Region: Greater London

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: Prince's Gardens Watt’s Way, London, SW7 1BA

Contact: 0207 594 9488

Website: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/visit/summer-accommodation/

Description

With rooms available across Imperial’s campuses in South Kensington, Paddington, Notting Hill and west London, Imperial College London’s summer accommodation the ideal choice for school and educational groups looking to explore the capital.

The accommodation benefits from Imperial’s central location and rooms are close to the capital’s most celebrated attractions including the museums and galleries of Exhibition Road, Hyde park, Portobello Road, Marble Arch and Westfield Shopping Centre.

Imperial College, London offers more than 1,900 bedrooms as B&B or self-catering accommodation from July to September each year.

As a group organiser, you’ll benefit from:
• A dedicated point of contact
• A single contract
• Ability to book classrooms, lecture theatres and sports facilities on campus
• Allocated meal times and reserved seating areas if required
• Coordinated room lists with rooms allocated together wherever possible
• Dedicated check-in for your group

South Kensington

Prince’s Gardens and Beit Hall in South Kensington offer single, twin and double bedroom options and have both been rated 4* by Quality in Tourism.

Both residences are located just a few minutes from Hyde Park, the Science, Natural History and Victoria & Albert Museums, and the Royal Albert Hall. If you’re looking to travel further afield, South Kensington and Gloucester Road tube stations are less than a 10-minute walk away.

Breakfast is included at Beit Hall and Prince’s Gardens and groups can also arrange access to Imperial’s sports centre, Ethos. Facilities include:

• Swimming pool with sauna, steam room and spa
• Modern gym
• Sports hall
• Climbing wall
• Squash courts

Please note that Beit Hall is only available for guests over the age of 18.

Paddington

Wilson House is ideally located just a five-minute walk from Paddington station and close to Hyde Park, Marble Arch, Oxford Street and the attractions of Baker Street.

The refurbished Victorian property benefits from a newly built annexe with single and twin bedrooms. There’s also a number of communal areas which can be booked for use by groups.

Notting Hill

Pembridge Gardens is less than a five-minute walk from Notting Hill Gate tube station and the world famous Portobello Road Market.

With a variety of single and twin bedrooms with shared or en-suite bathroom facilities, Pembridge Gardens offers excellent value for money. There’s also large communal kitchens and common areas which are available for groups to use.

West London

Woodward Buildings in North Acton is Imperial’s newest residential complex offering cluster style apartments, ideal for groups. The residence benefits from a number of on-site facilities including a restaurant, bar, gym and private roof terrace. Marble Arch and London’s West End are accessible in just 15 minutes via the London underground.

Please note: Bookings at Woodward are limited to certain educational institutions. To check if your group is eligible to stay at Woodward, please contact the group accommodation team.

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Do you have the LOtC Quality Badge or any accreditation such as Tourist Board, or AALA. Do you have any awards such as TripAdvisor Traveler choice?

Our Prince’s Gardens and Beit Hall residences are rated 4* by Quality in Tourism. We also have a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor.

What group sizes do you cater for?

We are able to cater to groups of all sizes. We have more than 1,900 bedrooms across our five different halls.

Please give information regarding room sizes and room facilities?

We have a range of room options available. These include single, twin and double with a choice of en-suite or shared bathrooms. Maximum of one guest in single rooms and two guests in twin and double rooms.

Room facilities include:
• Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities
• Towels and bed linen
• Complementary toiletries
• Telephone
• Desk and chair

Available from reception (charge applies):
• Electric fan
• Hairdryer
• Internet cable

What is the cost of the accommodation?
The prices range depending on room type, dates and location. All prices start from £46.00pp inc. VAT.  Contact us directly to enquire.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
We can provide full risk assessments of each residence at the group’s request. Fire alarm testing takes place once per week.

Does your Accommodation have a booking contact?
For enquiries, please contact the Group Sales Executive on:
Email: groupaccommodation@imperial.ac.uk

Tel: 0207 594 9488

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
Our 24-hour security team based on the main campus are the first point of call in any situation, all of whom are first aid trained.

Please list facilities available.
Our accommodation is well equipped for school and educational groups. Facilities across our sites include:

• Breakfast included (Beit Hall and Prince’s Gardens)
• 24-hour reception
• Ethos sports centre with swimming pool, gym, sports hall, climbing wall, squash courts and more. Available for group bookings.
• Bank and ATM (South Kensington campus)
• Range of catering options available on campus including the Eastside Restaurant and Bar
• Essentials convenience store (Beit Hall and Prince’s Gardens)
• Internet access
• Housekeeping (Daily at South Kensington residences, weekly at all other residences)

We are able to organise packed lunch and dinner if required. Packed lunches start from £4.55 + VAT and two-course dinner from £11.50 + VAT.

All residences have common rooms, which may be booked for group use. We also have more than 200 classrooms, lecture theatres and event space across our London campuses. Our team can work with you to organise conference space during your stay if required. Some of the services we offer include:
• Lecture theatres with built-in audio-visual equipment
• Speech reinforcement and live event sound
• Stage and atmospheric lighting effects
• Large screen projection and graphic display systems
• Live event streaming
• PC based video-conference facilities

What are your disabled facilities?
Disabled access (including en-suite accessible bathrooms) is available in Prince’s Gardens.

What are your opening days and hours?
Reservation opening hours:
Out of season (October to June)
Monday to Friday: 09.00 – 17.00
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer accommodation operating period (3rd July to 24th September 2017 inclusive)
Reservations
Monday to Sunday: 08.00 – 22.00

Accommodation opening hours:
All residences offer 24-hour reception and security.

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?

• Baylor University
We have worked closely with the staff at Imperial College during the past 15 years. Working with groups as large as ours (often more than 100) can be challenging, but we’ve always found the staff to be friendly, professional and responsive. We have stayed in three different locations at Imperial and have always had a positive experience. The facilities are clean, comfortable, secure and well-kept, and the location is unbeatable. We look forward to continuing our relationship for years to come. We have found the catering facilities to be a convenient, reasonably priced option for the students enrolled in our programs.

• Beijing Normal University
Wilson House is a wonderful place to stay with very nice staff and full facilities. We've enjoyed everyday's walk through beautiful Hyde Park very much.

• Thornton College
This accommodation was perfect for our school party. It was very well located and secure. The food (including packed lunch) was excellent and the catering staff couldn’t have been more helpful. The booking process was made easy by the efficiency of our contact, Andrew Styles. We stayed for 2 nights in 2015 and 2016 and have provisionally booked again for 2017. Overall, excellent accommodation and staff in the heart of London.


Age of Children / Pupils: 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Months Open: June July August September

Accommodation Type: Campus


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