Connaught Hall is a fully catered intercollegiate hall of residence
of the University of London.

Warden: Dr Adrian Clark MBBS MRCEM | Hall Manager: Alice Coote-Cowling


Facilities & amenities

More information about all our facilities can be found in the Hall Handbook:


Typical student room: L-shaped (Connaught Hall)

Student room double ensuite (first floor) 

Typical student room: L-shaped (Connaught Hall)

Typical student room: T-shaped (Connaught Hall) 

In your room

Furniture: Every room has a single bed*; desk and chair; a desk lamp; easy chair; wash basin, mirror, and shaving light; wardrobe, drawers; and bookshelves. A small kettle is also provided.

Bed linen: You will receive a bedding pack at the beginning of the year; the pack is yours to keep, and includes a pillow, pillowcase, sheet, duvet, and duvet cover.

Heating: The Hall is centrally heated and the radiator panel in each room has a thermostat valve. The heating is normally on from 1st October until 30th April, depending on weather conditions. Heating times are normally 7.00 – 9.00 am & 5.00 pm – 12.00 am on weekdays and 7.00 am – 11.00 pm at weekends.

Ensuite facilities: Seventeen of our 222 single rooms have ensuite shower and shower facilities.

Telephone: There is a telephone in every room. You can make free internal calls within the Hall using the person’s four-digit extension number. Call 8200 for reception.

Television: All rooms have a TV aerial socket. By law, you must have your own TV licence if you want to use any television receiving equipment in your room.

Internet: Every room has a data socket for connection to the internet. We will provide a suitable cable but your computer must be fitted with a LAN card to access the service. There is currently no limit to how much data you can transfer through your Hall internet connection. Use of the University's network is subject to published rules and guidance.

WiFi is available throughout the building using your EduRoam account, provided by your college.

Check your connection details

* Double studio rooms have a double bed, ensuite facilities, and are also fitted with a kitchen sink, cupboards, refrigerator, and a microwave.



Shower cubicles at Connaught Hall 

Tea pantry at Connaught Hall 

Shared domestic facilities

Bathrooms: There are two shared bathrooms (one male, one female) on each floor, near the lift and stairs. Most bathrooms have three shower cubicles & three toilet stalls and are shared by approximately 18 residents. The basement has separate toilet block for men and women but only one shower, located opposite room LG3. The bathrooms are cleaned daily.

Laundrette: Coin-operated washing machines, tumble driers and ironing facilities are available in the basement laundrette.

Pantries: There is a pantry containing a sink, microwave and refrigerator on every floor.

Drinking water: Drinking water is available from all the pantries and the fountain in the dining hall. There is no drinking water supply to study bedrooms.


Reception lobby

Reception lobby

Shared study facilities

WiFi: WiFi is available in the reception lobby, dining hall, and common rooms. You will need to log in using an EduRoam account, available from your college (often, this is your “” email address and your college email password).

Study room: The Lang Room on the lower ground floor, next to the dining hall, has desks for private study.

Convocation Trust Study Room: The Convocation Trust Study Room on the lower ground floor is for private quiet study mainly by students sharing twin rooms.

Additional study space: In the summer term, we will provide additional study space for resident who want to revise outside of their room.


View from rear - the garden

Connaught Hall bar

Summer / Diamond Jubilee party - Saturday 2nd June

 Cheese & wine evening in the bar

Relaxation & recreation facilities

The bar: A wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available at very reasonable prices in the lower ground floor bar, run by the Residents’ Club Committee The bar is open most evenings from 8.00 to 11.00 pm.

Courtyard garden: The Hall’s private courtyard garden is available for peaceful enjoyment between 8.00 am and 11.00 pm. Entrance to the garden is via the lower ground floor.

Common rooms: There are two social areas / TV rooms on the lower ground floor: the Bell Room and the Bamforth Room. The Bell Room has a table tennis table and table football. The Bamforth Room has a FreeSat box giving access to a wider range of TV channels.

Newspapers & magazines: A selection of newspapers is purchased by the Residents’ Club Committee and placed near the mailboxes in the reception lobby. Some magazines are also subscribed to and are available for short-term loan from the reception desk.

Local gyms: All University of London students can join the EnergyBase gym at ULU on Malet Street and the Bloomsbury Fitness UCL union gym on Gordon Street, both of which are very nearby. There are also Fitness First, Nuffield Health, and Bannatyne’s gyms within easy walking distance of the Hall and most offer discounted membership rates for students.

You may want to see some more photos of our facilites:



The University of London is an exempt charity in England and Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (reg. no. SC041194)