YMCA Indian Students' Union and Hostel

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The hostel

The Indian Students' Union and Hostel is a YMCA hostel in Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London. It was founded in 1920 by the Indian National Council of YMCAs to provide housing and social facilities for Indian students in London. Key individuals who assisted were Edwin Bevan, Emily Kinnaird and K. T. Paul,[1] and Laurence Binyon gave the inaugural address.[2]

Ralph Tubbs designed the current building in the early 1950s.[3][4] iThe building has been listed Grade II on the National Heritage List for England since March 1996.[5]


  1. ^ Making Britain Open University The Indian Students’ Union and Hostel, Open University, Retrieved 31 May 2017
  2. ^ Making Britain Open University - Laurence Binyon
  3. ^ London Gardens Online
  4. ^ Newsevents.arts.ac.uk
  5. ^ Historic England. "Indian Young Men's Christian Association (1113000)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 May 2022.

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Coordinates: 51°31′22″N 0°08′20″W / 51.5228°N 0.1390°W / 51.5228; -0.1390