Collingham Gardens is a beautiful, Grade II listed building residing in a quiet and highly desirable area of London. It has bags of character, which is something you can’t help but notice on your approach – as you walk up the Victorian tiled entrance.
Collingham Gardens is being completely refurbished to a very high standard from top to bottom. It comprises of four floors of flats, accommodating 19 students and offers upper division students a feeling of independence; about as close as you’ll get to independent living before you graduate. The adult-living vibe here has a warm, homely and cosy sense of community about it. It’s self-catered, but you can choose to be on the meal plan on a pay-as-you-go type of scheme, or a combination of both.
Just a 15-minute walk away is Atlantic House, and Asa Briggs/Young Street – where you will have the majority of your lectures. You’ll find yourself very close to Earl’s Court tube station and the amenities of Earl’s Court Road, South Kensington Tube Station is also just 10 minutes away.
The bedrooms are very spacious, and have a shared bathroom on each floor. Similarly, there is also a shared kitchen on each floor, which benefits from a dishwasher and washing machine – just like having your own place! You’ll also find a large common space in the basement with a TV, multi-regional DVD player and sofas – the perfect place to relax and unwind after a hard day’s studying. At the back of the property is a nice little patio area – great for getting some chairs out on a summer’s day and socialising with fellow students and friends.
Collingham also benefits from having Wi-Fi access throughout the building and a lift, plus you will also have access to all of the facilities available at Atlantic House.
Other accommodation in Kensington
Courtfield Gardens is literally just a couple of minutes’ walk from Collingham Gardens. It’s not managed by Richmond University, but by a friendly company called Studio Let, who own the building and look after it very well.
Ambassador House sits tall, bold and full of character at numbers 26 and 28 Queens Gate Terrace, approximately halfway down this row of beautiful, old buildings. Not far from this residence are world renowned museums such as the V&A, Natural History Museum and the Science Museum, so you will never be short of incredible places to visit.
Atlantic House is the main building on the Kensington campus and also the biggest residence, providing accommodation for 115 students. It’s the main student hub, acting as the central administration offices at the Kensington campus and taking care of anything from academic assistance to pastoral care.