Finsbury Residences offers clean, private accommodation in one of the best locations from which to explore the city.


Finsbury Residences offers clean, private accommodation in one of the best locations from which to explore the city.

The residences are located just minutes from the bustling bars and boutiques of Shoreditch and Angel and only a short walk away from Barbican and the Square Mile, the heart of the business world. This prime location makes the rooms ideal for students wishing to spend some of the summer in London, the budget traveller looking to experience the excitement of the city in a safe but central location; and those visiting the capital on business requiring quick access to the City. 

The Standard Single rooms come equipped with telephones, washbasins and simple, bright furnishings. The rate does not include breakfast but guests have access to large kitchens.

The rooms at Finsbury Residence are cleaned daily to ensure high standards are maintained and there is 24 hour on site security to offer guests complete peace of mind.

Food and Drinks

Guests are able to use the large kitchens equipped with fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave and kettle (please note that cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery are not provided).

Ideally situated just a short walk from the many bars and restaurants of trendy Upper Street, Shoreditch and Farringdon. 

Other facilities

Internet access is available, using the University's Res-Net network, for a one-off subscription fee of £10. 

City University's Saddlers Sports Centre is located adjacent to the site.  Short term memberships are available at very competetive rates.


No disabled access

20th century buildings

No parking

No smoking


Internet access for a charge

Self-catering facilities

Food and Drinks

Self-catering facilities

Nearby Recreations

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Finsbury Residences, Finsbury, London - Reviews


Based on 23 reviews
Service 4.1
Rooms 3.3
Value 4.3
Overall Experience 3.7

I lived there a week in London. Great place,which has even been recommeded by lonely planet. The people there are very accomodating who helped me from various perspectives, ranging from daily tour plan, direction and even locked the door for me when i am away without doing it. The cleaning lady and security staff are helpful too. The location is perfect for london visitors and you can access whatever places you want to go. 2 tube stations to King's corss ,which is the major interchange of london. Walkable distance to Museum of London, St Paule Cathederal, Millinuem bridge, , Shakespeare Globle theather, Tata Britain museum and london bridge. The price of it is super-deserved. I will definitely be back whenever I am in London. I love this foregetabal london trip partly because of this lovely accodemation which provided me with a sweat, safe, convenient lodging.
yang y

a bit basic but hey - you cant complain at that price!

Fit for purpose- at a very reasonable price cosidering the location.
James B

I enjoyed my stay very much, rooms were basic but clean and tidy. Reception staff very friendly and helpful. Recemmended for a cheap sleep option in London !
alan c

Very good value for money and would recommend to others.
Mr Jody B

Excellent location, friendly staff. Will be visiting again. Showers could do with a little attention and maybe adding tea/coffee into the rooms like others do. However, none of which an issue. Excellent.
Daniel S

Very good location and clean; drawback - common toilet and showers, room very basic, but anyway more than you could expect in London for this price.
Joanna S

Great all round, woudl recommend it to others, and have done already. maybe you should mention the near-by bus connections as well as the tube. Pitty there isnt better availiability at other times of the year.

Ginsburg is a great residence the staff is very friendly and helpful and the facilities are clean no utensils or cooking gear in the kitchen though and the bathrooms are being remodeled this summer which makes for a rather noisy and crowded hall way overall the experience was great and the value for the money can't be beat the single rooms are very welcoming and equal to other ones, more expensive student housing I have stayed at this summer
camille d

Very happy with all aspects of my (v. brief!) stay. I hope to be back soon.
Claire O

Arrival Info

Address: City University, Northampton Square, London, LondonEC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

Check In: From 2pm Check Out: By 10am

On arrival you will be greeted by our friendly reception staff - or if out of hours by a member of our security team. They will check you in and direct you to your room.

Finsbury Residences are situated in Bastwick Street, 5 minutes walk from the main University buildings and a short walk from Barbican or Old Street tube stations.

By Tube:
The nearest underground stations are Barbican (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan Lines) and Old Street (Northern Line).

By Bus: Bus routes 4, 55, 56, 153, 243 Stop close to Finsbury Residences.

By Car: Finsbury Residences are situated within the congestion charging zone.  Parking in the roads surrounding is on parking meters. The nearest National Car Park to Northampton Square is on Skinner Street, off St John Street.

By Train: Nearest train stations are Farringdon, Kings Cross, St Pancras International, Euston, Moorgate and Liverpool Street.