Today I started looking for halls to stay in for the next academic year. Why halls instead of flats? Well both have their plus and negative sides, but halls are much cheaper and less troublesome than flats in terms of paying the rent, moving things, security, cleaning, and other maintenance worries (very important to me). Furthermore, there is always the possibility of a good hall community. I first looked at Therese House in Barbican…
Rooms were alright, nothing special…the only complaint I have is to do with space (very important).
The surrounding area is architecturally bare, but plenty of food options nonetheless. Within 2 minutes walking distance, there is both a Costcutter and a Tesco, Starbucks, Pret, Japanese Diner, Pizzeria, 2 Coffee shops and a bakery. There is also the restaurant Yuki works in (Life), a HSBC for banking services, a Ladbrokes stall for all my online deposits ;) and a hardware store…perfect. However, there are very few bus services (no nightbuses aside from 243), and I will have MAJOR trouble getting to and from the West End (clubs, casino and Chinatown).
Hall & Price: 7
Surrounding Area: 9 (would have been PERFECT if the area had better architecture)