University accommodation for female students in London

Providing a home away from home

Since 1962, Ashwell has been a home to young women from all over the UK and beyond. Originally situated in Notting Hill, London, Ashwell moved to its current location on Old Street in 1990. A unique combination of serious study with a warm family environment and opportunities for cultural and personal enrichment distinguish Ashwell from other halls of residence. Students are encouraged to seek excellence in their work, to use their professional expertise in the service of others, and to see their work in the larger context of a flourishing life.

Whilst Ashwell welcomes students of all creeds and ethnic backgrounds, life in Ashwell is imbued with a Christian ethos, with the pastoral care entrusted to Opus Dei, a Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church.


Affiliations and Accreditation

The House is member of European University College Association(EUCA), a European network of Collegiate Halls of Residence offering a complete range of activities to provide all-round formation for university students.

Ashwell House follows a distinct set of standards for our student accommodation, called the ANUK/Unipol National Codes. The purpose of these Codes, membership of which is voluntary, is to provide students with professional housing services.

The standards chosen for the Codes reflect a balance of common sense obligations and responsibilities between landlords and tenants. They also reflect established best practice in the sector and are based on what an average student and their parents would expect of a good quality housing supplier. The standards are supported by the voice of students themselves through the National Union of Students.

Ashwell House is a project of Dawliffe Hall Educational Foundation, Charity Reg. No. 278720, Company Registration No. 1450892.

The site on which Ashwell House is built began life in 1782 as St Luke’s Workhouse, in the parish of St Luke in Hoxton; it cost £2000 to build…