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.
A stone’s throw from Kensington High Street, Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens and the amenities of Gloucester Road, Atlantic House is positioned perfectly for access to countless places to complement your studies, attractions and places to socialise and hang out. Kensington Tube Station is just five minutes walk away, or if you prefer a slightly longer walk to take in and enjoy the London scene, you’ll find Earl’s Court Tube Station just 15 minutes away.
The bedrooms at Atlantic House all have their own sinks, and bathrooms are communal. There are also free laundry facilities in the basement. Single rooms are usually allocated to resident assistants and graduating seniors.
LIke the main building on the Richmond campus, Atlantic House benefits from 24-hour security/reception, ensuring the building is safe and secure. Among its many facilities and benefits, you’ll find:
- Wi-Fi access throughout the building
- An airy library, perfect for getting that quiet, focused, and inspired time when you need it
- Three computer labs with a total of 51 computers. The labs are open 23 hours a day and just nearby is a dedicated IT office should you have any technical issues
- A large common room offering a pool table, foosball, Large HD TV, cable TV and multi-regional DVD player (DVDs and videos are available free of charge) – a great place to relax and unwind from a hard day’s studying
- Art studio for arty gatherings; discuss the latest headline-grabbing works of art, and your own!
- Dining hall – which caters for Atlantic and Ambassador House (the only two catered residences in Kensington), and therefore includes your meal plan – the rest are self-catered
- Mailroom, perfect for any snail mail correspondence, when required
Other accommodation in Kensington:
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.
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.