Undergraduate and postgraduate halls
Penrose Court is a two-minute walk from the main campus, on the north side. These self-catering flats and houses have four to six bedrooms, each with a sink.
Band W (for postgraduate students)
Single bedrooms with a sink, in self-catering flats with four to six bedrooms in each.
2023/24 price: £5,960.92
The letting period for all rooms in Band W is 50 weeks.
Band Z (for undergraduate students)
Single bedrooms with a sink, in self-catering flats and houses with four to six bedrooms in each.
2023/24 price: £4,756.75
The letting period for all rooms in Band Z is 38 weeks.
What will be in my room?
There’s furniture provided for you in the room, but you’ll have to bring a few bits and pieces yourself.
- single bed (190cm x 90cm) with storage
- desk and lamp
- waste paper bin
- desk chair
- mattress protector
You’ll need to bring:
- single duvet cover
- duvet and pillows
The University provide you with a mattress protector in your room. If you’d prefer not to bring your bedding from home, you can pre-order some from our friends at UniKitOut.com who will have it waiting for you on arrival. Shop now and save 10% by using discount code RHUL10.
WiFi is available in all rooms.
- double sink with draining board
- work surface
- cupboard space for each student
- electric cooker (oven and hob)
- kettle and toaster
- two fridge freezers
- iron and ironing board
- recycling bins and a vacuum cleaner
The kitchens are fitted with 13 amp sockets
You’ll need to bring:
- plates and bowls
- pots, pans, roasting tins and cooking utensils
- cutlery and other utensils
- washing-up materials and tea towels
The kitchens are cleaned periodically each term, but it’s also your responsibility to keep the shared areas clean and tidy.
Can I bring my car?
No. You can’t bring your car with you to your Halls of Residence. You can bring your car to campus for up to one hour, but if you stay any longer you’ll get a parking fine.
All mail arrives at the Main College Post Room and is distributed to the appropriate Halls of Residence within 24 hours. In Penrose, letters you receive will be placed in the pigeon holes in the Highfield Common Room. If you receive a parcel or item needing a signature, we’ll email you to let you know that it’s arrived and is ready for collection from the reception desk. Remember to bring valid ID when you come to collect your mail.
George Eliot Post Room opening times: 9am - 8pm Mondays to Fridays and 10am - 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays
Don’t forget to use your full name, Hall address and room number when giving your address for a delivery. We have a lot of incoming and outgoing mail at the College and without this information your mail might get lost.
Penrose Court address:
Hall of Residence and Room Number,
University of London,
The laundry facilities are in Block One of Highfield Hall.
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Security officers are available on campus 24-7. The main security office is in the Founder's Building.
Officers monitor campus activities on CCTV and with frequent patrols responding to any fire alarm activations and disturbances on campus, as well as ensuring that areas are safe and secure.
Each hall has a reception point where you can report maintenance problems, top up your College Card, and get advice or help.
The reception for Penrose Court is in George Eliot Halls, located on the ground floor of the George Eliot Centre, Block D.
- Monday to Friday: 8am-8pm
- Weekends: 9am-5pm
You can use the red phone at reception to contact our security team outside these times.
Couples and family accommodation
Are you a postgraduate student looking for couples or family accommodation? Click here to view information about our accommodation (subject to availability). Submit your application via the Online Accommodation System.
We have a limited number of postgraduate rooms available through the University of London Intercollegiate Halls. Click here to find out more about how to apply.
Accommodation for postgraduate students