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Accommodation

Two RCM students leaving prince consort village
The Royal College of Music’s hall of residence, Prince Consort Village, provides high-quality accommodation for up to 400 students.

The new building on Goldhawk Road opened in spring 2016 and comprises:

  • 177 studio apartments
  • 170 en-suite rooms
  • 63 standard rooms

Many first year students choose to live here so they can meet other students and grow accustomed to living in London.

If you would like to find out more or register your interest, please visit the Prince Consort Village website.

Prince Consort Village website

Prince Consort Village is staffed 24 hours a day, and the in-house team and residence manager are dedicated to the pastoral care and wellbeing of residents.

Regular events are organised and the Reception team is on hand daily to make students’ lives as easy and comfortable as possible.

Students who would like to register their interest should contact Prince Consort Village directly and not the Royal College of Music.

Facilities

Prince Consort Village is fully equipped and specially designed for RCM students, with acoustically treated bedrooms allowing you to practise at home. Services include:

  • 23 dedicated practice rooms available 24/7
  • A film room
  • Open mic space
  • High speed Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Reception
  • Gym
  • Bicycle storage
  • Indoor and outdoor communal spaces

Location

Prince Consort Village is located in leafy south-west London and within easy travelling distance of the RCM. It takes around 40 minutes door-to-door using the London Underground between Ravenscourt Park and South Kensington.

The neighbourhood is ideal, offering the greenery of nearby Ravenscourt Park as well as the convenience of many local shops, cafes and amenities. Prince Consort Village is within easy reach of Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush, which houses leading fashion, home and lifestyle brands alongside cinemas and a fantastic selection of places to eat. Notting Hill – famous for Notting Hill Carnival as well as Portobello Road and its market – is only a short bus ride away. This part of London is arty and bohemian, with lots of restaurants, bars, shops and music venues.

There are several bus stops conveniently located outside Prince Consort Village providing connections to Hammersmith, Shepherd’s Bush, Notting Hill and a range of other locations.

The area is well served by trains too, with three London Underground stations nearby. Ravenscourt Park station on the District line is a 10 minute walk away. Goldhawk Road station on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines is a 10 minute walk or a 5 minute bus ride away. Shepherd’s Bush station on the Central line is a 20 minute walk or 10 minute bus ride away. There is also a London Overground station in Shepherd's Bush.

Privately rented accommodation

Lots of RCM students, particularly after their first year, choose to live in privately rented accommodation. London has a large rental market offering a range of properties in locations across the city.

During the year our Student Services team produces a list of landlords offering private accommodation to RCM students.

With effect from 20 February 2016 private landlords will be required to check their tenants' immigration status before granting a tenancy agreement. This to make sure the tenant has valid permission to be in the UK.

To be eligible you must meet one of the following conditions:

  • You are an EEA/Swiss national.
  • You have the right to be in the UK under EEA law (for example because you are the family member of an EEA/Swiss national).
  • You have valid immigration permission to be in the UK.

The landlord may need to see your passport and/or visa to verify your immigration status.

If you would like more information on how the RCM can provide support for students seeking privately rented accommodation, please feel free to talk to the Student Services team.

Student Services team

Enquiries about student support at the RCM

studentservices@rcm.ac.uk