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Exciting new landmark on the horizon for international students in London

Posted by: MPW - 13 September 2021 - MPW Group - Read time: 3 minutes

  • MPW acquires a superbly located, historic building in South Kensington, London, to provide stylish accommodation for over 70 students
  • Full boarding at MPW London, available from September 2022
  • A unique opportunity for international students to live and study in the academic and cultural heart of London

We are delighted to announce that full boarding will be offered at MPW London from September 2022. Students (from 14 years and upwards) will be accommodated in our newly acquired building, Queen’s Gate House, in South Kensington.

In the coming months, the building will be refurbished to provide stylish studios for over 70 students, as well as a host of fantastic facilities for them to enjoy.

MPW students already benefit from a student-centred learning environment with small class sizes and outstanding personal support. The addition of boarding at Queen’s Gate House will further add to a truly unique, rich and exciting student experience.

A special location

Queen’s Gate House is situated in the very heart of South Kensington, moments away from world-famous academic and cultural attractions.

These include Imperial College, the Royal College of Art and the Royal College of Music, museums for every interest (including the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and V&A) and the iconic Royal Albert Hall.

Hyde Park, London’s largest green space, sits at the end of the street and the area has a thriving food and café culture.

Illustrated map showing location of Queen's Gate House

An historic building with an exciting future

Queen’s Gate House, formerly known as Baden Powell House, was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1961, and was the HQ of the Scout Association. Over the next 12 months, the building will be transformed.

Each of its 72 rooms will feature an ensuite bathroom, double bed and desk. A large canteen will offer a diverse menu of quality food, morning, noon and night. And on the top floor, there will be a stunning sky lounge providing panoramic views across South Kensington and beyond.

In addition, the building will provide teaching spaces for a range of subjects, including an inspiring new arts studio.

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This is an exciting development for MPW and our students. We will keep you regularly informed on the progress of the project and share more details in the coming months. Don’t forget to follow us on social media to stay up to date.