Twin room in Princes Gardens.

Where will I stay on campus?

During the Summer School, you will stay in our Prince’s Gardens halls of residence next to the South Kensington Campus in central London. Staying on-site means you’ll have the chance to experience life in real student halls and be just a short walk to classes and a range of other campus facilities.

Our campus is in South Kensington in the heart of London, the best student city in the world. Here you will be surrounded by some of London's most famous cultural treasures, including the Science Museum, Natural History Museum and V&A Museum, all of which are less than 10 minutes' walk away.

Prince's Gardens accommodation facilities

Room allocation

Your accommodation will be assigned to share with another student on the programme.  You will share a twin en-suite room with student of the same gender or, in some cases, a single room.

Room facilities

All rooms are en-suite and have one safe per student where you can store small valuables, money and passports.

  • Linen and towels will be provided and there is a laundry room onsite should students wish to wash clothes. Laundry credit can be purchased through a mobile phone app.
  • Hairdryers can also be hired for a deposit of £10 which will be refunded once the hairdryer is returned.
  • There is a convenience store next to Prince’s Gardens where you can buy drinks and snacks.

Smoking, vaping and e-cigarettes is forbidden during Global Summer School. Imperial College also operates a smoke-free policy, and smoking is not permitted anywhere on campus.

Safety and supervision in halls

A residential team of Pastoral Mentors provide round-the-clock support and supervision in halls of residences to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students.

In addition, all halls of residence have a swipe card or fob entry, CCTV and 24- hour manned security officers.

Catering and meal

The programme fee includes three freshly prepared meals per day, served in one of our on-site catering outlets.


 A buffet-style full English or continental breakfast will be served in the Senior Common Room. This includes:

  • Bowl of cereal or fruit salad
  • Five cooked items
  • Croissant or toast
  • A glass of fruit juice
  • Tea or coffee


You will be provided with vouchers to buy lunch on campus. This generally covers a sandwich, crisps, fruit or chocolate and a drink.

Evening meal

The evening meal includes a selection of hot main meals and dessert. A vegetarian option will always be available. We can cater for a range of other dietary requirements with advance notice.

Day trips

For full-day trips, you will be provided with a packed lunch; some meals may also be provided off-campus on evening excursions.

360 virtual tour of a Prince's Gardens twin room

Exterior of Prince's Gardens

Exterior of Prince's Gardens

Prince's Gardens reception

Prince's Gardens reception

Prince's Gardens lobby

Prince's Gardens lobby

Park directly outside Prince's Gardens

Park directly outside Prince's Gardens

Prince's Garden common room

Prince's Garden common room

Imperial College Canteen

Imperial College Canteen

Register interest!

Register your interest in attending our Global Summer School. 

You will receive occasional updates, via email, about our Global Summer School and alerts to when applications open.