Founder's Building

Financed by entrepreneur Thomas Holloway and opened by Queen Victoria in 1886, the focal point of campus life.

Windsor Building

Opened in 2007, with a large state of the art lecture theatre and seminar rooms. Also home to the Student Enquiries Desk.

Moore Building

The home of the School of Management since the 1990s, recently extended to incorporate seminar rooms and flexible learning spaces.


Once generating power for the whole College, the Boilerhouse is now part of the Centre for Theatre Performance and Research.

Bedford Library

Named after the College with which Royal Holloway merged in 1985, with book collections, digital resources and learning space.

Wolfson Building

Named after the Wolfson Foundation and today home to the Psychology Department, one of the top rated departments in the country.

Tolansky Building

Named after Professor Samuel Tolansky and today home to the Physics Department with state of the art research facilities.

Music Rehearsal Space

The Music Department is in Wetton's Terrace; this is one of the spaces used by our Music students for rehearsals and group work.

Williams Building

Originally part of the Chemistry Department, now fully reappointed as a multi facility suite and home to the Media Arts Centre.

Bourne Building

Completed in 1991 and today home to the School of Biological Sciences with a 'living' roof home to the department's bee hives.

Caryl Churchill Theatre

Our stunning new purpose-built theatre is at the heart of the inspiring Sutherland House complex, home to our Drama & Theatre department.

Gowar & Wedderburn

Built in 2004 with 500 bedrooms and named after Principals Norman Gowar (RHUL) and Dorothy Wedderburn (RHUL).

Tuke, Williamson & Butler

Completed in 2007 with 455 bedrooms, named after Principals Margaret Tuke (BC), Marjorie Williamson (RHC) and Lionel Butler (BC).


Home to 500 students with single and twin bedrooms, shared bathrooms and pantries; residents are catered for in the Dining Hall.

Kingswood I & II

Originally home to the first male undergraduates in 1965, now with over 400 bedrooms and residential facilities.


Named after Elizabeth Jesser Reid, founder of Bedford College, with over 180 bedrooms, en suite bathrooms and shared pantries.


Taking its name from the locality in which the Magna Carta was signed in 1215 and now home to 440 students.

Highfield & Penrose

Named after Principal Emily Penrose (RHC) and home to the majority of our postgraduate students with 325 study bedrooms.

Students' Union

Built in 1987, the building stands on ground originally occupied by the College pigs until just after the Second World War.

Sports Centre

On site sports facilities include an aerobics studio, fitness suite, sports hall, squash and tennis courts and sports fields.


Hang out with friends, plug your iPod into one of the iPod chairs, write on the giant whiteboard and indulge in a frozen yoghurt.


Named after the architect who designed the Founder's Building, William Henry Crossland, café by day and cocktail bar by night.

The Hub

Here you enjoy a range of tasty meals from stir-fries to soups. There is also a reception point, post room and launderette.

Cafe Jules

A great place for meeting friends during the day with selections of home-made sandwiches, cakes and fair-trade Starbucks coffee.

Kingswood I & II

Originally home to the first male undergraduates in 1965, now with over 400 bedrooms and residential facilities.


There are some beautiful areas of woodland on campus. Tucked away on our North boundary, the quiet Arboretum holds a significant collection of trees.


Situated in a secluded hollow just a stone’s throw from most halls of residence, Medicine is a relaxed hang-out by day and cool club venue by night.

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