With 38 single rooms and 6 shared rooms, William Temple House is a great place to stay for International students in London. We offer quality accomodation with all the facilities you need. And, with Earl's Court station just around the corner, it's really easy to get around London!
William Temple House is non-profit making, registered as a charity, receiving no direct funds
from the Church, Government, Universities or Colleges. All monies required to run
William Temple House are raised from accommodation fees paid by the residents.
William Temple House is a self-catering, non-smoking residence open to full-time students of all nationalities and faiths. We have the capacity to accommodate 50 students. The residence is owned and managed by the International Students' Club (Church of England) Limited, which was established by the Board of Mission and Unity of the Church of England.
"Life at WTH was my perfect balance for work and play and without doubt the best 2 years of my university life!"
~ Arathi Menon-Veilex
"During summer there are barbecues! It's always nice to get a break from a studying routine :)"
~ Kristian Nagy
Nia Tyler, USA (PR Intern at Amazing PR. Resident: Summer 2014)
"William Temple House was great. I was able to stay somewhere safe, fun, and close to the city center. I made some lifelong friends and I hope to get the chance to stay again or visit. "
Franziska Beck, Germany (Imperial College, Physics Graduate. Resident: 2013-2014)
"I couldn't have found a better place to stay in London than William Temple House -- great people, a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, the lovely cat Schweiny, the central location and Brompton cemetery just round the corner for quiet walks to escape the bustle of London. I loved getting to know so many people from all over the world. I never felt lonely at WTH and the people from the office were always kind and ready to help if there was a problem. It was the perfect place to study and live for a year -- WTH did not feel like rented accommodation, it felt like home!"
Alexey Vavelyuk, Russia (Imperial College, Economics and Strategy Graduate. Resident: 2013-2014)
"I believe that charming and understanding staff members and residents of the William Temple House were definitely one of the main reasons why I enjoyed living in the House so much. However, living here was not only about having a chance to meet great people from all over the world, but also about experiencing what a life of a Londoner feels like. Its central location in a very nice area close to my university allowed me focus on studies and at the same time always reminded not to forget about all great fun that was happening around me."
Sebastian Dooley, UK (Intern at Telereal Trillium. Resident: Summer 2014)
"William Temple House is a fantastic facility for students from all over the world and I am really lucky to have found it! Not only has it provided an affordable place for me to stay in London, I have met many interesting people who I wish to remain friends with for a long time. I will definitely be recommending here as a place to stay."
Aeden Pittendreigh, Australia (English National Ballet School Graduate. Resident: 2010-2013)
"William Temple House was a fantastic experience. It's location and facilities were just what I needed for my time as a student in London. As well as this, the other housemates were great fun and I made many life long friends over my three year stay. I will always fondly remember the sunny afternoons we spent BBQ-ing in it's awesome garden with the house cat Schweinsteiger providing endless entertainment."
Arathi Menon-Veilex, India (London College of Fashion Graduate. Resident: 2009-2011)
"William Temple House was instantly home away from home for me.
Apart from its great location the house seemed large and yet was small enough to know everyone!
With students from all backgrounds and ages, studying a variety of subjects , I met so many interesting people and made friends for life.
I was lucky to have a fantastic room mate and one of the best rooms in the house (107), with our own balcony... and wait it gets better, over looking our massive private WTH garden. Well, massive enough to fit 25 of us lying horizontally in the sun!!
Summer barbeques and trips to one of many concerts and plays were a common feature in the house. The music room used by students to practice our evening serenade and the giant TV and comfy sofa's our break away from university work.
Being a design student I enjoyed my peace and quiet in my room to work and used the garden for some extra inspiration. Life at WTH was my perfect balance for work and play and without doubt the best 2 years of my university life!"
Kristian Nagy, Slovakia (Imperial College, Computer Science. Resident: 2010-2012)
"I spent great 2 years at the WTH and would recommend it to anybody. There are plenty of ways to socialize, when cooking in communal kitchens, playing table football, or just having fun watching TV and the next football championship with others. There's students from all around the world with interesting stories. Also WTH organizes hall-wide events such as Christmas dinner, musical or circus, all at great discounts. And even it's easy to organize your own thing, like a pancake day or your national cuisine day, and to even get some funding for it. And during summer there are barbecues! It's always nice to get a break from a studying routine :) The location is also nice, close to big grocery shops and plenty of take-away / eat-in places. And of course, when one needs to study, there is always a place - whether in quiet rooms, or in the study."
Zuzana Gavorova, Slovakia (Imperial College, Physics. Resident: 2010-2011)
"I will never forget WTH because of the people I met there. We are still in touch and I hope we will stay that way. It is not a coincidence that WTH is full of friendly people. The atmosphere is friendly, the huge comfy lounge is friendly, the events and meet-ups organised by WTH for all the residents are friendly. I can mention numerous barbeques, French evening, cooking competition but number one for me was the whole house going ice-skating!"
Jessica Cohen, USA(English National Ballet. Resident: 2011-2012)
" I lived at William Temple House for a year and it was the perfect transition for me in moving away from home for the first time. The house has a great safe and friendly atmosphere, and I was able to have my independence while living there while also making good friends and having a community to be a part of. It also happens to be in a great location, in one of the most beautiful parts of London, with lots of shops nearby and a very convenient location to live."
The William Temple House is named after Archbishop William Temple.
William Temple was a bishop in the Church of England. He served as Bishop of Manchester, Archbishop of York and Archbishop of Canterbury. Read more...
William Temple (15 October 1881 – 26 October 1944) was a bishop in the Church of England. He served as Bishop of Manchester (1921–29), Archbishop of York (1929–42) and Archbishop of Canterbury (1942–44).
A renowned teacher and preacher, Temple is perhaps best known for his 1942 book Christianity and Social Order, which set out an Anglican social theology and a vision for what would constitute a just post-war society. He is also noted for being one of the founders of the Council of Christians and Jews in 1942. He is the most recent Archbishop of Canterbury to have died while in office.