Get to know Surrey House

Please note this was written at a time when there were not restrictions in place. Local area restrictions might affect what is open both in the area and common spaces within your accommodation. To find out more, visit


  • Just a five-minute walk from campus. Buses close-by go into central London in about 15 minutes. New Cross Station is just a 5-minute walk away and will take you to London Bridge and Blackheath Village where you can experience a variety of cafes, shops and restaurants. 

Student life

  • There is the CLV Team who organise regular online events alongside the RECs (*which may be affected due to the latest government guidelines)
  • The Students’ Union is just a short walk away (like everything else that’s on campus) once everything is back open again

The area

  • Surrey House is super close to some of our favourite near-campus pubs, particularly, the Fat Walrus, which you would pass on your way to uni. The Fat Walrus is a student favorite for its garden and, of course, Trouble, the pub’s resident dog (they also have a lunch menu).
  • The hall is also close to lots of restaurants, shops and supermarkets: Sainsbury’s Local, Costa Coffee, Korean takeout, Domino’s Pizza, etc.
  • For movie buffs, the College’s very own cinema (Curzon branch) is located on campus (across the SU building, inside RHB) and offers brand-new movie releases from across the world, showcasing the very best of independent & blockbuster films as well as some olf school viewings. Tip: keep track of your department’s emails, sometimes they have their own viewings in the Curzon as it doubles up as a lecture hall. (Make sure to check out their webpage for the latest opening guidance.)

On site

  • The Orangerie: a gorgeous conservatory in the middle of the complex, it’s a great social space (with table tennis, big tables and very comfortable sofas), which gives students the opportunity to socialise in a relaxed and fun environment. (Note that access to communal areas may change depending on the latest government restrictions)

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