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Writtle House

Historic site for postgraduate and mature students seeking quiet living arrangements

Established in 1917, Writtle House was first known as London Aerodrome Hotel and then renamed The Royal Air Force East Camp Officers' Mess. Back then, it used to be a short stay hotel for people flying from the now RAF Museum, and it was sometimes even used by the Royal Family!

How to apply for Writtle House

Key details

Accommodation26 standard rooms and 10 double rooms split between six flats.

Standard rooms at Writtle House cost £179.06 per week, whilst double rooms cost £184.66 per week. Rent is paid in two termly instalments.

DurationContracts run for 40 weeks, from the 11th of September 2023 until the 17th of June 2024.
RoomsEach room is furnished with a spacious study desk, a wardrobe, and wall storage for personal belongings. Whilst standard rooms have a single bed, double rooms have a double bed.
Communal areasDesignated kitchens and bathrooms are shared between flat residents.
Communal areas include TV lounge and study room.
SecurityThe hall team is available at reception from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, to assist with queries and maintenance issues. There are security guards on site 5pm to 9am weekdays and 24/7 during weekends.
ServicesUtility bills included (water, gas, and electric)
Basic contents insurance
Internet access
On-site laundry facilities (additional cost per use)
Weekly cleaning service of shared spaces (kitchens, bathrooms, TV lounge, and study room)
  • The essentials

    • Inventory


      • Single/double bed
      • Bedside cabinet
      • Wardrobe
      • Bookshelf
      • Wastepaper bin
      • Notice board
      • Desk and an adjustable chair
      • Internet access (included in the price)


      • Sink
      • Cooker
      • Toaster
      • Kettle
      • Microwave
      • Kitchen bin
      • Vacuum cleaner
      • Dustpan and brush
      • Mop and bucket
      • Kitchen table and chairs
      • Fridge and freezer
      • Chopping board
      • Cupboard storage space
    • What to bring


      • Duvet
      • Pillow
      • Covers
      • Sheets
      • Alarm clock
      • Coat hangers
      • Laundry basket


      • Sharp knife
      • Scissors
      • Glass and mug
      • Plate and bowl
      • Flat baking tray
      • Small cutlery set
      • Chopping board
      • Bin bags, sandwich bags, foil, cling film, and tea towels
      • Saucepan, wok or frying pan
      • Plastic storage containers


      • Towels
      • Washbag and toiletries
      • Toilet cleaner, bleach, toilet brush
      • Toilet rolls
      • Plasters


      • Laptop or computer
      • Mobile phone
      • Headphones
      • USB memory stick
      • Device chargers
      • Plug convertors


Local area

The proximity to local parks and the StoneX Stadium, home to the local rugby team Saracens, means that residents will have the opportunity to attend and engage in sports events organised by the RAs.

See Writtle House's location on Google Maps.

Transportation Links

Writtle House is based in Colindale, only a 20-minute walk away from our Hendon campus. Just a 5-minute walk way from the Colindale tube station, residents can get to central in under 30 minutes on the Northern line.

How to apply

Ready to apply for Writtle House? Follow the link below to learn about the application process and to make an accommodation application.

How to apply for halls

Maintaining high standards

Writtle House is managed by Southern Housing, a housing association that specialises in student accommodation. Middlesex University is committed to providing a friendly, safe, student-focused environment, and we’ve signed up to national codes of standards for accommodation to ensure this. For Writtle House, Southern Housing has also signed up to the ANUK code.

Contact us

We're here to help you find accommodation whilst you study with us, either in halls or in the private rented sector. If you are not sure where to start, get in contact with us.

Call +44 (0)20 8411 6121.

Email accomm@mdx.ac.uk

The Study4Success Award

Southern Housing has partnered with Middlesex University to offer one successful applicant who has made a difference to society, the opportunity to have their accommodation fees paid for one academic year (40 weeks) in Platt Hall, Writtle House, or Usher Hall. For more information, visit the Study4Success page.

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