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Partner hall: Garden Halls

The contemporary accommodation complex provides a wealth of communal spaces in which residents are able to socialise, study and relax. Garden Halls also provides a wealth of catered and self-catered accommodation options ranging from en-suite rooms, studios and self-contained apartments, all the way to townhouse-style rooms.

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  • 1 Cartwright Gardens, London WC1H 9EB
  • Closest underground stations: Russell Square, King’s Cross
  • Travel time to Bloomsbury campus: 6 minutes on foot


  • 24-hour reception, quiet study room, common room, laundrette, bike storage, computer room, tennis courts, cinema room, music room, WiFi, green courtyards.
  • Four tennis courts.
  • Landscaped garden on your doorstep.
  • A canteen is available in the main building.


  • Catered contract includes breakfast and dinner. Students with College commitments who cannot return in time for the evening meal can pre-book a late meal at reception.
  • Students in self-catered rooms have access to a kitchen to prepare their meals. They can also use the canteen on a pay-as-you-go basis.



  • Nominated students will sign an agreement with the University of London Accommodation 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: 
    • 40 weeks: 15 September 2024 -  21 June 2025
    • 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.
  • Rent includes insurance, utility bills, WiFi. Breakfast and evening meals are included in catered accommodation only.
  • A deposit and administration fee will be payable to the University of London on receipt of the contract.


  • 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.