Queen Alexandra’s House

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Queen Alexandra’s House

was founded in 1884 by Sir Francis Cook Bart, in order to provide accommodation for women students at the Royal College of Music, Royal College of Art and the Royal College of Science. It has kept to Sir Francis’ original attention, but the fields of study have widened to include many other activities.

The foundation stone for was laid by, HRH, Alexandra Princess of Wales in June 1884, originally called Alexandra’s House, it’s present title was granted by Queen Alexandra when she visited the house in 1910.

The President of Queen Alexandra’s House is Her Royal Highness, Princess Alexandra, who is the great granddaughter of Queen Alexandra. HRH Princess Alexandra has been president of Queen Alexandra’s House Association since 1956 and continues to play a valuable role in the artistic and intellectual life of those who stay at Queen Alexandra’s House.

Queen Alexandra’s House is centrally located next to the Royal Albert Hall in South Kensington, near several arts and music colleges including the Royal College of Music, Imperial College and Royal College of Art.

QAH is convenient for buses and underground (view map), and within easy travelling distance of many colleges, theatres, museums and art galleries.

QAH is ideal for those new to London and keen to experience life in the capital, whilst benefiting from living in a comfortable environment. We provide fully catered, managed accommodation for women students studying within the Estate of the 1851 Commission, a stepping stone between school and complete independence.

QAH is also an ideal residence for students who are familiar with London and who wish to dedicate their time to their studies.