The residence is located just off Black Prince Road which use to home a pub owned by Charlie Chaplin’s Uncle, The Queen’s Head Pub. This pub, now café, is well-known and loved for its food and friendly service in a setting from a bygone age. Just be sure you have cash on you, as it literally lives by its era and does not take anything plastic!
No doubt the Queens Head will ensure you return a couple of times a week, so to avoid piling on those extra pounds then pay a visit to the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens which is located next door to the residence. In a concrete jungle, it is nice to have such a large space of greenery that use to be part art gallery, part fashion show and part brothel which defined London’s nightlife during the 18th and 19th centuries. Now you will find many events arranged at the Gardens ranging from Tea Party’s to Light Shows – either way it is always worth checking out what is on!
You will also find the Charlie Chaplin walk, which essentially you could explore yourself by just walking down Kennington Road which is a short walk away. Whilst Charlie Chaplin was born just off Walworth Road, he spent most of his childhood moving from flat to flat on Kennington Road. Whilst nowadays you will find an array of grand houses homed by arty and media types, back when Chaplin was a young child it was quite a different setting with squalid flats and rooming houses.
Be sure to stop into the Three Stags opposite the Imperial War Museum. It was, and still is one of the busiest pubs in Kennington and was a regular joint of Chaplin’s alcoholic father. Now it is a friendly gastropub with great food, ample seating with an upstairs area that can be used for private functions! Be sure to try the pizza’s which are made to order on a wood fire – you will not be in the least bit disappointed!
This residence has a collection of stylish en-suite rooms which come equipped with their own private bathroom, study area, small double bed and plenty of personal space for storage. You would then have access to a large shared kitchen where you can make the most of meeting your fellow flatmates amongst food!
The residence is not short of social/communal areas. The fantastic residence team tends to keep the resident’s busy with a fully packed social calendar of events which are held in their huge common room which comes complete with table tennis, pool tables, table football and an iconic tube carriage! If your life is too consumed however by University life and studies, then you can always just get your head down in the quiet study room which is accessible 24/7; not only that, but you can also find a seminar room with a projector which is available for booking for just yourself or group study.
Not only do you have all of the social/study areas, but this residence also comes packed with an on-site gym which is solely for resident’s use (and of course all included in the cost of your rent). More importantly, though, this residence was the first to boast a swimming pool! Yes, you read that right. Feel free to access the swimming pool in this residence which is exclusive to you, but inclusive in your rent!
With all of these luxuries within your residence, do not feel like your safety is at all compromised or neglected. The residence comes with 24/7 CCTV across the building, along with a reception team who is replaced in the evening with security – so there is always someone present on site during all hours of the day! Not only that, but should you bring your bicycle with you, rest assure that there is a safe and secure area for you to store your bike whilst you rest at night!
The Vauxhall residence has a range of en-suite rooms.
More details below:
This is a single en-suite room measuring around 13m². The room has a comfortable small double bed, a desk area and private bathroom, as well as a wardrobe, under-bed storage and plenty of storage. There is free Wi-Fi in each bedroom and throughout the building. You will also have access to the communal living and kitchen areas which you will share with between 6 - 8 flatmates.
You can select the type of room you stay in.
However, you cannot request specific details such as what floor the room is on or who your flatmates are, as the rooms are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
If you do have a special request, please let us know and we will do our best to help you.
If you are staying for 12 weeks or longer, we will be happy to request an appointment with the residence team for you to view the residence.
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide viewings for stays under 12 weeks.
Smoking is not permitted in any indoor area in the UK. Please use the designated smoking areas found outside the residence.
Unfortunately, no pets are permitted in any of our residences.
This residence offers dedicated laundry facilities where you can wash and dry your clothes.
Yes, all utility bills are included in the price of the room, including gas, electric and Wi-Fi internet.
Yes, there is wireless internet in every bedroom and throughout the building.
No, there is no curfew. You will be living independently, you will have your own key and can come and go as you please.
Yes, the reception staff usually work during office hours Monday to Friday. However, when the reception is closed, there will always be a member of the customer service or security team on hand, either to assist you in person or for you to contact by telephone.
Unfortunately, this residence is only available to students aged 18 or over.
Vauxhall Station – 7-minute walk
Kennington Underground Station – 17-minute walk
Oval Underground Station – 15-minute walk
Pimlico Underground Station – 17-minute walk
Elephant and Castle Station – 25-minute walk
Chelsea College of Arts (University of the Arts) – 17-minute walk
London Southbank University – 26-minute walk
London College of Communications (University of the Arts) – 23-minute walk
University of the West of Scotland, London Campus – 28-minute walk
Kings College London (Strand Campus) – 36-minute walk
Alma Languages – 12-minute walk
CMT Learning – 13-minute walk
Eurocentres Language School London – 28-minute walk
London Waterloo Academy – 23-minute walk
Kaplan International English – 34-minute walk
Imperial War Museum – 15-minute walk
The Oval – 14-minute walk
Florence Nightingale Museum – 17-minute walk
Albert Embankment (River Thames) – 2-minute walk
Vauxhall City Farm – 5-minute walk
Really, we are very happy with our room at the residence. James in the residences team has helped us with all aspects of our booking and we would like to say, big thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!Dmitriy and Maria, two students from Russia: Residence booking
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“Having worked with them since 2013, I can state that London Homestays have always taken care to match our students with suitable host families. They have a very friendly yet professional approach to their work. Our students have enjoyed staying at their homestays. Overall, students say that their host families are attentive and welcoming.”Carl Roberton, Principal, Stafford House School of English
“We at Burlington School have worked with London Homestays since 2014, and I professionally know the team since 2009 when I worked for another company in the education and accommodation industry. Having had the opportunity to work with London Homestays since the company started operations in London, all of the enquiries have been dealt with in a dedicated and timely manner, the team members are customer-oriented and always provide an exceptional accommodation experience to our students. I have no hesitation to recommend London Homestays as excellent accommodation providers and business partners.”Eliane Tomasi, Accommodation & Welfare Officer, Burlington School
“LSC Stanton has been working with London Homestays since 2011 and we are very pleased with the quality of accommodation and service they give to us. We have a good relationship with the team and they are always on hand to deal with any last-minute requests.”Nick Bray, Managing Director, London Study Centre
“Cooperation with London Homestays is always great! We highly appreciate proactive approach and effort to ensure the best possible services for our groups. We always had a great clean accommodation, friendly family and smart local organisers. Students of our groups were satisfied and they enjoyed staying in London very much. We would like to recommend this agency. The whole team is very kind.”Miroslava Foltýnová, Owner, CK Bus Tours
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“Our school from the Czech Republic has had great experiences with London Homestays. They are one of the only hosting agencies who would accept our very young guests (under 12). The host families were generally welcoming, kind, and accommodating. The service provided by the coordinator Kate O’Connor and other admin staff is second to none.”Kate Powers, Vice Principal for English Studies, Sunny Canadian International School
My homestay host Debra transformed my stay into the most amazing experience of my whole life!Florian, student from Belgium: Homestay booking in Zone 3
My stay with my host family makes my time at UK much more fun and exciting! Life is happening!Bao, student from China: Homestay booking in Zone 4+
It was an amazing experience, I’ve found a new home where I feel as comfortable as I do in my own home!Laura, student from France: Homestay booking in Zone 2
Shanghai Chelsea International Consulting (SCIC) has worked with Home from Home many times and they have provided a very professional service.Chan Sen, Director at Shanghai Chelsea International Consulting
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