Prices & Booking
About the accommodation
Kingston Plaza offers unrivalled on-site facilities. If you chose to live at Kingston Plaza student accommodation you are offered much more than just a great bedroom.
On-site facilities include:
- High speed Wi-Fi throughout
- Communal lounge with Widescreen TV
- Games room
- On-site laundry
- Internal lifts
- 24 hour CCTV
- Secure bike storage
- Intercom system
- On-site maintenance
- Secure electronic door entry
- All utility bills included
Studio facilities include:
- Comfy bed
- Ample storage
- Your own kitchen, fitted with a combination microwave
- Your own bathroom
- Secure door entry
- How much is the booking fee and what happens to it?
There is a £250 booking fee. When your tenancy commences, the booking fee will convert into a refundable damage deposit. All deposits are registered with TDS which is a government accredited Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme provider. At the end of your tenancy a final inspection of your room will be carried out prior to your move out and if any deductions are required they will be discussed with you at this point. Assuming the room and its belongings are in the same condition as when you moved and you have provided your bank details within our Portal you will get your deposit back within 10 working days. If you cancel your room booking within 14 days of your Accommodation Offer then you will be entitled to a full refund. After 14 days, the booking fee is non-refundable. Please refer to our cancellation policy for full terms and conditions.
- Do I need to pay council tax?
No. If you are a full time student in the UK you do not have to pay council tax. You will however be required to provide a council tax exemption letter from your place of study which you will then send by post to the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Council tax department.
- What is your payment procedure and do I need a guarantor?
If you have a UK based guarantor, you can choose to pay the rent in instalments. Guarantor needs to be someone in full-time employment. They must be able to provide a copy of their passport/Driving licence; two proof of addresses and sign the two copies of the tenancy agreement. The proof of addresses can be a recent utility bill; recent bank statement; Council Tax letter; recent payslip or Revenue & Customs letter. Your guarantor could be your Parent or Guardian for instance.
If you cannot provide a UK based guarantor then you can either use our Guarantor Services or choose to pay the full year rent in one-go before you move into the accommodation.
- Can I smoke in the accommodation?
No. Smoking is not permitted in any area within Kingston Plaza. You can smoke outside the accommodation in designated areas.
- Am I allowed to have guests?
Yes. It is your home so you are allowed to have guests visiting you.
- Can I cancel my contract before I move in?
No. Once the Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) has been signed by you, you are bound by the terms and conditions of the agreement.
CRM have arranged some contents insurance for you with Endsleigh, the No.1 student insurance provider. This cover does not protect laptops and phones or other items when you are outside your room. It is important for you to check this cover, so please follow the steps below to ensure you fully understand the protection provided.
Enter CRM in the Accommodation Provider search at endsleigh.co.uk/reviewcover to check your policy details.
Visit the review cover link to:
Check what is covered.
- Check key exclusions and limitations.
- Check your policy excess.
- Check how to make a claim.
- Extend and personalise your cover to protect laptops, phones and other valuables.
It is important to find out exactly what you are covered for, as you may find that the contents cover is not sufficient and you need to extend it to protect all of your possessions both inside and outside of your room.
Living at Kingston Plaza
Kingston Plaza is approximately a 5-10 minute walk from Kingston’s vibrant town centre.
Kingston is located on the banks of the River Thames and is just a 25 minute train journey to Central London.
Kingston offers a variety of things to do from art galleries, museums, theatre and music to parks and riverside walks, excellent restaurants and shopping.
Kingston is also a great base for visiting other local attractions such as Hampton Court Palace, Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park. If you like sport, you’ll also find that Kingston offers a good base for events in Twickenham and Kingsmeadow Stadiums, Sandown and Kempton Park racecourses.
The nightlife is Kingston is a lively one, offering an eclectic mix of bars and clubs, many offering student deals!
Local pubs, clubs, restaurants and more...
At Kingston Plaza you could not be better placed to spend your days as a student. There are many great bars, pubs and local interests on the door step. We’ve put together a few of the favourite local hot spots:
Norbiton Sandwich Shop
"A fantastic homemade sandwich shops selling large-scale sandwiches, toastis, jacket potatoes, wraps, salads and smoothies designed to be a meal in themselves"
“The Rotunda offers a great choice of leisure and entertainment and is the place to go for entertainment in Kingston. You can relax and grab a bite to eat or a drink in one of the many bars and restaurants, many of which have great weekday special offers.”
Pryzm, 154 Clarence Street, KT1 1QP
“PRYZM is Kingston’s super club with seven themed rooms to explore which provide a range of distinct atmospheres to suit a variety of tastes. Situated near the train station, the club is within easy reach on a night out and really does have something for every music taste.”
Banquet Records, 52 Eden Street, KT1 1EE
“Banquet Records host regular live performances from up and coming artists and offers the perfect opportunity to spot the UK’s next big thing in music.”
The Cereal Bar, 66 Fife Road, KT1 1SP
“The Cereal Bar in Kingston, Surrey. We pride ourselves on pushing the boundaries throughout the creative food industry. Our ambition is to give people an experience they will never forget and will want to share on for many years to come.”
The Hippodrome, 1 St James’ Road, KT1 2AH
“Hippodrome Kingston opened its doors on 17th September 2009, introducing alternative nights to the previously one dimensional Kingston club scene. One of our main focus points is to provide alternative breakthrough music and entertainment to provide a different clubbing experience.”
The Ram, 34 High Street, KT1 1HL
“The Ram is a traditional pub with a reputation for good food, fine wines and a large selection of regularly changing real ales. The pub also benefits from a large beer garden that leads on to the banks of the river Thames, an ideal spot in which to while away those sunny summer afternoons.”
Stein’s, KT1 1HN
“At weekends it is a fabulous place to relax with friends to have a lazy brunch, late lunch or afternoon coffee. Evenings are great for a nice dinner with a relaxed atmosphere, to enjoy with a group of friends. After 10pm – the night life really starts! It is a great place to have a cocktail, refreshing beer or flavourful glass of wine or late night meal after the theatre.”
At Kingston Plaza we welcome freshers with open arms.
Our team at Kingston Plaza have all been a fresher and recognise how daunting being away from friends and family can be.
Rest assured that at Kingston Plaza, we are here to help you through those first few weeks. We are full of information; the quickest way to a lecture or the best priced coffee, just ask our team and we will be able to find the answer for you.
Why not contact us today and see how we can help you even before you arrive at Kingston Plaza.