Short stay options
If you are coming to see us, looking for a place for friends and family to stay, in between housing arrangements, or would just like to explore staying somewhere during the semester or break, you might consider the following short stay options.
If you require anything further please contact us or telephone +44 (0) 208 332 8200 (Main Switchboard).
There are plenty of quality hotels in the Chiswick and Kensington area, a good place to start is the VisitLondon website, where you can filter your search with your preferences, location and budget.
- Claridge’s (5-Star)
- The Grosvenor Hotel (4 Stars)
- The Royal Garden Hotel (5-star)
- Thistle Kensington Gardens (4-star)
We also have information on hotels and places to stay near the new Chiswick campus building as well as West Hampstead.
Hostels can be trendy and socially alternative places to stay, often regarded as the cheaper alternative to a hotel because they usually offer the basics only. Registering with the Youth Hostel Association (YHA) may be a suitable option if you don’t want to stay in a hotel, or, if you’d like to stay close to other people enjoying Richmond. Local YHA hostels include:
If you register, you’ll receive great rates, not only in London but all over England and Wales. So whether you’d like to take a city break to historical York, go trekking in Wales, or catch a wave in Cornwall, your membership travels with you! Visit the YHA website to discover all their hostel locations, special offers and information on membership.
We’ve made a list of independent, non-YHA hostels in West and Central London (PDF download), including their contact information. Please note, these hostels are listed for your convenience as a resource for booking and have not been assessed or formally endorsed by Richmond University.