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Student accommodation

Please note the information on this page applies to applicants for the 2023/24 academic year and current Courtauld students. Please review this page regularly for updates.

The Courtauld has partnered with King’s College London (KCL) to secure accommodation for all first year undergraduate students who wish to live in student halls.

If you are a postgraduate offer holder, or a current Courtauld student, you are invited to apply for accommodation in either The Courtauld’s accommodation Duchy House or in University of London Intercollegiate Halls.  Allocations are determined primarily by distance and prior study in the UK, with international applicants given priority.

We are able to house up to 50 students in Duchy House, located on the Strand in central London.  Additionally, 40 rooms are available through University of London Intercollegiate Halls, most of which are located in Bloomsbury, a 10-to-15 minute walk from our Vernon Square and Somerset House sites.

"Finding somewhere to live in London was far less stressful than I imagined. The Courtauld was on hand to help from the moment I received an offer."
Harrison Goldman, 2nd Year Undergraduate

King's Residences

This accommodation is for first year undergraduate students only

*Applications for 23/24 will open shortly.  Please monitor this KCL Accommodation website.

King’s Residences provide a safe, professional, service-driven and inclusive residential community where independent living stimulates non-academic learning to enhance student experience and success at university and beyond.

Up to 120 rooms at two of KCL’s residences are reserved to accommodate Courtauld first year BA History of Art students.

Find out more on available room types and tariffs:

Hayloft Point – 4–6 & 16–22 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7JH

Atlas Residency – 52 South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1DN

Contract length will be 40 weeks, starting mid-September 2023 ending early June 2024.Early arrival prior to mid-September can be arranged with the KCL accommodation team.

For further details on how to book accommodation in one of the above residences please view this link.

Duchy House

This accommodation is for postgraduate and current Courtauld students only

The Courtauld’s hall of residence, Duchy House, is located about 100 metres from Somerset House, on the corner of the Strand and Lancaster Place.

Duchy offers instant access to the attractions of Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Oxford Street, West End Theatres, and being just off Waterloo Bridge you have instant access to the Southbank. Cinemas, clubs, music venues are all very close by. Galleries, (of course!) are in close vicinity to Duchy House, with The National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery just down the Strand, Tate Modern on the South Bank and naturally The Courtauld Gallery.

The accommodation offers up to 58 single occupancy rooms across four floors.

The property features:

  • 50 en-suite rooms and 8 rooms with shared facilities furnished with a bed, study desk, wardrobe, bookshelf, lamps and notice board. Larger rooms may also include a chest of drawers
  • Free wired Internet access in each room
  • A communal kitchen on each floor with a gas or electric cooker, microwave and refrigerator. Each study room is also supplied with a mini fridge
  • A common room on the second and third floors
  • Free to use on-site laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service in common areas. Residents are responsible for cleaning their own rooms. Vacuum cleaners are supplied on each floor
  • Swipe card access to the building and each hallway with 24-hour CCTV surveillance monitored by Courtauld Security
  • Fees are based upon a weekly amount which is inclusive of room and utilities (water, gas, electricity). Leases run for 42 weeks beginning in mid-September prior to welcome week.

If you have any specific accommodation requirements and would like to arrange a viewing please send an email to duchy.helpdesk@courtauld.ac.uk

University of London Intercollegiate Halls

This accommodation is for postgraduate and current Courtauld students only

The Courtauld is allocated forty rooms in the University of London’s (UoL) Intercollegiate Halls, most of which are located in Bloomsbury, approximately 10-to-15 minutes’ walk from our Somerset House or Vernon Square sites.

For further information about Intercollegiate Halls is available online via www.halls.london.ac.uk.  You can also contact the reservations office via info.halls@london.ac.uk  / 020 7862 8881.

Students who live in Intercollegiate Halls are housed with students from other University of London colleges, which is a great way to meet a diverse community of neighbours from a huge range of subjects. University of London halls are mostly catered (breakfast and dinner) and offer both single and shared accommodation. Laundry and some cooking facilities are available on site.

Visit the University of London Halls website for more information.

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The following options are not run by The Courtauld or the University of London but offer other alternatives: