The Lyra

Double occupancy available

20 minutes from Oxford Circus

Next to North Acton Tube station on the Central Line

Free 200Mb WiFi throughout


The Lyra in London takes urban student living and transforms it into your home away from home. Conveniently located next to North Acton Tube Station, this student accommodation is at the heart of the action, whilst still offering enough seclusion for you to study in peace and quiet. Our competitive prices give you some of the best student flats inside zones 1 and 2. Choose a studio apartment in The Lyra and enjoy the space to relax and study within modern, well-maintained and secure surroundings. Each studio has been purposely designed to offer everything you need, and when you want to unwind you can spend time with friends in The Lounge or draw inspiration from the London skyline on the roof top terrace.

Student apartments have never looked so good – enjoy all of the benefits of London in a secure and safe building. The Lyra is your space to study, chill and live within easy distance from London’s abundance of cultural and historical highlights.  Soak up the city and study the thing you love at the same time.

Downing Students; changing the standard in student accommodation across London. If you are moving to London for a work placement opportunity, internship or a sandwich course, the Lyra offers you the perfect choice of accommodation.

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Room types

  • Studio Apartments

    Stylish and spacious studios offer students their own fitted kitchen and en-suite bath or shower room.

    Studio Apartments

    • An en-suite studio apartment at The Lyra offers modern, spacious student accommodation that has been designed with your needs in mind.

      A studio gives you your own personal living space and includes a fitted kitchen and private en-suite bath or shower room. There is plenty of room to study and free wireless internet to get you online fast. You’ll also find ample storage space within the purpose designed fitted furniture.

      Relax on your large comfy bed or cosy armchair and watch your own Smart TV complete with Bluetooth technology. Everything you need is here, including a fridge freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster. In fact, all you’ll need to add to make the space feel like your own is your choice of towels, bedding and kitchen utensils.

      London’s The Lyra has 209 student apartments with studio sizes available across Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels, including some studios that offer enviable views across London.

    • Click here for 2018/19 payment plans


      Studio TypeTermRent per week (£)Total Rent (£)
    • Bronze – Studio has an average 17.6m2 floor space.

      Silver – Boasting on average a 20.5m2 floor plan.

      Gold – Enjoy an average floor space of 26m2.

      Platinum – Enjoy our largest studio at The Lyra with an average floor size of 29.5m2.

Whats it like

Jen Testimonial

Jen tells us what it is like living with Downing Students as an international student

Andrew Testimonial

Andrew tells us what his room at The Lyra is like and why he would recommend Downing Students to his friends

Em Testimonial

Em tells us what its like to live in a Studio room at The Lyra and why the location is perfect for her


  • Bills Included

    No unexpected costs – rent covers water, light and heat.

  • Smart TV

    Relax in front of your own personal Smart TV with Bluetooth technology.

  • Contents Insurance

    Insurance on your belongings comes included with your rent.

  • CCTV security

    Secure entry systems, CCTV and a well trained team offering support 24/7.

  • Roof Terrace

    Spend time with friends while enjoying great views across London.

  • Cycle storage

    Keep your bike safe and secure with our onsite storage facility.

  • On-site laundry

    Find the day-to-day facilities you need housed within the building.

  • Free 200Mb WiFi

    Get 200Mb internet connection speeds throughout the building.

  • Big Beds

    Enjoy a good night’s sleep in a large, comfortable bed.

How Much?

Studio Apartments

Click here for 2018/19 payment plans


Studio TypeTermRent per week (£)Total Rent (£)

Short Lets

If you’re thinking about staying in London and want contemporary accommodation for a great price, Downing’s value for money short-term lets could be the answer. Whether you’re an international student attending a pre-sessional language course before term starts, a current student taking part in an internship in the city or you simply want to stay and study, take a look at short-term lets at The Lyra.Our studios offer stylish self-contained living space and free wireless internet within our modern and secure purpose-built student property in North Acton. Located next to North Acton tube station on the Central Line, you’ll be just 20 minutes from Oxford Circus and all that the city has to offer, with plenty of local amenities on hand too.

Short term lets are available to book now at The Lyra!
Tenancies start on 11th January 2019, view the full price tariff here.


Room typeTerm (weeks)Rent per week (£)



Frequently asked questions

Still have more questions? Why not see if you can find the answer to your query by taking a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.


  • Book now

    Once you have decided on the perfect room for you, it’s quick and easy to make your booking online.

  • Arrange a viewing

    If you are in the city why not come along and have a look.

  • Check Availability

    If you’re tempted by the Downing Students lifestyle, check the availability of your chosen property here.