Cycling Is The Affordable, Healthy And Quickest Route To The Capitals Best Universities
19 Aug 2016

As September rapidly approaches and students start to prepare for one of the most exciting chapters in their life, Claire Gibbins, Sales and Marketing Director at Linden Homes highlights a selection of London pads, within half hour reach of the capitals top universities.

“London is undoubtedly a hotspot for students, with some of the best universities in the world situated in the thriving Capital; including Imperial College, Kings College and University College London, to name but a few.

“We have a mix of high quality apartments across London including homes in Battersea, Bermondsey and Hammersmith. Most of the apartments are in residential locations but the variety of amenities and great transport links on the doorstep helps students safely and easily reach their university of choice.

“For those looking to take a healthier means of travel then we are offering a £500 contribution towards the purchase of a personal bike as part of our Go Green initiative which also includes a three-year Oyster card and a two-year Zipcar membership*”


Situated on Battersea Bridge Road, in between Battersea and Chelsea, The Metropolitan has three top universities – all within six miles, including City University London (6.1 miles) and University College London (5.4 miles). Less than two miles from The Metropolitan is Imperial College London University - currently ranked 8th in the world in the 2015-16 QS World University Rankings.

Students wanting to cut travel costs and lead a more active lifestyle, can cycle in just 14 minutes via the CS8 Cycle Superhighway route from Wandsworth to Westminster, which conveniently links to the nearby Battersea Park Road. Alternatively, students can travel door to door by tube in half hour via nearby Battersea Park Station.

The Metropolitan comprises a collection of one, two and three bedroom high quality apartments and duplexes, built within a former police station. Each bedroom is tucked away from the more communal areas of the apartment, providing a harmonious place for relaxation. 

With a selection of two and three bedroom apartments also available at The Metropolitan, ideal for growing families, buyers will be interested to know there are a number of independent private schools surrounding the development, including the Emanuel School (10 minutes), Broomwood Hall Preparatory School (10 minutes) and Bertrum House School (14 minutes).

The development is just a seven minute walk from Battersea Park. With a host of leisure activities and events taking place throughout the year – it is without a doubt one of London’s most popular parks.


On the historic site of Grange Tannery is Corio in Bermondsey. Situated on Grange Walk, the prestigious SE1 postcode gives the best of both worlds for students to enjoy village style living whilst being on the cusp of the city in an increasingly fashionable and vibrant area of the capital for food, culture and nightlife.

Just a short stroll from Zone 1’s Borough and Zone 2’s Bermondsey tube stations – both Kings College London and Goldsmiths University are within half hour reach from Corio. Alternatively, both can be reached in less than 20 minutes by bike.

Although Corio benefits from a private location – ideal for getting your head down, the development lies in an extremely well connected area. Borough station (only a 15 minute walk) to Bank takes just four minutes on the Northern Line, while Bermondsey station to Bank takes 11 minutes on the Jubilee and Northern Line. For international students, City Airport is only six miles away.

Corio is a collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments. Every home includes a private terrace to enjoy an evening cocktail or a sunny brunch as well as fully-fitted kitchen, including the latest appliances. Help to Buy London is available on selected plots meaning you can you can now buy an apartment at Corio with a 5% deposit. 


For students opting for a more peaceful university experience, West London is the perfect compromise. Linden Homes has two developments in the fashionable W1 postcode. Approximately a ten minute walk apart is Parkside Place, situated on Goldhawk Road and Kings Row on Kings Street.

Just seven miles from both developments is University College London, which is currently ranked 7th in the world in the 2015-16 QS World University Rankings. UCL can be reached in 30 minutes by car from Parkside Place and Kings Row.

Both developments are also in desirable spots, on the cusp of Hammersmith, Shepherds Bush and Chiswick. With this comes great transport links on the doorstep in to central London including Ravenscourt Park tube (District Line), Goldhawk Road (Circle Line and Hammersmith & City Line) and Shepherds Bush (Central Line).

For an escape from the hustle and bustle and to enjoy the great outdoors; Parkside Place and Kings Row are both surrounded by some of the capitals most peaceful greenery.


*terms and conditions apply for Go Green initiative package

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