James Lighthill House, Finsbury, London

Single en-suite rooms between Angel and King's Cross/St Pancras International.

Customer rating: Average: 3.8 (245 ratings)
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  • 20th century buildings
  • No parking onsite
  • No smoking
  • Minimum age 18


  • Free broadband access (wifi)
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Self-catering facilities
  • Television
  • No luggage storage
  • 24 hour security
  • Pool/snooker table
  • Linen included
  • Towels included
  • Common room
  • Elevator
  • Clothes dryer
  • Washing machine

Food and Drinks

  • Self-catering facilities
  • Electric oven
  • Electric hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer

Nearby recreations

  • Recommended walks
  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (walking distance)
  • Historic houses
  • Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
  • Theatre (walking distance)

James Lighthill House is situated in a central location, a short distance from Kings Cross and St. Pancras International stations (WC1X 9EN). James Lighthill House is comprised of two buildings; the main building, with 189 single rooms and the Lodge, with 20 single rooms.

Accommodation is offered in single ensuite rooms. In the main building up to eight people share a kitchen in each flat. In the Lodge up to seven people share a kitchen on each floor.

Islington, with the Business Design Centre, and many bars, cafes, restaurants and independent shops and Sadler’s Wells - a venue dedicated to international dance, are all easily accessible on foot from James Lighthill House. Accessing other London attractions (for example the West End and the museums of South Kensington) can be done using conveniently located public transport.

Food and Drinks

James Lighthill House offers self catering facilities including use of communal kitchens. These kitchens are fully equipped and all have refrigerators, freezers, cookers, and microwaves, as well as basic crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.

Kitchens are cleaned frequently (at least once weekly), but guests are responsible for their own washing and tidying up.

Kitchens and communal rooms can be used 24 hours a day, but we would like to point out that use after 11.00pm might cause disturbance to other guests.

Other facilities

All bedrooms have WiFi  as well as common areas (common room/TV room).

There is no smoking inside any UCL building. Smoking is permitted in courtyards with consideration for other guests.

Guests staying at James Lighthill House have access to on site laundry facilities and common room/TV lounge. 

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: 3 Penton Rise, London, WC1X 9EN, United Kingdom

Check in: From 2.00pm    Check out:  By 10.00am

There is no latest check in time.

The reception office is open every day between 09:00am and 5.00pm.  There is also a 24-hour security guard on site.

Nearest Underground Stations

Kings Cross St Pancras (Northern, Victoria, Piccadilly, Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City Lines) - 0.4 miles/0.7 km
Angel (Northern Line) - 0.4 miles/0.6 km

Should you require any further assistance in finding us, please call the number on your booking confirmation receipt.

Unfortunately, there is neither parking nor luggage storage facilities available on site.

Cancellation Terms

Cancellation fee as percentage of booking value depending on when the booking is cancelled.
More than 14 days notice: 0 % of booking value for night in question plus a single £10.00 admin fee
Number of days notice: from 14 to 8 days: 25 % of booking value for night in question plus a single £10.00 admin fee
Number of days notice: from 7 to 1 days: 50 % of booking value for night in question plus a single £10.00 admin fee
Trying to cancel for same night (or if they don't show up): 100 % of booking value for night in question

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Customer reviews

We guarantee that all our feedback is genuine and can only be submitted by people who have booked through our websites.

This was a very positive experience. The location was just perfect; there was a very secure feeling about the residence; the staff were welcoming and helpful; it was a bonus to have access to a fully equipped kitchen. Overall I was very happy and will come back again.

The staying was great! I would like to add that the students at the reception were very pleasant and courteous and helped as much as they could. Thanks!!
Mrs Kinneret L

very nice enviroment
Mr Gianfrancesco G

Above my expectation. Very nice facility
Miss Aliya M

Very happy with my stay. it was really well located to everything I wanted to do, the booking and reception on arrival was extremely easy and straightforward. My only comment is that they are not soundproof rooms, so must be incredibly noisy during term. Would very happily stay again and recommend to others.
Mr Denis G

Conveniently located with good security and helpful staff. A clean room with a comfy bed, although it would have been good to be able to open the window a little wider for more air in the heat. Great value for money and a place to be recommended.
Ms Helen C

People down in the reception were very helpful, room was cleaned once a week. I had a great time there :)
Ms Sara H

Easy to book through the website - no fuss booking, paying, or checking in. Accommodation is cheap, and well placed in London with a 10 min walk to/from Kings Cross. As expected, facilities were basic but clean. Overall - worth considering for a short stay in central London.
Miss Katherine T

Simple and clean accommodations.
Mr Nick T

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