Commonwealth Hall offers good value budget accommodation in central London, excellent transport links and many sights being within walking distance.


Commonwealth Hall provides accommodation during the summer months, offering affordable and comfortable accommodation for visitors in the heart of London. Based in the Bloomsbury area of the city, Commonwealth Hall is within short walking distance from the British Library, the British Museum, Senate House and is very centrally located with most of the major attractions, landmarks and the river Thames being within walking distance or a short bus or tube ride away.

Commonwealth Hall offers standard single accommodation for visitors, with breakfast included. Bathroom facilities are shared on each floor between 1 to 5 guests. There is also a common room and TV room in the hall.

History to the present day

Commonwealth Hall is part of the Garden Halls and was opened in the 1960s with a generous aid from the Wolfson Foundation. It is named after Samuel Commonwealth, a UCL architecture student, who designed the building.

Food and Drinks

Breakfast is included in the room rate and consists of a variety of options, including the traditional full English, 7 days per week.

Breakfast times are: Mon - Fri 08.00 -09.00, Sat & Sun 08.30-09.30

Drinks vending machines are available.

There is a small open-air shopping mall at the end of the street with fashion shops, supermarket, several restaurants, coffee shops and a fabulous patisserie.

Bloomsbury is packed full of trendy bars, restaurants and cafes. Due to the area`s diversity and culture, you can experience tastes from all around the globe.

Grounds and gardens

Cartwright Gardens is directly opposite Commonwealth Hall and tennis courts can be booked at Hughes Parry Hall which is in the same street. The Gardens are open 7 days per week from dawn to dusk and you can get the access code for the gate from Reception. Russell Square public park is a 5 minute walk from Commonwealth Hall.

Other facilities

Cabled internet connection is available in each room and is included in the room rate. There is wifi connection available in the communal areas and the dining room. Connection details for wifi can be obtained from reception.

Squash courts are available in the building and can be hired by the hour. Rackets and balls are available at Reception where you can also book the court.

There is a laundrette situated on the ground floor and is operated by using £1 coins.


Free broadband access (wired)

Shared gardens

Squash court

Tennis court

No luggage storage

24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Common room

Iron/ironing board


Clothes dryer

Washing machine

Central heating

Food and Drinks

Cooked breakfast (included)

Nearby Recreations

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)


Breakfast Included

No parking onsite

No smoking



Age restrictions

Children welcome

Minimum age 5

Commonwealth Hall, Bloomsbury, London - Reviews


Based on 53 reviews
Service 3.5
Rooms 3.2
Food 3.8
Value 4.0
Overall Experience 3.6

I enjoyed staying. It was great value for money and the facilities are clean and in working order. The breakfast was outstanding. Respect to your caterting staff.
Mr Richard S

This was the first time I had been to this accommodation and found the whole stay was of a good standard. The room was basic but it did the job for what I required. The breakfast service and facilities were more than ample. The staff at the halls were helpful and polite. The halls were easy to find and are in a good place for travelling on bus, tube or train.
Mr James K

Very welcoming. Excellent breakfast with comprehensive choice.

Arrival Info

Address: 1-12 Cartwright Gardens, London, LondonWC1H 9EE, United Kingdom

Check In:  From 2.00pm   Check Out:  By 10.00am

On arrival you will need to check-in at the reception desk in the hall, which is manned 24hrs a day.

Directions: From King`s Cross St Pancras Station, cross to the other side of Euston road and turn left on Mabledon Place. Walk straight on and this street will become Cartwright Gardens, the hall is on the left hand side.

By Car: If you are driving please be aware that the hall does not offer parking facilities and it might be difficult to find a space on the street. The nearest NCP car parks are on Woburn Place and on Bloomsbury Place.
Please note that central London operates a Congestion Charge zone between the hours of 7am-6.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays. The current daily charge when entering the zone is £10.00, to find out more and how to pay please visit the following website

By Train: Euston Station, King’s Cross, and St Pancras national rail / mainline stations are all within 5 minutes’ walk. St Pancras is also the main Eurostar terminal for international connections to Paris and Brussels. A taxi could cost between £5-£10 from these stations to the residence.

By Air: Trains from Gatwick Airport and Luton Airport run to King`s Cross Station from the airport and the Piccadilly line on the underground connects all Heathrow Airport terminals with King`s Cross Station as well, making in very simple to travel to the hall.

By Tube: The closest tube stations are Euston Station, King`s Cross St Pancras and Russell Square.

By Bus: There are numerous buses available in the area as well, including night buses. The closest stops are on Euston Road (73, 63, 205, 30, 390, 10, 30) and Russell Square (59, 68, 91, 7, 168, 188)