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Sandeman Allen House, London
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Sandeman Allen House, London

Inverness Terrace, London, W2 3JB, United Kingdom
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About the Property

Situated at 40 Inverness Terrace, Sandeman Allen House, London W2 3JB emerges as a sought-after student accommodation in London, popular among those seeking a vibrant and conveniently located residence. The property boasts various room types to cater to different preferences, so you can make a pick based on what package suits you best. It is in close proximity to a multitude of esteemed academic institutions, such as the BPP University and the Royal College of Art.

Choosing Sandeman Allen House London student accommodation means immersing oneself in the dynamic and historically rich city. With a significant student population and numerous top-ranking universities, the city embodies an educational nexus complemented by its diverse and inclusive cultural fabric. Attractions like the British Museum, Westminster Abbey, and the West End theatres are within accessible reach, adding to the student accommodation’s appeal as a hub for both knowledge and entertainment. Students residing at Sandeman Allen House, London, will benefit not only from its prime location and well-appointed rooms but also from the convenience of close proximity to everything an ideal student might need during their years of stay. Living in London ensures ample opportunities for academic advancement, networking, and cultural enrichment, making Sandeman Allen House an ideally perfect choice for domestic and international students alike.

Features

Sandeman Allen House, London, offers a variety of room types to cater to different preferences, including a 6-Bed Dormitory, a 5-Bed Dormitory, a 4-Bed Dormitory, a 3-Bed Dormitory, and many more options. Each room at this student accommodation is fully furnished to provide a comfortable and convenient living experience, with some units featuring their own private bathroom, private kitchen, wardrobe, drawers, sink and much more.

The communal spaces are designed with students in mind. A resident can stay connected with

WiFi, stay fit in the gym area or hit the books in the study room. Sandeman Allen House, London accommodation in London also boasts a common room where residents can interact and build a community, creating a perfect blend of privacy and social engagement.

Practical amenities such as bike racks and tv areas are also available, ensuring that every aspect of urban living is taken care of. Sandeman Allen House, London, epitomises ideal student living with its array of facilities and convenience. It places its residents in the heart of the capital, close to several universities and all the cosmopolitan delights London has to offer.

Location and What's Hot?

Located in the heart of bustling London, Sandeman Allen House, London is a haven for students seeking a vibrant urban experience. This student accommodation in London sits amid a plethora of cultural hotspots, culinary delights, and lively social scenes. Furthermore, the University of London and Imperial College London, to name a few, are easily accessible, making it ideal for students studying at these renowned universities. Students residing here will find themselves spoilt for choice with gastronomic offerings ranging from trendy cafes like Urban Social Coffee-Queensway to exquisite dining experiences at Byzantium Cafe. If a casual drink is on the agenda, Bayswater Arms and The Terrace Bar & Restaurant are local favourites that promise a relaxed evening out. The best part about Sandeman Allen House student accommodation is that it sits bang on the centre of all the must-visit hubs and spots in London, making it the number one choice of many students looking for a residency which provides maximum padding for exploration through close proximity.

The convenience of having essential services nearby cannot be overstated. Tesco Express and Sainsbury's Local are just outside your door, ensuring that grocery runs are never a chore. For medical needs or health concerns, the accommodation is also within a stone's throw of St. Mary's Hospital, providing peace of mind for students and parents alike.

Apart from daily conveniences, the proximity to lush green spaces like Leinster Gardens False Facades and Cleveland Square Park offers the perfect escape for those moments when one needs to unwind or delve into their studies amidst nature. Not to mention, a quick stroll to historical and cultural sites such as the George Orwell Plaque, the Design Museum or the renowned Victoria and Albert Museum offers an enriching break from academics.

With such an extensive array of amenities and hotspots surrounding Sandeman Allen House, London accommodation in London, it's an ideal choice for students looking to immerse themselves in the enthralling lifestyle that London has to offer, all while staying on top of their academic game.

Commute

Getting around London from Sandeman Allen House, London student accommodation is a breeze, thanks to its prime location paired with excellent transport links. Students can easily hop on a bus at the nearby Inverness Terrace (Stop E) or Cathnor Road (Stop SD), at a minute’s walking distance from the residency. Catch a train from the Queensway and Bayswater tube stations to whisk them off to universities and city attractions. With the iconic Paddington Travel Terminal 2 also within the vicinity, long-distance commutes are conveniently accessible. Sandeman Allen House, London, offers a perfect blend of comfort and connectivity, ensuring students can explore the city’s rich tapestry with ease and return to their cosy rooms without any hassle.

What will you get

Your Rent Include

Bedding
Cleaning
Onsite Gym Facilities
2 Meals per Day

Common Amenities

WiFi
Catered
Gym
Study Room
Garden
Common Room

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Frequently Asked Questions

Accommodation charges?


Their long-term accommodation fees are based on weekly rates and must be paid weekly in advance before the start of the week concerned; normally this will be on the Friday preceding the week in question.
View their Long-term prices (14+ nights)
View their Short-term prices (<14 nights)
Short-term prices may vary depending on the dates and demand.
Studio rooms are suitable for couples (extra charge applies)
Please note that the annual price increase applies to all room types. They will give you advance notice in writing.
If you are not happy with any price increase, you may end the agreement on one week’s written notice without penalty (you would just have to pay for the period up to when you leave and also any other applicable charges, such as the cost of damages and/or arrears)

Qualifying Criteria?


As they are a registered charity with a specific object, they are only permitted to allow certain qualifying people to reside in their properties. To be able to use their accommodation you must be
(a) in employment, a job seeker or a student; and
(b) over the age of 18
Unfortunately they do not accept families with children.

Can i arrange a viewing?


You are welcome to visit any of their residences daily between 11am and 7pm.
When you arrive, please proceed to the reception desk. They will gladly provide you with a tour of the residence and offer detailed information about the amenities and services available. Please keep in mind that they prioritize customer privacy, so occupied rooms cannot be shown. However, rest assured that you will still have the opportunity to explore all the other facilities provided within the residence.

Why availability is not displayed online?


They have always been proud to offer flexible terms to all their residents. Each resident staying with them can provide only one week’s written notice if they wish to leave before their agreed departure date. Due to that, they don't sell their rooms too far in advance and don't display availability online.

Fixed period of occupation and extension?


You are required to give both an arrival and departure date at the time of booking and as such this contract is agreed on a fixed period of occupation basis.
If you wish to extend your stay beyond the fixed period, you should contact them as soon as possible. Any extension will be subject to availability and, even if an extension is possible, they cannot guarantee that you will be able to stay in the same room.

What are the check-in and check-out times?


The check-in time at all properties is 2:00 pm
The check-out time at all properties is 10:00 am
Please note:
All properties have a flexible check-in approach. Please inform them in advance if your estimated arrival time will be after 21:00 so they can make sure there is somebody present to provide you with your keys. The property may ask you to leave a valid Passport during a late check-in (after 21:00) in exchange for the keys. Your document will be given back to you once the check-in is fully completed the next morning.
If you have an early departure time and wish to check out during the night or in the early morning, please speak with the manager at reception the day before regarding the refund of your deposit.

Do you allow pets?


Unfortunately, they don't allow pets to stay in any of their hostels.

Accessibility?


The character of their residences varies, but they do have several accessible rooms for guests with disabilities.
they strongly recommend that you contact each residence directly or email to enquire about the availability.

What's included?


Your accommodation fee includes:
All bills
Bedding
Wifi
24h reception
Cleaning
Shared spaces
Onsite gym facilities (Bowden Court, Davies Court, Friendship House, Halpin House, Sandeman-Allen House and Torquay House)
2 meals per day (Bowden Court, New Mansion House, Holland House, and Sandeman-Allen House)

What to pack?


They've put together a short list of some useful things you might want to bring with you during your stay at property:
Towel and toiletries
Crockery, utensils, cutlery, or other kitchen items
A laundry basket
A wash bag for toiletries
Clothes hangers
What not to bring!
The following items are not allowed in bedrooms:
cooking equipment
any flammable materials
fireworks, candles, tea lights, lanterns, or any similar item
pets

Are bathrooms shared?


With fourteen hostels across the city, they have a range of rooms suitable for every budget.
Nine of their sites offer rooms with shared bathroom facilities - Belsize House, Belvedere House, Bowden Court, Halpin House, Holland House, New Mansion House, Leinster House, Railton House, and Sandeman-Allen House. All rooms have a washbasin.
The residences offering rooms with private bathrooms are Davies Court, Friendship House, Newington Court, and Torquay House.
Some tips on sharing a bathroom:
Keep all of your shower stuff in a basket to take to and from the bathroom.
Flip-flops and a robe are handy for getting to and from the shower or bath.
Toilet rolls are provided
Please make sure to leave the bathroom clean
*Shared bathrooms are cleaned every day

What sizes are the rooms?


The size of rooms may vary for each room type within an individual residence. Unfortunately, they are not able to provide the precise dimensions of each room.

Can I choose what floor and room I stay at?


Unfortunately no. Their room allocation is set only 7-14 days before arrival and will depend on availability. If you have any specific preferences do let them know at the time of booking and they will do their best to accommodate you accordingly.
If you experience any issues during your stay and would like to change the room please visit their friendly reception team.

Can I arrange to live with my friends?


Definitely! If you book one of their shared rooms as a group of friends they will be able to advise you at the time of a booking if you all will be staying together in the same room.
If booking separate rooms, they will do their best to allocate you as close as possible, but note that is not guaranteed and would depend on availability.
If you are a couple, their studio rooms are the perfect option.

Is there parking provided?


Unfortunately, they are not able to provide parking at their sites. However, there are off-street options available near all of their sites.

Accommodation payments?


Accommodation charges for subsequent weeks must be paid weekly in advance at the reception by card before the start of the week concerned; normally this will be on the Friday preceding the week in question.
A week is classified as from 10.00 hours on Saturday to 10.00 hours on the following Saturday.
*Please note that all their sites are cashless.

How long will I be able to stay at property?


They have a maximum stay of 4 years.

Visitors Guests?


All visitors are required to provide a photo ID and sign in and out at reception upon arrival and departure. Visitors are not allowed to enter or remain in the Hostel between 23:00 hours and 08:00 hours nor at any time in the dining room or any bedroom without prior permission of the House Manager. They may require visitors to leave and/or may exclude them from the Hostel at any time.
If you staying in a shared room, please ensure you speak to your roommates to ensure they are happy to have someone in their home.
If you staying in a studio room, you are welcome to have an overnight guest for an extra charge (Daily £15.00 / Weekly £50.00)

How to connect to Wi-Fi?


Wifi is included in your weekly accommodation charge.

Insurance policy?


By partnering with Endsleigh, the No.1 student insurance provider, they’ve arranged free contents insurance for all their guests staying with us.
It is important all guests confirm their cover to ensure you understand what is and isn’t covered.
Visit confirm your cover to check:
~ what is and what isn’t covered
~ key exclusions – where cover isn’t provided
~ policy excess – the amount you pay when you make a claim
~ how to make a claim
~ personalize cover

Laundry facilities?


All of their residences have communal laundry facilities which are card operated. See how to download the app here.
Laundry charges are as follows:
Washing: £3.50
Drying: £1.70
*These prices are subject to change

How many people share the kitchens?


In their self-catering sites, each guest will have an access to the kitchen and will have an allocated cupboard to store their things. Kitchens are shared between 7-10 guests depending on the floor and number of residents.

What happens if I don’t get on with my new roommate? Can I swap rooms?


If you are having any issues please contact their reception team in the first instance, they will do all they can to help. In some circumstances it may be possible to change the room, but its not guaranteed and would depend on availability.

I have my own TV in my room. Do I need a TV Licence?


Yes. The TV licensing authority requires that you have a licence.

What do I do if I lose my keys?


You must keep room keys and/or access fobs secure. In case you lose your keys please get in touch with reception as soon as possible. There is an extra charge for replacing the keys (a breakdown of the costs will be provided directly at each site).

Resident code of conduct?


They take both the health and safety of their residents and their resident's ability to enjoy their buildings seriously and ask that all residents abide by their code of conduct to support their aims to create safe and secure environments.
1.1 As part of the licence to occupy residents agree that they will not use the room, for any improper, immoral, or illegal purpose nor in any way which may, in their reasonable opinion, be a nuisance, damage or annoyance to the other residents of the hostel, or neighbors, or any other person. In particular, you will not:
a) smoke in the hostel (including E-cigarettes);
b) bring into or keep alcoholic drinks in the Hostel.
c) prepare or cook any food in any bedroom nor in any other room of the Hostel except as provided in clause 9:5 hereof nor remove any food, crockery, cutlery, or glassware from the dining room.
d) cause any noise which, if made within the room, can be heard outside the room or, if made within the common areas can be heard outside the common areas;
e) keep or use drugs or psychoactive substances, the possession or use of which is prohibited by law (including but not limited to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 or the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016);
f) keep or use any firearms, knives (other than kitchen knives), or any other weapons;
g) harass, threaten or assault any other residents, their guests, their employees, or any other person;
h) tamper with their fire prevention systems and control equipment (including not maliciously, recklessly, or negligently activating such fire prevention systems)
i) use designated fire escapes except for the purposes of emergency escape;
j) keep, store or use any gas or oil heater or other fuel-burning appliance in the Property, including candles and any other flame-lit device;
k) keep any animal, bird, insect, or reptile.
l) Register a business at a property address m) Gamble for money on property premises.
n) erect any external wireless or television aerial or satellite dish at the Property or hang clothes or fabrics out of the windows or doors of the Property.
1.2 Any action which may put the safety of the building or its occupants at risk could constitute an offence under Health and Safety legislation. Vandalism could constitute an offence under the Act. In addition they reserve the right to recover from residents the full cost of repairs arising out of acts of vandalism or unauthorised alterations to any part of their property.
1.3 You must acquaint yourself with the fire and safety precautions, the fire escape evacuation routes, the location of fire exits and the assembly point; if in any doubt, please ask the House Manager.
1.4 Residents agree to vacate the hostel (and to ensure that any visitors you have also vacate the hostel), immediately whenever the fire alarm is sounded. You should notify them in advance should you have any visitors to the room who may require assistance should it be necessary to evacuate the hostel.
1.5 You should note that tampering with fire prevention/life-saving equipment such as, but not restricted to, fire extinguishers, fire doors and smoke detectors, is a criminal offence (punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment) and it will be treated as a serious breach of the licence to occupy. 1.6 Where a self-catering or pantry kitchen is provided the following conditions will apply;
a) You must prepare and cook the food only in the kitchen area allocated for that purpose and in no other part of the hostel.
b) After you have finished cooking you should clean the cookers and other kitchen equipment that you have used.
c) You must report any breakages of kitchen equipment to the House Manager of the Hostel immediately and you will be responsible for replacing at your own expense any equipment that you damage.
d) You must only use the self-catering facilities during the hours permitted by the House Manager and when using the kitchen equipment, you should have regard to the equipment and wishes of other users.
1.7 You should keep the accommodation allocated to you in a reasonable, clean and tidy state, limiting your personal belongings to the minimum.
1.8 they have a zero tolerance policy on acts of aggression and violence towards both its staff and residents where any act as described above occurs the “LICENCE TO OCCUPY” will be terminated.
1.9 Where the behaviour of a resident impacts negatively upon other residents’ enjoyment of the hostel environment they reserve the right to terminate the “LICENCE TO OCCUPY”.
1.10 If you are in contact with or contract any contagious or infectious disease you should report such a fact to the House Manager immediately.
1.11 The possession of your own television set or use other technologies in a way that requires a TV licence requires you to have a valid TV licence. 1.12 You must ensure that your room is locked at all times.

Do you have a loyalty scheme discount?


They sure do! In shared rooms in selected properties, you can receive a discount of up to 25% off. The longer you stay, the less you pay!

Can I receive post?


Absolutely! Letters and parcels can be delivered to reception, just visit the reception desk to collect them.

Is there a curfew?


No. You are free to come and go as you please, but please be considerate and don't make too much noise when entering the residence late at night or early in the morning.

Transport?


Notting Hill Gate Station is the closest Underground Station. It serves the Central Line, District Line, and Circle Line.
Bus routes: 27, 28, 52, 70, 94,148, 328, 452, N28, N31, N207

Meals?


2 meals per day are included and served daily as follows:
Monday – Friday
Breakfast: 7:00am – 9:00am
Dinner: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Weekend
Breakfast: 9:30am – 10:30am
Lunch: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
*Please inform them of any food allergies or special dietary requirements and they will do their best to accommodate you

Getting to Bowden Court?


From an Airport
If you are arriving at Heathrow, City, Gatwick, or Stansted Airports, you can plan your journey in advance using the Transport for London Journey Planner.
From a Train Station
Bowden Court is located on the Central, Hammersmith&City and Circle line and is easily accessible to Paddington, King’s Cross, St Pancras, and Victoria train stations.

Which hours of the day will I be required to volunteer?


They recommend you give them a minimum of 20 hours a week.
When you are offered a role, the exact times of day will be confirmed. In general, their volunteers are required either in the morning, late afternoon or evening shifts.
You’ll have 1 or 2 days off per week depending on how the hours are split for the week.

Are meals for volunteers included?


They are indeed! You can enjoy breakfast and dinner during the week, and breakfast and lunch on the weekends. If you are volunteering at a self-catered hostel, you are welcome to visit one of their catered hostels for your meals. Alternatively, kitchen facilities are also available in self-catered sites for your use.

What tasks will I be required to do as a volunteer?


The types of duties which form part of your volunteer role will vary by property and can change from day to day but will usually involve the following:
  1. If you are volunteering in a catered property: to help set up, serve, clear away at meal times – breakfast, evening meals and lunch at weekends. Keep the kitchen, dining room and other catering areas clean. This includes pot washing, cleaning of appliances and operating dishwasher machine.
  2. Help the Cook in basic food preparation, put away deliveries and keep the kitchen and cooking utensils clean and tidy.
  3. Everyday general cleaning and portering duties covering all areas and to include; the cleaning of showers, toilets, bedrooms, public & communal areas, immediate external areas, kitchens and dining room.
  4. Occasional special cleaning, e.g. carpet cleaning, deep cleaning areas, oven cleaning, washing down walls, laundry, cleaning vents and inside of windows.
  5. Changing bed linen, counting and preparing laundry for collection.
  6. Office duties to include check in/out, dealing with enquiries, taking bookings, responding to complaints, logging/reporting problems and maintenance issues.
  7. Night porter duties; offering basic office cover and contact for residents after office hours. Some cleaning duties may also be required.

In which type of room would I stay as a volunteer?


Volunteers stay in their shared single-sex dormitories with other volunteers. It depends on the hostel and the availability as to how many other volunteers you will be staying with, but it will be between 2-5 other people.

I have “indefinite leave to remain” in the UK, am I able to volunteer?


There are a number of other visas which generally mean you are able to join the volunteer scheme these include:
  • A passport or ‘other travel document’ (current or expired) endorsed to show the holder is either ‘exempt from immigration control’, has ‘indefinite leave in the UK’, has the ‘right of abode’ in the UK, or has ‘no time limit’ on their stay in the UK.
  • A certificate of registration or naturalisation as a British citizen.
  • A current passport or other ‘travel document’ endorsed to show that the holder is allowed to stay in the UK for a time-limited period.
  • A current biometric ‘residence permit’ card issued by the Home Office to the holder, which indicates that the named person is permitted to stay in the UK for a time-limited period
  • A current immigration status document issued by the Home Office to the holder with a valid endorsement indicating that the holder may stay in the UK for a time-limited period
This list is not exhaustive if you have a specific query about your visa please contact the volunteering team

How long can I volunteer for?


The minimum stay is six weeks and the maximum stay is two years.

I applied for a volunteering position. How long do I need to wait for a response?


Once you have completed the application form on this page, you will receive a response from them within two working days.
Roles can be filled anywhere between 7 days and 3 months in advance. For enquiries further in the future, they will keep your details on file and contact you nearer the time.

Who needs a sponsorship certificate?


Anyone from outside the UK

What is the type of visa required for me to volunteer?


Charity Worker Visa

I’m an international student and want to volunteer while studying in the UK?


If you’re an international student studying in the UK, normally you are able to volunteer with them during the period you are enrolled at a UK university. In some instances, restrictions may apply.
You must always ensure that you do not have restrictions on your visa preventing you from volunteering whilst in the UK.

I live outside the UK can I volunteer whilst on holiday?


If you would like to volunteer during your stay you can volunteer with them for a maximum of 30 days.

I’ve entered the UK as part of the youth mobility scheme (formerly a working holiday visa), am I able to volunteer?


Yes. Persons from Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea and Taiwan aged between 18 and 30 are able to live and work in the UK for up to two years through the youth mobility scheme and so are welcome to join the volunteer scheme. For more information see the UK government website.

Can I volunteer without a visa?


All British nationals are able to volunteer without a visa. Persons from the EU and EEA are able to volunteer without a visa until the 30th June 2021. These are persons from:
EU Countries
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
The European Economic Area (EEA)
All of the EU countries listed above plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
Swiss Nationals are also eligible to volunteer without a visa up to the 30th June 2021.

Who is eligible to volunteer?


In order to volunteer you must be aged over 18.

Are you able to sponsor my visa application?


Yes –Property will provide a Sponsorship certificate which you will require for your visa application.

How long is the sponsorship certificate valid for?


12 months.

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Student Lifestyle and Living in London

With its wealth of cultural institutions and academic opportunities, vibrant student life, and diverse global community, London consistently ranks as a top choice for students. The city provides an excellent environment for networking and building professional connections, along with the best options for London student housing as well. Home to over 127,000 international students, London offers various opportunities for work or internships in desired career fields, enhancing skills and CVs.

London's dynamic atmosphere offers something for everyone, from exploring cultural landmarks to enjoying vibrant nightlife. The picturesque Thames Riverside provides a serene escape, perfect for those seeking natural beauty and Instagram-worthy moments. Students living in London student accommodation will find an array of cafes, restaurants, grocery stores, malls, and green spaces around. Exploring local shops and city malls reveals London's culinary diversity, with eateries serving cuisines from around the globe. For a memorable dining experience, students can visit popular spots like The Northall, Prezzo Italian Restaurant, and Tunnel Meals. Get a caffeine kick start to your day by a visit to Host Cafe, The Coffee House, and Cafe at Storey's Gate. For entertainment, students can watch a football match at Brewmaster or dance to trendy disco beats at College Arms, The Coach House, and The One Tun Pub & Rooms, located near the city centre. For shopping, you can head to The Brunswick Centre, Cardinal Place, and Brent Cross Shopping Centre. There's also a lot to explore for art lovers. The Residence Gallery, Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, and Art Space Gallery are sure to transport you to another realm.

London Tourist Attractions

With so many captivating tourist attractions and things to do, it's no wonder London is among the most famous cities in the world. The picturesque views, historical palaces, green areas, and traditions make it intriguing and attract a large group of people. The hubs, pubs, delightful cafes, leisure places, parks and student-efficient clubs drive students to London. Some popular London attractions, which are easily accessible from the many student accommodation London options are:

1. London Eye
2. Big Ben
3. The Shard
4. Trafalgar Square
5. Buckingham Palace

Universities in London

London is home to several prestigious universities known for their academic excellence and diverse courses. These institutions offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs, attracting students from all around the world. With its cutting-edge research, world-class faculty, and vibrant campus life, studying in London provides an enriching and unforgettable educational experience. Some of the best universities near your London student housing include:

1. London Film School
2. BPP university
3. City University of London
4. BPP University London (Holborn)
5. Kaplan International English (London Covent Garden)

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