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LSE

SUMMER 2015
NIDO KINGS CROSS

[INTRODUCTION]

Nido Kings Cross accommodates 950 students in central London. Located in Zone 1
and just 5 minutes walk to Kings Cross international transport hub, including 6 major
Underground lines, National Rail and the high speed Eurostar meaning students can
pop to Paris for the weekend in just 2 hours. This location connects LSE students to
all areas of London and it just a 30 minute walk to campus.
Nido is much more then just a student hall or dorm its an intelligently designed
home. A single or shared living space, where every aspect of life and study in the
capital has been made safe and simple.
Student welfare is important to us and we offer both a safe and supportive
environment for students which is reflected in both our 24 hour manned security and
our on site team who are there to support and offer great service to all our residents.
Nido takes the happiness and well-being of all our residents very seriously. Our
experienced team on site looks after each students individual needs and creates
regular social events and are committed to creating a supportive, positive and
interactiver community in a multi-cultural environment.

LOCATION AND TRAVEL TIME


Nido Kings Cross is located 1.9 miles from central London (13 minutes by
underground and 39 by walking) and is just a 5 minute walk from Kings Cross
Station with access to 6 major Underground lines. This includes the Circle,
Piccadilly, Victoria, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines.
Its approximately 1.5 miles from the LSE campus within easy reach by Piccadilly line
(only two stops to Holborn) or bus 59 or 91 which should take around 28 minutes.
Not only is it easy for students to get to and from the college, the Kings Cross area
itself is vibrant and a quick journey to neighbourhoods such as Angel, Islington and
Camden. Kings Cross is a vibrant community at the centre of a major urban
transformation.

Kings Cross Landmarks


St Pancras International (Eurostar)
Islington High Street
British Library
Sadlers Wells Theatre
Regents Park
London Zoo
Camden Market
Sherlock Holmes museum
Google Campus

Travel time
10 minutes (on foot)
12 minutes (on foot)
13 minutes (on foot)
14 minutes (on foot)
11 minutes (via tube)
12 minutes (via tube)
14 minutes (via tube)
15 minutes (via tube)
18 minutes (via tube)

[ROOMS]

LSE has reserved a total of 40 single studios and 20 beds in twin rooms from the 4 th
July to the 15th August 2015. These rooms can only be booked by students
attending both sessions of the Summer School.

SINGLE STUDIOS
Each single studio comes with ensuite bathroom and kitchenette, one single bed,
wardrobe, large desk and plenty of storage.
The kitchenette includes 2 hobs, a fridge with a small freezer on the top, microwave,
kettle and sink.
The average size is between 16sqm and 17sqm.
The weekly rate for this type of room is 397 and its inclusive of:
-

Weekly linens change


Weekly towels change
Weekly cleaning
Kitchenware

Please see below for a floor plan and images of the room.

TWIN ROOMS

All Twin rooms are equipped with ensuite bathroom and kitchenette to share
between you and your roommate.
It offers two single beds with underneath storage and a safe box, one wardrobe and
one desk per person.
The kitchenette includes 2 hobs, a fridge with a small freezer on the top, microwave,
kettle and sink.
The average size is about 18sqm.
The weekly rate for this type of room is 247.67 and its inclusive of:
-

Weekly linens change


Weekly towels change
Weekly cleaning
Kitchenware

Please note that Twin rooms can only be booked by two students that know
each other in advance of the programme.

Please see below for a floor plan and images of the room:

[SOCIAL AREAS]

Nido Kings Cross offers spacious and comfortable social space inlcuding a
mutlipurpose lobby area, caf on the 2nd floor, fitness studio and gym opened 24/7
and free of charge, courtyard, cinema room and study/TV rooms.
Please see below for some images of the above areas, however would you like to
know more please click on http://www.nidostudentliving.com/residences/kings-cross/

[WHATS INCLUDED]

[SOCIAL AREAS]
Our rates are not just based on the room but inclusive of the below services:

24-hour manned security team that provide a safe and secure environment
CCTV and swipe card entry
Inclusive of all utility bills (gas, water, heat and electricity)
High speed Wi-Fi in all communal spaces and rooms of up to 100Mb/s the
fastest free Wi-Fi in the student accommodation market in London
Free 24-hour fitness centre
Games room including pool tables and foosball
Movie screening room
Social activity program that gives your students the chance to meet people
and socialise with other residences
Ambition series program
TV/Study lounges
Courtyard with BBQ
Free bike storage
Apple Macs in common areas for students to use
Student portal

Not only is all the above included but we also have the following services:

Full time reception team 7 days a week


Full time maintenance team
Full time housekeeping team
On site Residence Manager
Live-in staff on site

IT Provision

Our IT provider is Ask4, one of the leaders in providing internet services to student
accommodation in the UK. Not only are the below options avaialbe, but Ask4
provides 24/7 support for Nido students via telephone, text or email. Please see
below for IT provisions:
Wi-Fi we have the fastest all inclusive Wi-Fi in London student
accommodation with up to 100 Mb/s (can use up to 6 devices at the same
time). This is not only in communal areas but all student rooms. We also have
options to upgrade at an additional cost to 200 Mb/s.
IPTV this is another option avaialble through Ask4 at no additional cost
allowing students to view freeview channel via their Wi-Fi connections (TV
license required).
4 Record also included, allows students to record their favourite TV
programs
4 Backup this service enables students to ensure all important documents
and personal files are backed up in a remote secure location. This is available
to students for a one off fee of 15.
Communal Sky TV in ground communal area
TV hire is available for 12.50 per month (student responsible for TV license)

Laundry
Nido Spitalfields has an onsite laundry available to students 24/7. Prices below:
3 for use of washing machine
2 for use of dryer
If students are too busy to do their own laundry we have a 3 rd party provider that is
on site during certain hours of the day for students to drop off bags of washing or dry
cleaning at a discounted rate.
Security
The safety and secuirty of our students is of paramount importance and we have the
following:

24 hour manned securty


CCTV
Swipe card entry
All security guards are trained in first aid

Cleaning
We have a full time housekeeping team that keep all our communal areas clean and
tidy

Maintenance
Nido has a full time maintance team on site. If students have any issues in their room
they just need to report it to our reception team or on our online portal and someone
will come up to fix this. They are also available to come on site outside of hours if
there are any emergency maintenance issues.

Guest Services Team


We have a professional and friendly guest services team available 7 days a week
between the hours of 8am and 8pm. They are there not only to check students in
and out but assist with any questions they have relating to their stay or help them
with advice and things to see and do in London. We also offer 24 hour check in if
students will be arriving from a late night flight.

Environment
Recycling stations throughout the residence
Aware winning envormentally winning building
Nido has a green agenda

Well Being, Health and Fitness


Gym/Personal Training
The Nido Kings Cross Gym holds the latest equipment and is open 24/7. We also
offer a personal trainer availble 7 days a week catering to what ever aspects is
needed for your fitness reguime.
Fitness studio
The Fitness studio holds a number of interactive classes such as Zumba, Capoeira,
Yoga and Flamenco where all students can take part.

Intern Program
The Intern Program gives our residents the Nido experience. Our interns are mostly
from the same age group as our residents, so this can give them a better
understanding of what our residents demand. We hold social nights for our students
every Wednesday in the caf to give our residents the opportunity to know their
fellow residents and socialize. Every week we try to introduce a new event for the
residents such as game nights which include, Video Game competition, pool, table
tennis and many more. At our interns desk we have a suggestion box where the
residents can give their suggestions and our aim is to act upon those suggestions to
give a full filling experience.

[SOCIAL EVENTS]

Nido offers a varied social programme, which delivers events, activities and
experiences fulfilling the fun, educational, cultural and wellbeing needs of residents.
The social programme is delivered by our Head of Experential Marketing, Zanna
Wharfe and her in-house team. Third party partnerships have also been established
to ensure that events are not exclusively held with in our building, as we know
residents want to see the best that London has to offer.
Recent and up coming events include; Welcome party to Nido, All Hallows Eve
party, Thanksgiving Dinner, Ambition Series with influencial heads of companies
speaking to the students, Battle of the DJs and Bicester Village Shopping trip to
name a few.
Other small scale, regular events within the buildings include; weekly film night in our
cinema room, Yoga and fitness classes in our Gym and Dance Studio and major
televised Sporting events shown on our big screen.

[HOW TO BOOK YOUR ROOM]

If you would like to book a room at Nido during your LSE summer course, please
email the following information to lse@nidostudentliving.com :

Your full name


DOB
Nationality
Home address
Email address
Telephone number
Room preference (single studio or twin share)
LSE ID Number

Our friendly team will then reply to you with the following steps.
A 300 deposit is required in order to confirm the booking and the full rent is due by
1st May 2015
Should you change your mind, you have 14 working days from the date of
confirmation to ask for a refund of the 300. After this time no refund will be due.