Imperial College offers visitors the ability to book summer accommodation in their rooms located across South West London and is a great cheap alternative to a hotel. The main campus is in South Kensington, London. The university’s student halls and residences are bookable during the summer months and provide both self-catered and B&B accommodation for visitors in convenient locations at affordable prices.
Beit Hall and Prince’s Gardens are both situated in South Kensington, a region of London full of old-world buildings with attractive leafy squares tucked between them. The Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum and Science Museum can all be found here, or for those who require a little retail therapy, without the crowds of the West End, Kensington High Street is a must. The halls themselves offer something for everyone. Beit Hall is one of Imperial’s oldest and most historic buildings, and to contrast, Prince’s Gardens were rebuilt in the early 00’s and surround London’s only privately owned square. Guests of both halls are welcome to enjoy this landscaped garden, something many London hotels can’t offer.
Notting Hill is home to Pembridge Hall, a stunning period Victorian building which still retains many of it’s original features. The idyllic streets surrounding boast a buzzing café culture and it is easy to understand why so many film makers see the area for it’s cinematic qualities. Home to the famous Portobello Road Market, a delight for any bargain seeker, this area of London is popular with all visitors to the city.
Imperial College’s hall, Evelyn Gardens, is located in one of London’s most desirable neighbourhoods, and boasts idyllic gardens which provide a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. The hall is a short walk from the King’s Road, which is full of designer boutiques, exclusive clubs and swanky bars.