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Davidson House, Kingston Upon Thames
Premium En Suite - Bedroom
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Davidson House, Kingston Upon Thames

Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2BT, United Kingdom
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laundry facility
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cycle store

About the Property

Located at 3-5 Penrhyn Rd, KT1 2BT, Davidson House, Kingston Upon Thames is a prime student accommodation choice for those studying in the area. Catering to a range of preferences, this property offers various types of living spaces including Premium En Suite, Deluxe Studio, and Classic En Suite rooms, each one fully furnished and designed with student needs in mind. Conveniently situated for easy access to a host of educational institutions, Davidson House is just a stone's throw away from esteemed universities like Kingston University, St Mary's University, and Richmond University, to name a few, making it the ideal Kingston upon Thames student accommodation option.

In the heart of Greater London, Kingston upon Thames is a flourishing university city with an explosive student community. It merges a rich historical essence with the dynamic student lifestyle - a place where academic excellence meets cultural diversity. Home to renowned institutions, the city is highly respected in the education sector. Being the setting for Davidson House, it offers students not only a prestigious academic environment but also a chance to explore numerous local attractions. From the regal Hampton Court Palace to the scenic Richmond Park, there's an abundance of cultural treasures and green spaces to unwind in. With everything from essential amenities to leisure venues within proximity, Davidson House, provided by FSL - UK, sets the standard for comfortable and convenient living for students in Kingston upon Thames. Davidson House student accommodation Kingston is one of the best student accommodations in the region not just because of its brilliant features and amenities, but also because of its proximity to important institutions, recreational spots, and amazing nightlife. The location of this property is in a student-friendly environment, making your stay here as pleasant as possible.


Davidson House, Kingston Upon Thames offers the perfect balance of comfort and convenience, catering to students' every need. This accommodation in Kingston upon Thames ensures that students have access to a variety of room types, including the Premium En Suite, Deluxe Studio, and Classic En Suite. Each room type comes fully furnished and with ample storage, allowing for a homely and organized living space. The rooms also feature a double bed, desks and chair, and a wardrobe.

Among the common amenities provided, residents have unlimited access to WiFi and broadband, ensuring quick and reliable internet connectivity for both educational and leisure purposes. A dynamic games room and a cozy lounge are also at their disposal, providing ideal areas for relaxation and socializing. Regularly organized residents' events offer the perfect opportunity to meet peers and make lifelong friends while living at the Davidson House. Store your cycle in the cycle store and clean up your clothes in the laundry room. Feeling thirsty? Grab a quick drink from the vending machine. Rest assured as your safety is Davdison House's priority with amenities such as CCTV and a security team. Expenses such as hot water, electric, contents insurance, and wifi all come included in your monthly rent.

Location and What's Hot?

Located at the center of eventful student living, Davidson House Kingston offers students the quintessential experience of residing in one of Greater London's most beloved towns. Right next to the property, you'll find a whole range of dining options to satisfy any craving. Indulge in global cuisine at restaurants like Megan's, Woody's, and The Cheeky Pea, or enjoy the laid-back atmosphere at cafes like Coffee Break and Cafe Galio.

Student life at Davidson House is made even more exciting with popular bars like The Mill and The Ram, where you can unwind after a long day of studies. Need everyday conveniences? There are several grocery stores, including Waitrose and Sainsbury's, just outside your door. In case of any medical needs, Kingston Hospital ensures peace of mind for you and your family.

Green spaces are an essential retreat from academic life, and you're in luck with Canbury Gardens and Richmond Park offering serene landscapes for picnics, jogs, or just a moment of relaxation. For those culturally inclined, the Rose Theatre Kingston and Kingston Museum beckon with their rich selection of artistic endeavors, all within the vicinity for a quick break from the books.

Education is paramount, and Davidson House Kingston Upon Thames is remarkably convenient for students at Kingston University, which is just a stroll away, allowing for that extra lie-in before morning lectures. Other renowned institutions like Richmond University, and St Mary's University are accessible, making this accommodation a strategic choice for students across London.

Completing this picture of perfect student living, this Davidson House locality promises a dynamic, fulfilling student life with everything from academic to leisure needs catered to in a way that can only be described as truly ideal for students living in this historic city.


For residents at Davidson House, getting around the city is wonderfully convenient. The area boasts excellent public transport connections, making the commute to various educational institutions and leisure spots smooth and stress-free. Students can hop on a bus at the nearby Hall School Wimbledon (Senior School) and Richmond Town Centre bus stops, which is a central hub for multiple routes across the city. Railway services are readily accessible at Kingston Railway Station, providing swift connections for longer trips. The local tram and subway options further ease daily travel, ensuring that the trip to classes or a day out exploring is as hassle-free as possible. With such a range of transport options at your doorstep, the convenience of the location of this Davidson House is unmatched.

What will you get

Your Rent Include

Hot Water
Content Insurance

Common Amenities

Wi-Fi & Broadband
Games Room
Residents' Events
Cycle Store
Laundry Room

Cancellation Policies (4)

  • Cooling Off Period
    This property offers cooling-off period.
  • No Visa No Pay
    This property allows cancellation due to visa rejection.
  • No Place No Pay
    This property allows cancellation if admission is not secured.

Payment Policies (5)

  • Booking Deposit
    This property requires booking deposit.
  • Security Deposit
    This property requires security deposit.
  • Payment Instalment Plan
    This property offers flexible instalment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

I need a guarantor?

Most of properties require residents to have a guarantor. This person will need to commit to paying the rent if you aren’t able to so please make sure you discuss this with them. They do not have to live in the UK but must be over 18 and not live in a property managed by Fresh. Once you have signed the contract your guarantor will be asked to provide proof of ID and their address and also sign a copy of the agreement. Some of properties are able to offer the option to make your full years payment upfront and not have a guarantor. Please speak to our Residents’ Team to check if this is available at your chosen property.

What is the advance rent?

Most of properties require applicants to pay an advance rent at the time of booking. This is refundable should you decide to cancel within the cooling off period or later find your place has been withdrawn or you are not able to obtain a visa to enter the UK.
The advance rent will show as a payment towards your first rent instalment on your account.

How can I choose the best room for me?

Accommodate want you to choose a room you are going to be happy living in and management know everyone has a different wish list – from the floor the room is on to the view and the amenities in the room, Team will be on hand to discuss this with you and help you make the best selection.

What size is a small double bed?

Room descriptions explain whether you will have a standard or small double bed. A small double is the same length as the standard but just a tiny bit narrower. Also known as a 3/4 size bed, small doubles measure approx. 120cm wide x 190cm long. Still plenty of room for a good night's sleep, even if there's two of you sharing.

Can I come to have a look around before I book?

Of course! Management are very proud of properties and would love to show you around. If you want to bring some friends or family members that’s absolutely fine too – just ask that you speak to team in advance so can make sure management have some rooms available to show you. If you find yourself in the area and haven’t had a chance to speak to team you can still pop in, whilst management might not have a room to show you management will still be able to show you around Shared Spaces.
management can also offer online video viewings if you don’t live locally so let team know what works for you!

I have a medical condition which means I have certain requirements for my room?

Please get in touch with team – they are experts on properties and most have rooms with varying levels of adaptations so team will be able to help you. If you book online, and you indicate you have a medical condition, the booking process will automatically pause so you can speak with team.

I will be aged 16 or 17 when the tenancy starts – can I still book?

Yes, but will ask you to complete a few extra steps during the booking process. This will include nominating a Responsible Adult who will be point of contact for you and will recommend monthly meetings with General Manager once you have moved in but that’s up to you!

Can I book together with a group of friends?

Management know that choosing who you live with is really important so in properties with shared apartments group booking can easily be organized by getting in touch with teams.

What are sanction checks? (please check with your chosen property if these checks apply)?

Some of properties require Sanction Checks to be completed on residents and Guarantors before management are able to issue you with an agreement. The checks will be completed after you have signed the agreement. They use Government sanction databases to identify and list individuals who have been convicted of serious crimes and terrorism offences. The checks are conducted by Veri-Check on the Landlords behalf.

What if I want to cancel my booking?

Please refer to your chosen properties' Terms and Conditions for details of when and how you are able to cancel. Team will be happy to discuss this with you if you have any questions.

How will I know when payments are due?

All your payment dates are listed in your agreement and on portal. It’s really important you understand these payments must be made on time. Management ask for a portion of your rent in advance of your tenancy starting, usually at the beginning of August.
If management haven’t received your first rent instalment and Tenancy Deposit payment, your booking may be cancelled. Management also won’t be able to let you have your key so it’s important to make sure you have everything in place especially as you may not receive your student finance or bursary until after these dates.

How can I make payment?

If you don’t have access to a smartphone, you can log into Portal on a laptop.
If you will need to make payment by bank transfer, please contact Team at least two weeks before your payment due date for more information. Bank transfers take longer to reach Team so any payments made using this method will need to be done in advance.

Will I need to pay a deposit?

Property ask all residents to pay a Tenancy Deposit – please check your agreement for the date this payment will be due. The good news is that you will get the Tenancy Deposit back at the end of the tenancy if nothing is owing for damages or outstanding rent. The value varies across properties so please take a look at the Fee Schedule for your chosen property for more information. Deposits are fully secured by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (Custodial) in England and Wales or the My Deposits Scheme in Scotland.
In the Republic of Ireland your Booking Fee automatically converts into your Damages Deposit at the start of the tenancy.

When Can I Move In?

A few weeks before the start of your tenancy management will get in contact to ask you to watch induction video and book a move-in slot. You will need to do this so management can make sure management are expecting you!

What payments will I need to make before I move in?

Please check your agreement for your first rent instalment and tenancy deposit payment dates. If you have any questions about your rent instalment due dates please contact team. You must pay your first rental instalment before you will be allowed to move in.

Can I order bedding and kitchen packs?

Yes! Order bedding, kitchen packs and other uni essentials from shop.

Do I need a tv licence?

Yes, unless management tell you team are covering it, if you watch or record programmer as they are being shown, watch catch up TV such as iPlayer or watch live TV online you will need a license.
This applies to any provider you use and any device, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder.

Can I have a pet?

Student accommodation is often not a suitable environment for pets and that’s why pets of any shape or size aren't allowed.

Can I invite guests to stay in my room?

All grown-ups here so of course occasional overnight guests are allowed. Please don't invite someone to stay for more than three consecutive nights though, and always check with your flatmates first that they're ok with extra house guests.

Will my room be inspected?

Yes, management conduct inspections at least three times during your tenancy. management will keep an eye on cleanliness and hope not to see any damage and missing items. After each inspection management will tell you if any charges need to be made to put something right. You will be invoiced immediately for recharges for the first two inspections and on the final inspection a deduction will be made from your Tenancy Deposit. The cost of recharges for cleaning, damages and missing items can be found in the Residents’ Handbook.

Do I need to move out over the Christmas and Easter holidays?

No, your room is yours for the whole of your tenancy. You only need to move out at the end of the agreement. It will be your responsibility to check with the local Council if Council Tax will be due if you stay during the holidays.

Will I be charged for damages?

As part of your contract you have agreed to look after your room and not cause any damage. Management know accidents do sometimes happen so a list of possible damage charges are available in portal.

Can I smoke/vape?

All properties are smoke free and this includes all types of E-cigarettes and Vapes. Smoking is not allowed in any private or communal area including bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and all internal social spaces. Designated smoking areas can be found outside the building. If you do have an e-cigarette or Vape, please ensure that the charger conforms to British or EU safety standards, or they will be removed during room inspections. All drug use, including the use of Laughing Gas, Is prohibited at our properties.

What do I do if I am not totally satisfied?

Management hope you will love living with us but there may be times when management don’t always get it right. management take all complaints seriously and will try best to fix any issues the first time. If you need help and advice, please speak with your General Manager first.

Can I live with fresh once I have graduated?

In most cases student properties are purely for students, however, management do offer rental homes in locations across the UK which are perfect for recent graduates, offering great value rent, on-site Residents' Teams and the fantastic service you would expect from Fresh.

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Student Accomodations in Kingston upon Thames

Kingston Upon Thames Student Accommodation

Relocating to a different country or city and finding student housing can be challenging. However, finding student accommodation in Kingston upon Thames is a breeze because the town serves as a hub for students attending Kingston University. Amber allows you to search for various options for low-cost student accommodation in Kingston Upon Thames, with universities such as Kingston University, Kingston Business School, St Mary's University, and the University of Roehampton in proximity. Student accommodation in Kingston upon Thames is designed with the student's comfort as a priority. Private student accommodations Kingston upon Thames include - cosy, efficient, affordable en-suites, studios, shared apartments, etc, with a bunch of common amenities and utilities that encompass all bills. There are also a number of options for private student accommodation in Kingston upon Thames. Some of the notable stays in the are Arbury Court, Kingston, Davidson House, Bright House, iQ Kingston, etc.

About Kingston Upon Thames

Kingston upon Thames, a picturesque and historic borough located in Greater London, is a desirable location that combines a rich heritage with modern amenities, making it an ideal spot for Kingston upon Thames student accommodation. Known for its beautiful riverside scenery and bustling market square, Kingston upon Thames is a vibrant community with a plethora of retail outlets, restaurants, and cultural hotspots.

With a significant student population, the area has tailored its environment to meet the needs of its academics, offering a variety of student-focused services and vibrant nightlife. Local universities, including South Thames College, Goldsmiths (University of London), University of the Arts (Camberwell campus), St Mary's University, and University of Roehampton, contribute to the town's educational prestige. These reputable institutions draw a large number of students, who then benefit from the convenient accommodation in Kingston upon Thames provided by various housing options.

Students in the borough live amidst history while enjoying the contemporary comforts Kingston upon Thames offers. From riverside walks and ancient markets to the easy access to London's central areas, this locality strikes a balance between studious endeavour and leisurely lifestyle, making it a sought-after destination for domestic and international students alike.

Best student accommodation in Kingston Upon Thames

Kingston upon Thames offers an exceptional array of student accommodation options, catering to the diverse needs of students attending the town's renowned universities and colleges. Whether you're an undergraduate or a postgraduate, there is a wide range of comfortable and convenient living spaces to choose from. From modern apartments to cosy ensuites and studios, the student accommodation in Kingston upon Thames ensures a welcoming and enriching environment for your academic journey. A few of the student accommodation near Kingston upon Thames include;

  1. Arbury Court, Kingston
  2. Davidson House
  3. Bright House
  4. iQ Kingston
  5. AXO Islington
  6. iQ Sterling Court
  7. Malden Hall
  8. Tribu Kingston

Cost of Living Kingston Upon Thames

Given that Kingston Upon Thames is located within London, it should be a bit pricey, but if the money is carefully planned and managed, it can be handled. The average expense for a week can be estimated to be around £500-£900. The following is a list of expenses you will undoubtedly have:

1. Food: £100-£150/week

2. Gas and electricity: £50-£70/week

3. Internet & mobile phone: £30-£50/week

4. Dinner at a restaurant: £50-£150/week

5. Laundry: £25-£40/week

6. Stationery and Textbooks: £20-3£0/week

7. Clothing: £50-£75/month

8. Travel (buses, trams, and trains): £90-£150/month

9. Movie Ticket: £7-£10/ticket

Student Travel in Kingston Upon Thames

When it comes to student travel near Kingston upon Thames, affordability and connectivity are key concerns, and the area does not disappoint. Being a student hub, Kingston upon Thames provides an array of public transport options that are both economical and efficient, ensuring students can easily traverse between their Kingston upon Thames student accommodation and various educational institutions, including South Thames College and Goldsmiths, University of London.

1. Buses: Serving as the lifeline of local transportation, buses in Kingston upon Thames offer comprehensive coverage with routes connecting to virtually all major destinations. The frequency of service means minimal wait times, with buses running every 10-15 minutes during peak times. Fares start at about £1.55, with daily capped charges when you use a contactless payment or Oyster card, creating a cost-effective travel solution. Additionally, night buses provide safe transit options during the later hours for those late-night study sessions or social outings.
2. Trains: The Kingston train station is a pivotal gateway for students, offering swift and frequent connections to London and other major areas. Trains run approximately every 10-20 minutes, whisking residents to Central London within 30 minutes. Standard off-peak fares start around £3.10, with travel cards and discounts for rail cards bringing down the cost for regular commuters. The seamless connection from Kingston upon Thames accommodation to the heart of London is a significant perk for students residing in the locality.
3. Cycling: With Kingston being a cycle-friendly town, many students choose to bike to campus or around town. Secure cycle storage at student accommodation and numerous cycle lanes make this a healthy and environmentally friendly option. Cycling also provides a flexible way to travel without the constraints of bus or train timetables, offering the freedom to explore Kingston upon Thames's scenic routes at one's own pace.

The eclectic mix of buses, trains, and cycling options near Kingston upon Thames ensures that regardless of your preference, you'll find a mode of transport that aligns with your schedule, budget, and lifestyle.

Student Life in Kingston Upon Thames

Students are mostly tied to their given deadlines, tests, and exams at universities. They do, however, include many enjoyable activities that sharpen their interests in various regions. You can visit the Riverside Walk to relax and take a break from your monotonous life, admire the peaceful Thames in the evening, and call it a day. You can also visit the Canbury Gardens along the river, a paradise for those who want to be in nature and away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Visit the Rose Theatre - the Elizabethan-style theatre is home to great plays and has hosted some of the UK's most famous names. Eat at Fish Kitchen - This warm and friendly local serves tasty and classical fish and chips. We highly suggest the fish butty for a rewarding lunch. The nightlife here is pretty hype, too; clubs like PRYZM Kingston and Bacchus Late Bar are a must-visit.  Kingston has a distinctive culture, from large-scale shopping at the Bentall Shopping Centre to local independents and boutiques. Relish a park run - with several significant organised events throughout the parks each year, including a well-known Parkrun at Bushy Park and weekly local running clubs, and this is a great place to begin or hone your running skills.

Tourist Attractions in Kings Upon Thames

There are plenty of tourist attractions in Kingston Upon Thames. You will never be out of options when it comes to visiting new places and unwinding after a long week. Here are some of the best tourist attractions you could take a trip from your student accommodation in Kingston upon Thames to make your weekends worthwhile:

1. Hampton Court Palace

2. Richmond Park

3. Bushy Park

4. National Trust - Ham House and Garden

5. Dorich House Museum

Top Universities in Kingston Upon Thames

Kingston Upon Thames is home to a number of notable universities that offer knowledgeable courses and are taught by a world-renowned faculty.

1. Kingston University

2. Kingston Business School

3. University of Roehampton

4. St Mary's University

5. South Thames College

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