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Urbanest King's Cross is a modern and contemporary student accommodation located at Canal Reach King's Cross, London, which is just 20 minutes away from London Business School. It is surrounded by many coffee shops, restaurants, clubs,  and bars.

At Urbanest King's Cross London, one can find many varieties of rooms. It includes Studios, Luxury studios and en suites. Ensuites are cluster flats of different sizes. It can easily fit 4 or 8 Students at a time. One can enjoy some great views from some of these cluster flats windows. The walls in Urbanest King's Cross student accommodation is double insulated so that one can study or work without getting disturbed. It has a high-quality foam mattress, which will ensure a good sleep. Urbanest King's Cross London student living also provides underfloor heating which can be controlled by a thermostat placed in your room. 

You can also enjoy free WiFi all over the building, including broadband in your room, Study desk and chair, and Storage space. All studios have a gallery kitchen which is well-equipped with microwave, ceramic hob, and fridge/freezer to store your cold foods.

Apart from these, the building will also include an On-Site Support Team, which will be available 24/7 to resolve any problems. It also provides Free to use bicycles and Bike storage space. Electronic Key Fob Entry System secures the whole property. Apart from Key Fob Access, there is CCTV installed in each corner of the building.

Urbanest King's Cross London is perfect for every student who wants to enjoy a healthy balance between work and play.

Distance to

London Business School:

  • Drive - 16 Min
  • Bus - 26 Min

University of London:

  • Drive - 13 Min
  • Bus - 20 Min

Apartment Facilities

50 Mbps broadband
Study area
Microwave & oven combi
Underfloor Heating
Fridge & Freezer
Ironing board
Luxury shower room

Community Facilities

24/7 on-site support team
Communal relaxing & study area
Bike storage
Electronic key fob entry system
Laundry Room
Disabled Access


Ensuite Room In A City View Apartment£319/week/person
Min. Lease Duration50 week
Available from09-09-2020
Bathrooms8 Bath
Area12 sqm
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen
Ensuite room in a city view apartment
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Studio Apartment£459/week/person
Available from09-09-2020
Area20 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen


Each open plan apartment features a built-in desk and desk chair, a comfortable small double bed with memory foam mattress, wardrobe, lots of storage and even a panoramic window with incredible views of London. This studio apartment features a luxury shower room and a modern kitchenette featuring a ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, microwave/grill and plenty of storage space.

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Enhanced View Studio£519/week/person
Available from09-09-2020
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area20 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Situated on the twenty first floor of the 26 storey property, this is a beautifully appointed self-contained studio apartment offering panoramic views of London. Each open plan apartment features a built-in desk and desk chair, a comfortable small double bed with memory foam mattress, wardrobe, lots of storage and even a panoramic window. This studio apartment features a luxury shower room and a modern kitchenette featuring a ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, microwave/grill and plenty of storage space.

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Luxury Studio Apartment£579/week/person
Available from09-09-2020
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area23 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen


Each beautiful luxury studio features a built-in desk and desk chair, a comfortable double bed with memory foam mattress, lots of storage and a panoramic window with stunning views of London. The luxury studios at urbanest King's Cross also have an individual luxury en-suite shower room, modern kitchen and have exclusive access to their floor balcony.

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Room In A 2 Person FlatSold Out£226/week/person
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area9 sqm
Private Room
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen
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Room in a 3 person flatSold Out£238/week/person
Bathrooms2 Bath
Area9 sqm
Private Room
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen
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Ensuite Room In A 6 Person FlatSold Out£250/week/person
Min. Lease Duration48 week
Bathrooms6 Bath
Area12 sqm
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen
Ensuite Room In A 6 Person Flat
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Ensuite Room In A 5 Person FlatSold Out£261/week/person
Min. Lease Duration48 week
Bathrooms5 Bath
Area12 sqm
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen
Ensuite Room In A 5 Person Flat
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Ensuite Room In A 4 Person FlatSold Out£319/week/person
Min. Lease Duration48 week
Available from08-09-2020
Bathrooms4 Bath
Area12 sqm
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen
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Booking Details

COVID-19 Cancellation Policy

They are allowing all residents to cancel their bookings and be released from all liability if a student informs the property before the 30/06/2020 that their plans for studying in London have been changed for reasons outside of their control.  

They understand, the importance of flexible and stress-free bookings during the COVID-19 pandemic for students wanting to live at             Urbanest in Semester 2, 2020. That is why they are providing more flexibility to give you so much more peace of mind when you reserve rooms at Urbanest for your students.It is simpleif current  Australian Government travel restrictions are extended beyond the commencement date of your contract, the commencement date will be adjusted to be in line with the Government travel restrictions being lifted. As a bonus, if you have a confirmed booking for Semester 2, 2020 and you are unable to arrive before 1 November  2020, Urbanest will defer your booking to Semester 1, 2021 at your Semester 2, 2020 rates**.

  • All commencement dates will be adjusted to 14 days after the travel restrictions are lifted in Australia.
  • Students that have a confirmed booking have an option to cancel their booking at any stage before the travel restrictions being lifted in Australia without incurring a  penalty.                
  • Upon the travel restrictions being lifted in  Australia affected students will have a further 5 days to cancel their booking without incurring a penalty.
  • Students must inform Urbanest if the travel restrictions are not lifted in their country at the time when they have been lifted in Australia.

Regular Cancellation Policy
Before 1-week upfront rent payment is made: Customer can cancel with no liability.  

  1. After paying the 1-week upfront rent payment: 
  2. Within 14 days of payment and acceptance of T&Cs: Customer can cancel with refund of 1-week upfront rent payment if a written letter of cancellation is sent to urbanest UK using either of the below methods.  
  3. After 14 days of payment and acceptance of T&Cs: Customer will be liable for the payment of rent and the other obligations set out in the Terms and Conditions of Tenancy (Assured Shorthold Tenancy) The only exception will be if you fail to obtain a visa to enter the United Kingdom. If that should happen, then, provided they receive notice from you by 31 July 2019 (with accompanying proof of refusal), they will accept the amount of the 1-week upfront rent payment as an agreed sum to compensate us for the loss of income which they will suffer, and you will be released from the terms of the Tenancy Agreement.  
  4. After moving in: After the customer collects his/her keys, the customer will be liable for the payment of rent and the other obligations set out in the Terms and Conditions of Tenancy (Assured Shorthold Tenancy). In the event the customer wishes to move out, he/she should contact the team who will be able to assist, but the customer must find a replacement tenant to take over the Tenancy and pay any associated administrative and clerical fees to carry out the transfer. 

Payment Details

1-week rent is paid to confirm the booking.

The rent paid is non-refundable, and is adjusted in the final installment of the rent payment.

Rent Payments

Pay in Full

Pay in 3 installments

Pay in 10 installments

Mode of Payment:

Credit, Debit, and Bank Transfer

Frequently Asked Questions

 When is the best time to book?

We suggest that once you have decided to stay with us to book as early as possible so you'll get first pick. We highly recommend that if you're planning to share with friends to book in advance as spaces will fill up and it will be hard to group you together.

How much do I need to pay to book?

To book, we require a payment of 1 weeks upfront rent and then you can pay the rest in instalments.

Will I get this back?

No, the upfront rental payment gets applied to your first rent instalment meaning you don't need to wait around for a deposit refund.

What form of payment do you take?

urbanest accepts payments made by credit/debit card or bank transfer. There is no charge when paying with a credit or debit card. Additional fees on bank/wire transfers will depend on your bank so check with them beforehand. We take either forms of payment, so long as its not cash/cheque.

What if I change my mind about my booking?

Please check out our cancellation policy at:

When will I receive the tenancy agreement?

Our tenancy agreements are all online meaning no paperwork! The online tenancy acceptance has the same legal weight as a paper tenancy so you dont need to be concerned. You can access your tenancy at any time by logging in to your account portal once you have a confirmed booking with us.

When can I move in?

All tenancy dates are available to see at the time of booking. However feel free to get in touch with us if you require an earlier arrival, we will see what we have available.

What is included in my rent?

The rent covers your room, use of the communal facilities, all utility bills such as electricity, hot water and heating, and contents insurance cover. It also includes your 70mbps broadband and WiFi connection.

Are my possessions insured in my room?

We have an agreement with Endsleigh Insurance who provide room contents cover up to 4,000. The full insurance policy is available on request.

Do I need to buy a TV licence?

Every household or apartment in the UK must have a TV license if they intend to watch live TV.

What internet service do you provide?

We provide up to 70Mbps connection to each room with unlimited downloads. A fair and acceptable usage policy applies.

Do I have to pay council tax?

Students are exempt from council tax, so no, you do not have to pay it. You will though have to provide us with a Council Tax Exception letter, which you can get from your universities admin department in the first few weeks of the Autumn term

Who can be my guarantor?

The guarantor needs to be someone in full-time employment either based in the UK or based in your home country. Your guarantor could be your parent or guardian, however it cannot be yourself.

I don't live in the UK and don't have a UK bank account what should I do?

You can pay your rent by credit card or transfer the amount of rent to our client account, please contact the accommodation team for details. When you arrive in the UK we advise you to open a bank account.

When do I need to pay my first rental instalment?

We offer 3 instalment types: Fully Upfront, Three Instalments and Ten Instalments.

The first instalment always needs to be paid 14 days before the tenancy begins.

What are the instalment dates?

Dates will depend on the type of contract you are on, when you are completing the booking link, all the dates and amounts will be on the booking link.

Do you offer a cleaning service?

Yes we offer a cleaning service should you wish to clean you room or have the flat cleaned. We would recommend enquiring once you have moved in as prices vary from the frequency and the type of flat.

Is there a curfew?

No, there is no curfew at urbanest, your secure access fob allows you to enter and leave whenever you wish.

Can I have a party?

Yes we in each building we have communal areas where we hold regular events. You are allowed to socialise in your room too, but other residents must be respected and therefore noise levels will be controlled. Please be considerate.

Can I have guests to stay?

Yes, so long as they are guests and do not live permanently on the premises. This is because we need to know how many people are living in the building should anything happen. If your circumstances change and you want your guest to stay for a little longer, please arrange a meeting with the accommodation team. Remember you are liable for your guest and you must look after them. Please make sure that your housemates are also okay with them staying out of courtesy.

Can I move rooms once I have moved in?

If you are unhappy with your room we will try to accommodate you. This is subject to availability and price. If you swap rooms with another student you must inform the accommodation team immediately.

Can I cancel my room?

Please check out our cancellation policy page here

Can I live in an urbanest building if I am not a student?

urbanest buildings are designed as student accommodation and so we can only accommodate full-time students.

Is there a car park?

Its very hard to park in London as there are congestion and parking fees, however we are very close to public transport links.

Can I bring my bicycle?

Yes, with pleasure. We have a bicycle store and you can rent a bicycle (for free!) on a yearly or termly basis as well.

Can I smoke in my room or in the building?

urbanest properties are non smoking buildings. If you are caught smoking or tampering with smoke/fire detectors you will be liable for a fine as its against the law.

If I vacate the property over the university holidays do I need to move my possessions out?

No. During the term of the tenancy the room is for your use only and you will only need to move out your belongings on the tenancy end date.

What comes with the room? What will I need to purchase before the move in date?

All the rooms are fully furnished but you will need to bring your personal belongings including bedding, towels, crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.

How secure is my room?

Each room has an electronic swipe fob entry/locking system so that your belongings are safe.

How secure is the building?

urbanest buildings are Secured by Design certified, which means they have reached not only a minimum standard of physical security the doors, locks, windows, lighting, alarms etc. but also when the layout of the development hugely reduces the opportunity for crime.

Who do I contact if I have an emergency or problem?

You will need to contact the on-site accommodation team or the emergency services, depending on the problem. Details of all contacts will be supplied to you in your tenant handbook when you first check-in.

What is the cost of the laundry?

The washing machine costs 2.50 and the dryer is 1.50.

How do I make a suggestion or pass on feedback?

We are committed to providing high-quality service across all functions of urbanest; from front-of-house staff to the maintenance team on-site.

Should you have any suggestions on how we can make things even better, you can simply let us know at a member of the team will review your suggestion and get back to you with what we will do within a few days.

What if I need to make a complaint?

Unfortunately, sometimes things go wrong, and we hope you never have cause to complain, but if it does we need you to tell us about it. This will help us to improve our standards.

What will happen next?

A member of the urbanest team will reply within 24-hours to acknowledge your complaint, with information on when someone will respond your complaint. We have up to 7-days to respond to your complaint.

What if Im not happy with the outcome of my complaint

If you feel our onsite team have not dealt with your complaint correctly then you can contact the Director: Residence Operations in writing at; Urbanest, 101 St Martins Lane, WC2N 4AZ. Urbanest is a member of the National Code who can also be contacted via their website:

What is the tenancy agreement?

The tenancy agreement is a legally binding document between the landlord (owner) and the tenant (you). It sets out clearly defined rules of the building and the obligations of the Landlord and Tenant. This is useful because if there are any disputes, both the Landlord and Tenant will refer to the Tenancy Agreement.

How long is the tenancy agreement?

Tenancy agreements for urbanest Hoxton, urbanest Tower Bridge, urbanest Kings Cross, urbanest St Pancras, and urbanest Westminster are for 51 weeks. 51-week and flexible contracts are available at urbanest Vauxhall

When do I move in?

You can move in any time after 3pm on the tenancy start date.

Can I extend my tenancy?

If you would like to extend your tenancy you must notify urbanest as early as possible to ensure your room has not been let to someone else. Bookings happen early every year, so we recommend you rebook early to avoid disappointment.

Can I vary the tenancy period?

Once you have signed your tenancy agreement you can not shorten the tenancy period.

Can I sublet my room (e.g. let through Airbnb)?

No the tenancy you have signed prevents you from subletting your room. If you are considering leaving your room early, please notify the property management team in the first instance.

Can I change the tenancy move in date?

No, but you can move in any time after the tenancy starts just let us know and well make sure we are on hand to help you.