FAQ

General Questions

Who may use Winston House?
Winston House is available for use by University of North Carolina students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The facility is also available for use by other educational institutions, including those in London and the United States. Click here to contact us if you are interested in discussing the use of Winston House.

Which space at Winston House is most suitable for my group?
Larger groups typically book the Peter T. and Laura M. Grauer Seminar Room (101), while smaller groups prefer the Robert H. Lowery and Alan R. Pike Classroom (102). For a more generous meeting space, the two rooms may be combined. Groups with extensive multimedia needs may choose to book LG-01, Winston House’s Media Room.

Where is Winston House located?
Winston House is centrally located on Bedford Square, convenient to the British Museum and the British Library, and steps away from central theater and shopping districts. The mailing address is 3 Bedford Square London, WC1B 3RA. Click here for directions.

Is Winston House fully accessible to wheelchair users?
Yes. Winston House has an external ramp available on street level, an accessible bathroom on the ground floor and an elevator. Please let us know when making your reservation if members of your group will require ramp access to Winston House.

What do I need to bring with me when I stay in the faculty flat?
The flat is a fully-furnished residence. Linens, cookware, china, glassware, flatware, and appliances (coffee-maker, television, DVD player, stereo, dishwasher, washer/dryer) are all provided. Users traveling from countries outside of the United Kingdom should bring A/C converters to plug in laptops and personal electronics.

Does Winston House provide student residence space?
No. Student housing within walking distance of Winston House is provided by Acorn of London.

Reservations

Checking Availability: Click on the links below to check the availability of various Winston House spaces:

Classrooms:

Offices

Faculty Flat

Making A Reservation: Click on the links below to request a reservation:

Catering: We are happy to suggest caterers familiar with Winston House and obtain sample menus and prices. If you and your party need coffee breaks, snacks or meals, please let us know when you make your reservation and we will put you in touch with a caterer who can assist you. Specific catering arrangements and final bookings of caterers are the responsibility of individual users of Winston House.

Technology: Winston House provides wireless internet service in each room. Individual classrooms and seminar spaces and offices have the following technology available for meetings and programs.

  • LG-01 Media Room/Classroom: Large plasma display, combination DVD and VHS player, and computer
  • LG-03 Arthur and Else Lindner Library and Reading Room: Projector and screen, television with VHS and DVD player, sound system, printer stations, and a laptop plug-in area
  • G-10 Peter and Elisabetta Mallinson Trust Classroom: Large plasma display, combination DVD and VHS player, and computer
  • 101 Peter T. and Laura M. Grauer Seminar Room: Video conferencing equipment, large plasma display, combination DVD and VHS player, and computer
  • 102 Robert H. Lowery and Alan R. Pike Classroom: Large plasma display, combination DVD and VHS player, and computer

Portable projectors, an overhead projector, whiteboards, and slide projectors are also available.

Alumni Questions

I’m a Carolina alum. May I reserve space in Winston House?
Yes. Winston House is available to rent for meetings and receptions. Click here for information about reserving space.

I’m coming to London for the weekend. May I reserve the flat at Winston House?
Possibly. The flat is usually occupied by the Honors Study Abroad Program Director, but there are approximately 17 weeks each year when the flat is available for alumni use. Click here to check the availability of the faculty flat.

Can you help arrange for tickets and tours while I visit London?
On-site staff at Winston House are happy to help alumni make local arrangements for theater, tours (both in London and outside), museum exhibitions, and the like. Please contact them directly: 0207-631-1545 or WinstonHouse@unc.edu.