Nutford House, London
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Nutford House was built in 1916 and was acquired by the University of London in 1949, after which it was expanded to take in five terraced houses in Brown Street, known as the Annexe and one house in Seymour Place. Accommodation is provided for 199 men and women students in 157 single and 21 twin rooms. No smoking is permitted in the hall.
Nutford House has a total of 156 single rooms, and 21 shared rooms across the main hall, annexe and Seymour Place. The warden for many years was the sole surviving relative of Howard Carter (archaeologist), the discoverer of Tutankhamun's tomb and signed the death certificate (last seen on display at the 1992 British Museum's exhibit of Howard Carter's career before Tutankhamun).
The residence is split into 3 separate accommodations: Main Hall, The Annexe and Seymour Place, with Seymour Place being at a fairly substantial distance from the main Hall, as well as lacking any common facilities. Residents in Seymour Place can only to their laundry in the main buildings. Also, there are no common areas in Seymour Place, leading to less social occasions.
There are 4 laundry machines, with dryers attached. These are maintained by Washstation Equipment It costs 2 pounds for a 34 minute basic wash, and a further 1 pound for a 50 minute dry, including a 10 minute cooldown period.
The Hall has 2 common rooms - one TV room, and one JCR (Junior Common Room). Contrary to urban legends, there is no Senior Common Room. There is, however, a music room, with an out of tune piano.
In September 2012, the London Metropolitan Police were called upon, when the fire alarm was triggered on 4 separate occasions.
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