The Arcade London

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From £175.00 per week
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    Free Wi-Fi throughout


    All inclusive bills


    Bathroom & kitchen cleaned weekly


    Fitted kitchen with TV


    On-site laundry


    Zone 2 Piccadilly line


    100Mb Broadband with IPTV


    On-site management and maintenance


About The Arcade London

Located in Zone 2 in the leafy North London borough of Islington, The Arcade is a fantastic place to call home during your studies. Sitting only a short walk from Holloway Road tube station on the Piccadilly line, the accommodation is well suited to a range of central and North London Universities.

The Arcade is an ideal choice for any undergraduate, postgraduate or international student searching for a great place to live with a vibrant student community. If you are looking for student accommodation that offers value for money, then look no further.

With over 300 students on-site, the place is generally buzzing with people and as such there is always plenty to do. The on-site teams run regular events, allowing like-minded students to make new friends and enjoy the experience of living with us. The Arcade provides a mixture of stylish student rooms and shared flats with kitchens fitted to a high standard. All rooms include a comfy bed and great desk space, all without breaking the bank. 

The local area is lively and offers a wide range of entertainment options, including bars, restaurants and cafes along with an Odeon cinema all within a few minutes' walk of the building. The Arcade represents a great place to enjoy university life, make new friends and explore London.

Contact Details

If you have any questions or would like to book a viewing then please do not hesitate to contact us. Our friendly staff will always be willing to assist you.

The Arcade
385 - 401 Holloway Road
N7 0RY

0207 607 5415


Great Zone 2 Location

A short walk to Holloway Road tube station on the Piccadilly line.


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Prices & Booking

Room Type Description Price per week Weeks Booking fees Total Start date Availability
Premium 4-Bed
  • 4 bed apartment with great room layouts
  • Option for different floors 
  • Fewer people in flat
  • Rooms on quiet side of building 
  • Shared bathroom and kitchen, with free weekly cleans 
£200.00 43 £250.00 £8,600.00 15 Sep 2018
Premium Room
  • Double rooms with ¾ beds, ideal for people who want more space for themselves
  • Located on quiet side of building 
  • Sofa in Kitchen and rooms 
  • Double size rooms
  • Walk in wet room shared by all residents
£210.00 43 £250.00 £9,030.00 15 Sep 2018
Standard 4-Bed
  • Great for getting to meet people and socialising
  • Different floor options
  • Flat mate preferences
  • Shared bathroom and kitchen, with free weekly cleans
£190.00 43 £250.00 £8,170.00 15 Sep 2018
Standard 5-Bed
  • Great for getting to meet people and socialising
  • Different floor options
  • Flat mate preferences
  • Shared bathroom and kitchen, with free weekly cleans
£185.00 43 £250.00 £7,955.00 15 Sep 2018
Standard 6-Bed
  • Great for getting to meet people and socialising
  • Different floor options 
  • Big fridge freezer in kitchens 
  • Flat mate preferences 
  • Shared bathroom and kitchen, with free weekly cleans
£175.00 43 £250.00 £7,525.00 15 Sep 2018

About the Accommodation


  • Wi-Fi throughout the building
  • 100Mb broadband
  • All amenities - shops, cinema, transport, coffee shops, bars on your doorstep
  • Washbasin in bedrooms
  • Bathroom & Kitchen cleaned once a week by in-house cleaner
  • Fitted kitchen with fridge freezer and flat screen TV with Freeview
  • 2 shower rooms and toilets per flat (excluding 4-bed standard which has 2 toilets and 1 shower), with separate entrances to ensure privacy
  • Key fob entry to all rooms and throughout the building
  • On-site laundry
  • Bright reception area and corridors



Who can live at Pure?

Any full-time student (minimum 16 hours per week) enrolled in a university or college, who is 18 years of age or older on the date they submit the application form.

What is the contract length?

We offer a variety of contract lengths from short term summer and semester stays and longer academic year stays. Visit each property page to find out more. Some semester stays may be available so please enquire with our bookings team.

What is included in the room rate?

All utility bills (water, lights, and electricity), 100Mb internet access, 24 hour security, contents insurance and gym access at specific sites only. See individual property pages to see full details.

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.

What is your cancellation policy?

Upon receipt of the email confirming your booking ('the acceptance email'), there is a 14 day cooling off period whereby you may cancel your booking by sending notice to the site via email. Individual site email addresses can be found on their respective web pages. Thereafter charges will be incurred as detailed in our cancellation policy.


Living at Pure

Is there somewhere to store my bike?

Yes, all Pure residences have secure bike storage available free to residents.

Do you have extra storage for suitcases?

If students need to arrive earlier than the check-in time on their contract start date, it is fine to leave suitcases with the Reception team until it's time to check-in. However there is no storage space at any of the Pure residences, and any luggage is left at your own risk.

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 100MB 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 additional 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. 24-hour security will be 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; Cover4Students 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 residence. This does not include your room, however you can arrange a room clean with them directly at additional cost.

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 through your student portal.

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 some of our residences. This is free for students to use and open 24hrs a 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.


Moving in

Do you provide bedding?

No. It is up to students to purchase their own bedding.

Can I move in early?

Yes, if your room is available. The additional charge will be at the current room rate per week and early move ins are on a week not daily basis. Please check with the site team as to whether your room is available to secure an early arrival.

What time is my check in/check out?

The on-site team will email you closer to your contract start date to advise the check-in time, this will either be from 10am or 3pm. The check-out time is 10am on your contract end date.

What do I need to bring?

Provided your checklist is complete and the required rent payment is received, you will only need to provide an ID at Reception when you arrive to check-in

What documents are required for me to check-in at a Pure residence?

We require a copy of your passport, visa, photo and proof of address.These documents must be uploaded to the Student Portal within 10 days of receiving your accommodation offer. Failure to do this will mean that your check-in could be severely delayed and could possibly result in you not being able to check in.

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.



What is the normal payment structure?

You need to pay a booking fee of £250 at the time of making your booking. If you have a UK guarantor you can pay in three installments; the first due 10 days before arrival, the second in January and the last in April. Alternatively the full payment is due 10 days before 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.

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.

It is possible to pay by bank transfer, however please be aware that it can take up to 5 working days to reach us and the payment must be showing in your account before you would be able to check-in to the residence.The bank account details are available to view on your student portal.


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.

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?

A member of the on-site team will show you around the social and communal spaces of the residence as well as a showroom.

Where is the meeting point?

When you arrive at the residence, please let the Reception team know that you are there for a tour. They will ask you to fill out a quick tour form before the tour starts.

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

CRM have arranged some contents insurance for you with Cover4Students. To find out exactly what you are covered for, please visit their website

Living at The Arcade


Making your money go further is one of the challenges of being a student.

In the first instance, it's important to budget. Well, The Arcade is all inclusive, all your bills, heat, power and Internet are all included within your rent so that's one less worry.

Local area

The Arcade student accommodation is set in a great location with easy access to a wide range of universities and the vibrant city life London has to offer. Just 8 minutes' walk from Holloway Road tube station (Piccadilly Line).

Stay at the Arcade and enjoy the luxury of living near The Emirates stadium (Arsenal) one of the top sporting stadium venues in all of London. Ideal location for London University students due to superb transport links. In your down time we also have the Odeon cinema which is a 2 minute walk from the Arcade. There are also several gyms within a few minutes' walk of the Arcade.

Local pubs, clubs, restaurants and more...

At The Arcade 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 asked our students to share their favourite local hot spots and lets hear what they have to say:

  •  Big Red Pub - Bar/Club (385 Holloway Road, N7 0RY. Tel: 0207 609 6662)

"The big red pub is our neighbours and is located just in front of the Arcade. They serve all kind of drinks and have snooker tables with nice music."

  •  Leicester Square Clubs - Club (14 Govern Way. Tel: 0203 588 1100)

"A great place for students with lovely music and atmosphere, ideal for people new to London and willing to explore. Only 20mins from Arcade."

  • The Corrin Pub - Restaurant (112 Holloway Road . Tel: 0207 607 4187)

"A great place for people looking to explore English food. There are wide variety of options and also have lovely atmosphere and music."

  • Morrisons - Supermarket (Holloway road, N7 6PL)

"Morrison's is located just across the road from the Arcade and sell everything from food to toiletries to kitchen needs."

  • Iceland - Supermarket (107 Holloway road)

"Iceland is also located just across the Arcade and have very cheap food, drink and other essentials for students."

  • Pure Gym - Gym (81 Holyroad, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU. Tel: 0844 879 9028)

"Pure gym is located just 5 minutes walk from the Arcade. There are all sort of working out machines for everyone and also offer classes."

  • Student Union - London MET (118 Holloway road . Tel: 0207 859 7847)

"The London Met has is our closest University and have a student union centre on Holloway Road. Good place to relax and meet new people."


At The Arcade we welcome freshers with open arms.

Our team at The Arcade 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 The Arcade, 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 The Arcade.


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Travel distances

Institution Closest Underground to the Institution Transport Zone(s) Closest Underground Station to The Arcade Number of Stops Journey Time
London Metropolitan Walking distance 2 Walking Distance Walking Distance 5 minute walk
UCL Euston Square 1 Holloway Road 3 13 minutes
City University Angel 1 Holloway Road 3 9 minutes
University of Arts Barbican 1 Holloway Road 4 14 minutes
University of Westminster Goodge Street 1 Holloway Road 5 18 minutes

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