Zone 1 location
Prime London Zone 1 location - 6 minutes walk to Southwark tube station.
Great for meeting new people
We have an extensive social programme that runs across the entire year.
Prices & Booking
About the accommodation
Pure Bankside offers a whole host of on-site facilities. If you chose to live at Pure Bankside student accommodation you are offered much more than just a great bedroom. On-site facilities include:
- Large outdoor courtyard
- Games area
- Large flat-screen TVs
- Study area
- On-site laundry
At Pure Bankside, we want you to feel part of the community which is why we have provided you with great communal space ideal if you are looking to meet new friends.
Who can live at Pure?
Any full-time student studying in London who is 18 years of age or older.
What is the contract length?
The contract length at all of our residences is 43/51 weeks. Some semester stays may be available so please enquire with our reservations team.
What is included in the room rate?
All utility bills (water, lights, and electricity), internet access, 24 hour security, gym access (not inclusive at Pure Bankside & Pure City) and contents insurance.
Can I choose my room in the building?
Normally rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis. You can specify any special requests at the time of your booking and we will do our best to accommodate you in that room.
How do I apply?
Simple. Click here and follow the steps to book online. It's a very quick and easy process so it shouldn't take you more than 10 minutes to complete. if you require assistance please let us know.
What is your cancellation policy?
Upon receipt of the email confirming your booking ('the acceptance email'), there is a 7 day cooling off period whereby you may cancel your booking by sending notice to us via email at: email@example.com Thereafter charges will be incurred as detailed in our cancellation policy here.
Living at Pure
Is there somewhere to store my bike?
Yes, all Pure residences have secure bike storage available free to residents.
What is my internet provision?
Ask4 are market leaders in the UK for internet provision specifically for students. They will provide each Pure room with 20MB broadband and Wi-Fi alongside internet support services.
You will need an Ethernet cable to connect to the network so please bring this with you. However, Wi-Fi will also be available throughout the building.
Residents can upgrade their personal internet speed via Ask4, however this will incur an additonal cost.
What furniture is in my room?
Our rooms are all standardised and have the same high-quality furniture throughout. A full list of furniture you can expect in-room will be provided in due course.
What are the guest policies?
Pure residences are your home so you are allowed to have friends and family visit you when you want, we just ask that you respect your fellow residents and sign your guests in and out of the buildings so we know who is in the building in case of an emergency.
Is there a curfew?
No, you can come and go as you please. There will always be someone available to welcome you at the front door
Can I smoke in my room?
No, all Pure accommodation is non-smoking. You may smoke outside in designated smoking areas.
Is contents insurance provided?
Yes, we have partnered with the best provider of student contents insurance in the UK; Endsleigh Insurance. Policy detail will be provided to you on check-in.
Will I have a phone in-room?
Phones are not provided in-room, however Ask4 have provided VOIP telecoms which is available using your laptop and allows residents to call home at discounted rates.
Will I have a TV in-room?
No, however flat screen TV’s are provided in all communal areas and IPTV is available to stream on your laptop.
Will my room be cleaned?
At Pure we have a housekeeping team on-site, they will clean all communal areas in the reidence on a daily basis. This does not include your room. We do however offer in-room cleans for an additional charge which can be booked with the front desk.
What if something in my room breaks?
At Pure we have a maintenance team on-site, they maintain the residence and make sure that it is always in the best order for students living in the building. Should you have a problem with anything in your room; say your fridge stops working or a lightbulb needs replacing, they will fix it as soon as possible for you. Maintenance issues can be reported online or with the front desk.
Are there accessible facilities throughout the buildings?
All of our our pure residences feature accessible rooms alongside wheelchair and mobility access throughout.
Facilities at Pure
Is there a laundry?
Yes. At Pure we have enlisted the help of laundry specialists Circuit to manage our laundry facilities within the residence.
Is the use of the Gym included in my rent?
Yes. We have a fully kitted out gym and fitness suite in every residence (except Pure City & Bankside) which is free for students to use and open 24hrs/day.
What about my Post?
Our frontdesk and security staff will take collections for you and sort your mail. Each resident has a secure mailbox which they share with around 4/5 students living in the building.
What hours can I use the courtyard?
The courtyard is open from 10am-10pm and is a smoke-free zone.
Can I move in early?
Yes, if your room is available. There will be an additional daily charge of £40/day added to your bill. Please check with our reservations team as to whether your room is available to secure an early arrival.
What time is my check in/check out?
Our check in time is 3pm on the date your contract begins. Our check out time is at 10am on the date your contract ends.
What do I need to bring?
Please make sure you bring your Pure Booking confirmation, a Photo ID, University Confirmation letter, a towel, toiletries, your laptop and any accessories to make your room feel more like your home!
What documents are required for me to check-in at a Pure residence?
We require a copy of your passport, visa and university acceptance letter. Without these you will not be able to check-in at the residence.
What if I want to live in a different Pure residence to the one I have booked?
Should a resident book with us at one of our residence and then want to move to another residence, this will be possible providing there are rooms available. However any resident wishing to do this will incur a £50 administration fee if the move is prior to check in, the reservations team will process this, is the move is requested after check in, then the building reception team will process.
What is the normal payment structure?
You need to pay a booking fee of £400 at the time of making your booking. You then have two options, you can chose to pay in 3 instalments, the first instalment will be 40% of your total accommodation and will be due 2 weeks prior to arrival, the second instalment will be 40% of your total accommodation and due in January and your third instalment will be 20% and this will be due in April. Alternatively you can pay the full rent 2 weeks before your arrival.
What is my booking fee?
Once you check in your booking fee will be converted to a refundable damage deposit. To find out more about how your deposit works, please view visit the Tenancy Deposit Scheme website here.
Do I need a television licence?
Yes, if you watch television in your bedroom. All homes in the UK require a television licence and your room is treated as a home under the licensing authority's definition. There is a large screen television with Sky in the Social Hub which has a television licence associated with it. However, for IPTV provided by Ask4 and viewed in your room, you will need a licence. For more information on TV licences please click here.
What other charges can I expect?
You will have to pay for laundry, phone calls, your TV licence, upgrade of insurance or internet packages, and any items purchased from the vending machine.
Arranging a viewing
How do I book my viewing appointment?
Its simple. You can book via our online booking form, or contact us by phone, email, or online chat here to arrange your appointment. Our office hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday
Is it free?
How long does it take?
The tour will take anything from 30 – 45 minutes depending on how many questions you have for the team member showing you around.
What appointments are available?
Tours can be booked online at each of our residences and are available Monday to Friday at the following times: 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.
For the showroom at Pure City you will be required to make an online booking in the available time-slots provided, as a member of staff will be required to escort you into the showflat.
Tours at Pure City will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week.
What if the appointment I want is not available?
Just contact a member of the Pure reservations team who will be happy to help you
How do I know my booking has been confirmed?
We will email you a confirmation of your tour with the date and time of your appointment which you should bring with you to the viewing.
What if I need to cancel the appointment?
Just contact us giving 24 hours notice and we will cancel your appointment for you.
What will I see at the viewing?
We will show you all the communal areas of the residence and our two show rooms; an en-suite studio and study-bed. If you’re lucky you may get to meet the residence manager who will be your main contact while living in the residence.
Where is the meeting point?
For Highbury, Bankside, Hammersmith and City, this is located in the reception area of the building.
What time should I arrive?
Please arrive 5 minutes before your booked time slot.
Can I bring anyone with me on the tour?
Absolutely, we welcome family and friends on tours. But please let us know at the time of making your booking if you will be bringing additional people on the tour.
Any other questions?
Just contact us and we will be happy to help
Travel to Universities
Pure Bankside is a great location for commuting to the following Universities (all within walking distance).
- Kings College
- London School of Economics
- University College London
- London South Bank University
For more information, please click here to download the London University Journey Times
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 Pure Bankside
At Pure Bankside we welcome freshers with open arms.
Our team at Pure Bankside have all been a fresher and recognise how daunting being away from friends and family can be, particularly in a large city like London.
Well rest assured that at Pure Bankside, 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 Pure Bankside.
Making your money go further is one of the challenges of being a student.
In the first instance, it's important to budget. Well, Pure Bankside is all inclusive, all your bills, heat, power and Internet are all included so that's one less worry.
The other great thing about Pure Bankside is its location.
Although in the heart of Zone 1, it is to the South of The City, which is an ideal base from which to explore London whilst still being affordable. Remember Zone 1 is also the home of some famous (and expensive) London areas including Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Mayfair and Notting Hill.
In the area around Pure Bankside you can find eclectic bars and shops which offer a range of great bargains for those that seek them out.