Horton Halls

St George's student accommodation

Horton Halls

About Horton Halls 

Horton Halls of Residence houses 486 students in self-catering single study/bedroom units, each unit with its own en-suite facilities. It is only a short walk to local supermarkets and shops. Flats are formed from four to eight units grouped together, with each flat sharing a well-equipped kitchen and dining area. There are nine blocks of flats, clustered around a central courtyard. Each block has a common room with comfortable chairs and a large plasma-screen television. There are on-site laundry facilities, internet access in all units, and a 24-hour security-manned reception.

Horton Halls is only 15 minutes' walk from the St George's, University of London's entrance on Cranmer Terrace (see map). The G1 bus stops outside halls, and also within the St George's Hospital grounds. It runs every 20 minutes throughout the day.

Take a virtual tour of Horton Halls.

Printable copy of the directions to Horton Halls (PDF)

How much it costs to live in Horton Halls

2014-15

The weekly rate at Horton Halls for the 2014-15 academic year is £140-£150 per week. When planning how much money to allow for accommodation, you should typically budget for a 42-week academic year, although this may be longer for some courses.

What to bring to halls 

Kitchen/Dining facilities

The following equipment is provided in the kitchen/dining area:

  • One iron
  • One ironing board
  • One vacuum cleaner
  • Two microwaves
  • Two fridge-freezers
  • Two toasters
  • One kettle
  • Two hobs/oven
  • One dishwasher
  • One set of pots and pans with utensils.

However, you are advised to bring some additional pots, pans and utensils with you. Tea towels and cleaning materials are not provided.

Bedroom and en-suite bathroom

The following equipment is provided in each en-suite study-bedroom:

  • Single bed
  • Desk and office chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Bookshelves and pinboard
  • Storage area
  • Telephone
  • Shower, toilet and sink

You will need to provide your own bed linen, towels and toiletries. If you're bringing a TV or watching TV through your PC or laptop, then you will need to purchase your own TV licence. Sockets for connecting your TV and PC/laptop are standard but cables are not provided.

Application procedure for Horton Hall : 2014/15

If you hold an offer to study at St George's (either conditional or unconditional) as your first choice, the link to apply for halls will be sent out in your June information pack. All applications must be made through our online booking system.

The application process does not close, and a waiting list of applicants will be held and students will be approached when spaces are available.

Although there is no closing date we urge all applicants to apply as quickly as possible. We work actively to house all new students before we offer accommodation to our returning students.

If St George's is your insurance choice, you will only be able to apply once you hold a firm offer. As soon as your offer status has changed the details on how to apply will be sent, if you do not receive this information please email accommodation@sgul.ac.uk.

We do not guarantee accommodation for insurance offer holders but will actively try to house you in halls. If we are unable to offer you a room in Horton Halls we can offer assistance in finding alternative accommodation.

Online booking system

St George's uses an online booking system for Horton Halls which provides a secure and safe environment to apply and pay for your halls of residence. The link to apply for halls will be sent out in your June information pack.

You will be asked to select the room type (either standard ensuite or premium ensuite) and your contract length. We have created specific contracts to suite your length of study, however if you do require a longer or shorter contract length please contact accommodation@sgul.ac.uk.

We offer a choice of single and mixed sex flats to students.
There is a notes section where you can request any amendments to your room.

Once you have completed the application you will receive an automated confirmation.

The accommodation team will then allocate you a provisional room on a conditional room offer.

Results day -  undergraduate students

Once the A Levels results have been published on 14 August the accommodation team will confirm room offers, the offer will then change from provisional to confirmed.

You will then be asked to log into your online account to accept your room offer, read and accept the licence to occupy and then make the £450 deposit payment.

This is also your opportunity to print your room number and your contract length.

The confirmed room offer will state a deadline date to pay the deposit by. Failure to make payment may mean that the allocation will be cancelled. If there are any problems with paying the deposit please keep our team informed by emailing accommodation@sgul.ac.uk.

Postgraduate students and Graduate Entry Medicine

Our accommodation team will be able to confirm your offer prior to results day if there are no outstanding conditions on your admissions offer.

You will then be asked to log into your online account to accept your room offer, read and accept the licence to occupy and then make the £450 deposit payment.

This is also your opportunity to print your room number and your contract length.

The confirmed room offer will state a deadline date to pay the deposit by. Failure to make payment may mean that the allocation will be cancelled. If there are any problems with paying the deposit please keep our team informed by emailing accommodation@sgul.ac.uk.

Moving in to Horton Halls

We ask all students to move in to Horton Halls the weekend before your course starts. Due to annual maintenance and cleaning there are limited opportunities to move in on an earlier date, for enquiries please contact accommodation@sgul.ac.uk.

We will contact you with moving in arrangements in good time, so that you can get prepared for the day.

There is information on our website about what is provided in Horton Halls and recommendations on what you should bring.

How to pay for your deposit and your accommodation

 How to pay your deposit

You must pay your deposit to gain access to your accommodation. Details on the amount due and how to make this payment will be included in your accommodation materials.

Payment can be made over the phone using either your debit or credit card. Your payment can be taken by either:

Jeremy Lancashire +44 (0) 20 8725 3428

Hugh Beere +44 (0)20 8725 5028

How to pay your accommodation fee

At the start of the academic year you will be given a breakdown of the total amount of rent due for the academic year. The rental period covers both Christmas and Easter holidays. Payment is split into three instalments due termly the dates of which will be provided to you. Students are also required to pay a deposit of £450 (see above) prior to moving in. The deposit is fully refundable at the end of the student's residency in halls, less any costs deducted for necessary repair or redecorating.

About Professor Roger Horton

Horton Hall is named after Professor Roger Horton, who joined St George's in 1979, rising from lecturer in pharmacology to vice principal, holding appointments including vice dean of undergraduate medical education, and dean of preclinical studies. Among many of his achievements, Professor Horton was involved in improving student support facilities, and the rebuilding of the student residences. Professor Horton retired in August 2007, and Horton Hall was officially opened by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, on 23 January 2008.

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