Goodenough College, The Great Hall

London House, Mecklenburgh Square, London, WC1N 2AB

86% would book it again

Capacity and Layout

75 - 250

Boardroom

Boardroom

Classroom

Classroom

75

Cabaret

Cabaret

120

Theatre

Theatre

250

Restaurant

Restaurant

Open space

Open space

250

Amenities

Description

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Ratings & Reviews

Ecas SorundoApril 12th, 2021

I am a current resident here. The facilities are very good and the staff generally efficient, although always behaving too formally to be called friendly. They take in a lot of US students and Canadian students, as well as people from the richer Commonwealth. So this is not the most culturally diverse experience, as there aren't that many British, Europeans, and poorer-Commonwealth and developing countries people staying here. There are a lot of activities, but many are formal (you really need a suit to go to many of the events here). Like the a commenter who disliked it on Yelp said the place is full of people 'who like to dress like their fathers'. They have a Chaplain rather than a secular psychologist to offer 'counselling'. The ethos is still very much stuck in a British Empire mentality. Also from my own personal experience living in an all male corridor there is also quite a bit of public macho behaviour going around (last pearl I heard was: A: 'I'm staying in London for Xmas'; B: 'For a girl?'; A: 'Nah man, I would NEVER do that for a girl'). Many of the neighbours here don't even say hi when they meet each other on the corridor or the street, and just blank whoever they don't think is cool enough or part of the in-crowd in my corridor. So this place offers frequent encounters with people who are self-centered/individualistic, passive-aggressive, and have an inflated sense of self-importance. If you don't care about that / are unfazed by idiotic behaviour and just want a place with excellent facilities to live in close to uni then Goodenough does offer that.

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Daniel CauchiApril 12th, 2021

Having lived here for 3 years while pursuing my postgrad studies, I've come to see Goodenough as my home in London, and try to stay here every time I visit. A true home away from home, with recently refurbished rooms, a great community atmosphere and loads of things to do in the area. The rooms are decent too.

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Edward EinhornApril 12th, 2021

I have lived there for a year as a postgraduate student. When investigating it, I looked at google reviews, so I thought I'd give back. There were some hesitations I saw on a couple. Honestly, they baffle me now. The facilities are excellent, especially in William Goodenough House where I stay. The community is warm and vibrant. The events are constant, varying from "Port Talks" on various subjects, to student concerts, to trips throughout England and even three a year to continental Europe (for those selected, there is an application process). I went to Venice on an opera trip. But that's a small point compared to the year round facilities and atmosphere. And location! Amazing place to be be, in the center of London, on a quiet beautiful square. Also, whoever was criticizing the wifi: never had a problem. Work great. Come!

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Navaneethan RajaApril 12th, 2021

A beautiful events venue besides a postgraduate residence open to students from any university or college. An absolutely quite library with mainly fiction with visitor entry less than an hour.. Very receptive people.

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Jian ChenApril 12th, 2021

Good management good for students reasonable price. A very good child playground nearby.

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