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Marinus is in a great central location where you can experience the best of both worlds. Take full advantage of the London life-style in Zone One in the heart of the city but retreat to the privacy of your own self-contained studio apartment where you can study in peace.

London’s newest student accommodation to open in September 2020, Marinus Studios is one of our smaller, boutique properties and includes 133 stylish and sophisticated studio apartments.

Stroll through leafy Archbishops Park, next to the property, or to Lambeth Bridge on the River Thames.  From the terrace take in the amazing views of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

This fantastic Zone One location is just a short walk to Lambeth North tube station which is in between Elephant and Castle and Waterloo so just a short commute to London’s central universities.
Take a stroll over the bridge to the Chelsea College of Arts, jump on the tube and be in Queen Mary University, Kings College London, Imperial and LSE all within 10-20 minutes. At your leisure there is so much to explore – all within walking distance – the Damien Hirst and Tate modern galleries, Trafalgar Square, the West End, Chinatown, Covent Garden, Borough Market – the opportunities are endless!  You can cycle to Buckingham Palace or Brixton Market in less than 15 minutes.  View our location video here.

With our onsite security, maintenance and customer service team we take care of everything so that you can focus on what is important – your studies.

The new building is adjacent to the MSSC Marine Society and named ‘Marinus’, Latin for Marine.

Our studios are available to book now.  If you would like to be contacted to arrange a virtual viewing please click here.

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Marinus Studios address:

200A Lambeth Road, Lambeth, London SE1 7LR


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Property Features

Zone 1

Enjoy a central London lifestyle in Zone 1.

Roof terrace

Take in the views overlooking Archbishop Park and the Houses of Parliament

Residents Lounge

A great social space for you to relax and make new friends.

Bills Included

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


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

Contents Insurance

Insurance on your belongings comes included with your rent.


Get superfast internet connection speeds throughout the building.

On-site laundry

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

Cycle storage

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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Am I eligible to live here?

What if I fail my end of year exams/A Levels and the University does not offer me a place for September?

If you provide written evidence from the University, within SEVEN days of your results being published and no later than 1st September (which ever date is the sooner), that you do not have a place we will release you from the contract without penalty and refund the deposit paid. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

Do I need to be a student?

Only full time students can live with Downing Students. You may be asked to provide proof of your student status and it is very important that you notify us immediately if this changes.

What if I cannot get a Visa to study in the UK?

Provided, you have NOT collected the keys, and that you have evidence in writing that your application has been refused we will release you from the tenancy and refund the deposit. If the Tenancy has already commenced, and you have NOT collected your keys, you will be charged for the period from the ‘Tenancy Start Date’ to the date you provide us with evidence that you have not been granted a VISA If you have moved into the accommodation prior to your Visa application being declined you will be responsible for the rent until we can find a student to rent your room.

General information

Making a complaint

Downing Students endeavours to provide exceptional service at all times and will strive to resolve complaints at the earliest point.

  • Downing Students will respond to all complaints in a professional manner. All complaints will be resolved promptly and we will endeavour to reach a satisfactory conclusion for both parties.
  • If you are unhappy with our service or the manner in which we have dealt with any issues you can contact us by reporting the matter to the Halls Manager or by writing to Downing Students at 5 Myrtle Street Liverpool L7 7DN.
  • We will send acknowledgement within 2 working days. Full details of our complaints procedure can be found in the T&Cs and in the student online induction.

Is there a Cycle Store?

Yes, all our accommodation has ample storage for bicycles.

Is there Car Parking?

Unfortunately there is no car parking available on site.

Do I need a TV Licence?

Yes, you will need a TV Licence. Anyone in the UK watching or recording television as it’s being broadcast or simulcast on any device – including mobiles, laptops and PCs – must, by law, be covered by a valid TV licence. Buying a TV Licence is your own responsibility and is not included in your rent.

Do I need insurance?

Contents insurance is free and is provided by Endsleigh Insurance. You can take a look at the policy terms and conditions and find out what’s covered here. Any enquiries about contents insurance must be directed to Endsleigh on 0330 3030 280.

Where do I get a Council Tax Exemption Certificate or Registration Certificate?

This is usually given to you when you enrol at University, or you can apply to your Students Services/Registrations office.

Living in the property

Can I have parcels delivered to reception?

We will be happy to accept parcels on your behalf. We won’t accept anything we think may contain offensive, dangerous, illegal or illicit material, anything that’s too big or heavy for us to store or food deliveries. To pick up your parcels you’ll need to bring along some photo ID and sign for it. We’ll do our best to look after parcels safely but, in the unlikely event of something going wrong, we won’t be liable for any damage to, or loss from, any parcel that you’ve authorised us to accept on your behalf.


Can I bring a pet?

Sorry, no pets are allowed.

Moving out

What if I want to terminate my agreement and move out?

If you wish to terminate your tenancy, we must be notified in writing and you must complete our Re Let Form. You will remain responsible for the rent until a new tenant is found or until the end of the tenancy (whichever is sooner). We will aim to find a new tenant who is both acceptable to us and who is prepared to meet the financial and legal requirements of the tenancy agreement at the current prevailing rent. We can’t always guarantee finding another tenant, as obviously this becomes more difficult as the academic year progresses, however, you are able to suggest a replacement to us. Please note that you will also need to cover all administration charges incurred in reassigning the tenancy. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

When do I have to move out?

You have to vacate your accommodation by 11am on the ‘Tenancy End Date’ as specified in your agreement. Anything left in your room after this time will be removed and disposed of.

My booking information

Is there a cooling off/ cancellation period?

  1. 1. An ‘Academic year’ covers the period 1st September to 31st August.  Provided you haven’t collected the keys to the accommodation, you may be able to cancel your booking by writing or sending an email to us at, subject to the following terms:
    • For bookings made before the 31st July for the next ‘academic year’ you may cancel your booking within 48 hours from the time of booking. If you chose to cancel your booking with Downing Students during the cancellation period we will retain £50 from the deposit paid in lieu of administration fees.
    • For Bookings made between the 1st and 31st of August for the next academic year you will not be able to cancel.
    • Bookings made in and for the current academic year may not be cancelled.
    • In the instance where a deposit is paid and the offer of accommodation is declined i.e. the tenant fails to manually or digitally sign a Tenancy Agreement , we will retain £50 from the deposit in lieu of administration charges.

    Subject to the cancellation periods stated above once you have signed your tenancy agreement you will be legally bound by the terms stipulated in your tenancy document.

    2. Once the Cancellation Period has expired or if you have collected the keys for your accommodation you will be legally bound by the terms and conditions of the Tenancy Agreement and will be liable to pay all the amounts due.  You cannot terminate, or be released from your Tenancy, until such time another full time student has entered into an agreement, with Downing Students, to rent your room. Please note that a room can only be re let at the higher of the rent specified on the tenancy agreement and the current prevailing rent. This may not necessarily be the same as the rent specified on the outgoing tenant’s agreement.  Any outstanding amounts on your account must be paid in full prior to the landlord agreeing to re let your room.  You are not permitted to sub let your room; all rental agreements must be made through Downing Students. In order for Downing Students to re let your room you must complete a Re let form and administration charges will apply.

    3. No Place No Pay: Provided you have not collected your keys the following will apply:- If your offer of a place at your preferred/current University/Higher Education Institution is withdrawn by the University/Higher Education Institution as a result of you not achieving their required entry grades or passing your end of year exams, you may be eligible to be released from this agreement. You may also be eligible to be released from this agreement if you are a prospective first year undergraduate student and you choose to go to a different University because you have exceeded your expected grades. To apply to be released from this agreement in the circumstances referred to above, you will need to supply us with a copy of:

    a written rejection letter from your chosen university /college or UCAS or a screen shot of your UCAS status which confirms that the required results were not achieved; or

    a copy of the proof of acceptance of your new university by UCAS adjustment.

    These document(s) must be received by us within 7 calendar days from the date your results are published or by 1st September (which ever date is the sooner). Please email the documentation to On receipt of the required documentation it will be verified and, provided we are satisfied, we will cancel your agreement and refund your deposit in full.

    4. If you cannot get a VISA to study in the UK: Provided that you have NOT collected the keys, and you have evidence in writing that your application has been refused, we will release you from the tenancy and refund the deposit, provided that you send this evidence to us within 1 week of your notification.

    If the Tenancy has already commenced, and you have NOT collected your keys, you will be charged for the period from the ‘Tenancy Start Date’ to the date you send us with evidence that you have not been granted a VISA, provided that we receive the evidence in writing within 1 week of your notification.  If you have moved into the accommodation prior to your Visa application being declined you will be responsible for the rent until we can find a student to rent your room.

My tenancy agreement

Is there an example tenancy agreement (AST) I can view?

To view our example English tenancy agreement (AST) please click here.

Do I need a Guarantor?

Yes, a Parent or legal Guardian resident in the UK must stand as Guarantor. The Guarantor is legally bound to pay any debts accrued during the tenancy if the tenant refuses to pay. Overseas Students who cannot provide a Guarantor please refer to the options provided on the payment tariff.


How do I get my refund?

Downing Students is committed to making refunds in a timely manner.

All authorised refunds are returned to source i.e. the bank or card the payment originate from, and where source can be established.

It is recommended that the account/card from which payments are made remains in operation for the duration of the tenancy and a short time thereafter to facility a timely refund.

All refunds will be calculated in UK Sterling. Downing Students will not refund any shortfalls due to exchange rate fluctuations, or offer compensation for any bank /agent, or other charges incurred.

No refunds will be made in cash.  For more details Click Here

How can I pay?

Downing Students accepts payment by Mastercard and Visa debit and credit card, and Western Union.

All amounts due must be paid in UK Sterling.

Interest will be charged on late/overdue payments at 3% above the base rate of The Bank of England.

The online system is asking me to 'PAY NOW'. What does this mean?

Don’t worry. By clicking on ‘Pay Now’ you are only submitting your details to the Card Processing Centre’s secure payment gateway. Payments will only be taken on the dates that have been specified.

How do I change my payment details?

If you need to change your card details please telephone +44 (0)151 707 4398 and ask for our Accounts department. You will need to allow at least 3 working days (i.e Monday to Friday) for any requested changes to be processed.  Please ensure that you have all the relevant information to hand when calling.

What date are rental payments due?

Once you have signed for a room log on to the Downing Students Accommodation Hub to check your tenancy agreement for the due dates.

If you are thinking about renting from Downing Students please view the payment option and dates.

How will I pay my rent?

Rental is paid termly, in advance, by debit or credit card. Tenancy agreements cannot be completed by the Landlord until your payment card details have been provided. This information is needed to complete your online booking and can be given by yourself or by your guarantor.

Students who can’t provide a Guarantor who permanently resides in the UK, are required to pay their rent in advance in August, October, December and February.  Please see the tariff for more details.

If you’re awaiting a student loan and can’t meet payments as scheduled you should contact us at least 48 hours (Monday to Friday) before the payment is due. You will be liable for all bank and administration charges incurred by the Landlord for failed payments and will be expected to reimburse the Landlord for these charges upon demand.

Social life

Can I have visitors?

Unless otherwise stated, bedrooms are for single occupation only. Occasional overnight visitors will be allowed, at the discretion of the management, provided that no disturbance or inconvenience is caused to other occupants. You will be held fully responsible for the actions and behaviour of your visitors.

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