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Fischer Hall 
(Notre Dame's London Centre)

outside view of Fischer Hall

Notre Dame's Fischer Hall is a beautiful Edwardian style building  in central London.  The facility is located on the northwest corner of Trafalgar Square.  English Heritage lists Fischer Hall as a Grade II building, meaning it has been placed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, warranting every effort to preserve it. It has served as Notre Dame's base of operations since 1998, and is where students take classes.


The first building on this site was build in 1823 to provide accommodations for the new United University Club, a private gentlemen's club for members of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.  Due to the increasing size of the club, the entire property was rebuilt on a larger scale in 1906 and has had two expansions in 1924 and 1939. The building was later occupied by Coutts & Co., a private bank, and later by the British School of Osteopathy. Notre Dame acquired the building in 1997 thanks to Mr. Charles Kennedy Fischer. 

Academic Facilities

Classroom inside Fischer Hall

Fischer Hall has 10 classrooms, groups study rooms, an undergraduate library, computers, and printers.  There is an Common Room that has plenty of seating, vending machines, and a ping pong table.  There is also a student kitchen in the basement.  

Lee Abbey London

Lee Abbey is the residence building for Notre Dame summer engineering students. It is very conveniently situated in Kensington in West London with excellet transport links to most destinations around London. Kensington is a quiet residential area with excellent shops, museums and parks a short distance away. 


Lee Abbey London was founded in 1964 as a not-for-profit charity to provide suitable accommodation in a friendly atmosphere for students coming to London from all around the world. Over 40 years later the purpose is still the same.

The name Lee Abbey originally comes from a large country house and estate on the north coast of Devon in the south west of England. In that beautiful setting a group of Christians from within the Church of England (Anglican), founded a retreat centre where people could go for spiritual and physical refreshment. This work began in 1946 and still continues today.


Lee Abbey London consists of over 120 bedrooms and is called home by almost 200 residents with rooms situated over 5 floors. There is a range of bedrooms to suit your needs and budget – from single en-suites to triples. Each bedroom comes furnished and includes:

  • Bed and side table
  • a desk and bookshelves for your study
  • telephone with voicemail facility
  • internet access
  • basin

Lee Abbey provides all bedding (sheets, duvet and cover, pillows and pillowcases) and is responsible for laundering your bed linen, but you must provide your own towel. Rooms are cleaned once a week.

Other Amenities

Lee Abbey has a range of facilities to help you enjoy your time.

  • Garden
  • 2 comfortable lounges
  • Free coffee bar in the evenings
  • Games room including pool and table tennis
  • Study room

  • Internet access
  • TV room with Freeview
  • Chapel
  • 4 music practice rooms
  • Coin operated laundry
  • Fully equipped kitchen for preparing your own meals

Imperial College-London

Carbon Plant at Imperial College LondonLab students at Imperial College LondonStudents will take classes at the Imperial College-London located in South Kensington.   Imperial College facility of the ChemEng Discovery Space is a fully functioning carbon transfer plant.  The ChemEng Discovery Space is a state of art 9 million pound facility consisting of an ABB Pilot Plant Control Room, Laboratories, and Carbon Capture Pilot Plant.  Students will take a class there and get real-life experience of how chemical plants work. 

Learn more about the facility at Imperial here.