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Duchy House, Strand, London

University residence

Duchy House is near to many popular attractions such as Somerset House, The Courtauld Gallery, The Lyceum Theatre, South Bank London, Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Oxford Street. It is also easily accessible thanks to excellent transportation links, which include five underground stations within 800 meters of the property and many local bus routes.

A four-story 19th-century building with double and single occupancy bedrooms and elevator access. Guests can choose between en-suite (private bathroom) and standard single rooms (with an external bathroom shared with one other guest).

Duchy House is located on the junction of the Strand and Waterloo Bridge (the building's entrance is located between Leon Restaurant and Café Nero on Waterloo Bridge (postcode WC2R 1HG) and across the road from the vibrant and bustling Covent Garden. Thus, whilst road traffic and the night-time economy in this part of London might pose a noise issue, windows in all bedrooms are fitted with secondary glazing. Guests wishing for a quieter stay should, therefore, request in the ‘Additional information’ section of the booking form a ‘rear-facing room, whilst those wishing to see out onto the Strand and Lyceum Theatre should request a ‘street side’ room. Please be aware that not all requests can be matched. The allocations are subject to availability and room type are chosen.

Check in: 14:00 (2:00pm) Onwards (arrivals may be allowed outside this window if your travel plans can't be adjusted however this is subject to availability)

Check out: 08:00 (8:00am) - 10:00 (10:00am)

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Based on 149 reviews
Duchy House, Strand, London

5.0 5 0.5

All aspects of our stay were excellent and I will certainly book again next year. "Our" means my brother and myself, both in our mid-seventies. My brother has Alzheimers disease and I chose our accommodation carefully to minimize the strain on both of us. I had requested a quiet room, which we...

Duchy House, Strand, London

3.8 5 0.5

I booked at short notice and picked an inside room; during a previous stay I found the noise too great with one overlooking the road. The room was basic but clean and quiet, and shared toilet/shower (also used by one other room) clean too. Shared kitchen functional but fine. Reception was very he...

Duchy House, Strand, London

4.8 5 0.5

excellent location. Very friendly staff. one very noisy night due to resurfacing of the road outside and since it was the heatwave weekend we needed windows open. However these things can't be predicted or controlled. I was happy with the accomodation and location for what I was doing. Would ce...

Duchy House, Strand, London

5.0 5 0.5

The room was clean and comfortable and we had the use of the kitchen and fresh drinking water (very useful given the heat at that time). The young people on duty for very pleasant and helpful. We had a lovely view out onto the street. We will definitely come back when next on London.

Duchy House, Strand, London

4.0 5 0.5

glad I found Duchy House. great location, easy to find, friendly welcome, good value for money. my only criticism is the pillow, which was lacking in body! but I managed... ;)) its on my list of places to stay on my next visit. thanks very much Peter Wild

Duchy House, Strand, London

5.0 5 0.5

Good value for money and great location - easy walk (or bus) to tourist sites, theatres etc. or take a boat from Embankment. Rear facing room was very quiet but quite warm, grateful that electric fan was provided! Will definitely stay again.

Duchy House, Strand, London

4.8 5 0.5

Fantastic location. Really appreciated the laundry, kitchen, and common room. Fabulous storage. Would be nice to have a mirror above the sink for shaving, and to have some way to keep the bathroom door open.

Duchy House, Strand, London

4.8 5 0.5

Everything was great (comfortable and clean) and so simple to book. Only small point - didn't have a glass for water to take tablets at night.

Duchy House, Strand, London

4.8 5 0.5

Great place in the centre of West End, great service and lovely building.

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Facilities & information


19th century buildings

No parking

No smoking

Child friendly

Historic property



Free broadband access (wired)

Free broadband access (wifi)

Luggage storage

24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Common room

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers


Clothes dryer

Washing machine

Central heating


Electric oven

Electric hob




Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Arrival information and directions

Address: Duchy House, 133 Strand (2-4 Lancaster Place), London, LondonWC2R 1HG, United Kingdom

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

A member of staff is on duty in Duchy House 24 hours a day to welcome you on arrival and to provide any assistance and deal with any queries you may have during your stay. If you have any pre-arrival queries please do not hesitate to contact the residence.

There is some space for the storage of luggage on the day of check-out if required.

For your check-in please go direct to Duchy House and call  upon arrival to the front door OR if you are unable to make a call, please ring the doorbell. You will be greeted by a member of the accommodation team. You can also contact the accommodation team via the phone number listed on your confirmation email should you require any assistance.

Duchy House operates an appointment system for all bookings. Please ensure you have stated your expected arrival time when making your booking.         

For arrivals after 9pm please contact the team via the phone number listed on your confirmation email.                   

How to find Duchy House:

Duchy House is close to several underground stations, with directions for some listed below:

Temple (District/Circle Line) - Exit the station and turn left. Walk up the stairs then turn left onto Temple Place. Cross the road and turn right onto Surrey Street. At the end of Surrey Street turn left onto the Strand. Continue walking and you will reach the corner of Strand and Lancaster Place. Continue around the corner and you will find the entrance to Duchy House

Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line) - Turn left upon exiting the station then take the first right which is Long Acre. Continue down Long Acre and take the first right onto Bow Street. Walk on the left-hand side of Bow Street. At the end of the road use the traffic lights to cross onto the Strand. After crossing the road Duchy House will be on the corner of Strand and Lancaster Place. Continue around the corner and you will find the entrance to Duchy House.

Embankment (Bakerloo, Northern, District/Circle Lines) - Take the exit on the left when leaving the station then walk straight ahead along Villiers Street. At the end of Villiers Street turn right onto the Strand and continue walking. As you reach Lancaster Place (Waterloo Bridge) you will need to cross the road. You will see the entrance to Duchy House in front of you as you cross (it's between Cafe Nero and Leon Restaurant).

Charing Cross, Holborn, and Waterloo stations are also within 10 minutes walking distance of Duchy House.

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