Kingston University, is home to over 16,000 full time students. The university first opened as Kingston Technical Institute in 1899, by 1970 the institute had become Kingston Polytechnic, and in 1992, almost 100 years after it was first established, that Kingston Polytechnic turned into the Kingston University.

The university, is a member of the Association of MBAs, the European University Association and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. And in 2018 was named in the world’s top 200 young universities in the latest international rankings by the Times Higher Education.

The University’s four campuses can be found in and around the town centre, with a free intersite bus connecting them. It’s a lively, student-friendly location on the Thames, neighbouring historic Hampton Court Palace and two royal parks. And the heart of London is just a 30 minute train ride away.

Host – One Penrhyn Road is perfectly located for the university with a:

  • 3 minute walk to Penrhyn Road campus,
  • 5 minute walk to Kingston School of Art, Knights Park,
  • 6 minute walk to the Kingston School of Art, River House,
  • 20 minute bus ride (85 / K3) from the Kingston Hill campus,
  • 30 minute bus ride (85 / K3) from Roehampton Vale Campus.

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We’re proud to have won some awards. But hopefully they mean something to you too. Because the National Student Housing Survey only recognises accommodation based on real student experiences. So the people voting are the ones who live with us. Which means you can pick your Host student home with confidence.