Our home in London

South Kensington Hostel

Located at the heart of London, the Home of the Religious of Mary Immaculate welcomes up to 70 girls aged 18 to 27, single and from all walks of life, they live away from home to study or for work.

As in all our homes, the RMI Home in London offers a friendly family atmosphere conducive to studying, in a spirit that draws on Catholic ideals, and which relies on active participation and awareness of the common good, allowing each one to experience responsibility, friendship and collaboration, through the activities on offer and the involvement of each in daily life.

Through their discreet presence, their listening and their respect, the sisters collaborate in the integral development of each young person, also offering the possibility of maturing in the Christian faith, through personal guidance, for those who so wish.

For more information, visit the South Kensington Hostel website


15 Southwell Gardens
London, SW7 4RN, UK


By tube :

  • Gloucester Road (3 min)
  • S. Kensington (12 min)
  • Earls Court (12 min)


– From MONDAY to THURSDAY & SUNDAY : 7am – 11pm
– FRIDAY and SATURDAY : 7am – midnight

(Before 8am and after 8.30pm = for our residents only)

With you in mind

What's included


ensuite or not


Central heating

Laundry room with
washing machine and dryer


Drinks dispenser

Chapel and oratory

Study room



TV rooms, small
living rooms

Party/games room


Bed linen is not provided.
Each girl is responsible for the upkeep of her room.


What's nearby?


Tube, bus, supermarket, pharmacy, post office, bank, pubs, bars, restaurants, libraries, etc…


  • London School of Dramatic Art
  • Imperial College London
  • Royal College of Music
  • Lycée Français Charles De Gaulle School
  • Kensington & Chelsea College
  • Frances King English School
  • Oxford House College
  • Richmond – The American International University in London
  • London College Of Fashion
  • Royal College of Art
  • University of Westminster


  • Natural History Museum (Cromwell Road)
  • Science Museum
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • London Oratory
  • Princess Diana Memorial Fountain
  • Kensington Palace
  • Baden-Powell House
  • The Albert Memorial
  • Harrods
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain
  • Imperial College Sports Centre


  • Hyde Park
  • Kensington Gardens
  • Thurloe Square Garden
  • Holland Park
  • St Luke’s Gardens
Get moving, discover


Culture / Courses 
Film club, English courses, conferences and workshops, human formation / personal development…

Spiritual activities / human formation
Taizé prayer, faith sharing group, Sunday Mass in Spanish (6pm), retreats, participation in the “Flame Congress” (large gathering of Catholic youth in the UK)

Entertainment / sport 
Music club, parties and celebrations, barbecue in the garden…

Social / volunteering
Helping with simple domestic tasks, occasional actions with Caritas or other charities, volunteering in the house or internationally…



Take their word for it


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    I agree and consent to any pictures of me being taken during activities organised at the South Kensington RMI Hostel, and being used by the Religious of Mary Immaculate for promotional purposes of our hostel. (In case of opposition, please send us an email within 15 days of your arrival at the Hostel, stating that you do not give your consent).

    Any means (including WhatsApp, phone call...)By email onlyI prefer not to be contacted after I leave the hostel

    The information provided in this form is used exclusively for the purposes of administering Kensington RMI Hostel. No information will be passed on to third parties without your consent, unless we are required to do so by law.
    This information is kept on file while you are a resident here and for the required period after your final departure. You are entitled to see a copy of any information we keep in your file on request.

    Please read our Guidelines
    and Privacy Notice, as well as our Fees, Terms and Conditions.

    I have read and accept the rules, admission conditions and privacy policy of the Hostel.

    Your application must be accompanied by a scan of your valid passport / ID card (the email address to send this to will be shown after clicking "Submit")

    Welcoming / attending


    If you are an employer and need home help (babysitter, nanny, cleaner or housekeeper) contact us on 020 7373 3869 (international: 0044 20 7373 3869)

    • Monday to Friday
    • from 10.00 to 12.00 am

    Mail: socialservices@rmilondonhostel.com

    If you wish, you may support us through donations as they are much needed for the upkeep of the convent and pastoral youth activities.

    If you are looking for a job, come and see us at the convent with your passport and a passport photo from Monday to Friday from 9.45 to 11.45 am (or from 5.30 to 6.30 pm for those who cannot come in the morning because of their work or studies – only with appointment).

    Every Sunday at 5.30 pm (or 6.00 pm, depending on the time of the year – ask the sisters):  Mass in Spanish is celebrated in our chapel.

    We also offer different activities such as:

    • listening / guidance
    • English classes
    • psychological assistance
    • prayer groups
    • youth group
    • retreats…

    Address: 15 Southwell Gardens SW7 4RN

    Tel: 020 7373 3869

    • From Monday to Thursday
    • 10:00 to 12:00 am

    Mail: socialservices@rmilondonhostel.com



    Our SOCIAL CENTRE since 1945 is open to the socio-economic needs of the young domestic workers, especially those who migrate from their countries to big cities like London hoping to find work. We listen to their needs – with the eyes and heart of Saint Vicenta, Maria our founder, who started this work in Madrid in 1876 with her aunt Eulalia.

    We welcome them in our place providing them the opportunity to develop themselves  with adequate training, help them discover their talents, create in them attitudes of reflection, critical sense and responsibility towards their work and help them grow in their Christian identity.

    We have Sunday Mass in Spanish at 5:30pm (or 6:00pm, depending on the time of year – don’t hesitate to ask the sisters).

    Different events and activities are also organised, especially on Saturday (English classes, catechesis, prayer groups…).
    Do not hesitate to ask the sisters for information if you are interested.

    We are not an employment agency but we are happy to help young adults to introduce some employers (or vice versa) who know us and ask for help about nannies or housekeepers.