Although we don’t have our own student accommodation, we can help you find your home while you study with us.

Accommodation for students who will be studying for a year or longer

London has a wealth of housing options. LAMDA is a short walk from Barons Court tube station, near Hammersmith in London. Find us on Google maps here.  

Most students at LAMDA live in private rental properties with those from their course. Many tend to live in West London in areas of Hammersmith and Fulham, Chiswick, Kensington, Ealing, Northfields, Earls Court and Acton, but some also live further out, as the rent is less expensive. It also depends how far you are willing to commute. Some students live a 5-minute walk away, while others live a 45+ minute tube/bus/train journey away. 

Ahead of joining your course, our Admissions team will invite you to join an online group to meet other students.  Many students live with other students from their year group. Final year students often post details of spare rooms. 

Find somewhere to live with HYBR 

To ease the process of finding somewhere to live, LAMDA has partnered with HYBR, an online marketplace for student accommodation that connects students directly with landlords and cuts out the need for traditional letting agents. HYBR automates the role of letting agent to be 80% cheaper than their competitors and has the resources to fully support first-time renters. This hopefully  ensures a friction-free rental experience while maintaining open and transparent relationships with landlords. 

With HYBR you get: 

  • Access to student accommodation options across all price ranges 

  • Fast, more personalised service 

  • Help setting up bills and household responsibilities 

  • A safe online community ​​​​​​

Read more about HYBR and search for accommodation 

Steps for securing your housing

  1. Work out your budget, including your travel costs to get to LAMDA, course expenses, potential bill, food and general living costs
  2. The training at LAMDA is intensive and long days should be taken into account when choosing the location of your accommodation, alongside the commute.
  3. You can browse student accommodation on HYBR and browse spare rooms on sites like Spareroom, the LAMDA Facebook group, Rightmove and Spot a Room
  4. You'll be invited to join the LAMDA Facebook group if you are looking for a place, or roommate as graduating students share details of the rooms they are moving out of too. Many students live together with others from their course group, or people from different years. This page can also be used to sell or giveaway unused items/furniture.
  5. When viewing a property, take your time and take photos. Try to view a few on one day. London rentals can move pretty quickly, but there are lots of properties available. Make sure you're 100% happy before moving forward with the application. You may need to have a guarantor, they are there to pay for your rent should you not be able to.
  6. When you move in make sure you take an inventory, this can be written and have photos, this is used to protect your deposit so you record the actual condition of the accommodation and its items when you move in.

Safety tips

  1. When you arrange to view a property, take a friend with you.
  2. Do not feel pressured to choose the first property you see or share any information or money that you do not need to. If you are unsure about a rental listing or need further advice our Admissions team are there to support you.
  3. Once you have your housing sorted, make sure you take out home insurance to cover your possessions. Check with your bank, as many offer great insurance deals for students.

Accommodation for students taking short courses

We book a set allocation of rooms in west London near the academy which may be available for you if you are enrolled on the LAMDA Semester Programme or the Shakespeare Summer School courses (eight and four week). They are assigned on a first come, first served basis and cannot be guaranteed, so make sure you get in quick! The rooms are at an additional cost and are for students who are aged 18 or above. 

When you fill out your application, you’ll be asked if housing is required. If your application is successful, we will provide you with all the information you need to apply for housing in your welcome pack.  

If you are not allocated one of our pre-booked housing options, don’t worry: we’ll provide you with a list of recommended alternatives so that you can arrange your own accommodation.

You can contact us on [email protected] with any further housing enquiries.


LAMDA is a small drama school and does not offer onsite accommodation. However, there are student accommodation buildings dotted around London which are within commuting distance of LAMDA. These can be expensive but are more reflective of the typical Halls of Residence experience and are found in Ravenscourt Park, Notting Hill and Westminster.

Take a look at the links below for more information.

You can also use the platform HYBR to access thousands of student accommodation options across all price ranges here.

The monthly cost to rent a room in a shared house in London averages between £500-800 per month, depending on the size, facilities and location.

Find out more

Many students choose to live in West London, see below for an overview of the distance these locations are from the LAMDA building.

• Barons Court (Distance to LAMDA - 0.1 Miles)

• Hammersmith ( 0.7 Miles)

• West Kensington ( 0.5 Miles)

• White City (2.9 Miles )

• Shepherds Bush (2.1 Miles)

• High Street Kensington (1.7 Miles )

• Fulham (1.5 Miles)

• Putney (3.1 Miles)

• Ravenscourt Park (2.2 Miles)

• Stamford Brook (2.6 Miles)

• Chiswick (3.4 Miles)

• Gunnersbury (4.3 Miles)

• Richmond (5.8 Miles)

• Acton (3.9 Miles)

• Ealing (6.2 Miles)

If you need some more help on where to go, you can always contact us on [email protected]