Allen Hall is the seminary of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster and is located in the affluent, upmarket suburb of Chelsea, in the central London. We offer 60 comfortable rooms (mainly single with a few double/twin) during the months of July & August only whilst the Seminary is on summer break. A number of ensuite rooms are available and other guestrooms are equipped with a wash basin. Bathroom facilities are shared.
We have beautiful gardens and a chapel for private prayer. If you would like some peaceful days and be near to central London then please contact us to check availability. Accommodation is available for guests with special needs. Rooms from £45.00 per night bed and breakfast.
Situated in central London it is hard to imagine a more peaceful urban setting for a short stay in London, a holiday from abroad or a retreat. St Katharine’s has a rich history of hospitality and we look forward to welcoming you whether you wish to come for a day or to stay overnight. We have the rare privilege of being a few minutes walk from the river Thames in the East of London but still just moments from Limehouse DLR station. A wonderful chance to step out of the city but not to leave it.
In keeping with the peaceful environment, there are no televisions in the bedrooms, however complimentary high speed WiFi is available throughout St Katharine’s. Guestrooms are ensuite and our spacious lounge, conservatory, garden and library are all a wonderful settings to spend time relaxing or working during your stay. Continental breakfast buffet is served from 7.30-10am, offering a selection of freshly baked breads and croissants, cold meats, cheese, eggs, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, toast, tea & coffee. On-site car parking is available. Our garden is home to undisturbed wildlife also finding sanctuary at St Katharine’s. You can often see blackbirds, wood pigeons, squirrels in the sheltered space of our garden. You may also be interested to go across into the rose garden, where you can find the rose bush planted by our patron Queen Elizabeth II during her last visit.
London’s Imperial College opens its three well located student residences in South Kensington to tourists over the summer university holiday period through July, August and September. The guestrooms in Beit Hall in Prince Consort Road, near Royal Albert Hall have recently been renovated and all single and twin rooms are en ensuite. Prices range from around £27.00 per person per night. Garden Hall in Prince’s Gardens offers cheaper accommodation in single or twin guestrooms on a share bathroom basis and Southside Halls also in Prince’s Gardens offers a high standard of en suite accommodation in single and twin rooms and is run along hotel lines (around £36.00 per person per night). Full English breakfast is provided in all residences which also have laundry facilities. Guestrooms are available which are suitable for people with disabilities.
Summer Accommodation Office
Imperial College London
Level 3 Sherfield Building South Kensington
London SW7 2AZ
Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 9507/11
Fax: +44 (0)20 7594 9504/5
The Penn Club was established in 1920 and has links to the Religious Society of Friends (sometimes called Quakers). The centre is situated very close to the British Museum and in the heart of London’s Bloomsbury area. Accommodation is provided in comfortable single and double rooms of which some are en suite. Others have a washbasin provided. Some rooms include tea and coffee making facilities. Breakfast is the only meal served. Guests have use of a comfortable lounge room with television and washing and ironing facilities are provided.
Photo: Penn Club – Trish Clark
The Cathedral Lodge is fantastically located next to Canterbury’s magnificent cathedral. Accommodation is first rate and in modern, stylish guestrooms with ensuites, tea and coffee making facilities, TV and Internet. A full English breakfast is served to guests in the Refectory Restaurant, or outside on the terrace. Accommodation also covers free entrance to the cathedral.
Canterbury Cathedral Lodge © Canterbury Cathedral
Sarum College is a former theological college that is now an ecumenical centre for research and study. Based in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close we run courses and also welcome the general public for conference, meeting and B&B bookings.The setting in Salisbury Cathedral Close is spectacular and some guestrooms are blessed with glorious cathedral views. The College is rather well-known for its food – groups and individuals are welcome to come for lunch (£10 for a hearty and wholesome two-course meal). Bookings necessary.
© Sarum College
The Crief Lodges are located in a peaceful location in the grounds of Stanbrook Abbey on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. The lodges are run by the nuns of Stanbrook Abbey who moved into their modern eco-monastery in May 2009. Hospitality has been a traditional work of Benedictines since their foundation in the sixth century. The monastery is in a separate location on the property. However, both the monastery and the lodges blend naturally into the beautiful rural surrounds. Each lodge has two bedrooms and is fully self-contained and sleeps up to 5 people.
One of the Crief Lodges © Stanbrook Abey