At a glance

  • 166 bed spaces
  • £152 - £261 per week
  • Located near Waterloo

Prices shown are for 2024-25 academic year.

Take a 360 tour of Xenia

Sitting next to the Southbank and Waterloo Station, Xenia places you in the very heart of London.

You 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.

This accommodation is offered for 39 weeks.

Xenia reception

Xenia kitchen

Xenia room

Kitchen in Xenia

Patio area

Xenia in more detail

Room types and rents

Xenia offers self-catered study accommodation for 166 undergraduate students. Rent includes utility bills, internet accessbasic contents insurancemaintenance and communal cleaning.

The rents for 2024-25 are:

Type of room Number of bed spaces Weekly rent per person
Ensuite single <10sqm 63 £248
Ensuite single >10.1sqm 55 £261
Standard single <10sqm 18 £188
Standard single >10.1sqm 4 £196
En-suite twin 2 £178
Standard twin <12sqm 4 £152
Standard twin >12.1sqm 20 £157
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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)

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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.