WELCOME TO LINSTEAD

On duty today

Duty number:

07590250565

or extension 50565 from a College landline.

The duty warden can be reached between 18:00 - 08:00 on weekdays and all day during the weekend.

Arrivals

Welcome to Linstead Hall! Move-in day is Saturday 29th September between 10:00-16:00. Be sure to do the following now:

(1) Read the Welcome Letter

(2) Join the Facebook group.

(3) Strongly consider buying a Linstead Hall Events Pass for the Freshers Fortnight.

(4) Register on eHalls BEFORE arriving so that you can receive your keys (IC username/password).

Parking on the day

The South Kensington Campus area can get very busy during Arrivals Weekend, so if you intend to arrive by car or taxi then please review our ‘Traffic Management Plan’. You will also be able to view our parking map from this website.

Other information

For any other information regarding your arrival, please refer to your eInduction.

The team


The Wardens

The Wardens play a big part in hall life by supporting you if you have any personal problems, dealing with emergencies and disciplinary matters (see hall rules), and ensuring that the hall runs smoothly.

Dan Balint

Warden

Welcome to Imperial! My name is Dan Balint; I am the warden of Linstead Hall and a Reader in Solid Mechanics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. I live in the warden's flat on level 5 with my daughter Cecily (CeCe) and son Jesse.

I am from the States; grew up near Detroit, Michigan, attended Michigan State University for my undergraduate studies in Engineering Mechanics, then moved east to Cambridge, Massachusetts for a master's degree in Applied Mathematics and PhD in Engineering Sciences at Harvard, then further east to the original Cambridge for a post-doc in the same field, followed by a brief interlude in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a consultant and finally to Imperial where I have been for the last 12 years.

Apart from research, teaching and wardening, all of which I enjoy very much, I like photography, going to art museums, traveling, reading books, listening to music, watching baseball and rugby, listening to cricket, eating delicious food and the pursuit of a good night of sleep. I am here for you, so don't hesitate to stop by or approach me when you see me in hall. I wish you a very happy and successful year!

Max Munford

Subwarden

Hello there everyone, I’m Max, PhD student in Mechanical Engineer and 5th year Linsteadian. Living in Linstead as a fresher and being a hall senior for three years has made my time at Imperial the great experience it has been and I hope we can help to make your time the best it can be!

I play a lot of music, love jazz, enjoy a good game of squash and going for a run. South Kensington is an incredible place to live and I highly recommend getting out and about as much as you can. I’m sure I can suggest a few bars or restaurants.

My door is always open (room 124) if you need help with anything or just fancy a chat. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you new Linsteadians!

Sihao Lu

Subwarden

Hey hey, welcome to Imperial and to Linstead Hall! I am Sihao and I studied Biomedical Engineering here at Imperial. I’m now doing my PhD in auditory neuroscience, studying the representation of sound in the brain.

I was born in China, but I’ve spent most of my life in Belgium, where I have acquired an appreciation of chocolate, beer and the occasional waffle. When I have some free time I enjoy taking photos, exploring the city, cooking, travelling and reading a good book. If you ever want to talk about brains, chocolate, photography or anything else, feel free to knock on my door. Looking forward to meeting you all!

Julianna Panidi

Subwarden

Hello everyone and welcome to Linstead Hall! I am Julianna and I am pursuing my PhD in the field of Organic Electronics. I am from Greece, where I grew up in Athens, but my origin is from a small island called Ithaca. I completed my undergrad in Material Science in Greece and my postgrad in Physics in Paris.

My hobbies are dancing, cooking, long walks, swimming, travelling and cycling. I am looking forward to meeting you all and don't hesitate to ask me everything you want! Have a pleasant stay at Linstead! :)


The Hall Seniors

Hall Seniors are students who have already lived in Imperial halls, chosen by the wardening team to carry out various roles to keep the hall going. Linstead Hall has 8 Hall Seniors. You can knock on their doors for anything and they will be more than happy to help.

Madison Borghini

Hey everyone! Welcoooommme to Imperial College and to its most amazing hall of residence: Linstead!!! I am Madison, fourth year Mathematician. I come from sunny South of France. I love all kinds of sports, especially tennis; you will often see me at the Ethos Sports Centre or running around Hyde Park, so don’t hesitate and come along! Because of my strong fighting spirit I intend to make Linstead the most athletic and competitive hall ever, and I need all of you to join in the sport challenges we are going to organize against the other halls!!! Of course, if you hate sports there will be so many other activities planned by our team, so don’t worry, just enjoy. Also being typically French I love chatting around a glass of wine (and eating smelly French cheese). So if you feel lonely, want to talk, have a good time, come and knock on my door, I have a permanent supply!! I really look forward to meeting you all and help make this new year unforgettable for you new Linsteadians!

Dhabya Al Mana

Hi everyone! I’m Dhabya, a second year Mechanical Engineering student. This will be my second year at Linstead and I can honestly say that it fosters one of the best communities at Imperial. You can usually find me studying (read: procrastinating) in CAGB or watching FC Barcelona and Miami Dolphins games in the kitchen so feel free to come find me on LG if you want to join or if you ever need anything. I’m really looking forward to meeting you all and to work with the other Hall Seniors to make sure you have a great fist year at Imperial!

Constança Rosas

Hi everyone! I am Constança and a second year survivor to Imperial as an Aeronautical Engineering student! Life at Linstead is great, the community is very welcoming and everyone here has the same aim: to make this year a great one! The dorm will be you safe place and a great one to make loads of friends and to get you used to the whole new uni life! I spend most of my free time doing cheerleading, dancing or making videos, however you are definitely going to see me around Linstead very regularly, so don't be afraid to say hi or to knock on my door if you need any help! Since you are all Linstead habitants, make sure you get to know your floormates as family!

Jack Way

Hey guys! My name’s Jack, a fourth year Physics student. I may have lived next door in Gabor in my first year but rest assured I’m a full Linstead convert now! I love music and will listen to pretty much anything so if you want any new music suggestions or want to come along to a gig with me, just let me know. I’m also Chair of GuitarSoc, Treasurer of the Jazz & Rock society and guitarist of the soon to be world famous band, Something in a Jar, so become a fan now and I’ll get you free tickets for when we inevitably headline Wembley! I generally prefer to sit in the kitchen than be locked in my room, so it should be easy enough to find me if you want to chat or play Mario Kart - I spend more time on my Switch than I do working!

Fiyah Shah

Hey fellow linsteadians, My name is Fiya and I am a 2nd year civil engineer. I am from Kenya. Welcome to your home away from home! Having spent a year in Linstead as a fresher, I can already tell you that you are going to be a part of one of the most amiable and thriving communities at Imperial! It is a great, sociable place to get to know your fellow freshers and you’re guaranteed endless laughter with your floormates. We have an exciting range of events planned out for you! Don’t be afraid to come knock on my door. There's nothing a good talk, a sappy rom com and chocolate can’t fix. I can not wait to meet you all! Tuko pamoja “We are together”

James Galvin

Hello everyone! My name is James Galvin and I'm a second year Aeronautical Engineer. Welcome to Imperial College, to London and, most importantly, to Linstead. We have, in my experience, a great community here, and if you need anyone to talk to you are welcome to knock on my door (B24). I have a menagerie of board games for when you want a relaxed evening with some friends and I'll be happy to lend them out. My other hobbies include cycling around London, watching movies and TV and playing guitar, so feel free to seek me out if you want to do any of those things. There are going to be plenty of events to keep you entertained at Linstead, and I hope my fellow seniors and I can make them as enjoyable as possible. I look forward to meeting you all and helping you settle in and enjoy your time at Linstead.


The Hall Supervisors

Your Hall Supervisors are your first point of contact for any maintenance or housekeeping and for any day-to-day issues on weekdays between 08.00 - 18.00, and you can call them on 020 7594 1153 or 020 7594 5354. You can also find them in their office at the Gabor Hall entrance.


Duty calendar

This is the calendar for the warden duty rota. A warden is on duty and available on 07590250565 between 18:00 and 08:00 on weekdays, and during the weekend (18:00 Friday - 08:00 Monday).

Support

Your wardens are your first point of contact for any issues you have, to reach them you can call the duty phone (07590250565) between 18:00 and 08:00 on a weekday and all day during the weekend. You can also reach them via eHalls or email.

Between 08:00 and 18:00 during the week, you can go to the Hall Supervisors any issues regarding the hall. You can also call them on 45921 on a College landline.

Other useful contacts

  • Security: 4444 (internal)
  • Health Centre
    • 49375/6 (internal)
    • 020 759 49375/6 or 020 758 46301
    • imperialcollege.hc@nhs.net
  • Counselling service
    • 49637 (internal)
    • 020 759 49637
    • counselling@imperial.ac.uk
  • NHS advice: 111
  • Samaritans (21:00-18:00): 020 7734 2800
  • Nightline (18:00-20:00): 020 7631 0101

  • In case of emergency

    1. During normal office hours (08:00 to 18:00 Mon-Fri): please call the Hall Supervisor on 45921.
    2. During the evening (after 18:00) or weekends: please call the duty warden on 07590250565
    3. If you are unable to contact either, please call Security on 020 7595 1000 or 4444 (internal).

    Life in halls

    Events

    Throughout the year the team will be organising a variety of events for you. These events range from fancy dinners to going paintballing. These events are funded through the Hall Amenities fund which all residents contribute 2 pounds to from their weekly rent (this is already included in your rent). All event information will be posted on Facebook.

    eHalls

    All day-to-day administration is processed thorugh our online system, eHalls. On eHalls, you can report any defects to your room or communal spaces, fill out your room inventory, raise an issue with the team and much more. Be sure to make yourself familiar with the interface, and ask someone from the team if something is not clear!

    Report a problem

    If you ahve any issues that you would like to report and you could do it either through eHalls, as mentioned above, or you could go to the Student Hub, who will try your best to help you.

    Security & Emergency

    What do I have to do in case of fire alarm?

    When the fire alarm sounds you must vacate the building and assemble in Princes Gardens, on the grass, away from the front door of Linstead to allow fire marshals access the building. Students who do not vacate the hall will be fined.

    How secure is the hall?

    Only residents have a swipe card activated for entering the building. If you see someone whom you do not recognise entering the hall, please ask politely if he/she is a resident. However, if for any reason you are uncomfortable about doing this or suspect something amiss, please ring the duty warden. You are fully responsible for any guests you bring into the hall and they should not wander around unaccompanied. Please ask them to ring you at the door.

    Does the hall provide insurance cover for personal belongings?

    Imperial College arranges basic insurance cover for students living in its halls of residence. We should recommend that any students with particularly valuable items (computer equipment, bikes, etc) should make their own insurance arrangements.

    DO NOT KEEP LARGE QUANTITIES OF MONEY IN YOUR ROOM!

    What can I do in case of emergency?

    See our emergency numbers in the Contact Section below.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    So, you are at Linstead and you have a few questions. Not sure of what to do. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions and their answers:

    Swipe Cards

    Can I lend my swipe card to someone else?

    It is very important that you do not lend your card to anyone else. Keep in mind that the card serves as both your college and student identity card as well as granting you access to college facilities such as the Library and the Sports Centre, your department and your room. Keep it with you at all times.

    What can I do if I lose my swipe card?

    If you lose your card, replacements can be obtained during the day from the security office in the Sherfield building; replacements will cost £10 each. If you loose your card and are unable to replace it, the security office in Weeks Hall, and the duty wardens will be able to help you get into your room.

    Note: all new ID cards have to be programmed by Gabor office in order for you to have access to your room. So please take your new ID card to Gabor office for reprogramming once issued with a new one!

    What can I do if the swipe card doesn’t work?

    If at any time you have problems with your swipe card please contact duty warden at duty hours or contact Gabor office out of duty hours.

    Kitchens and Bedrooms

    What do the kitchens come equipped with?

    Every kitchen is equipped with cookers, ovens, refrigerators and freezers. You will have your own lockable cupboard, the keys to which will be provided.

    Are the rooms and kitchens cleaned?

    Your rooms will be cleaned by the cleaning staff. Kitchens will be cleaned daily, from Monday to Friday.

    Will cleaners clean our dishes?

    The cleaners will not do your washing-up. Any dirty crockery or cutlery will be placed in the green bins located within each kitchen. The Hall Manager will dispose of anything still in the green bins after a week.

    What do the rooms come equipped with?

    A typical en-suite room will include the followings: a bed, study desk, chair, wardrobe, shelving, desk lamp and curtains. There is a bathroom in every room, but the kitchen is shared with other students.

    Can I put a poster up my wall?

    Do not attach any tape or Blue-Tac to your walls under any circumstance, marked walls will incur a charge.

    Is there an area where smoking is allowed?

    The college no-smoking policy is in effect in hall and smoking is only allowed at a minimum of five meters away from the hall in Princes Gardens.

    How can I report broken and damaged items?

    Any defects must be reported on eHalls. Here any small problems like a leaking sink/shower, broken desk or you require a new light bulb etc. should be reported. Imperial College Residences aim to respond to all non-emergency defects within 5 working days using a team of maintenance contractors who visit each hall on a weekly basis to deal with any non-urgent defects. Except in emergencies we will not enter your room without permission or prior arrangement. This permission will be given when you report the defect. When a contractor enters your room they will leave a ‘maintenance calling card’ which will inform you of the time of arrival/departure, description of the defect, whether the defect has been resolved or a return visit is required, and the name of the operative.

    Telephone, Internet, Post

    How can I connect to the internet?

    The network sockets in your room are active and can be used with your computer. You need to register your computer before you will have access to the network. You can register for the Student Halls Network service as follows:

    1. Connect your computer to the network socket in your room.
    2. Switch on the computer, and open a web browser.
    3. Browse to any page (e.g. http://www.imperial.ac.uk). You will be automatically redirected to the registration pages.

    You will need the following information to register:

    • Your College CID
    • A personal / College email address
    • A telephone contact number
    • Your Hall / Room no. Once registered, your Internet connection will be activated. If you require assistance or more information, dial 45500 from the telephone in your room.

    How fast is the internet?

    The internet connection in your room is part of the College network and so is very quick. It is more than sufficient for any work requirements you may have. Please do not use Bittorrent and similar programs. Even if you are downloading files legally, the enormous number of connections opened by Bittorrent software will overload the hall’s network server and cause connection errors to other internet users in the hall.

    How can I make phone calls?

    Every room is equipped with a telephone and is able to receive external calls and make calls to other Imperial numbers free of charge. The room extension is a five digit number. To call these numbers from outside of Imperial, add “+44 (0)207 85” followed by the extension. If you wish to make external calls from the internal phones you need to register with Unitel.

    Where can I collect my post?

    Your post will be found in the mailboxes in the foyer of the residence. Any packages or letters requiring a signature will be delivered to the security lodge in Weeks hall. Security officers will leave a note for you alerting of the presence of that letter or package.

    Laundry

    Where can I wash my clothes?

    The laundry is situated in the basement level and contains washing machines and tumble dryers. The machines are operated by Circuit Laundry and you will need to download their app to use them. A wash costs £2.20 and a dry costs £1.20. Ironing equipment is available, as well, free of charge.

    Why do washing machines get broken?

    Please do not overload the machines. They are not designed to wash blankets, sleeping bags or training shoes. If you overload them, they break down and it can take several weeks before they are fixed.

    Entertainment

    What entertainment facilities are available in the hall?

    There is a common room in the hall with a PS4 (with Netflix!), Wii, and table football. In addition, we have a large social space which we share with Southside and Eastside. Weekly movie nights are held there using our state-of-the-art projector. Snacks and other nibbles are also provided on these nights. A table-tennis table is also available for use by students.

    Is the hall organising any sport or social events?

    We have a football team who takes part in the inter-hall tournament. Please contact a senior if you would like to join it. We will also consider having other sports teams, like a basketball team, depending on the interest shown by the students. If you are interested in running, one of us will organise some runs in Hyde Park to stretch the legs. The hall organises events such as film nights, quizes, dinners, etc. The hall also runs activities outside hall such as trips to the cinema, paintballing, concerts and art galleries. There will be lots of events organised, especially during Freshers’ fortnight. The hall promotes these excursions by subsidising entry fees. Additionally, there are several formal events each year. Formal dress is encouraged for these events; these are the most significant events of the year, with the majority of the hall attending. They have food, prizegiving, music and dancing. If you have any suggestions for social events, please talk to the wardening team or join the hall committee.

    Does the Hall have a Facebook Group?

    Yes, it can be found here

    Where are the nearest cash points?

    The nearest cash point is located just outside Essentials shop, on the ground floor of Wilkinson Hall. It is accessible 24/7 with your college swipe card, and is free of charge.

    Where is the nearest Sports centre?

    One minute walk away from the hall you will find the new Ethos Sports centre with a gym and swimming pool which are free to use for Imperial College students. There is also a sports hall at the centre where you can play football, table tennis, basketball and badminton for a small fee.

    Where is the nearest Medical centre?

    You should register with the Imperial College Health Centre when you arrive, located beneath Southside, just two minutes from Linstead. Please note that international students are required to bring their passport upon registration. There is also a dentist available. The Health Centre is closed on Tuesday afternoons.

    Guests

    Guest Policy

    You are allowed to have friends round to stay but it is imperative that you register them on eHalls if anyone is staying overnight with you as for security reasons and fire regulations we must have an accurate list of those in the hall. You must register your guests by contacting a member of the wardening team.

    Please register your guests on eHalls if they are staying overnight. If you are in a double room, you must inform your roommate in advance as well.

    Please read section 9 of Linstead Rules and section 10 of Accommodation Contract Terms and Conditions for further information.

    Hall Rules

    For reference, here is a digital copy of the rules you agreed to when arriving at Linstead

    These rules compliment and are additional to the University Ordinances that set out acceptable behaviour of students. Breach of these rules constitutes a breach of the Ordinances, and of your Accommodation Licence, and shall be dealt with through the College Disciplinary Procedures.

    Fire Safety
    • If the fire alarm goes off, you must leave the building immediately using the closest fire exit (follow the green fire exit signs). The lift is inoperable during a fire alarm.
    • Do not tamper with fire-fighting equipment, or attempt to disable your fire detector in any way – this is also a criminal offence
    • Do not prop open doors fire doors. This includes the door to your room.
    • Smoking is strictly forbidden in the Hall or immediately outside the Hall - the nearest place you can smoke is on the road outside the front of the Hall (not in the entrance way, or on the steps - smoke filters up into bedrooms on the front of the hall).
    • Turn off all hobs, ovens and lights when not in use
    • You must not attempt to open any fire exit other than in an emergency.
    • No cooking in rooms
    • No deep fat frying anywhere in the Hall
    • No naked flames anywhere in the Hall (including birthday candles)
    • No high current devices are allowed in bedrooms (e.g. kettles, heaters, freezers). Those used in kitchens must be PAT certified and permission must be sought from the hall supervisors
    • No fairy lights allowed in rooms or kitchens
    • Do not congregate in or block access to exit routes, e.g. corridors, lifts, stairwells and foyers
    • In addition to the guest specific rules below, residents must make their guests aware of fire evacuation procedures and have their overnight guests logged.
    Illegal Substances
    • It is a criminal offence to possess, or to permit the possession of any illegal drugs on any college premises. This includes cannabis.
    • The wardens and college staff are bound by law to act if they have reasonable suspicion that any illegal substances are present in the Hall.
    • Anyone suspected of taking or possessing drugs will have their property searched by security or the police.
    • Residents should be aware of recent bans on previously 'legal' highs in the UK are now in effect and these substances are no longer legal (and not allowed in Halls).
    Damage & Mess
    • You may not affix anything to any wall by any means, except onto the designated notice boards·
    • Items such as supermarket trolleys, traffic cones, and road signs are not allowed to be brought onto the premises
    • Do not throw anything out of the windows
    • Tampering with or removing window restrictors is strictly forbidden
    • Pets are strictly forbidden
    • Accidental damage to the Hall or its contents should be reported as soon as possible to a hall supervisor or warden
    • Damage that is intentional, or results from neglect or carelessness on the part of a resident or resident’s guest, may result in punishment - possibly including repair or replacement costs
    • Bicycles are not allowed in the building and must be stored in the bike storage area under Selkirk Hall. A hall supervisor will be able to give you access.
    Community
    • No excessive noise between 11pm and 8am (10pm and 8am during exam periods). Excessive is deemed to be noise that can be heard from outside the room it originates from.
    • Do not give your swipe card to anyone else
    • Respect your fellow residents; this includes dressing appropriately in common areas and cleaning up after yourselves (kitchens, communal spaces, rooms)
    • Personal property must not be left around the hall and should be locked away
    • Theft of food from fridges and freezers, and/or cooking equipment from the kitchens, is strictly forbidden and will not be tolerated
    • Strangers should not, under any circumstances, be allowed to enter the building. Challenge or report persons following you in as soon as possible.
    • You must follow all instructions given by a member of the wardening team when being asked to comply with the rules, or for your or others’ safety
    Guests
    • Guests are welcome (except during Freshers’ Fortnight), but you are responsible for their behaviour and must complete the overnight guest form on eHalls in advance
    • Guests cannot stay over for more than 3 days in any week
    • Residents in a twin room must seek their roommate’s permission before inviting guests
    Lockouts
    • Prolific lockout call outs may result in a community service
    • During regular office hours (Mon-Fri, 08:00-18:00) the hall supervisors located on the ground floor of Linstead Hall will be available to let you in.
    • After the office hours (Mon-Fri, 18:00-00:00), and all day at weekends, the Duty Warden will let you back in to your room. You may have to wait until it is convenient for the Duty Warden to do so.
    • After 00:00 on any day please go to Weeks Hall Security, located on the North side of Princes Gardens who will deal with lockouts.
    eHalls
    • The eHalls system in use by Linstead automates many of the Hall’s administrative tasks. As with any College ICT system, if you attempt to use the service for purposes other than intended (managing your information registered with the hall, completing administrative tasks and managing your event tickets), including but not limited to any attempt to tamper, hack, modify or otherwise use the website in any way that is likely to compromise or corrupt the security or functionality of the service provided by eHalls, you will be subject to College Disciplinary procedures.
    Disciplinary Procedures
    • Under the College Ordinances, Wardens have the ability to fine residents, impose community service and ban or limit access to areas for breach of these rules.
    • Serious offences will be raised to a Residences Tribunal or College Disciplinary panel which may result in removal from Halls or the University.

    Local information

    Travelling

    Where is the bicycle shed?

    You can store your bike at our Southside bike shed (swipe access via side gate next to Selkirk). You will need to get your swipe card activated at the hall office before you can access the shed. Alternatively, you can also use the college bike shed under the Faculty Building. Bringing your bicycle into the hall or your room is strictly forbidden.

    Are we allowed to park our cars at the hall?

    There is no parking space provided near the hall. We advise students not to bring a car, as parking permits in College are only issued to students in cases of disability. Parking on London streets is strictly controlled and very expensive.

    What is the easiest way to travel around London?

    The main two means of public transport in London are buses and the tube. Everyone travelling in London should get an Oyster card, which you can use both on the buses and on the tube. Travelling with Oyster is cheaper and you can get an Oyster card at every tube station. As a student you can also apply for a student Oyster card (you can get the form at the Registry in Sherfield building), which gives you discounts on weekly and monthly passes. To plan your journey you can use Transport for London’s Journey Planner which gives you detailed description of possible routes. For more information on travel in London visit http://www.tfl.gov.uk.

    Where is the nearest tube station?

    The nearest tube station is the South Kensington tube station, which is approximately 5 minutes walk from the halls.

    What are the local bus routes?

    From the bus stations around Imperial College you can catch buses 9, 10, 49, 70, 52 and 360. If you walk to the South Kensington station you can also catch buses 14, 74, 345, 414, 430 and C1. Night routes serving the area are N9, N10, N52, N74, N97, 14 and 345. For more information and maps visit https://tfl.gov.uk/maps/bus.

    Supermarkets

    Essentials is your closest supermarket, it is conveniently less than a minute away on the northern side of the Eastside buildings. If you are in need of more variety, you can find a Sainsbury's, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer on Brompton Road and a Tesco Express on Gloucester Road, all only 10 minutes away. There is also a large Sainsbury's store on Cromwell Road which is about 20 minutes away by foot. A full list including a few others:

    • Sainsbury’s, 112/114 Brompton Road
    • Sainsbury’s, 158A Cromwell Road
    • Marks & Spencer, 179/181 Brompton Road
    • Waitrose, 128 Gloucester Road
    • Tesco, 295/301 Brompton Road
    • Tesco, 50/52 Old Brompton Road
    • Tesco, 87/93 Gloucester Road

    Banks

    The nearest bank is a Santander branch on the pathway between Sherfield building and the Electrical Engineering building. Alternatively, there is a Barclays on the intersection between Gloucester Road and Cromwell Road, which is only a 15 minute walk away.

    Restaurants and cafes

    There are a multitude of great restaurants and cafes in the area. You can either walk down Brompton Road on the east side and head or head south towards South Kensington Station.

    Cinemas

    The closes cinema in the area is the Fulham Road Cineworld, which is about 20-30 minutes walk away. Sometimes the Science Museum will have screenings of highly anticipated science fiction movies on their IMAX screens. Alternatively, you could go to the Imperial Cinema in Beit which have viewings twice a week of recent movies.