Xenia Virtual Tour

At a glance

  • 148 bed spaces
  • £119 - £256 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 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 in more detail

Room types and rents

Update 2021/22In line with the measures we are putting in place to ensure your safety and comfort in light of COVID-19, we have made amendments to the bed spaces and rent details below. Learn more about these measures on our changes for 2021/22 pages.

Xenia offers self-catered study accommodation for 153 undergraduate students. Rent includes utility bills, internet accessbasic contents insurancemaintenancecommunal cleaning and a contribution towards your halls activity fund.

The rents for 2021/22 are as follows:

Type of roomNumber of bed spacesWeekly rent per person
Ensuite single >10.1sqm 58 £222
Ensuite single <10sqm 55 £233
Standard single 22 £119-£127
En-suite twin* 1 £256
Standard twin* 12 £131-139
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*Although displayed as twin rooms, in order to support social distancing guidelines all twin rooms for 2021/22 will be let as single occupancy.

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)

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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
  • Each study bedroom has individual wired internet access alongside wireless coverage across the building (base speed 100MB/s). The broadband service at Xenia is provided by Ask4 - you will need to register upon arrival, with hall providing further detailed instructions.
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
  • 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

  • 148 bed spaces
  • £119 - £256 per week
  • Located near Waterloo