Southside Virtual Tour

At a glance

  • 314 bed spaces
  • £260 - £316 per week
  • Located in South Kensington

Southside Halls of Residence, founded in 2007, are located within Princes Gardens, just across the road from the main South Kensington campus. They are sited adjacent to Eastside Halls of Residence.

Southside is comprised of four adjoining halls:

  • Falmouth Hall is named after the 8th Viscount Falmouth, chairman of the College’s governing body from 1947-1952. This was a time of great change and expansion for the College and Falmouth was the chairman of the Finance and Executive Committee at Imperial for 25 years.
  • Keogh Hall is named in honour of Alfred Keogh, 2nd Rector of Imperial College. Keogh was a decorated medical doctor in the British Army.
  • Selkirk Hall is named in honour of William Selkirk, a successful businessman and mining engineer. Selkirk donated a sum of money for a hall of residence to be built in 1945. Over the years, the hall has been refurbished and redeveloped until, in 2005, work began to re-build the halls of residence on the south side of Princes Gardens and develop the Selkirk Hall as you see it today. 
  • Tizard Hall is named after Sir Henry Thomas Tizard, an English chemist and inventor, and the 4th Rector of Imperial College. A well-known outcome of his work in chemistry is the modern ‘octane rating’ used to classify petrol.

The Eastside-Southside residential complex provides a convenience store, two common rooms and a café/restaurant/bar. It is also located next to the College’s flagship sports centre, Ethos, where students can use the gym and swim facilities

Southside in more detail

Room types and rents

Update 2021/22: In 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.

Southside provide self-catered accommodation for 314 undergraduate students. All rooms, including single and twin study bedrooms, are en-suite. Rent includes utility bills, internet accessbasic contents insurancemaintenancecommunal cleaning and a contribution towards your halls activity fund.

The rents for 2021/22 are as follows:

Type of roomNumber of bed spacesWeekly rent per person
Premium en-suite single
(bed size: 4' x 6'6")
(bed size: 1.37m x 1.98m)
102 £316
En-suite single
(bed size: 3' x 6'6")
(bed size: 0.91m x 1.98m)
104 £272
En-suite twin*
(bed size: 0.91m x 1.98m)
88 £316
Premium en-suite single - RV**
(bed size: 4' x 6'6")
(bed size: 1.37m x 1.98m)
3 £302
En-suite single - RV**
(bed size: 3' x 6'6")
(bed size: 0.91m x 1.98m)
14 £260
En-suite twin - RV*,**
(bed size: 0.91m x 1.98m)
3 £302

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

**RV indicates rooms which have restricted views. These rooms look into the basement wells and enjoy less natural light. 

Visit Fees and Payment page for more information

Features and facilities

Hall features and facilities:

  • All rooms are en-suite
  • Telephone and wired internet access in all study bedrooms
Kitchen and common areas
  • Shared kitchens on each floor with communal fridges and freezers and individual storage cupboards
  • Wall mounted TVs in all kitchens
  • Specially adapted kitchens and en-suite study bedrooms for students with disabilities
  • Common room
  • Student Social Space which contains a table tennis table, table football, and a large TV
  • WiFi internet provided in all common areas
  • Located next to the bar and kitchen at Eastside Restaurant
Other features and facilities
  • Non-smoking hall
  • Individual mail boxes
  • Fully equipped laundry facilities on-site
  • All floors accessible by lift
  • Nearby access to Imperial's Ethos Sports Centre and Essentials Convenience Store
  • Secure swipe card access
  • 24-hour front entrance CCTV

Please note: if you have been allocated to a premium room then please make sure that you bring linen suitable for a double bed.



Falmouth Hall
Southside Halls of Residence
Prince's Gardens
London, SW7 1BA
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Keogh Hall
Southside Halls of Residence
Prince's Gardens
London, SW7 1BE
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Selkirk Hall
Southside Halls of Residence
Prince's Gardens
London, SW7 1BF
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Tizard Hall
Southside Halls of Residence
Prince's Gardens
London, SW7 1BJ
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Southside Halls of Residence are located in Prince’s Gardens just off Exhibition Road – the heart of cultural South Kensington. It is a short 5 minute walk to the main South Kensington campus.

Within Prince’s Gardens is a convenience store, to purchase all your day-to-day necessities, a café/restaurant/bar, and the College’s main sports centre, Ethos.

Southside halls are ideally placed for easy access to the galleries and museums of Exhibition Road (5 minute walk), the shops of High Street Kensington (15 minute walk) and the restaurants of Brompton Road including the famous Harrods shopping mall (10 minute bus ride).

To view more photos of Southside, visit the 360 tours page.