Housing in London
Learn more about our programs in London.
The BU London Academic Center
There are 70 full-time and part-time staff and faculty working for the BU London programs. They are responsible for assigning and maintaining housing, teaching and supervising the academic program, providing student services, arranging internships, and providing research and IT support. The BU London Academic Center and its associated student residences house the classrooms, library, and computer facilities, as well as the administrative offices for housing, student life, finance, internship placements, and academic affairs.The Center is located in exclusive South Kensington.
Students live in furnished apartments with other students in Boston University’s London programs. The apartments are within walking distance of the BU London Academic Center. They vary in size (from two to 13 occupants), configuration, and style of decoration, but most consist of shared bedrooms, bath/shower room, and a living/dining room with cooking facilities. Telephone and Internet access are provided in each of the apartments.
A former hotel, The Crofton has been recently and completely renovated to accommodate the American student studying abroad. It is fully furnished, wireless, and features classroom, lounge, and study areas. Students live in suites sharing common kitchen, living, and television areas.
The Crofton is located on Queen’s Gate, directly across from Imperial College and only steps away from Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall, and many prominent museums.
The former Sorbonne Hotel sits on Cromwell Road across the street from the Museum of Natural History and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Student accommodations consist of studio units with private kitchens and bathrooms, each housing one to four students. There is a common area/television lounge on each floor.