Where you choose to live will depend on factors such as where your work is based, the environment, proximity to open spaces and what you like to do in your spare time.
Prices to buy or rent in London can be expensive and it may be worth considering a town or suburb just outside London for cheaper rents and house prices.
Check the location of our campuses to help you decide where to settle.
To rent a place with a letting agency in the UK, you will typically have to undergo several checks.
If you cannot prove your earnings or you do not have a UK guarantor, you may be asked to pay six months rent upfront.
If this is not possible, you may be able to find a private landlord. King’s can provide earnings references: If you are a new starter at King’s, email HR: HR@kcl.ac.uk to request a reference.
If you have already started work here and been paid, please email Payroll Admin: PayrollAdmin@kcl.ac.uk
Buying a home is another option. The most common approach is to take out a UK mortgage on a property.
You’ll need a solicitor or conveyancer to deal with the paperwork. Costs include legal fees, stamp duty and land registry costs.
Find properties to rent or buy on the following sites: Rightmove; Zoopla; On The Market.
Find out about areas to live in London.