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EC London 30+: Superior Liberty Plaza Studio Residence

Photos show samples of available rooms. Fixtures, fittings and sizes may vary.

Accommodation Includes

  • Communal Lounge
  • Study Room
  • Games Room
  • Multimedia room and lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi facilities
  • Public computers
  • Cable TV
  • Phone
  • Central air conditioning
  • Fitness center
  • Bed linen provided
  • Coin operated laundry facilities available
  • Cleaning service provided
  • 24-hour on-site security
  • All apartments are accessed by lift
  • Soundproofed Music Rooms
  • Dance & Yoga Studio
  • Bicycle parking and underground storage
  • Cultural and fitness events
  • Sainsbury’s mini-supermarket in the same building, open 7am-11pm (access from street)
  • Free ATM in Sainsbury’s (access from street)
  • A hand towel and a bath towel are provided
Number of Bedrooms
Type of Room
Studios and Single En-Suite rooms
Bathroom Type
Board Status

Description of accommodation

Liberty Plaza Residence is a new, modern and spectacularly maintained building, hosting students from many of London’s main universities and colleges. There is a 24-hour reception, which is manned day and night by the friendly and helpful team. The huge study / lounge area has sofas and TVs for relaxing, private study booths, and even games tables and vending machines. Downstairs is a large gym and fitness studio which is free of charge and accessible at all times. There is also a dance studio, music rooms, and a selection of organised classes you can join should you wish. There is an off-road private terrace (with rain shelter) for relaxing outside, a large underground storage and bicycle parking garage.

Each studio has its own TV with freeview, a small double bed with lots of storage space and shelves, a comfortable study chair and desk and a modern and spacious bathroom with shower. The private kitchenette contains an electric hob, microwave, kettle, fridge freezer and enough equipment and facilities for you to prepare and eat your first meal as soon as you arrive! There is free Wi-Fi throughout the building, and cable internet and tablets available in reception should you need them.

Description of local area

Liberty Plaza is located in zone 1, in the vibrant East End of the City. 5 minutes on foot in one direction and you will be in the central business district of the City of London, with its upmarket cafes and restaurants, designer shops and breath-taking skyscrapers. Five minutes on foot in another direction and you are on Brick Lane, famous for its amazing street food and Indian restaurants, its markets and fashion and craft shops. Shoreditch, Hoxton, and Islington are just around the corner, so whatever your taste in nightlife and entertainment, you are sure to find it here – live music, theatre and comedy, cinema, sports bars, all-night clubs and restaurants, art galleries, pop-up snack bars on buses, there’s even a cereal café! And if you head south you are only a short walk from Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, and the South Bank of the river Thames, for all your historical and cultural needs. Situated a few minutes’ walk from the nearest underground station at Aldgate East, it is on many major train, tube and bus routes, and is easily accessible from wherever you are in the city.


65 Leman Street
London, E1 8EU

Phone Number

020 3841 8850

Emergency Number

07983 773121

Arrival and departure

  • Arrival day: Saturday
    Check in: 2pm

  • Departure day: Saturday
    Check out: 10am

Journey to school

30 minutes by London Underground: walk to Aldgate East (4 mins) and catch the Hammersmith and City line directly to Euston Square then walk to EC London (6 mins). Note: Be sure to take the correct train, at Aldgate East there are also District Line trains on the same platform which do NOT go to EC London!! 

30 minutes by bicycle (hire bike stands available directly outside Liberty Plaza and EC London)

45 minutes by bus (The 205 bus goes directly from Liberty Plaza to EC London and runs 24/7)


Cancellation prior to arrival

Students cancelling fewer than 14 days before arrival will be charged a one-week accommodation fee at the standard accommodation rate and accommodation placement fee.

Cancellation after arrival

Students leaving their accommodation must give notice in writing 4 weeks prior to termination. After deducting the price of accommodation used, including the required notice period, charged at standard accommodation rates, students will be refunded the remaining accommodation costs.

If the 4-week notice period is not provided a cancellation fee equal to 4 weeks of the accommodation cost will apply.

Please note: Certain accommodation options may be subject to special cancellation charges. Should these differ from above, students will be notified at the time of cancellation.

Airport Pickup

Your taxi will bring you directly from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stanstead, London City or even St Pancras International directly to Liberty Plaza reception, which is open and manned 24 hours a day. Even if your journey is delayed we will still be expecting you! 

Other ways to get to your residence

-From London Heathrow: Take the Heathrow Express (or Heathrow Connect, which is cheaper but which takes longer) to London Paddington, then change on to the Hammersmith and City Line and go EASTbound to Aldgate East. Liberty Plaza is a few minutes’ walk down Leman Street. (approx. 1 hour)

-From London Gatwick: Take the Gatwick Express (or Southern Trains service, which is cheaper but takes longer) to London Victoria, then change on to the District Line and head EASTbound to Aldgate East. Liberty Plaza is a few minutes’ walk down Leman Street. (approx. 1 hour)

-From London Luton: Take an East Midlands Train service to London St Pancras, then change on to the Hammersmith and City Line and go EASTbound to Aldgate East. Liberty Plaza is a few minutes’ walk down Leman Street. (approx. 1 hour)

-From London Stanstead: Take a Greater Anglian train service to London Liverpool Street, then change on to the Hammersmith and City Line and go EASTbound to Aldgate East. Liberty Plaza is a few minutes’ walk down Leman Street. (approx. 1 hour)

-From London City Airport: Take the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) to West Ham and change on to Hammersmith and City Line or the District Line and head WESTbound to Aldgate East. Liberty Plaza is a few minutes’ walk down Leman Street. (approx. 40 minutes)

-From St Pancras International: Take the Hammersmith and City Line from St Pancras International EASTbound to Aldgate East. Liberty Plaza is a few minutes’ walk down Leman Street. (approx. 20 minutes)

Arrival Procedures

Simply inform EC London of your arrival time beforehand and then just turn up! No need to call ahead or inform us of any flight delays. When you arrive the reception staff will give you a keycard and show you round the residence, then show you to your room, where you will find your personalised welcome letter with details of the EC weekend activities and Monday arrival information.


  • Weekly Bicycle Hire costs (£2 per day – journeys must be shorter than 30 minutes)
  • Students will complete an Authorisation for Damage Deposit form on the first day of school. No credit card or bank details are required.
  • Guests are welcome to stay for a few days at no extra charge, for up to 3 nights.
  • The residence provides cutlery, plates, bowls, glasses, pans, etc.
  • Students can leave luggage at reception before check in time.