Single ensuite rooms in Central London for a budget price.


Frances Gardner House is situated just off the Grays Inn Road, behind St. Andrew’s Gardens (WC1X 0HD). Providing budget summer accommodation for groups and individuals. Reception facilities including check-in, are located at Langton Close, which is at the same location. All guests staying at Frances Gardner House can use the facilities at Langton Close.

Accommodation is offered in single ensuite rooms. Kitchens are shared with up to seven other guests.

Within walking distance are a number of museums including The British Museum, Dickens House Museum, the Foundling Museum and Sir John Soane’s Museum. The Brunswick Centre and Exmouth Market are both conveniently located within walking distance, providing shopping and dining opportunities. The West End is easily accessible by bus and underground, as are the Royal Courts of Justice, St Paul’s Cathedral and the City of London.

Important notes: Frances Gardner House does NOT have lift access. Please do let us know if you require lift access when booking (in the additional information text box).


Food and Drinks

Frances Gardner House offers self catering facilities including use of communal kitchens. These kitchens are fully equipped and all have refrigerators, freezers, cookers, and microwaves, as well as basic crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.

Kitchens are cleaned frequently (at least once weekly), but guests are responsible for their own washing and tidying up.

Kitchens and communal rooms can be used 24 hours a day, but we would like to point out that use after 11.00pm might cause disturbance to other guests.

Grounds and gardens

St. Andrew's Gardens is a public garden adjacent to Frances Gardner House and is open from 07:30 to dusk. 

Other facilities

All bedrooms have Wi Fi access (included in price).

There is no smoking inside any UCL building. Smoking is permitted in courtyards with consideration for other guests.

Guests staying at Frances Gardner House can use the laundry facilities, common room and TV lounge at Langton Close which is adjacent. 

If guests wish to bring their bicycle, there is a secure bike shed on site.


21st century buildings

No parking onsite

No smoking

Minimum age 18


Free broadband access (wifi)

Outdoor terrace

Self-catering facilities


No luggage storage

24 hour security

Pool/snooker table

Linen included

Towels included

Common room

Iron/ironing board


Clothes dryer

Washing machine

Food and Drinks

Self-catering facilities

Electric oven

Electric hob




Nearby recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Age restrictions

Minimum age 18

Frances Gardner House, Bloomsbury, London - Reviews


Based on 385 reviews
Service 4.1
Rooms 3.8
Website 4.2
Value 4.2
Overall Experience 4.0

Very quiet location, and hardly anyone about. Bedside light would have been nice.
Mr Margaret G

I was pleased with the service and accommodation itself. I would certainly consider doing it again.
Mr Steffan E

Booked last minute,service very good, great location and reception staff very helpful/friendly
Mr Garry K

Great value for money. Good location.
Mrs Angela M

Booked a one night stay at Frances Gardner house back in July while visiting family. Very reasonable price considering the location was almost central London. The room was very clean and had all the basic necessities e.g. Ensuite with shower, sheets, towels and soap etc. Nothing special but for the price, it's perfect. Staff at the reception were helpful. I'm glad I booked university accommodation and will be doing so again.
Ms Kirsten H

Everything was very nice. The furniture could be in a better condition but anyway the room meets all the standards of simple and rather cheap accommodation. The area is not very rich with restaurants though. But by no means it's a good place to stay for a couple of nights.
Miss Vasilina S

Excellent clean room, good security, excellent shower. Could have done with a bedside lamp though!
Mr George W

Great location and a warm welcome from the team. As a single traveler the room felt very secure. It would be nice if there were tea/coffee facilities in the room. (I have had this at other student accommodation bookings). The room was also very hot! I understand that this is hard to control and appreciated the fan in the room.
Ms Clare M

it is a very good place for that value. it is close to center of London and public transport points. it is clean and decent place with a small bathroom inside. It has a well equiped kitchen area that you are supposed to share with nine person.
Mrs Muge T

I have stayed in lots of places but never rated any before. However, this was so good that I feel motivated to say so! There is nothing fancy about the rooms but they have everything you need (with the exception of a hairdryer and toiletries). The location is fantastic. It was lovely and clean and quiet and comfortable. Thank you very much!
Mrs Lois T

Travel Info

Address: Langton Close, Wren Street, Gray's Inn Road, London, LondonWC1X 0HD, United Kingdom

Check in: Is at Langton Close from 2.00pm  Check out:  By 10.00am

There is no latest check in time.

The reception office is open 24 hours a day. The reception is located in Langton Close, just opposite Frances Gardner House. Guests must present valid photographic identification such as a passport or driving licence.

Nearest Underground Stations:

Chancery Lane (Central Line) - 0.6 miles/1 km
Russell Square (Piccadilly Line) - 0.6 miles/0.9 km
Kings Cross St Pancras (Northern, Victoria, Piccadilly, Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City Lines) - 0.7 miles/1.1 km

Should you require any further assistance in finding us, please call the number on your booking confirmation receipt.

Unfortunately, there is neither parking nor luggage storage facilities available on site.