iQ Hoxton, London

With the surrounding area’s reputation as an arts, music and fashion hub and more recently as a centre for tech innovation, iQ Hoxton is in a vibrant Zone 1 location. It’s well located for nearby London College of Fashion, Istituto Marangoni, London Metropolitan University’s Sir John Cass Faculty and City University. It’s also buzzing with nightlife and great food, with the adjacent strip of great Vietnamese restaurants bolstered by local pop-up spots like Dinerama and Boxpark. There’s great independent shopping in the area, great music venues and the more traditional vibe of Hoxton Street Market.

With a wide range of studios and en suite rooms all offering private bathroom and double bed as standard, iQ Hoxton has plenty to choose from. Some rooms even come with balcony or mezzanine-level bedroom design. Hoxton Train Station is just 5 minutes away, and Old Street Tube Station is 10 minutes away. Regular social events are organised in the building making for a great communal atmosphere, and WiFi, bills and contents insurance are all included in the price.