This is a really fantastic option in London. The university residences are well maintained and safe. Staff are on site 24 hours a day and they're very efficient and helpful.
Location: Ideally located on a quiet square near tube, parks, museums and excellent dining options. It really doesn't get better than this spot in London.
Check in: Very organized and efficient. They are quite strict about check in and out times, but I suspect that's what allows them to serve large groups in a quick and organized manner.
Room: In the Selkirk halls, I was given a room on the 5th floor. It was immaculately clean, well appointed with plenty of outlets, light and air circulation. Linens were clean, no mildew in the bathroom, shiny taps, very well maintained overall. Good water pressure and temperature. The room and building were both secure.
Amenities: There is a fantastic gym across the square which you can access for GBP5 per day. It has cardio and weights, pool, climbing wall, classes and changing facilities. Great bonus. The breakfast is in another building on campus which is a 5-10 minute walk. Staff there are a little gruff but food is good and the buffet is more than adequate. There is a laundry room with washers, dryers and ironing boards in the basement.
Overall, I highly recommend Prince's Gardens. It's excellent value for money and I appreciate the chance to support a university that does great work in London and employs some hardworking students.
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