Birkbeck College student accommodation

University of London. WC1E 7HX.

Studying at Birkbeck College

Birkbeck College offers over 200 part-time or full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and is one of the few UK universities to specialise in evening higher education.  Classes start from 6pm, so students study alongside London’s working professionals, who are keen to network, make new contacts and advance their careers.

With its main campus being on the University of London’s central London campus, surrounded by other universities, you will still get to experience the vibrant city of nightlife, West End and famous museums and galleries.

Students from over 120 countries study at the University, and make up 9.5% of the total student population.  Birkbeck organises several college-wide and department specific orientation events for international students. In addition, the general International Orientation Week runs for the first week of each year and features talks on study skills and trips around London.


Accommodation at Birkbeck College

With no student halls of its own, Birkbeck offers student accommodation through partner organisations that are within easy reach of their Bloomsbury campus. Many of those studying at Birkbeck choose to live at Goodenough College, which is just over 1km away.

Goodenough College, with its supportive international postgraduate community, lively social and intellectual life, and Scholarship opportunities, is an attractive and cost-effective choice for students.

At Goodenough College, we have a range of options available depending on your needs. Rooms and flats are available for singles, couples and even families so you can study and not have the worries of commuting far.


Accommodation options available:

We have lots of different accommodation types available depending on your needs.

  • Single study bedrooms – shared bathrooms
  • Single en suite rooms
  • Small studio flats
  • Double rooms with en suite bathroom
  • Large studio flats
  • One-bedroom student flats
  • Two-bedroom flats
  • Three-bedroom flats

The single study bedrooms and en suite room options are perfect for those wanting some total privacy. These rooms come with a single bed, access to bathroom and shower, wi-fi and central heating.

Accommodation for couples is great for those looking for a living area that is more spacious and will typically come as a studio flat or a one-bedroom flat.

Two-to-three-bedroom flats are available for our families who have someone studying on a post graduate course and raising a family. These flats are bigger than the others to cater for all your needs of raising children.


How to get to Birkbeck College from Goodenough College

Your journey to and from Birkbeck to Goodenough College is nice and easy.  Being only 1.1km away, you can walk it within 16 minutes, or cycle it within 5 minutes.


Birkbeck College location

Birkbeck College is in the popular Bloomsbury area and is surrounded by a large number of museums, theatres, shops, restaurants and gardens.

The nearest tube stations to the university include Euston Square, Warren Street, Russell Square, Tottenham Court Road and Goodge Street. This makes it easily accessible from many underground lines for visitors and exploring at your own leisure.


Birkbeck College building locations

Below is a list of all the college buildings so you can see the distance between your main place of study and the accommodation you have selected.

  • 4 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6HE (Google Maps)
  • 7 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3RA (Google Maps)
  • 10-16 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6HE (Google Maps)
  • 25-26 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 5DT (Google Maps)
  • 30 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 5DT (Google Maps)
  • 32 Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 9EU (Google Maps)
  • 32 Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7JL (Google Maps)
  • 39-47 Gordon Square, Kings Cross, London, WC1H 0PN (Google Maps)
  • Birkbeck Babylab: Henry Wellcome Building, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, 32 Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL (Google Maps)
  • Clore Management Centre: Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7JL (Google Maps)
  • Egmont House: 25-31 Tavistock Place, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9SF (Google Maps)
  • Gordon House: 29 Gordon Square, Kings Cross, London, WC1H 0PP (Google Maps)
  • Knowledge Lab: 23-29 Emerald Street, Kings Cross, London WC1N 3QS (Google Maps)
  • Senate House: University of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU (Google Maps)
  • UCL Main Building: Gower St, Kings Cross, London, WC1E 6BT (Google Maps)


Contact us for more information on living at Goodenough while studying at Birkbeck College.