The UK’s Top 10 Instagrammable Student Halls

It’s all a far cry from tatty collective kitchens and paint peeling off the walls in grim looking tower blocks. Some of the UK’s most photogenic student accommodation boasts state-of-the-art features including a fully kitted-out music studio, an on-site nightclub and a host of stunning rooftop terraces. Chris Price reports 

The top ten most Instagram-worthy student accommodation across the UK has been revealed by student accommodation search engine featuring stunning facilities and furnishings that students are rushing to share on social feeds.

Worthy of the most stylish Instagram accounts, the UK’s Top 10 photogenic student accommodation include a 70s Scandi-inspired communal area, a neon-lit gaming room, a music room complete with a sleek grand piano, blooming hanging plant features and neon wall art. 

Topping the list, The Stay Club Colindale, a 19-floor student accommodation situated in the new, up-and-coming area of Colindale, not only features contemporary bedrooms with outstanding views of leafy London, it also comes with an in-house nightclub, impressive roof terrace worthy of no filter, a cinema room and a lounge area that’s wall-lined with cult vinyl records.

Much like other sites on the list, it also incorporates a private games room that includes ping pong and table football, of course! There are already over 4million posts on Instagram using the hashtag #studentlife and here are even more opportunities to post about…

The Top Ten Most Instagrammable Student Accommodation

1.     The Stay Club Colindale, London 

2.     Scotway House, Glasgow

3.     Nova, Nottingham 

4.     Crown Place, Norwich 

5.     true student, Glasgow

6.     Hox Park, Surrey

7.     Redvers Tower, Sheffield

8.     iQ Shoreditch, London

9.     The Project at Hoxton, London

10.  St Peters Hall, Bournemouth

1. The Stay Club Colindale, London 

Studying will never be dull again in these contemporary lounge facilities, featuring neon graphic art and dining areas that could pass for a central London foodie hotspot. For a well-deserved break, students can head to the vibrant roof terrace which is peppered with bright coloured seating.

2. Scotway House, Glasgow

Brand new for 2019, these West End digs include panoramic views and even a separate three-story building for socialising; furnished with playful neon art, millennial pink velvet seating and lush green hanging plants.

3. Nova, Nottingham

Greeted by a grand piano and with views across the city’s skyline, these are no average student halls. The chic features include geometric tiling, brimming bookshelves and a luxury dining hall. For those who would rather snap a group selfie, students can head to the on-site party room- with sound system, DJ booth and dance floor. 

4. Crown Place, Norwich

You know that state-of-the-art music studio in Norwich with a grand piano, host of guitars, a drum kit, and recording mic? It’s actually for students, set in private student accommodation that also boasts an epic games room with supercar-inspired gaming chairs. What more could you want?!

5. true student, Glasgow

Thanks to a giant slide, taking residents from the first floor to the ground floor, students no-longer have an excuse for being late to that 9am lecture. If that wasn’t fun enough, the indoor Festival Zone features a unique music caravan in its own field. Difficult not to Insta-boast!

6. Hox Park, Surrey

The ‘Hox Haus’ building mixes classic brickwork with chic glass walls to house a stylish on-site clubhouse with 70s accents and chic coffee bar. Perfect for catching early morning light when you’re Instagramming breakfast.

7. Redvers Tower, Sheffield

Not only worthy of a #roomwithaview post, this accommodation in the heart of Sheffield includes a social area with hanging chairs and low hanging lights. Students will feel like they are in a contemporary lounge bar whilst they are a stone’s throw from their bedroom.

8. iQ Shoreditch, London

iQ’s property in Shoreditch may be in the heart of trendy East London, but students needn’t leave. With art and dance studios, and movie and music rooms, there is plenty on site to get excited about. And the sensational panoramic views of the London from the new Sky Lounge, due to open later this year, make for the ultimate cityscape photo. There is even a courtyard Zen garden opening later in 2019 for those who want to unwind.

9. The Project at Hoxton, London

Fur rugs, a gallery of contemporary wall art, these halls of residence are more than merely an Insta opportunity. They are the first to be collaboratively designed by students working with neuroscientists, psychologists and design experts to create a human-centred living space, with a focus on wellbeing. Very 2019.

10. St Peter’s Hall, Bournemouth

Boasting large arched windows, and bright bursts of colour throughout, the bedrooms at St Peter’s Hall are only a snapshot of what students will be itching to share on social when they move here. The private fitness suite, soft-furnished cinema room and exclusive dinner party room are sure to make Insta-waves.


Chris Price