Life at St Mary's
Living on campus
As an international student, you can choose to live either in our on campus halls of residence, or opt for an accommodation in the private sector.
All of our on-campus residence halls provide high quality accommodation, campus-wide wifi and easy access to facilities on campus. The prices include a meal package (term-time only) that includes breakfast Monday to Friday, brunch on Saturday and Sunday and a meal every evening.
Students may also decide to live off-campus, in a private accommodation within Twickenham, Teddington, Richmond and Kingston. You’ll find more information on our private sector accommodation pages.
St Mary’s is one of London’s top-performing sports institutions. Sport St Mary's provides students with state-of-the-art sports facilities equipped to world-class standards, as well as funding opportunities for high performance athletes.
Whether you’re interested in pursuing a degree in sport or joining one of St Mary’s sports clubs, you will find all the sports facilities and quality training that you need to get involved and keep healthy and active.
There is a very well-established Indian community in and around London and many opportunities to meet other Indians through social events, sports and cultural activities. The Nehru Centre is the cultural wing of the High Commission of India and organises a wide range of cultural events on its premises, showcasing Indian music, dance and theatre; the South Indian Society arranges events around London and lists Hindu temples in the UK.
You can find a huge range of Indian restaurants, supermarkets and food shops both locally and in central London. A short bus ride from Twickenham is the area of Southall, often described as 'Little India', which has strong Indian and Pakistani roots mixed with communities from all over the world.
Here you can find Asian and European shops and market stalls, an array of places to eat and drink, particularly Punjabi, Sri Lankan, Pakistani and South Indian restaurants, and one of the largest Sikh temples outside India, Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha.