Accommodation at Clare Hall

Clare Hall - a perfect mix of history meets modern day.

Clare Hall sits in tranquil surroundings on Herschel Road, a leafy residential road to the west of Cambridge. The College is quiet and peaceful, but only a 10-minute walk from the historic city centre.

We offer modern accommodation with a selection of single and double rooms and some self-contained flats in 1960s-influenced architecture. A large common room/lounge is available for guests to use, where you can sit and enjoy a drink. Our buildings are in a pretty garden setting with traditional, period and listed buildings as neighbours. A perfect mix of history meets modern day, making this an ideal place to stay.

New students will be contacted by the Accommodation Officer once they have received an unconditional offer from the University. Most of the housing for students consists of single study bedrooms with shared facilities, although a number do have en-suite. Rooms are organised in houses of 10-15 rooms with residents sharing a kitchen and sitting room.  There are also a number of double rooms for couples and two one-bedroom flats as well as three two-bedroom flats for student families.  Students with families or with particular needs such as disability are given a priority for housing.

For Visiting Fellows, there are single studio flats, one and two-bedroom flats for single or double occupancy or for families and some three and four-bedroom houses. Visiting Fellows are asked to fill in their housing requirements at the time of applying for a Fellowship.

If you would like to contact the College about staying in one of the guest rooms, please complete our guest room booking enquiry form.

For any enquiries, please email our Accommodation Officer on