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9-10 June 2018

9-10 June 2018

Goodenough College - London House Quadrangle

Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 12:00–15:00

Activities

Guided tours by members of the College and a cake stall in Mecklenburgh Square Garden, manned by the children of the College, who donate the proceeds to a charity of their choice. Café in London House that the public are welcome to use during OGSW.

Entrance

SE corner of Mecklenburgh Square
Nearest postcode: WC1N 2AB

Buses

17, 45, 46 + 19, 38, 55, 243

Stations

Russell Square, King's Cross

Cycle hire station

Wren Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Please ring 020 7520 1570 in advance if you have any special requirements.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

Study bedrooms surround the quad. Visitors are asked to respect this and to keep noise to a minimum.

The Garden

Founded in 1931, Goodenough College is an independent educational charity. Situated in one of central London's most beautiful garden squares, its mission is 'to develop future leaders by providing a welcoming residential community for outstanding international postgraduate students and the families, irrespective of background, where mutual understanding and respect are fostered and intellectual, cultural and social interactions are nurtured'.

The College provides accommodation for 700 students from 80 different countries, studying at over 70 institutions in London.

Gardener: Myriam Sarens
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 12:00–15:00

Activities

Guided tours by members of the College and a cake stall in Mecklenburgh Square Garden, manned by the children of the College, who donate the proceeds to a charity of their choice. Café in London House that the public are welcome to use during OGSW.

Entrance

SE corner of Mecklenburgh Square
Nearest postcode: WC1N 2AB

Buses

17, 45, 46 + 19, 38, 55, 243

Stations

Russell Square, King's Cross

Cycle hire station

Wren Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Please ring 020 7520 1570 in advance if you have any special requirements.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

Study bedrooms surround the quad. Visitors are asked to respect this and to keep noise to a minimum.

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