Xenia Virtual Tour

At a glance

  • 166 bed spaces
  • Standard single, en-suite single, standard twin, en-suite twin
  • £118 - £205 per week
  • located near Waterloo

Xenia – a Greek word which means hospitality or courtesy shown to those who are far from home – is a hall of residence located in the heart of London, Waterloo. 

Students can be walking along the River Thames in just a matter of minutes, with its famous and iconic backdrop of cultural attractions including the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern gallery.

Xenia is owned by the Salvation Army Housing Association (SAHA) and from September 2018 managed by Imperial College London. SAHA will be carrying out some improvement works at Xenia during Summer 2018. The works include paintwork, window/facade and roof repairs to the exterior, which require scaffolding to be up around the building for several months. Disruption will be kept to a minimum but works may need to continue beyond the summer and into the 2018-19 academic year. We will update this page with further information in due course. 

Xenia in more detail

Room types and rents

Xenia offers self-catered study accommodation for 166 undergraduate students.

The rents for 2018/19 are as follows:

Type of roomNumber of bed spacesWeekly rent*
Ensuite single >10.1sqm 55 £205*
Ensuite single <10sqm 63 £195*
Standard single 22 £157*
En-suite twin 2 £139* per person
Standard twin 24 £123* per person
£118* per person
* Hall Activities Fund (£2 per student per week) is a mandatory charge which is used to facilitate social activities and events throughout the year. This charge is included in the weekly rent rate.
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Bed sizes at Xenia are 2'6" x 6'3" (0.75m x 1.91m) and 3' x 6'3" (0.90m x 1.91m)

Visit Fees and Payment page for more information

Xenia has a contract period of 38 weeks and 5 days - please see the 'Amendment of Accommodation Licence Notice'.

Page last updated: 19/07/2018

Features and facilities

Hall features and facilities:

  • Shared bathrooms and shower rooms located on each floor for non-suited rooms
  • 11 of Xenia's twin rooms have one purpose-built fitted work station/desk to share between each room's residents, with two double sockets and two desk lamps
  • 2 of Xenia's twin rooms have two fitted work stations/desks - one for each resident
Kitchen and common areas
  • Each student has access to a nearby kitchen with individual cupboards and a shared fridge
  • Study rooms
  • WiFi internet in all communal areas (you will need to register for this service- full details will be given to you upon arrival)
  • Games room
  • Internal courtyard with patio area
Other features and facilities
  • Non-smoking hall
  • Fully equipped laundry facilities on-site
  • Monthly bedroom cleaning service
  • Lifts serving 4 out of 6 floors
  • Secure entry system
  • 24-hour front entrance CCTV
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2-3 Secker Street
London, SE1 8UF
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Xenia is located in Waterloo, in the heart of central London, just beside the River Thames. The surrounding area is a bustling hub of restaurants, theatre and business.

The Old Vic, Young Vic and Globe theatres are nearby, as well as Bankside and the world-famous Southbank Centre which offers a wide range of music, dance, art and cultural performances throughout the year.  The London IMAX cinema is also only a 3 minute walk away.

Xenia is a short walk to the tube station (5 minutes) which will take you to the main South Kensington campus in half an hour. It is also a 30 minute bike ride away.

Student videos

Zenas' moving-in day


First-year student, Zenas, captured the highlights of his move-in to Xenia Halls.
Xenia reception

Xenia kitchen

Xenia room

Kitchen in Xenia

Patio area

To view more photos of Xenia, visit the 360 tours page.

Xenia Virtual Tour

At a glance

  • 166 bed spaces
  • Standard single, en-suite single, standard twin, en-suite twin
  • £118 - £205 per week
  • located near Waterloo