We’re a female-only university hall of residence, situated in a vibrant and convenient location in London’s zone 1.


Ashwell is a  friendly and welcoming community with high-standard, catered accommodation: your home away from home.

We encourage and support our residents to seek excellence in their studies, to use their professional expertise in the service of others, and to see their work in the larger context of a flourishing life.  Ashwell is unique, facilitating serious study as well as offering opportunities for cultural and personal enrichment and fostering life-long friendships.


Since 1962, we have welcomed young women of all faiths and backgrounds.  Ashwell is run with a Catholic ethos, and the pastoral care is entrusted to Opus Dei, a Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church.


Ashwell is located in a residential side street close to Old Street station, with great public transport links to all of London’s universities.  We are walking distance of vibrant Shoreditch, Hoxton, Brick Lane and Angel, as well as the Regent’s Canal and Shoreditch Park.


Read more about the history of our house


Ashwell is a member of the European University College Association(EUCA), and follows the high standards of the ANUK/Unipol National Codes for student accommodation, supported by the National Union of Students.


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