Eastside halls

Prince’s Gardens is ideally located next to the main campus and local attractions including the Victoria and Albert, Science and Natural History Museums

Royal Albert Hall

Prince's Garden is just a five-minute walk to the Royal Albert Hall

Premium ensuite double

En-suite double bedroom

Ensuite twin

Twin bedroom with en-suite facilities

Prince's Gardens

Many bedrooms overlook Prince’s Gardens, a green and leafy public open space


All rooms are quipped with toiletries, linen and towels

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Customer Review

“Excellent location at the heart of the city and very close to the tube stations. Rich breakfast, gym and pools offers more than comfort to the customers. I enjoyed my stay so much I recommend to anyone planning to spend time in London." – Booking.com

Prince’s Gardens is one of Imperial College’s newest halls of residence and offers 4-star bed and breakfast accommodation moments from Hyde Park and the Royal Albert Hall. The single, twin and double bedrooms all benefit from en-suite facilities and many enjoy views over leafy Prince’s Gardens.

Located adjacent to Exhibition Road, Prince’s Gardens is less than a five-minute walk to the V&A, Natural History and Science Museums, whilst the shops of High Street Kensington and Knightsbridge are within 10 minutes.

Use of the swimming pool and sports facilities at Ethos Sports Centre is included in the room price. A full English or continental buffet style breakfast is also available for a small charge. Breakfast includes: cereal or fruit salad, five cooked items, croissant or toast, fruit juice, tea or coffee.

Prince's Gardens overview

Facilities and features

Hall features and facilities:

  • Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities
  • Free wifi
  • Linen (sheets, pillow, blanket) and towels
  • Complimentary toiletries
Other facilities
  • Breakfast is available as an upgrade (served in the Sherfield Building, a three-minute walk away)
  • Access to the swimming pool and gym facilities at Ethos Sports Centre (charges may apply)
  • Common room/TV lounge
  • Games room
  • Wifi in all public areas
  • Fully equipped laundry facilities
  • Secure swipe card access
  • 24-hour front entrance CCTV
  • 24-hour reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift

Arrival information

If you are staying in Prince's Gardens, please make your way to the Reception/Check-in centre located in Falmouth Hall, Prince's Gardens Southside.


Check in Centre
Falmouth Hall
Prince's Gardens
London, SW7 1BA
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Check in: from 14.00
Check out: By 10.00

Reception is open 24 hours, 7 days a week

Contact number: 0207 594 9712


Nearest underground station

South Kensington Underground Station (Circle, District and Piccadilly lines)

Directions At South Kensington station, turn right into the subway sign-posted for the museums and continue until you reach the very end of the subway (Exit 3). At the exit, walk up all the steps and turn left onto Exhibition Road and walk for approximately one minute towards Hyde Park. Take the second street on the right - Watts Way. Continue past the barrier and you will see the entrance to the check-in centre in Falmouth Hall on the right.
By Car

We have a limited number of car parking spaces available for our summer accommodation guests which must be booked in advance.

Car Park Charges
Length of StayCharge
Up to 1 hour £3.00
Up to 2 hours £6.00
Up to 4 hours £11.00
Up to 6 hours  £16.00
Up to 9 hours £21.00
Up to 12 hours £26.00
Up to 24 hours £30.00
Overnight parking £30.00
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To book a car parking space please email car.park@imperial.ac.uk

Please note that central London issues a Congestion Charge for driving a vehicle within the charging zone between 07:00 and 18:00, Monday to Friday. The Congestion Charge is an £11.50 daily charge. To find out more and how to pay please visit their website.


Local area

Prince's Gardens is located in South Kensington, in an area also referred to as Albertopolis, so-called because of Prince Albert's (Queen Victoria's husband) involvement in supporting many of the cultural and educational institutions that surround Exhibition Road. Prince Albert is doubly honoured with the Albert Memorial statue in Hyde Park sitting directly opposite the Royal Albert Hall.

There are plenty of activities suitable for all ages in South Kensington - and even better many of them are free! 

The Museums

Three of London's largest museums can be found along Exhibition Road: the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, all of them offering free entry.

The Natural History Museum is one of London’s architectural treasures and is filled with wonders from the natural world.
Don't miss: being greeted by Dippy the Dinosaur located in the entrance to the museum. From the Summer of 2017 you will instead be welcomed by an 82ft Blue Whale skeleton.

The Science Museum has many intriguing interactive exhibits for fun and learning for the whole family. 
Don't miss: visiting the Launchpad - hands-on science has never been more fun! 

The Victoria and Albert Museum is a haven for fans of art and design and is home to 3,000 years’ worth of amazing artefacts from many cultures. 
Don't miss: lunch in the courtyard. There's a fountain for the kids to paddle in while you can take in the stunning surrounding architecture.

Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall is one of the UK’s most loved and distinctive buildings, recognisable the world over. Each year it hosts more than 350 performances, including the BBC Proms. 

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is a vast Royal Park. Here you will find the Diana Memorial Fountain, the Serpentine Gallery and the Serpentine Lido, where on a hot day, keen swimmers bathe alongside the ducks. 


For absolutely fabulous luxury shopping, head for Harvey Nichols and Harrods in Knightsbridge. Oxford Street is also just a short bus journey away.


"What an amazingly good experience this turned out to be. Brilliant situation, lovely places to eat close by. Warm friendly staff. Facilities on campus very good, would happily recommend this to anyone, and look forward to returning. Well done!" – Speedybooker

"Amazing location steps from the main Kensington museums and less than 10 mins to South Kensington tube. Great amenities (kitchen, café, bar, gym, pool), huge choice of local eateries. A clean, functional room in a secure building, in a leafy and quiet square off Exhibition Road. Great value for money." – Speedy Booker

"Excellent location at the heart of the city and very close to the tube stations. Rich breakfast, gym and pools offers more than comfort to the customers. I enjoyed my stay so much I recommend to anyone planning to spend time in London." – Booking.com