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At a glance

  • 585 bed spaces
  • £156–£179 per week
  • Located in the thriving North Acton student community

Kemp Porter Buildings is our newest halls of residence complex 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 will offer a fantastic environment for first year undergraduate students. Located only a two minute walk from North Acton station (Central Line), Kemp Porter Buildings will enjoy proximity to other student developments across North Acton as well as easy transport links to campus.

Note to applicants for 2021/22: The area around North Acton station is undergoing significant development and as such residents should be prepared for the possibility of disruption due to nearby building works.


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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.

Kemp Porter Buildings offer self-catered study accommodation for 585 undergraduate students.

The rents for 2021/22 are as follows:

Type of roomNumber of bed spacesWeekly rent
En-suite single  460 £156
En-suite twin*  125 £179

*Although displayed as twin rooms, in order to support social distancing guidelines all twin rooms for 2021/22 will be let as single occupancy.

Beds in Kemp Porter Buildings are 4’x 6’6 

Visit Fees and Payment page for more information.


Features and facilities

Hall features and facilities:

  • All rooms are en-suite
  • The study bedrooms are arranged in cluster flats
  • 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 all included
Other features and facilities
  • Non-smoking hall
  • Nearby two storey gym and studio 
  • Secure entry system
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24 hour front entrance CCTV 



Kemp Porter Buildings

142 Wales Farm Road


W3 6EL

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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 benefit 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 cinema and bowling alley (11 minutes). Students can purchase a monthly travelcard, giving unlimited travel across central London (transport zones 1 & 2).

Kemp Porter kitchen

Caption: Shared kitchen space at Kemp Porter Buildings

Kemp Porter bedroom

Caption: A bedroom at Kemp Porter Buildings

Kemp Porter ensuite

Caption: Ensuite bathroom at Kemp Porter Buildings