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Partner hall: Handel Mansions

Located in a residential area, Handel Mansions offers postgraduate students a quiet place to live just a short walk away from Birkbeck teaching venues.

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  • 1-3 Handel Street, London WC10 1PA
  • Closest underground stations: Russell Square, King’s Cross
  • Travel time to Bloomsbury campus: 6 minutes on foot


  • The property has 20 flats of 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms. Each bedroom is equipped with a queen-size bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bookshelf, noticeboard, desk light and some shelves.
  • The kitchens have washer, dryer, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster and cooker/oven. 
  • Students need to provide their own bedding and cooking utensils.


  • All rooms are self-catered.



  • Nominated students will sign an agreement with the University of London Property Management Services. Once nominated by Birkbeck, all aspects of the student's contract and life in halls will be managed by the University of London. 
  • Contract duration: 50 weeks, 15 September 2024 - 30 August 2025. 
  • Allocation by Birkbeck in this hall will be exclusively for the dates stated above.
  • Contract start date cannot be delayed.
  • Students who have been nominated for a room in this hall and wish to request an early arrival should contact the University of London Accommodation Service once they receive their contracts. Requests for early arrivals will be dealt with exclusively by the University of London Accommodation Services (not Birkbeck accommodation).
  • Contract extension after June 2025 can usually be applied for depending on availability. Contract extensions are arranged directly with the hall administration during term two.
  • A deposit and administration fee will be payable to the University of London on receipt of the contract.
  • Rent includes utility bills.


  • Please note that only the rooms listed above are available for Birkbeck students to apply for via Birkbeck accommodation. 
  • Accommodation information, including price, and accommodation contract terms and conditions are subject to University of London.   
  • All payments will be made directly to the University of London Accommodation service. Visit the University of London website for information about payments deadlines and the University of London online payment terms.