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South Bank - A Guide to the Local Area and Living With Us
Published: 20 Mar 19
You’ve got your university place and have decided that you want to further your education by studying at a university in London. What next?
Planning a move to a new city can be a daunting experience, we recommend starting the process by picking which area of London works best for you.
What’s great about London’s South Bank area?
The South Bank is easily accessible via various train and underground stations and is the perfect location to base yourself ready to experience all that London has to offer.
You have London Bridge station which provides both rail and underground services and also Southwark and Borough underground stations within a short walk of each other. Not to mention numerous bus routes that weave their way through the area daily.
The Thames Riverbank is a short walk away from all three stations, and is an area that has been a centre of art and entertainment for hundreds of years.
You’ll find The Southbank Centre which holds world famous exhibitions, festivals, gigs, talks, performances and debates. You also have The National Theatre, the British Film Institute and the Shakespeare's Globe not to mention the tree-lined riverside walkway lined with restaurants and historic pubs, regular stages, frequent fairs and events throughout the year. You could spend a Saturday visiting the Sea Life London Aquarium, or spend your evenings and weekends walking along the riverbank taking in the sights of the London Eye, Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral.
In winter, charming Christmas markets take over the South Bank and line the River Thames, whilst festivals are held all year round showcasing musical, theatrical and comedic talents from all over the globe.
It is also a popular location for quirky pop ups and one-off arts and crafts stalls, so you can be sure that there is always something exciting going on close by.
Chapter South Bank is a purpose-built student accommodation, a short walk from The Thames Riverbank. It’s located just a 4-minute walk from Southwark underground station, 7 mins from London Bridge Station and 11 minutes from Borough station.
A stone’s throw from the City of Westminster and the rest of central London, this is an extremely well situated and interesting place to live, with a whole host of attractions close by to keep you busy.
Choose from a selection of modern, furnished rooms, apartments and studios, and make the most of the study spaces, gym and jam-packed events schedule all available on site. Topped with a Sky Lounge with a terrace and idyllic views of the Shard and River Thames, this South Bank student accommodation shows off just some of the unrivalled living spaces available at Chapter.
Meeting likeminded people is a piece of cake when you’re living with students from a wide range of London universities all under the same roof. So, if you’re looking to work hard, make new friends and get the most out of life as a student in London, this would be the ideal place for you.
Seem like the kind of thing you’re looking for? Check out our quick summary below for more reasons why you should choose Chapter South Bank to be your new home for 2019/20.
Chapter South Bank’s south-of-the-river-location makes an ideal base for students studying at a wide range of London colleges and universities in south and central London. Just a few with less than a 25-minute commute include:
- BPP University – 15 minutes walk
- London College of Communication – 15 minutes via bus
- London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) – 22 minutes via bus
- Kings College London – 25 minutes walk
- University College London (UCL) – 25 minutes via tube
There are several different types of room options available at Chapter South Bank that cover a range of budgets, on either a 43 or 51 week contract.
- Two bed apartments – to share with another student
- En suites – for your own private bathroom
- Studios – ranging from Bronze to Platinum
- One bed apartments – up to 42sqm in size
You can also select if you’d like a lower, mid, upper or penthouse level room, and even if you’d like a premium city view of the Shard or River Thames.
Need a hand deciding which room type would be perfect for you?
Chapter South Bank has a wide range of services and amenity spaces available for residents to use on site:
- 200MB dual-band Wifi
- All-inclusive bills
- Sky Lounge with terrace and panoramic views
- Study spaces
- On site laundry services
- TV snug
- Games area
- Social spaces
- Bike Storage
- Secure mailboxes
- Regular resident events
- 24/7 on site team
Plus, you’ll have access to the amenities at all other Chapter properties across London and can attend all their events as well. From parties and national holiday celebrations, to pet therapy and career talks, check out all the events going on at Chapter here.
Think Chapter South Bank might be the right fit for you? We'd love to give you more details on finding the perfect room type or to find out more about the property.
Or if you’d like to look into the South Bank area more, check out our guide on the best spots along the River Thames here.