Affordable Student Housing in London

Downing Students are proud to be the first purpose-built student accommodation provider participating in the Government’s Affordable Student Housing Plan, improving access to higher education for the brightest and best students to succeed regardless of their background.

What support is available?

There are 51 bedrooms available in Holbrook, North Acton which are reserved for eligible full-time students at a discounted rental cost of £168.94 per week. All services and utilities are included in the rent making the living costs more affordable for students studying in London. The rooms are available to rent for a term of 38 weeks.

Who is eligible to apply?

The discounted rooms are available to all full time students who are receiving the maximum maintenance loan from Student Finance England. The maximum maintenance loan amount for students living away from home in London during the 2019-20 academic year is £11,672.

How to apply?

Students can apply to rent an affordable room by creating an account and completing the application form here. During the application you will be asked to select a room type – please select ‘Affordable’

Rooms under this scheme will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Students will need to provide evidence that they are receiving or due to receive the maximum maintenance loan at the point of application. Evidence can be emailed to
Please note that students will need to provide details of a UK guarantor.

Which rooms are available?

Bedrooms are available in shared flats which include 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The flats include 3 private bedrooms and study space whilst sharing bathroom and cooking facilities. The building includes great social spaces so that you can enjoy the company of other students.

Holbrook 3DIO Bedroom and Kitchen

Further information

If you have questions or would like further information about the affordable rooms available at Holbrook, please contact 0151 707 4328 or email