When you’re viewing a property for university, we understand the importance of asking questions and getting the feel of the space. You might feel pressure to secure student accommodation, but it pays off to be thorough when viewing show flats. We’ve put together a list of the best questions to ask when viewing student accommodation.
Things to do in and around Bermondsey
Bermondsey is a bustling and trendy area of London, located very close to Tower Bridge and the greater city of London. Below are some of the local hot spots that will be practically on your doorstep if you choose to make View Studios your home for September 2022.
Explore more of London by crossing over Tower Bridge
Living in Bermondsey means that accessing the rest of London is quick and easy, with Tower Bridge just up the road – 15-20 minute walk away from our new Bermondsey location. The suspension bridge was built in 1886 and is used by cars and pedestrians daily. But it’s also available to tour – visit the west walkway, the glass floor and engine rooms. All the information is available here.
Fashion and Textile Museum
If you’re studying fashion, or even if you’re a history fan – the Fashion and Textile Museum is worth visiting. Explore the ever-changing fashion timeline and discover more through a collection of different exhibits and workshops. You’ll find the museum on Bermondsey Road, 15 minutes walk from our Bermondsey home.
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A place to spend an afternoon roaming in the sunshine (or even hide under the bandstand in the rain). It has plenty of wildlife and a boating lake, with the Ada Salter Rose Garden, a designated quiet space to enjoy nature. Southwark Park is just a 20 minute walk from Host Bermondsey.
For a mixture of food, drink, shopping and art, check out the Vinegar Yard next to London Bridge Station and in the shadow of the Shard (15 minute walk away). The yard is open until late and you’ll be giving everyone serious food envy when you upload those foodie pics on your Instagram or Snapchat story.
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Top places to eat
Sometimes we just don’t fancy standing around in our kitchens after a long day of lectures. Choosing to live in Bermondsey means having access to some of the finest dining in London.
- Casse-Croute – A cozy French bistro located on the edge of Tanner Street Park. Stop by here for an authentic French treat.
- The Garrison – Stop off at this gastropub for quality local food and drink.
- Flour and Grape – For the pasta lovers out there – enjoy all things bruschetta and pesto.
Your Host home in Bermondsey
Our brand-new student accommodation – View Studios – will open to students in September 2022. With all the above on your doorstep, our brand-new luxury student living is just perfect for students wanting to study in central London. With exciting and relaxing social spaces where you can enjoy the latest gaming and breathtaking views up on the roof terrace (we can’t wait to show this off to you all) – you’ll never want to leave. On-site you’ll also find a private dining suite to host your own diner parties with friends and after all that head downstairs and work up a sweat in the fitness suite.
At our Bermondsey home you’ll find a range of luxurious studio rooms; all have been designed with students in mind – spacious and modern – providing you with everything you need for student life including a private modern kitchen and contemporary en-suite bathroom.
Want to find out more? Book yourself a show flat viewing and see what Host Bermondsey has to offer for yourself.
Getting serious about the environment we live in.
To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
It’s a simple campaign! For every percent we reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by we donate to one of our nominated charities.Show me all news
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