Clean and comfortable self-catering accommodation at Kingston University.
Kingston-upon-Thames is only 20 minutes from central London serviced by a frequent rail service. Nearby are three Royal Parks and numerous historic houses and gardens. Hampton Court Palace, once occupied by Henry VIII, 17th century Ham House and the Royal Botanic Gardens and Kew are all within easy reach.
Seething Wells Hall of Residence is situated on Portsmouth Road in Surbiton with 24 hour security and provides up to 500 ensuite bedrooms arranged in flats of five with a communal kitchen. All halls are self-catering and non-smoking.
History to the present day
Kingston was part of a large ancient parish in the county of Surrey and the town was an ancient borough, reformed in 1835. It has been the location of Surrey County Hall from 1893, extra territorially since Kingston became part of Greater London in 1965.
Food and Drinks
Guests have use of a fully fitted kitchen with seating where you can sit and prepare your own meals. Kitchens include cooking equipment, crockery and utensils.
Grounds and gardens
Kingston has a wealth of open spaces including parks, playgrounds, recreational sites, the Hogsmill River and local nature reserves.
Guests have use of the launderette facilities to wash and dry clothes. Onsite car parking and bike stands is available for guests.
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Address: Portsmouth Road, Surbiton, Kingston, London, KT6 5PJ, United Kingdom
Check In: 14:00 (2:00pm) - 00:00 (12:00am) (no arrivals allowed outside this window)
Check Out: 09:00 (9:00am) - 11:00 (11:00am)
Please check in at the Reception which is conveniently located at the entrance to Seething Wells Hall of Residence.
By Train: Frequent trains run to Surbiton from London (every 12 minutes), leaving from Waterloo mainline station. You can find out more from National Rail Enquiries1.
On leaving the station, turn left onto the high street (Victoria Road). Follow the road straight on, past Sainsburys, until you reach a T-junction. Turn right into Brighton Road, pass Blockbuster Video and head straight on over first set of traffic lights. At next set of lights, turn left into Portsmouth Road. Seething Wells hall is approximately 50 yards along on the left with blue railings.
By Bus: The following buses run to Kingston from London: 57 (from Streatham), 65 (from Ealing), 71 (from Chessington), 85 (from Putney Bridge), 111 (from Heathrow), 131 (from Wimbledon), 213 (from Sutton), 281 (from Tolworth and Hounslow), 285 (from Heathrow via Feltham), 371 (from Richmond).
On leaving Kingston bus station (on Cromwell Road), cross the road and turn right into Clarence Street. Follow the road on to Wheatfield Way and go straight on to Penrhyn Road. The University is on the left-hand side with the entrance to Woodbines Avenue (pedestrians only) opposite. Follow Woodbines Avenue to the end and turn left into Portsmouth Road. Keep going straight on over traffic lights and Seething Wells is approximately 50 yards on the left-hand side.
The University also has its own bus service3, which runs during term time and is free to University students and staff.
By car: Take the M25 to junction 9 and then the Leatherhead A243. Follow the road all the way to the Hook roundabout (still the A243) where you go straight over, following the signposts to Surbiton/Kingston. Follow Hook Road into Brighton Road. At the T-junction (marked by traffic lights) turn left into Portsmouth Road. Seething Wells is approximately 50 yards on the left-hand side with blue railings.
From the airports: From Heathrow - Catch the 111 or 285 bus straight to Kingston upon Thames; or Take the Piccadilly line Underground service to Earls Court, where you need to change to the District Line. Alight at Wimbledon and catch a Surbiton-bound mainline train.
From Gatwick- Take a train to Clapham Junction and then catch a Surbiton-bound train from there.