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.

Other facilities

Guests have use of the launderette facilities to wash and dry clothes. Onsite car parking and bike stands is available for guests.


No disabled access

Parking (free)

No smoking

Self Catering


Free broadband access (wifi)

Self-catering facilities

24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Sitting room

Iron/ironing board

Clothes dryer

Washing machine


Central heating

Bicycle storage

Food and Drinks

Self-catering facilities

Picnic area

Electric oven

Electric hob




Nearby Recreations

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Seething Wells Hall, Kingston, London - Reviews


Based on 123 reviews
Service 3.5
Rooms 2.9
Value 3.7
Overall Experience 3.3

All was good. Thanks for hospitality.
Mr Ilnur N

As a former student resident at Seething Wells during the 2014-2015 academic year; it felt great to be back home. It felt like I never left. It was also nice to visit with the locals of Surbiton!
Mr Joe G

A great experience and a great lodging. Thank you very much!.
Mr Alfonso M

The porters were extremely friendly and helpful. The shower was cold my first day, and the pillow and comforter were not very comfortable, but otherwise, I was satisfied with the room.
Dr Jonathan D

Overall, I had a fine experience staying at Seething Wells. The check-in and check-out procedure was very convenient and easy, and the dorm provided quite good value for the cost.
Ms Emily T

thank you for our stay at your house. we enjoyed it.
Mrs Hanna P

Excellent value for money in convenient location. Very clean room and kitchen. However I do feel 1 (rather small) towel was not adequate.
Mr Roy S

Very nice site, super friendly staff. Would stay there again any time!
Mr Niels H

really enjoyed time at Seething wells all round, accommodation was good and members of staff on sight helping was also good
Miss Marianna B

Very helpful and friendly reception. Room is what I would expect for the price. It's a useful bargain.
Mrs Brenda H

Arrival Info

Address: Portsmouth Road, Surbiton, Kingston, London, Greater LondonKT6 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.