Where we are
Nansen Village is located in Woodside Park, within easy reach of most Central and North London universities and cultural attractions. For over 30 years we have accommodated students from SOAS, London School of Economics, UCL (University of London), London Metropolitan University, City University, South Bank University, Middlesex University and University of Hertfordshire, amongst others.
The area is well served by public transport. Central London is 35-45 minutes by Underground (subway). Woodside Park Underground Station (Northern Line) is a five-minute walk from Nansen Village. Many bus services link Woodside Park to Central London and the neighbourhood. You can check the Transport for London website for details of public transport connections. Some fitter tenants use their bikes to go to college.A five-minute walk will also take you to North Finchley High Road with supermarkets, banks, the post office, restaurants, a wide variety of shops, a public library and a theatre. There are also parks and sports facilities nearby.
Local Nursery and Primary Schools
The local area is served well by various schools: There are 9 primary schools in the area; school places are allocated by the London Borough of Barnet. Find out more on schools from the following link.
Doctors and Hospitals: Medical facilities are accessible to all students and their dependants. If tenancy is granted, information on local doctors and hospital will be issued with an information manual given to all new tenants.
Flying into London
If you are planning to fly into London, you will want to know that the city is served by 5 main airports.
You are mostly likely to arrive at one of the three largest international ones: Heathrow (in west London), Gatwick (south of London) or Stansted (northeast of London).
London Heathrow Airport is our tenants’ favourite, as it offers a good Underground connection to Nansen Village. You can take the Piccadilly Line at the airport and change northbound to the Northern Line at either Leicester Square or Kings Cross/St Pancras station to Woodside Park Station.
Currently the single ticket costs about £5.50 at any time. For more information and updated prices, visit the Transport For London Website.
If you have a lot of luggage, however, you may want to consider that there will be steps on your train change. If you book a minicab in advance, you can expect to pay from £32 plus car park charges provided the luggage fits in a salon car to £37 plus car park charges if there are too many suitcases.
You may want to consult the Transport for London website for a list of licensed minicab operators. Taxis operated from the airport (not previously booked) may charge you from £60 to £95 on average. Nansen Village is located 24.8 miles from Heathrow Airport, 61.6 miles from Gatwick Airport and 40.4 miles from Stansted Airport.