Chester House is a catered halls of residence located in leafy Muswell Hill, North London, with easy direct transport links across the city. We have offered affordable, supportive & high-quality accommodation to students and career starters since 1960, and proudly provide a friendly and welcoming home from home for our residents.
Chester House was made possible by the philanthropy of Guy Chester, who owned the North Bank Estate on which Chester House sits. If you would like to read more about our history see below.
We welcome all
We are inclusive and treat everyone equally
We place an emphasis on the long-term through fair and honest communication
We maintain our buildings and grounds to a high standard and to be environmentally friendly
Mr Guy Chester
Chester House became a symbol of the vision of Guy Chester and was named Chester House without Guy Chester’s knowledge. Chester House was opened to fulfil a need as Guy Chester was aware of the loneliness and desperate shortage of suitable accommodation for young people coming to London to study or take up employment. To meet this immediate need, as well as planning for future generations, Guy Chester insisted ‘that only the best would be adequate’.
“I first set foot in Chester House in May 1964 and this was probably one of the most important events in my life. Chester House was never just a place to live – it was a home and a family. It helped me to become independent and to develop my own personality. Chester House meets the needs of the young people of today, just as it met our needs over 50 years ago.”
And more recently:
“Words cannot begin to describe how thankful I am for the day I found Chester House on a student accommodation website. You have all been so helpful to me throughout many stages of my life and I am truly thankful. You have acted like the family I needed when I was away from home.”