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International Students House

International Students House (ISH) is located in Great Portland Street, just moments from The Regent’s Park, one of London’s finest Royal Parks, home to London Zoo and the renowned Open-Air Theatre.

ISH offers comfortable twin en-suite rooms. Rooms feature single beds, study desks, storage areas, a wash basin, and fridge; bed linen is also provided. Residents have access to shared kitchens and laundry facilities.

ISH is a charitable accommodation provider, whose mission is to provide an affordable home-away-from-home for international and UK students with a strong social and cultural programme to encourage international friendships.


229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN

Journey to the College

ISH is situated 30 minutes from Devon House via public transport by 1 tube.


Travel costs

ISH  is located in Zone 1 with Great Portland Street being the nearest underground station. You will be able to purchase a Zone 1-2 discounted 18+ travelcard from Transport For London which will cover this cost. TFL charges around £100 for a monthly travelcard or £26 for a weekly travelcard for Zone 1-2 (as of December 2020).

Our favourite features

  • The Thirsty Scholar: ISH residents’ bar offering affordable drinks and food alongside regular quizzes, karaoke and DJ nights.
  • Events: Cultural and community-based events including sports, travel, cooking, theatre, talks and dance societies.
  • Scholarships & Hardship Funds: ISH offers scholarships and hardship funds to support students to continue their studies.
  • You can watch a first-hand experience of the highlights for living in International Students House:

Rental costs

Twin rooms start at £171.01 per week, per person.*

Single rooms start at £223.37 per week.*

*rates are 21/22, 22/23 rates will be published mid-Spring

Tour International Students House

ISH offers a variety of comfortable room-types from twin to single to single ensuite and more!

Book your stay at International Students House

The booking portal for 22/23 at ISH will open mid-Spring. You will need to book directly with ISH once their booking portal opens.

Please note that there is a high demand for rooms at ISH and limited space so rooms cannot be guaranteed.