency.comeni-ilori
Training really boosted my confidence. With support from LCS I interned at Elle, Tatler and Harper’s Bazaar. Now I have my own successful YouTube Channel & blog.
Fashion Stylist – heathergreenstylist.com
My life has changed completely. Styling campaigns for Adidas, my work has been published in Vogue and Wonderland and a new comedy for E4 coming out in April!
LCS created by industry professionals as a centre of excellence for all things fashion, creative and style
A recognised path for aspiring creatives to kick start their careers
With impressive fashion industry leaders at the helm of LCS, we expect great things to come not to mention plenty of Rachel Zoe’s and Philip Bloch’s in the making.
London College of Style has provided fashion and personal style, home design and beauty training for many of the specialist Partners in our shops, supporting them in offering personalised and confident advice to our customers.