Short answer is no, save by comparison to it's immediate surroundings.
It would have been 200-ish years ago, when the townhouses were built and it was a village and fields just outside London.
It covers a funny area. With Westminster just over the river and it's more rural recent history, parts of it (around what was Kennington village mostly) are considered respectable inner London suburbs.
Housing estates might be around any corner, surrounded by what looks pretty comfy.
But note "Lambeth Walk" (famous cockney tune?) is in SE11, and everything north, east and south is increasingly dark and foreign.
Bits of it (Lambeth and Elephant and Castle) are decidedly African.
The townhouses will absolutely be converted to flats now. Optimistic for a student, though not impossible if it's a single room or flatshare, which looks more likely with either of the red buildings pictured.
The red building in the first pic is Peabody social housing btw. Cheap and for the poor, access would depend on social welfare status, thus nationality.
Same with earning potential, thus likelyhood of a character renting a nice flat in a converted townhouse rather than a bedsit.
Sorry for the politics, but our racist immigration policy makes it relevant.