Dear LPH Resident,

Welcome to Lillian Penson Hall, one of the University of London’s intercollegiate halls of residence. LPH is named after the first woman to serve as Vice Chancellor of the University, Dame Lillian Margery Penson, DBE (1896-1963).

LPH is home to a diverse community of 300 residents, who are all fellow full-time students of a College or Institute of the University of London. At the same time each resident is different: in any academic year, 60-odd nations are represented (between A and often to Z); and residents are at different stages of academic studies including first year undergraduates, one-year PGT students, and PhD candidates representing the University of London’s full range of academic disciplines. It provides a great opportunity to meet new people!

We desire you to view LPH as a safe, secure, and social environment to support your academic studies. This includes 24/7 reception-security staffing, on-site Hall Management (which includes overseeing Reception-Security, Housekeeping, and Maintenance), a Dining Hall, communal spaces to relax and study, and a support system of pastoral care by the Warden and the Senior Members.

LPH is located at 15-25 Talbot Square (W2 1TT): it is due south of Paddington Station, and bounded by London Street (to the east) and Spring Street (to the west). Tourist guides of London include LPH’s neighbourhood of ‘Bayswater’. Paddington Station (built in 1836) is north of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Sussex Gardens and Norfolk Square remains one of the major B&B centres in London. Little Venice – think canals – is north of Paddington Station. Notting Hill, which includes Portobello Market (particularly on Saturday), is to the west. Walk east for approximately 40 mins to pass through Marylebone, Mayfair, Fitzrovia, and Bloomsbury (heart of the University of London). Edgware Road is a magnet for London’s Arabic community so many Middle Eastern cafes and restaurants. Numerous banks and supermarkets are within five minutes by foot.

We hope that LPH plays a major role in what is a successful 2016/17 academic year.

Contact the Warden or Hall Management if you have questions in advance of your arrival.

Kind regards,

Dr Derrick Chong

Hall Management Office