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Penrose Court

Penrose Court

Undergraduate and postgraduate halls

Penrose Court is a two-minute walk from the main campus, on the north side. These self-catering flats and houses have four to six bedrooms, each with a sink. In total, there are 200 rooms in Penrose Court which includes undergraduate and postgraduate rooms.

Single bedrooms with a sink, in self-catering flats and houses with four to six bedrooms in each.

2024/25 price: £5,289.40

Single bedrooms with a sink, in self-catering flats with four to six bedrooms in each.

2024/25 price: £6,627.51

There’s furniture provided for you in the room, but you’ll have to bring a few bits and pieces yourself.

We provide:

  • single bed (190cm x 90cm) with storage
  • wardrobe
  • drawers
  • desk and lamp
  • waste paper bin
  • desk chair
  • mattress protector

You’ll need to bring:

  • sheets
  • single duvet cover
  • pillowcases
  • towels
  • 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 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.

We’ll provide:

  • double sink with draining board
  • microwave
  • 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:

  • cups
  • plates and bowls
  • pots, pans, roasting tins and cooking utensils
  • cutlery and other utensils
  • washing-up materials and tea towels

The kitchens are cleaned periodically each term, but it’s also your responsibility to keep the shared areas clean and tidy.

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.

More information about parking on campus

All mail arrives at the Main College Post Room and is distributed to the appropriate Halls of Residence within 24 hours. In Penrose, letters you receive will be placed in the pigeon holes in the Highfield Common Room. 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.

George Eliot Post Room opening times:  9am - 8pm Mondays to Fridays and 10am - 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays

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.

Penrose Court address: 

Hall of Residence and Room Number,

followed by

Royal Holloway,
University of London,
TW20 0BN

More about sending and receiving mail

The laundry facilities are in Block One of Highfield Hall.

We recommend using the mobile app. 

More on laundry

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.

Each hall has a reception point where you can report maintenance problems, top up your Student ID Card, and get advice or help.

The reception for Penrose Court is in George Eliot Halls, located on the ground floor of the George Eliot Centre, Block D.

Opening times:

  • Monday to Friday: 8am-8pm 
  • Weekends: 9am-5pm 

You can use the red phone at reception to contact our security team outside these times. 


Download your copy of the campus map to see where each of the halls sits on campus.


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Couples and family accommodation

Are you a postgraduate student looking for couples or family accommodation? Click here to view information about our accommodation (subject to availability). Submit your application via the Online Accommodation System.

Intercollegiate Accommodation

We have a limited number of postgraduate rooms available through the University of London Intercollegiate Halls. Click here to find out more about how to apply.

Accommodation for postgraduate students


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