Part of Imperial College, Wilson House offers affordable accommodation in Paddington close to Hyde Park and Paddington Station.


Based in Paddington just minutes away from leafy Hyde Park, the Paddington basin and Marble Arch, this newly refurbished row of period Victorian Houses, complimented by a brand new modern annexe, provides the perfect base for education groups visiting London. Paddington mainline (terminus of the Heathrow Express train) and Paddington Underground station is just five minutes’ walk away. The area is also served by several frequent bus services and ideally located to many amenities.

Wilson House has a minimum 2 night stay.

History to the present day

Wilson House is named after Charles Wilson, 1st Baron Moran, who was the Dean of St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School (now part of Imperial College, London). Charles Wilson was also famous for being Sir Winston Churchill’s personal physician. 

Food and Drinks

Use of self-catering facilities are included in the price. Kitchens are accessible and ready to use. Cutlery and crockery is provided, available on first come first serve basis.

Vending Machines available onsite.

Paddington is popular location with Londoners, offering many restaurants, high class bars and gastronomic pubs. Nearest pub is across the road from Wilson House. On Praed Street, a few minutes’ walk from the residence, there are also plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes.

Grounds and gardens

Hyde Park is only 5 minutes’ walk from Wilson House.

Other facilities

Free Internet access is available to guests for the duration of your stay. To access internet in bedrooms will require an ethernet cable. Communal areas have WIFI internet connection. Cables can be purchased at reception for an additional cost.

Cashless laundry facilities available. A wash cycle is £2.20 and a dry cycle is £1.20.

Other facilities are common rooms, cable TV room, Games room, Swipe-card access and 24hr CCTV.


Free broadband access (wired)

Free broadband access (wifi)

Garden furniture

Self-catering facilities


Luggage storage

24 hour security

Pool/snooker table

Linen included

Towels included

Common room

Sitting room

Iron/ironing board

Clothes dryer

Washing machine


Bicycle storage

Food and Drinks

Electric oven

Electric hob




Nearby Recreations

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)

Theatre (a short drive)


No parking onsite

No smoking

Minimum age 18

Age restrictions

Minimum age 18

Wilson House, Paddington, London - Reviews


Based on 203 reviews
Service 3.9
Rooms 3.8
Food 2.0
Website 4.1
Value 3.9
Overall Experience 3.8

I enjoyed my stay. The location was perfect. Overall, this accommodation is an excellent value for money.
Mr Chii W

Very clean and cozy single room
Mr Bartosz T

The staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The room was clean and pleasant. Check out was 10.00am and as my train was around 1.00pm when I mentioned this was allowed to stay in the common room. A very pleasant experience. I would stay at Wilson House again.
Mrs Paula W

Thanks to the front desk staff at Wilson House. They were very nice and helpful.
Mr Marcel O

I enjoyed my stay at Wilson House. The accommodation was of a satisfactory standard. The staff were polite and helpful. Wilson House is in an excellent location; many bars, restaurants and public transport within the immediate vicinity.
Mr Richard H

Really good stay. Room was a good size. Ensuite seemed fairly new. Shower didn't have hot water on two seperate nights of my stay (I was there for 4 weeks), but was quickly fixed both times. It was also generally pretty quiet at night.
Miss Karen F

Thank you very much, I was very happy with everything (standards, location was perfect for my needs,...) The room was spotlessly spartan and the staff very helpful. In the immortal words of Schwarzenegger, Ahnuld: "I vill be back!"
Ms Inge B

enjoyed my month in wilson house and would do it again
Ms Lorna M

Room was basic relative to hotel but very clean and in a good state of repair. Shared kitchen facilities very good. Staff were helpful and friendly. Very good situation in central London and excellent value for money.
Dr Katherine T

I enjoyed my stay at Wilson House. My room was spacious and bright. I was in the annexe, which was very quiet. The location was excellent and allowed me to walk or to take public transport to my destinations. I was particularly pleased with with the reception and security. Happily recommend it to others.
Mr Stephen G

Arrival Info

Address: 38-76 Sussex Gardens, London, LondonW2 1UF, United Kingdom

Check In: 14:00 (2:00pm) - 23:30 (11:30pm) (arrivals normally allowed outside this window if your travel plans can't be adjusted)

Check Out: 00:00 (12:00am) - 10:00 (10:00am)

On arrival please report to the Reception, which is manned 24 hours a day.

Directions from Edgware Road underground Station to Wilson House (6 min.): Head southwest on Chapel St/A501 toward Cabbell St.Turn left onto Edgware Rd/A5.Turn right onto Sussex Gardens/A42.Destination will be on the right.

Nearest underground Station: Paddington Station/Edgware Road: If you are travelling by underground, Paddington and Edgware Road (Circle, District, Bakerloo and Hammersmith & City lines) are both within five to ten minutes’ walk of the hall.
Paddington is also a main line railway station. A taxi from these stations will cost you around £10.00.

You can reach the hall by car from Bayswater Road, or from Edgware Road.