Duchy House, The Courtauld

This accommodation is available for postgraduate conditional and unconditional offer holders and current students only.  Applications to live in Duchy House is direct to The Courtauld.  The application portal for 2023/24 is now CLOSED.


Duchy House, is located approximately 100 metres from Somerset House, on the corner of the Strand and Lancaster Place.  The accommodation is approximately 25-to-30 minutes’ walk to Vernon Square. Duchy House offers 63 single occupancy rooms across four floors with six different room types, see summary table below.

Duchy House offers easy 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 The Courtauld Gallery.

Duchy House - Rooms and Tariffs
Approximate Room Size Catering Option Number of Rooms Price Per Week 37 Week Contract Total 38 Week Contract Total
Large Double Ensuite 13 sqm Self-catered 7 £328 £12,136 £12,464
Small Double Ensuite 11 sqm Self-catered 8 £300 £11,100 £11,400
Medium Single Ensuite 11 sqm Self-catered 10 £284 £10,490 £10,792
Medium Single with Shared Bathroom 11 sqm Self-catered 8 £262 £9,694 £9,956
Small Single Ensuite 9 sqm Self-catered 17 £241 £8,899 £9,158
Small Single with Shared Bathroom 9 sqm Self-catered 13 £207 £7,659 £7,866

The key features of Duchy House

Note: Undergraduate students (BA2 and BA3) living at Duchy House will be offered a 37 week contract, whilst Postgraduate students will receive a 38 week contract. There will be an option available to students to extend their contract for part or all of the summer period i.e. from June through to early September 2024.

  • All rooms are singular occupied, there is no sharing
  • All rooms are furnished with either a double or single bed, bedside cabinet, study desk, wardrobe, bookshelf, desk lamp, mini fridge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • A communal kitchen on each floor with a gas or electric cooker and microwaves
  • A common room on the second and third floors
  • Free to use on-site laundry facilities
  • Daily cleaning service of common areas. Residents are responsible for cleaning their own rooms. Vacuum cleaners are supplied on each floor.
  • Entry to the building and each floor is via swipe card access
  • The external entrance, internal lobby and staircase landings have 24-hour monitored CCTV
  • The weekly rate is inclusive of room and utilities (water, gas, electricity)
  • Licence Agreements are 37 weeks (for undergraduates) and 38 weeks (for postgraduates)
  • Move-in date (subjected to prior agreement) can be from Monday 11 September 2023 prior to welcome week (w/c 18 September 2023).

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

Below, you will find links to our Duchy House Handbook which provides you with an overview of the premises and is our A-Z guide for living in Duchy House.  Provided also are the floor plans of the premises showing the general configuration and a sample of the Licence Agreement that will be formally issued with accommodation offers.  If you have any queries regarding this information or require further details, please contact  duchy.helpdesk@courtauld.ac.uk

Duchy House Handbook for 2023/24 - DRAFT

Duchy House Handbook

Insurance of Student Possessions in Duchy House - confirmation of cover provided

Certificate of Insurance - The Courtauld Institute of Art 2023