Gowar Hall is located towards the southern end of the campus, close to the Sports Centre, gym and playing fields, and a short walk from the Hub restaurant, other halls and the library. It offers modern, en suite bedrooms with large beds, and shared kitchen/diners. In total, there are 217 rooms in Gowar which includes undergraduate and postgraduate rooms.
Large bed for single occupancy en suite rooms in flats of eight with a shared kitchen/diner.
2024/25 price: Information coming soon
The letting period is 50 weeks.
What will be in my room?
There’s furniture provided for you in the room, but you’ll have to bring some things yourself.
- Large bed (198cm x 137cm) with storage
- fitted workstation, bookcase, cabinet and desk lamp
- desk chair
- fitted wardrobe
- waste paper bin
- storage shelf above entrance door
- en suite facilities comprising a washbasin, toilet and shower
- mattress protector
You’ll need to bring:
- double duvet cover
- duvet and pillows
The University provide you with a mattress protector in your room. If you’d prefer not to bring your bedding from home, you can pre-order some from our friends at UniKitOut.com who will have it waiting for you on arrival. Shop now and save 10% by using discount code RHUL10.
WiFi is available in all rooms.
- double sink with draining board
- work surface
- cupboard space for each student
- electric cooker (oven and hob)
- kettle and toaster
- two fridge freezers
- iron and ironing board
- recycling bins and a vacuum cleaner
The kitchens are fitted with 13 amp sockets
You’ll need to bring:
- plates and bowls
- pots, pans, roasting tins and cooking utensils
- cutlery and other utensils
- washing-up materials and tea towels
The kitchens are cleaned weekly, but it’s also your responsibility to keep the shared areas are clean and tidy.
All mail arrives at the Main College Post Room and is distributed to the appropriate Halls of Residence within 24 hours. In Gowar and Wedderburn, letters you receive will be placed in the pigeon holes in H Block for collection. If you receive a parcel or item needing a signature, we’ll email you to let you know that it’s arrived and is ready for collection from the reception desk. Remember to bring valid ID when you come to collect your mail.
Don’t forget to use your full name, Hall address and room number when giving your address for a delivery. We have a lot of incoming and outgoing mail at the College and without this information your mail might get lost.
Gowar Hall address:
Gowar and Wedderburn
Royal Holloway, University of London
The laundry facilities are in the basement of H Block next to the pigeon holes and the housekeeper’s office.
We recommend using the mobile app. But if you don’t have an iPhone or Android device, your Halls reception can provide you with a laundry card which can be topped up online.
Security officers are available on campus 24-7. The main security office is in the Founder's Building.
Officers monitor campus activities on CCTV and with frequent patrols responding to any fire alarm activations and disturbances on campus, as well as ensuring that areas are safe and secure.
Can I bring my car?
No. You can’t bring your car with you to your Halls of Residence. You can bring your car to campus for up to one hour, but if you stay any longer you’ll get a parking fine.
Download your copy of the campus map to see where each of the halls sits on campus.