Xenia Virtual Tour

At a glance

  • 149 bed spaces
  • Standard single, en-suite single, standard twin, en-suite twin
  • £115 - £215 per week
  • located near Waterloo

Xenia – a Greek word which means hospitality or courtesy shown to those who are far from home – is a hall of residence located in the heart of London, Waterloo. 

Students can be walking along the River Thames in just a matter of minutes, with its famous and iconic backdrop of cultural attractions including the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern gallery.

Xenia is owned and managed by the Salvation Army Housing Association (SAHA). 

Xenia in more detail

Room types and rents

Xenia offers self-catered study accommodation for 149 undergraduate students.

The rents for 2017/18 are as follows:

Type of roomNumber of bed spacesWeekly rent*
Top floor en-suite single 15 £215*
En-suite single 86 £189*
Standard single 22 £147*
En-suite twin 2 £136* per person
Standard twin 24 £115* per person
£120* per person
* Hall Activities Fund (£2 per student per week) is a mandatory charge which is used to facilitate social activities and events throughout the year. This charge is included in the weekly rent rate.
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Bed sizes at Xenia are 2'6" x 6'3" (0.75m x 1.91m) and 3' x 6'3" (0.90m x 1.91m)

Visit Fees and Payment page for more information

Xenia offers a choice of 39-week or 51-week contract options, giving you the chance to extend your stay in London over the summer.

Page last updated: 23/02/2017

Features and facilities

Hall features and facilities:

  • Telephone (only for internal calls) and wired internet access in all study bedrooms which is provided by a another service provider. You will need to register upon arrival (hall staff will give you instructions)
  • Shared bathrooms and shower rooms located on each floor for non-suited rooms
Kitchen and common areas
  • Each student has access to a nearby kitchen with individual cupboards and a shared fridge
  • Student lounges with Sky TV
  • Study rooms
  • WiFi internet in all communal areas (you will need to register for this service- full details will be given to you upon arrival)
  • Games room
  • Internal courtyard with patio area
Other features and facilities
  • Non-smoking hall
  • Fully equipped laundry facilities on-site
  • Monthly bedroom cleaning service
  • Lifts serving 4 out of 6 floors
  • Secure entry system
  • 24-hour front entrance CCTV
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2 Secker Street
London, SE1 8UF
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Xenia is located in Waterloo, in the heart of central London, just beside the River Thames. The surrounding area is a bustling hub of restaurants, theatre and business.

The Old Vic, Young Vic and Globe theatres are nearby, as well as Bankside and the world-famous Southbank Centre which offers a wide range of music, dance, art and cultural performances throughout the year.  The London IMAX cinema is also only a 3 minute walk away.

Xenia is a short walk to the tube station (5 minutes) which will take you to the main South Kensington campus in half an hour. It is also a 30 minute bike ride away.

Student videos

Zenas' moving-in day


First-year student, Zenas, captured the highlights of his move-in to Xenia Halls.
Xenia reception
Xenia kitchen
Common room
Xenia room
Kitchen in Xenia
Patio area

To view more photos of Xenia, visit the 360 tours page.