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Find accommodation in the UK

With our network of accommodation providers, you’ll be sure to find the perfect place to stay before you arrive in the UK. With discounted prices across hostels, flat shares, houses and more – we’ve got you covered.



Trying to find accommodation in a new country can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve never been to the UK before or don’t have friends and family who are able to let you stay with them until you find a place of your own.

We’ve partnered with these accommodation providers to make sure you have somewhere comfortable to rest your head.

Ultimate Housing

Ultimate Housing is a high-end house-share provider, tailored for professionals and working holiday makers from around the globe. A variety of rooming options are available in clean, modern houses, conveniently based in the growing hotspots of South East London around Canada Water, Canary Wharf and the Docklands. Ultimate Housing offers affordable rent and flexible terms of stay, making them the ideal accommodation solution for newcomers to London who are finding their feet and looking to meet like-minded people.

When you purchase any of the Kickstart Packages, we give you a fantastic discount from Ultimate Housing. You will only need to supply a four week deposit instead of six and you don’t have to pay any admin fees.

Arrive Homes

Established in 2009, Arrive Homes has quickly grown into one of the city’s largest and most popular property lettings company. Specialising in providing shared accommodations, Arrive Homes lets over 40 properties across London, offering affordable, clean and spacious shared living for professionals.

Their friendly team will help you find the right room for your needs, and is on hand to meet you on your move-in day, or when you arrive in London. Arrive Homes will also ensure you’re introduced to the other tenants in the house, and assist with general queries, maintenance needs and repairs. is a house and flat sharing website that assists expats and international students looking for rooms to rent in London and other cities across the UK.

The website brings a unique social approach to flat sharing, allowing online chat between flatmates, detailed comparisons of members’ profiles, auto-matching listings, and many more advanced features that provide an easy solution for London newcomers. 

In addition to the accommodation listings on, their dedicated team will gladly also assist you in finding a room to rent in London for medium or long term periods, as they connect tenants and flatmates with trusted letting agencies in the UK.


EasyRoommate, the world's leading flat share website, was founded in 1999 with the aim of matching people advertising a spare room with those looking for a room. EasyRoommate will help you find the perfect roommate through their extensive search features. Over the last 18 years, they have served over 25 million customers and organised more than 5 million flat shares.

EasyRoommate offers a basic and a premium membership. There is no charge for the basic membership. For more information, head over to their website.


Movebubble is the app to find, view and rent properties in London. The Movebubble team are on a mission to make renting better for renters, and have designed an app with this in mind. You can book viewings, chat to agents, and make your offer, all within the app. Movebubble can also advise you on how to get the best rental price. What’s more, you get a free takeaway meal on your first night in your new home! Download the app today to get moving with Movebubble!


If you’d prefer to find your own accommodation in London, there are a few helpful websites you can use:

If you can afford to spend a little extra, you can go through a real estate agent, who will be able to show you more exclusive options. It’s free to register with an agent, but keep in mind that if the agent that finds you a property you wish to rent, you will be charged an additional administration fee.

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More Kickstart packages

uk kickstart pack
Classic Kickstart Package Our iconic all-in-one package, with everything you need to kick-start your UK adventure.
  • UK bank account
  • Free money transfer
  • NI number service
  • Discounts and vouchers
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Tier 5 visa Kickstart Package combo The Tier 5 youth programme lets 18 to 30-year-olds from designated countries live and work in the UK for up to two years.
  • Tier 5 visa application
  • UK bank account
  • Free money transfer
  • Discounts and vouchers
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UK bank account only
Bank account only Only want a UK bank account, with none of the extras? We have a bank account only option.
  • You choose a high-street bank
  • We book the appointment
  • We take care of the admin


We have some exciting news
for all our Kickstart clients...

Kickstart is rebranding to 1st Contact Sable International! For the last 18 months we've been slowly merging with our big brother, Sable International. Over the next few months we're going to complete that merger.

This will in no way affect your relationship with us. We're not going anywhere, as the entire Kickstart team will be in the same roles at Sable International. You'll still get that great Kickstart service, just under a new name.

We'll be keeping you in the loop as we prepare for the next exciting phase in this rebranding.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly.

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