Offering comfortable accommodation in a choice of 3 residences in the heart of Bloomsbury.


Goodenough College located in Bloomsbury, a vibrant and trendy area in central London. Bloomsbury is close to underground, bus and main line transport links and is an ideal location for sightseeing all the attractions in London.

Offering a choice of accommodation either at  London House, Goodenough Club or William Goodenough residence which are both located on the picturesque Mecklenburgh Square.

London House Bloomsbury offers clean, comfortable, room-only accommodation in single rooms with an option of separate male and female rooms with shared bathroom facilities or double ensuite. There are also a limited number of self contained flats available. Breakfast/meals are not included in the rate of the room but can be purchased separately at the restaurant's cash tills and is served in the Great Hall.

William Goodenough House offers student style accommodation on room-only basis in single bedrooms with private bathroom facilities. A communal kitchen is available. 

The Goodenough on Mecklenburgh Square provides 4* guest accommodation overlooking the beautiful Mecklenburgh Square gardens in the heart of Bloomsbury.

All properties are unfortunately unable to accommodate guests who are under 18 years old un-accompanied. 

History to the present day

Goodenough College is a charity that provides residential accommodation for postgraduate students from all over the world. A lively and supportive community which has been thriving here since 1930.

Food and Drinks

London House offers the following dining options where meals can be purchased separately at the restaurant's cash tills: 

The College provides a subsidised catering service of breakfast, lunch and dinner, 365 days of the year. Meals are not included in the room rate at the time of booking however can be purchased separately at the College.  Please see below for catering times: 

Breakfast and dinner are served in the Great Hall and lunch is served in Freddie’s Bar, which stocks a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as cakes, snacks and meals throughout the day.

Breakfast Times:
Monday to Friday 07.30am - 10.15am & Saturday to Sunday 08.00am -12noon

Monday to Friday 12.00pm - 2.00pm

Monday to Friday 6.30pm - 8.30pm & Saturday and Sunday 08.00am - 8.00pm

William Goodenough offers the following dining options and all meals can be purchased separately from the College on-site restaurant:

A choice of continental or full English breakfast is available:
Monday to Friday 07.30am to 10.15am & Saturday to Sunday 08.00am -12 noon

Lunch available from 12 noon until 2.00pm with hot and cold selections available. 

Bar service available in both houses until 11:00pm stocking a range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.

There are no shops within the premises, but the neighbourhood enjoys a variety of shopping places such as the Brunswick Shopping centre and also corner shops all within walking distance where food items can be purchased.

The Goodenough on Mecklenburgh Square offers the following dining options:

A choice of continental breakfast or cooked items is available which is included in your room rate: 
Guest Lounge for continental breakfast:  Monday to Friday 06.30am to 09.30am & Saturday to Sunday 07:30-10:30 for a "Grab-n-Go" breakfast.

Great Hall for full English cooked breakfast is available Mon-Fri 07:30-10:15am or weekends from 8am-11am.

Following breakfast, a cafe service is available with sandwiches and wraps until 5.00pm and cold snacks. This is an additional charge. 

In the evening, the G-Bar is open from 8.00pm stocking a range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.

Other facilities

London House Facilities Include: 

Free broadband internet in all the rooms and wireless in the common areas.

Two coin operated launderettes & 24 hour reception.

William Goodenough House Facilities Include: 

Free broadband internet in all the rooms and wireless in the common areas. 24 hour reception.

The Goodenough on Mecklenburgh Square Facilities Include:

Due to restrictions imposed on this listed building status, there is no lift but there is always someone on hand to help with luggage. Our access statement is available on our website.

All 3 properties offer daily membership to Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centre and can be purchased from the Hotel reception. The College holds regular events which guests are most welcome to attend.


No disabled access

20th century buildings

Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

Historic Property


Free broadband access (wired)


Food and Drinks


Self-catering facilities

Lunch available (at additional cost)

Dinner available (at additional cost)


Nearby Recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Goodenough College, Bloomsbury, London - Reviews


Based on 399 reviews
Service 4.5
Rooms 4.4
Food 2.5
Value 4.3
Overall Experience 4.4

Lovely staff and wonderful surroundings.
Benjamin E

The room is exceptional, spacious, and clean. The location is wonderfully peaceful and quiet. Breakfast was great. Too bad the lift facility near the reception was under maintenance when I arrived and took about a week to repair, so getting into my room at the 3rd floor was a bit tricky. But overall, I had a wonderful stay at this university accommodation. Keep up the good work.
Miss Susilawati R

Clean, good location, roomy, ..
Ms Joanne C

Location was great. Not many facilities in room but for the price it was great value.
Mr Chris H

Goodenough College is a real find, a calm oasis in lively busy Bloomsbury a stone's throw from wonderful museums and public transport. Our flat was very comfortable and a home from home. Highly recommended.
Dr (female) Ruth S

Your night porter was incredibly helpful as my son arrived at 2.00am Saturday morning having been delayed by a Eurostar incident. As always a real pleasure to stay providing incredibly good value for central London.
Mr Ian C

Fantastic value for money. Super location. Huge room. Lovely breakfast at Freddie’s.
Mrs Elizabeth C

Goodenough College is an excellent place to stay - large suite, good food in the Great Hall ( much better ambiance that most cheap hotel dining rooms), easy walking distance of central London attractions, and very quiet - a 'Goodenough' choice for anyone!
Mr Andrew J

Very helpful reception staff.
Ms Suzanne E

Great place to stay. Clean and comfortable. Friendly staff.
Mrs Mary G

Arrival Info

Address: Goodenough College, William Goodenough House, Mecklenburgh Square, London, LondonWC1N 2AN, United Kingdom

Check In: 15:00 (3:00pm) - 00:00 (12:00am) (arrivals normally allowed outside this window if your travel plans can't be adjusted)

Check Out: 11:00 (11:00am) - 11:00 (11:00am)

London House Check In & Arrival Information:

Please check in at Reception.

From Kings Cross Tube Station:

Go out of Gray's Inn Road exit (near Hammersmith and City entrance). Follow Gray's Inn Road for about 1/4 mile until you reach Heathcote Street on the right. Turn right into Heathcote Street and then immediately left into Mecklenburgh Street. The London House is 300 metres up this road on the right hand side.

From Russell Square Tube Station:

Turn right out of station and go down to the roundabout at Brunswick Square. Go straight over the roundabout. After 50 metres the road bends round to the right and 50 metres further on turn left at T junction onto Guilford Street. After 200 metres take first left onto Mecklenburgh Street, London House is on your right.

William Goodenough Check In & Arrival Information:

From Kings Cross Tube Station:

As above and William Goodenough House is directly on the right hand side when you reach Mecklenburgh Street.

From Russell Square Tube Station:

As above and take first left onto Mecklenburgh Street, follow the road around the garden square to the left. William Goodenough House is on the far side of the square.

The Goodenough on Mecklenburgh Square:  Check In & Arrival Information:

From Kings Cross Tube Station as above and the Hotel is 200 metres up Mecklenburgh Street road on the left hand side.

From Russell Square Tube Station: As above.  

By Car: Please note that central London operates a Congestion Charge zone between the hours of 7.00am-6.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays. The current daily charge when entering the zone is £11.50, to find out more and how to pay please visit the following website

Mecklenburgh Square has parking restrictions that begin at 8.30am and continue until 6.30pm. Much of the Square is for residential parking only. There is a NCP car park located nearby at 40 Bernard Street London WC1N 1HT. Tel: 0207 833 9956.

Heathrow Airport: Heathrow airport (LHR) is the closest. Distance: 18 miles/29KMs. A taxi will take 1 hour at a charge of around £55.00 one way.
You can also take the Piccadilly Line tube from Terminals 1,2,3, 4 or 5 direct to King’s Cross St. Pancras station. Alternatively take the Heathrow Express to Paddington station and change for the circle line to Kings Cross station. When you arrive at the station follow directions above.