Region: Greater London

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: 37 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SE

Contact: 020 7388 7666



Situated in a former police training barracks by Russell Square, Generator London is centrally located close to all the major attractions and transport links but also enjoys a quiet spot in a safe residential area tucked away from the hustle and bustle.

The hostel boasts 24/7 security and is just a short stroll from The British Library, Regents Park and the British Museum. A short tube ride takes you to many of the major attractions including Covent Garden, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Other attractions within easy reach are Westminster Abbey, The London Eye, and a multitude of museums and theatres in London’s famous West End.

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What group sizes do you cater for?

We cater for all group sizes

Please give information regarding room sizes and room facilities?

We have female shared and uni-sex shared room option which cater for up to 12 guests per room, small shared which cater for up to 8 guests, triple quads, twin rooms and twin en-suites. All rooms have shared facilities apart from twin en-suites which have their own private bathroom.

What is the cost of the accommodation?

Prices from £24.00 per person in a dormitory and £70.00 per room in a twin. Rooms will always be privatised for groups. Rates vary depending on seasonality.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

Risk assessments can be requested with us directly

Does your Accommodation have a booking contact?

Yes we have a dedicated groups team who specialise in creating the best experience possible for your group. Our booking contact is

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?

We have Duty Managers on shift 24 hours per day and they are all qualified in first aid so you will not need to bring a qualified first aider.

Please list facilities available.

The large social spaces at Generator London lend themselves to groups and we have three beautifully designed spaces for you to enjoy. All social spaces and rooms have free Wi-Fi too.

The Bar - After a day spent exploring London, relax with a refreshing drink and graze on tasty snacks at Generator’s Bar. There’s even an authentic London Routemaster Bus where our resident DJ takes to the decks three-times a week to entertain your ears. Other events include open-mic nights and live acoustic sessions from up and coming local artists. This space can also be booked privately

Chill Out Lounge - home to movie nights that run every Tuesday and Saturday from 8pm with a superb selection of classic movies from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s. With tiered seating and custom games tables, it’s a great spot for plugging in, connecting or just lazing about. This space can also be booked privately.

The Café – the spacious Café boasting an all-day menu with a selection of modern classics and barista-style coffee creates a diverse area for groups large or small to eat, drink and hang out. In a raised plaid cove, guests can pull up a stool to the communal hub or enjoy a more intimate conversation around one of the smaller tables.

Food and drinks - At Generator London we serve delicious homemade food using fresh local ingredients. Our menu of hearty comfort food can be tailored to your group’s requirements and needs. We can pre-order your groups breakfast, lunch and dinner and have this ready for you at a time that suits you.

Your group can dine together in the bar area, in the Café or in the comfy breakfast pods. The bar area is also a great location to meet other guests, swap stories and enjoy the weekly events line-up.

What are your disabled facilities?

We have two disabled access rooms, one twin room and one 8-bed room. Wheelchair accessible bathroom and entrance. Emergency buttons in disabled bedrooms and bathroom.

What are your opening days and hours?

We are open 24 hours a day 365 days per year.

Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited you on an educational visit that we can include in your section?

Our group of 30 students stayed at the Generator Hostel in London and they all had a great time. They loved the bar, the beds and the location. This is the fourth year we’ve used the Generator and with the kind of efficiency and service we get, alongside the all-important good experience for the students, we will certainly be booking again next year. Craig Hooper, University of South Wales

We held our away day at Generator London and it was the perfect place for team discussion in a relaxed and creative environment. The Generator team couldn’t have been more helpful from start to finish. On the day, they made sure everything ran smoothly - setting up seating and AV, providing refreshments…and even a pool table! All in all we felt very well looked after and generated some great ideas for the year ahead. Thank you Generator team! Rachel Hughes, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

Working with Generator has been a dream. We started off as a very large group and then unfortunately had a number of students withdraw from the program. Generator quickly worked with our changes in reservations. Not only did they accommodate us with the number of rooms needed but worked with us on the cost, which was most important to us as the students coming to London are on a very tight budget. Every email was answered promptly and the pre-arrival packet was full of great information. I can’t say enough great things about the team at Generator. I definitely look forward to arranging another stay. Tammi, College of the Holy Cross

The groups booking and reception staff are lovely, warm and welcoming at this very trendy London hostel which has clean facilities and rooms at very reasonable rates. We provide cultural group training events all over England and our London hub is Generator, which all our international participants rate very highly. I highly recommend the Generator Hostel London and its wonderful team. Toni-Lee, Marriott EVS Coordinating Team

Any other details

Age of pupils / student: All students must be 16 years or older in order to stay with us.

Age of Children / Pupils: College University

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

Accommodation Type: Hostels

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