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James Lighthill House, Finsbury, London

University residence

James Lighthill House is centrally located, just a short distance from Kings Cross and St. Pancras International (WC1X 9EN) stations. James Lighthill House has two buildings; the main building has 189 single and 20 single rooms on the lodge.

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.

Check in: 15:00 (3:00pm) Onwards (no arrivals allowed outside this window)

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

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Based on 245 reviews
James Lighthill House, Finsbury, London

4.3 5 0.5

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 recom...

James Lighthill House, Finsbury, London

3.8 5 0.5

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.

James Lighthill House, Finsbury, London

4.8 5 0.5

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.

James Lighthill House, Finsbury, London

4.5 5 0.5

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.

James Lighthill House, Finsbury, London

5.0 5 0.5

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!!

James Lighthill House, Finsbury, London

5.0 5 0.5

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

James Lighthill House, Finsbury, London

5.0 5 0.5

Above my expectation. Very nice facility

James Lighthill House, Finsbury, London

3.0 5 0.5

Simple and clean accommodations.

James Lighthill House, Finsbury, London

4.0 5 0.5

very nice enviroment

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Facilities & information


20th century buildings

No parking

No smoking


Free broadband access (wifi)

Outdoor terrace


No luggage storage

24 hour security

Pool/snooker table

Linen included

Towels included

Common room


Clothes dryer

Washing machine


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: 3 Penton Rise, London, LondonWC1X 9EN, United Kingdom

Arrival and Departure: Check in 3:00pm  and Check out 10.00am

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 James Lighthill House, please call the number on your booking confirmation receipt.

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

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