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London, United Kingdom

Shadwell is a convenient neighbourhood. Far enough from London's city centre for affordable rents, it still has night bus connections, restaurants representing several cultures and plenty of convenience stores. It's generally quiet and safe. This neighbourhood has a growing community of young artists, students and musicians. Art galleries, vintage shops, and street artists are popping up. Housing in Shadwell is a little cheaper than in the surrounding areas. It's proximity to the business district of Docklands does mean that rents are rising but you can often find properties for as little as £150-£170 a week including bills; with some rooms costing as little as £100-£120 a week. Not terrible prices for London. Most properties are in shared terraced townhouses, alongside new-build and high-rise options or converted warehouses. Living in Shadwell is convenient for studying at Greenwich University, Queen Mary University, Goldsmiths, London Metropolitan University or for commuting to universities in the centre. In terms of transport, it is connected to the wider city by Shadwell Station (DLR/Overground)

Interesting points

Most people don't know about the Tobacco Dock or Wapping Woods, but they're great areas to walk around and explore. Tobacco Dock has some decent places to sit down and study.

You will fall in love with

The views of St. Paul's Cathedral and the riverside along the Shadwell Basin.

The lifestyle

Reasonably priced, refurbished warehouse living, with a distinct working-class flavour in some parts. Not one of London's most beautiful of areas but one of its more honest.



About the city

London is a city where you will never run out of things to do. The capital of England is well known for its famous, iconic landmarks such as the Big Ben, St. Paul’s cathedral, amongst thousands and thousands more. Then there’s the British cultural heritage, best displayed by its impressive architecture and the huge museums.

However, we know that students also care a lot about a city’s nightlife and atmosphere. This city never sleeps! Pubs, bars, clubs, warehouse afterparties, you name it: London has it all.

When it comes to finding a place to live in London, you know you can count on Uniplaces to help you!