The Handy Halls Checklist 2023

Posted 11 months ago

Your go-to guide

If you're joining us in halls, we have created a list of recommended items to help you get ready for your new London life... Want to save this for future? Download the PDF Version.

Important Items

  • Any form of photo ID (Passport or Drivers License)
  • Copy of National Insurance
  • Any travel documents (Visa, Tickets)
  • Bank cards
  • Any medication and medical documents
  • Details of your Health Insurance (overseas students)
  • Any University documents you have been asked to bring
  • Any copies of financial documents
  • Any discount cards you use (railcard)
  • A basic first aid kit (quite useful for yourself or a flatmate) 

Bedroom Essentials

  • Duvet
  • Duvet Cover
  • Pillows
  • Pillowcases
  • Bedsheets
  • Clothing Items (don't forget a raincoat or an umbrella!)
  • Clothes hangers
  • Sleeping mask and ear plugs (trust us, you might need this)
  • Decorations to make it homely 

Bathroom Essentials 

  • Bin
  • Bath Mat
  • Towels and Flannels
  • Toilet Roll
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toothbrush holder
  • Hand soap
  • Shampoo, Conditioner and Shower Gel
  • Loofah
  • Washbag (very useful if you're sharing a bathroom)
  • Toilet cleaner, bleach, toilet brush
  • Other essential toiletries

Kitchen Essentials 

  • Mugs and Glasses
  • Cutlery
  • Plates and Bowls
  • Baking Trays
  • Frying Pan
  • One small and one large saucepan
  • Tin Opener
  • Scissors
  • Chopping knife and board
  • Vegetable Peeler
  • Cheese Grater
  • Spatula and Whisk
  • Tupperware
  • Bin Bags
  • Sandwich Bags
  • Foil
  • Cling film
  • Tea towels
  • Colander
  • Mixing Bowl


  • Laundry Bag/ Hamper
  • Coat Hangers
  • Duster
  • Kitchen Roll
  • Shower Cleaner
  • Bathroom Cleaner
  • Mop
  • Washing powder/ liquid
  • Washing up liquid
  • Dish sponges, clothes and scourers

Don't have the space to bring everything along with you? Don't worry, we've got you covered!

This article will guide you to all the essential local shopping around your hall! There are also ready made kits that you can buy from UniKitOut that arrive in your room a few days before you arrive :) 

Good luck! If you have any questions, you can contact the Accommodation Services team on...

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