University of London Nutford House

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Nutford House was built in 1916 as a mental asylum and was acquired by the University of London in 1949, after which it was expanded to take in five terraced houses in Brown Street, known as the Annexe and one house in Seymour Place. Accommodation is provided for 223 men and women students in 181 single and 21 twin rooms. No smoking is permitted in the hall.

Nutford House has a total of 181 single rooms, and 21 shared rooms across the main hall, annexe and Seymour Place. The warden for many years was the sole surviving relative of Howard Carter (archaeologist), the discoverer of Tutankhamun’s tomb and signed the death certificate (last seen on display at the 1992 British Museum’s exhibit of Howard Carter’s career before Tutankhamun).

University of London Nutford House

The residence is split into 3 separate accommodations: Main Hall, The Annexe and Seymour. Residents in Seymour Place only have access to laundry facilities and common areas in the main or annex buildings.

There are 4 laundry machines, with dryers attached. These are maintained by Washstation Equipment It costs 2 pounds for a 34-minute basic wash, and a further 1 pound for a 50-minute dry, including a 10-minute cooldown period.

The House has 2 common rooms in the main building, one of which is a TV room and the other a JCR (Junior Common Room) with a piano. Contrary to urban legends, there is no Senior Common Room. There is, however, a music room in the annex. The annex also houses a games room with darts, foosball table, and TV.

In September 2012, the London Metropolitan Police were called upon, when the fire alarm was triggered on 4 separate occasions during the early morning hours.