Testimonials


“Coming from the food paradise that is Singapore, my greatest worry was that Netherhall did not even serve a proper bowl of rice, which is anathema. For did not Our Lord say, Man does not live by bread alone? (I forget what comes next, but He must surely have referred to rice.) But God put me in Netherhall to learn this lesson – it is not what you eat, but who you eat with that truly matters. The years have gone, but fewer days have passed than the times I have looked at my dinner and thought – I would give this all up to break bread with all my friends from Netherhall again.”

Year/ Course: 1 year (2009-2010), BSC in International Relations, London School of Economics

Geoffrey Lee

Manager (Policy Strategy), Ministry of National Development, Singapore

“I remember my time in Netherhall with great fondness. I first arrived there a bright and keen first year medical student (UCL) in 1999. Netherhall aims to be a home away from home, and it was just that. It is a great place to live and to study. I made lifelong friends there (a good number of whom travelled from around the world to my wedding last year). I would not hesitate to recommend living in Netherhall to any young student who wants a home to live in whilst studying rather than just a place to live.”

UCL Medicine

Dr Matthew J Knight

Consultant In Respiratory and Internal Medicine, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

“I loved my 6 years in Netherhall House where I made friends for life, honed my work ethic and had fun at the same time. Netherhall House fosters intellectual excellence, artistic freedom and above all, the spirit for doing good by building a principled, idealistic and trusting community. During my time at Netherhall, we took part in invigorating debates, curious quiz shows, warm get togethers, public lectures by statesmen, fiesty cricket matches and walks to nearby Hampstead Heath. Coming from India, Netherhall was a home away from home and the clean, well planned and beautiful rooms in one of the best neighborhoods in London were a luxury. It has had a huge role to play in who I am today.”

6 years – 2005-2011. Completed final year of BSc. Economics at LSE, followed by MRes. Economics at LSE (2006-08) and PhD. Economics at LSE (2008-2011).

Prakash Singh

Assistant Professor of Economics, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (since July, 2011).

“My memories of Netherhall are invariably of warm welcomes, good company, and the odd early-evening trip to the pub! The house’s facilities (which include a theatre and a dedicated newspaper room) are second to none, and the food isn’t half bad either! Most importantly, I found I was never far from a good chat or laugh with like-minded people – one or two of whom I’ve been close friends with ever since.

There are many stories I could recount from my time at Netherhall but ultimately it should suffice to say: If you’re looking from a home away from home, you couldn’t do better!”

Russian studies UCL BA, 2012-2013

James K.

Management Consultant

“Netherhall was more than just a residence for me; it was a life changing experience. I built friendships that will last a lifetime and learned more than I could have ever imagined. It was a complete support system for my stay in London and allowed me to develop intellectually, morally and spiritually. The get-togethers, dinners, talks and philosophical discussions have no doubt made me a better individual for which I am indebted to Netherhall. It is truly more than just a place to stay and I hope that it keeps on continuing its unique traditions in the service of society.”

2013-2015, Political Economy, King’s College London

Bakht J Baryar

Director MER, Interstellar Multidisciplinary Consultants

“Netherhall House was a great place during my London studies 20 years ago. It’s the perfect place to make friends from all over the world and take time to study. Everything is made for you to be in a peaceful and easy environment. Food, bed linen and clothes wash and cleaning is provided, being a very practical aspect during those student years. Today I still have friends that I made during those years. When I come back to London I still pop in to say hello, and I am always welcomed. The director and management staff are very friendly and helpful and always there listening to you if needed. In other words, I enjoyed staying at Netherhall House, great place, great people.”

British College of Osteopathic Medicine – D.O , Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy. 1994-1998

Guillaume Carteau

“At Netherhall you will find yourself at home. I like the “get together” (7:30 PM every evening). People here like to express and respect opinions on all topics, so that you could understand different cultures. Besides, I like the food at Netherhall. Please do not skip the Sunday’s breakfast.”

2012-2013 at City University London majoring in Political Communication

Yang Xiao

Senior Editor at AirTime Weekly

“The Netherhall House experience does not cease to nourish my professional and personal life. Professionally speaking, Netherhall House has taught me open-mindedness, rigorous studying, and a critical sense of analysing the question “why” on top of the question “how”. Personally speaking, Netherhalll House brought me spiritual tools to develop my faith, a balanced lifestyle, and a valuable thirst for true friendship. I would recommend it to any young man wishing to enjoy London.”

2008-2009 King College London, School of Law

Paul-Francoise Schira

Civil service fast streamer in France