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Reid Hall is near The Hub and Imagine Café, on the southern side of the main campus. There are 188 rooms in Reid.

The rooms are all single and en suite, and in pay-as-you-go catered houses of 12 students.

2024/25 price: £6,249.33

As this accommodation is for 30 weeks, you’ll need to vacate your room and take all of your belongings away (or put them in storage) over the Christmas and Easter Vacation periods.


The rooms are all single and en suite, and in pay-as-you-go catered houses of 12 students.

2024/25 price: £8,000.35


There’s furniture provided for you in the room, but you’ll have to bring a few bits and pieces yourself.

We provide:

  • single bed (190cm x 90cm) with storage
  • wardrobe
  • drawers
  • desk and lamp
  • waste paper bin
  • desk chair
  • mattress protector

You’ll need to bring:

  • sheets
  • single duvet cover
  • pillowcases
  • towels
  • 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 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.

Reid is catered, pay-as-you-go. This means that you won’t have access to a kitchen to cook your own meals but you’ll be able to buy all your meals from Founder’s dining hall at a discounted rate of approximately 50%. The 50% discount only applies to Founder’s dining hall, but you’ll also have the choice of eating in a range of other cafés and dining halls on campus and if you pay using your Student ID Card you’ll receive a 20% discount off your food.

Find out more about the discount and paying with your Student ID Card.

Our dining halls cater for all dietary requirements (e.g. vegan and halal). If there isn't an option to suit you on the menu, you just speak to a member of staff at the food counter and the cooks will make you something fresh.

Even though this Hall is catered pay-as-you-go, you’ll have access to pantry. Pantries are a kitchen type area designed for you to make drinks and light snacks and are shared by the students in your house.

We provide:

  • small work surface and sink
  • microwave
  • kettle and toaster
  • larder refrigerator

You need to bring:

  • cups
  • plates and bowls
  • cutlery and other utensils
  • washing-up materials and tea towels  

The pantries are cleaned weekly, but it’s also your responsibility to keep the shared areas clean and tidy.

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.

More information about parking on campus.    

All mail arrives at the Main College Post Room and is distributed to the appropriate Halls of Residence within 24 hours. In Reid, letters you receive will be placed in the pigeon holes in the Hub main foyer for collection. 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.

Please make sure your post is addressed using your full name, (as it appears on your Student ID Card, rather than any nicknames or abbreviated names), hall address and room number. Otherwise we may not be able to get your mail to you.

Reid Hall address:

Reid Hall
Royal Holloway, University of London
TW20 0EX

More about sending and receiving mail

The laundry facilities for Reid are next to Imagine in the Hub.

We recommend using the mobile app.

More on laundry

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 Student ID Card, and get advice or help.

The reception for Reid is in The Hub

Opening times: 

  • Monday to Friday: 8am-8pm 
  • Weekends: 9am-5pm 

You can use the red phone at reception to contact our security team outside these times. 


To learn more about accessibility in Reid, please view the building's AccessAble profile.



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