At a glance

  • 708 bed spaces
  • £136 – £177 per week
  • Located in North Acton

Prices shown are for 2024-25 academic year.

Take a tour of Kemp PorterTake a room tour of Kemp Porter

Kemp Porter Buildings is our newest halls of residence, located in North Acton. 

Comprised of almost 600 bespoke student rooms arranged in cluster flats each with its own kitchen - and complimented by dedicated common room areas and outdoor spaces -  the new community provides an unparalleled first year environment. Rising to 30 storeys, many kitchens and bedrooms enjoy spectacular views of central London and beyond. Located only a two minute walk from North Acton station (Central Line), Kemp Porter Buildings enjoys proximity to other student developments across North Acton as well as easy transport links to campus.

Note to applicants for 2023-24: The area around North Acton is undergoing significant development, including an area of construction next to Kemp Porter. We work closely with developers to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum, but you should anticipate some level of noise and construction traffic at times.



Courtyard of Kemp Porter Buildings

Common room

Common room

Games room



Roof garden

Roof garden

Single ensuite

Single ensuite

Study room

Study room

Twin room

Kemp-Porter in more detail

Room types and rents

Kemp Porter Buildings offers self-catered accommodation for 701 undergraduate students. Rent includes utility bills, internet accessbasic contents insurancemaintenancecommunal cleaning and a contribution to the halls activity fund.

The rents for 2024-25 are:

Type of room Number of bed spaces Weekly rent
En-suite single 459 £177
En-suite twin 248 £136

Beds in Kemp Porter Buildings are 4’x 6’6. Fire policies in Woodward and Kemp Porter are different from our other halls - you should review the fire safety pages before arrival. 

Visit Fees and Payment page for more information.


Features and facilities

Hall features and facilities:

  • All rooms are en-suite and are arranged in cluster flats of 6-10 other residents
  • Each bedroom has individual internet and telephone access
  • Mattress covers, laundry basket, fan, desk lamp, waste paper bin, bathroom bin and toilet brush and holder all included
Kitchen and common areas
  • Large common room with communal and pod seating areas, table top games and TV
  • Open plan kitchen and living area with a dining table, a sofa and a relaxing lounge with a flat screen TV
  • Many kitchens and living spaces offer spectacular views of central London
  • Free wifi access in all communal areas
  • Vacuum, mop, mop bucket, dustpan and brush, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezers, ceramic hob, grill and oven all included
Other features and facilities
  • Non-smoking hall
  • Nearby two storey gym and group exercise studio 
  • Secure entry system
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Laundry facilities
  • Study rooms
  • Reading and meditation room
  • Games room
  • Communal garden with table tennis tables
  • 24 hour front entrance CCTV
  • 24 hour Concierge
  • Foundry Menu



Kemp Porter Buildings

142 Wales Farm Road


W3 6EL

Kemp Porter Traffic Map

Kemp Porter Buildings are located in North Acton, are part of a growing community of over 1,600 science and arts students and is located just a few minutes away from Woodward Buildings.

In order to travel to the South Kensington campus, you will likely be required to take public transport. Alternatively, you will also be able to cycle to South Kensington, which takes between 35-50 minutes. 

Kemp Porter Buildings benefits from excellent transport links: it's just a short two minute walk to North Acton tube station which will take you to the South Kensington campus in 40 minutes, Notting Hill in 11 minutes and Oxford Circus in 19 minutes. Five major bus routes are within walking distance, including the 95 bus to Park Royale leisure park's bowling alley (11 minutes). Students can purchase a monthly travelcard, giving unlimited travel across central London (transport zones 1 & 2).