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9-10 June 2018

Goodenough College - William Goodenough 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 (Sells Tickets)

35-42 Mecklenburgh Square
Nearest postcode: WC1N 2AN

Buses

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

Stations

Russell Square, King's Cross

Cycle hire station

Ampton Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

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

Dogs

Dogs on leads

Conditions

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

The Garden

Goodenough College was established in 1931 by Frederick Goodenough to provide overseas postgraduate students with a collegiate home while studying in London. William Goodenough House was established after WW2 to provide accommodation for female postgraduates and families.

After a 15-month renovation it reopened in 2012 and the quadrangle includes a water feature by David Harber and Portland stone benches.

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 (Sells Tickets)

35-42 Mecklenburgh Square
Nearest postcode: WC1N 2AN

Buses

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

Stations

Russell Square, King's Cross

Cycle hire station

Ampton Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

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

Dogs

Dogs on leads

Conditions

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

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