Francis Drake Hall

Francis Drake


Francis Drake is conveniently situated in the middle of the vibrant University campus. The hall is only five minutes away from the city centre and seconds away from the Student's Union, library and lecture theatres. It also has the very popular campus restaurant Drake’s Café right opposite, so if you fancy a break from cooking it is the ideal place.

Room types 

  • Sharing with up to ten people

En suite (including rooms within a three bedroom flat)

  • Floor size approximately 12m2 
  • Single bed (can be 6’9” to 6’10” long) with under-bed storage
  • Shelving, wardrobe, desk and notice board
  • En suite bathroom with shower
Large en suite

  • Floor size approximately 24m2
  • Metal framed double bed (no under-bed storage)
  • Shelving, wardrobe, desk and notice board
  • En suite bathroom with shower

  • Floor size approximately 22m2
  • Double bed, desk, storage and wardrobe
  • Double hob, fridge and combi microwave
  • En suite bathroom with shower


  • Kitchens include white goods, fridge/freezer,oven (combi oven in studio flats), hob, microwave, kettle, toaster and ironing board
  • Double facilities are provided in the flats of more than six people (two fridges and two ovens/hobs)

  • Located in the heart of campus
  • Comprised of three blocks
  • Lift access to all floors
  • Laundry facilities on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Utility bills included (water, gas and electric)
  • Bicycle and water sports storage facilities available to rent

Sounds good! What else do I need to know?

  • Your rent includes insurance for the length of your stay in halls. Learn more about the insurance provision for Francis Drake Hall.
  • For more detailed information on costing please see our price guide, and decide which halls are within your budget before applying.

Information about disability access to Francis Drake Hall is available with DisabledGo.


Francis Drake Hall of Residence, James Street, Plymouth PL4 6AP.

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*This floor plan is a representation of a typical flat. The drawing is not to scale and should not be relied upon when making decisions about your accommodation. Please note that the images above are examples and not all rooms and kitchens will look like this.