Student accommodation at Seething Wells

Seething Wells is right by the River Thames and is close to Surbiton town centre and railway station. There is plenty of green space close by, so you won't feel like you're in London at all! The hall is in a listed building located on an old water works site, full of history. It was transformed into student accommodation in the 1990s.

We are refurbishing Seething Wells and we think you will love the finished result! The spruced up halls of residence will offer modern, stylish rooms in an eco-friendly environment, with nearly 300 newly refurbished en-suite rooms by September 2021.

Is this hall right for me?

Good for students at Penrhyn Rd
Good for students at Penrhyn Rd
Good for students at Knights Park
Good for students at Knights Park
Newly refurbished
Newly refurbished
En-suite rooms
En-suite rooms
Common room
Common room
Disability adapted
Disability adapted

Key features

At Seething Wells hall you will find:

476
Rooms in total

Rooms in total

2–14
Bedrooms sharing a kitchen

Bedrooms sharing a kitchen

3
Micro en-suite rooms

Micro en-suite rooms

15
Budget en-suite rooms

Budget en-suite rooms

277
Standard en-suite rooms

Standard en-suite rooms

135
Classic en-suite rooms

Classic en-suite rooms

46
Premium en-suite rooms

Premium en-suite rooms

7
Disability-adapted rooms

Disability-adapted rooms

  • En-suite – Yes, all rooms at Seething Wells have en-suite facilities
  • WiFi – Fast WiFi access is provided
  • Security – 24-hour on-call security
  • Common room – Yes
  • Adapted bedrooms – At Seething Wells, disabled students have access to 6 wheelchair-adapted bedrooms and 1 deaf-adapted room.
  • Laundrette – Yes
  • Parking – Yes
  • Bike storage – Yes
  • Intersite bus link – Yes

Close to

It is easy to get to lectures, the library and other campus facilities from Seething Wells hall. Many students walk to classes or hop on the free inter-site bus service. (The travel times listed below are approximate and can vary due to levels of traffic.)

Penrhyn Road campus
Penrhyn Road campus

Penrhyn Road campus

20 minute walk

Knights Park campus
Knights Park campus

Knights Park campus

30 minute walk

Kingston Hill campus
Kingston Hill campus

Kingston Hill campus

30 minutes on KU inter-site bus

Roehampton Vale campus
Roehampton Vale campus

Roehampton Vale campus

40 minutes on KU inter-site bus

Bus stop
Bus stop
1 minute walk
Kingston town centre
Kingston town centre
10 minutes bus journey
Surbiton train station
Surbiton train station
15 minute walk
Library
Library
20 minute walk
Supermarkets
Supermarkets
20 minute bus journey
Kingston train station
Kingston train station
30 minute walk
Bushy Park
Bushy Park
35 minute walk

Moving out for the first time was daunting, yet the team at Seething Wells made it a seamless transition. They offered events and opportunities from the minute I arrived, so it was very easy to make university accommodation my new home.

Ben Maxted, BA (Hons) Human Geography

Ben Maxted, BA (Hons) Human Geography
Ben Maxted, BA (Hons) Human Geography

Room types at Seething Wells

There are five room types at Seething Wells hall:

2021 entry

Micro en-suite

£112 a week
7 square metres
Micro en-suite

A micro en-suite is our smallest and most affordable room in Kingston University's housing stock. These rooms offer:

  • a single bed
  • a small study desk
  • en-suite bathroom facilities
  • a communal kitchen

All of our micro rooms are newly refurbished to have a sleek and modern finish.

Please note: Due to the size of the micro en-suite rooms, we wouldn't recommend them for students over 1.8 metres tall.

Budget en-suite room

£139 a week
8 square metres
Budget en-suite room

A budget en-suite is another affordable room type on our Seething Wells site. It offers:

  • a single bed
  • a small study desk
  • en-suite bathroom facilities
  • a communal kitchen

The budget en-suite rooms have been newly refurbished, so are new and stylish.

Classic en-suite room

£176 a week *
Non-refurbished room
Classic en-suite room

The classic en-suite is a non-refurbished room. You will be upgraded into a newly-refurbished room as soon as one becomes available and will receive a discount for each week spent in your pre-refurbished room. The classic rooms offers:

  • a single bed
  • a study desk
  • en-suite bathroom facilities
  • a communal kitchen shared between up-to 6 residents

* A discounted rent will be applied.

Standard en-suite room

£176 a week
10 square metres
Standard en-suite room

A newly refurbished standard room offers:

  • a modern and stylish study bedroom
  • a comfortable study space
  • a small double bed
  • en-suite bathroom facilities
  • a communal kitchen
  • ample storage for all your belongings (under-bed drawers and overhead shelving)

Premium en-suite room

£199 a week
15 square metres
Premium en-suite room

A newly refurbished premium room offers:

  • a spacious living environment in a loft conversion room
  • a comfortable study space
  • a small double bed
  • en-suite bathroom facilities
  • a communal kitchen
  • ample storage for all your belongings (under bed drawers and overhead shelving)

Make it your own

We'll provide you with plenty of amenities to ensure your room is comfortable. You can expect:

  • A bed with mattress, a desk and chair, a wardrobe, curtains/blinds, bookshelves and a notice board. The rest is over to you to get creative with how you decorate your room.
  • Communal areas and well-equipped kitchens, shared between a group of students
  • Nearby laundry facilities
  • Bike storage and free parking for your car at many of our halls
  • All bills included in your rent
Make it your own

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What to bring when you move into halls

Moving into your student room in halls is exciting – but what should you bring with you when you make your move to university?

Rooms in halls are well equipped so there is no need to pack absolutely everything. 

A few things to note for Seething Wells specifically – our newly refurbished rooms have induction hobs, so make sure you bring pans that work! Some of the beds are small doubles (rather than singles) so please ensure you have the right bedding too.

You can pre-order a Student Starter Kit Pack if you want to take the hassle out of buying and transporting bedding, kitchen and bathroom items to uni when it is time to move in. The pack will be delivered directly to your hall of residence.

What to bring when you move into halls

Location

Address: Seething Wells, Portsmouth Road, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 5PJ

To: Seething Wells

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Adapted accommodation and disability support

Contact our Disability Team if you need an adapted room in halls due to requirements relating to a physical disability or a mental health condition – we are here to help.

Terms and conditions

Your Halls Licence is your legally binding housing agreement. Make sure you read it in full and truly understand the obligations and rights you have whilst living at University.

  • Halls Licence Agreement – this covers all key information you need to be aware of prior to moving in, such as your address, the cost of your room, how you pay for it, the guest policy and much more.
  • Halls Guide – this covers all the dos and don'ts regarding behaviour whilst living in Kingston University halls of residence and what we expect from you as a resident.