Olympic Way, Unite Students, LondonWatch
I'm flat 1705 but it's still early days into applying to places so there's currently no one in my actual flat other than me....
Anyways, the rooms are nice and clean. The kitchen... well, it depends on your flatmates, do they clean after themselves or not... Mine was very dirty when I came in, but somehow people started taking more care. Common room on 1st floor is nice and spacious. Laundry room is OK, has enough machines, although it is bad that you have to pay 5 pounds to wash and dry. They should really include at least one washing per month in a rent. Area is also very nice, you have both Starbucks and CoOp right in front of the door, Sainsbury on the other side, BoxPark for food and fun... It gets crowded when it's game day at Wembley, but I like it... you get to feel the cheering spirit...
I definitely do not agree that dodgy people live there in general. I mean, this is a building of 18 floors, of course there are different people, you can have that even when you buy a new flat, you cannot choose your neighbours, but most of the people are nice and normal. However, it would feel better if there were cameras in all hallways, not only in lifts.
As for robberies, just keep your room locked, as simple as that... You can get robbed in a 5* hotel if you don't lock.
No worries, everything is fine, keep the door locked just in case (you never know), but I felt very safe all the time I had a guest for 2 nights. They allow you to have a guest for 2 nights and if you want more than 2 nights, you have to write an email to building management (thats what I was told at the reception), but my guest eventually decided to stay only for 2 nights so she just showed her ID at the reception when she came and thats it. She never check out though so probably could have stayed longer without them noticing, but that would be risky