About YHA London Lee Valley

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Set on the edge of 10,000 acres of Lee Valley Country Park, you might be surprised to find out that that YHA London Lee Valley is only 20-minutes away from central London. It’s the ideal destination for schools, educational establishments and youth groups, as well as social groups and businesses looking for meeting space and team building away days.

The hostel is split over a main building and five accommodation chalets each with their own security system, which is perfect for small groups wanting to have a lodge all to themselves or for larger groups wanting to spread over multiple lodges. All rooms are en-suite and offer a mix of dormitory style and smaller rooms which are perfect for group leaders and teachers. Each lodge also has a small kitchenette and social space on the ground floor of the chalets meaning you can easily enjoy a relaxing cuppa after an action filled day.

The main building offers a large dining room, three class/meeting rooms and one large function/conference room, a games room, library and a TV room. There is also a cycle store that can be accessed from inside the hostel.

Access to London

With Cheshunt train station a short two-minute walk from the hostel and great offers on group train travel, a school or group staying at YHA Lee Valley can be in central London (Liverpool Street) in less than 30 minutes, making this hostel a great alternative to staying in central London. So whether it’s being dazzled by the bright lights of the city, soaking up famous landmarks on the London Eye, one of our theatre bolt-on sessions or city explorer activities, YHA London Lee Valley is a great base for your adventures.


YHA London Lee Valley is more than just a place to stay before heading to London for the day; there are plenty of great activities to get the pulse racing without the need to travel far, or even beyond next door! Herts Young Mariners Base (HYMB) is an outdoor centre with over 50 years of experience delivering a range of water based and adventurous activities such as canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, raft building, climbing, fencing, bush craft and more. Their centre is situated a mere minutes’ walk from the hostel and makes a great option for schools and groups wanting to add adventure to their residential. If that’s not enough you can also access the Lee Valley White Water Rafting centre (as used in the 2012 Olympic Games) who provide a range of activities for children 8+, and main White Water rafting for people aged 14 and over.

Lee Valley Country Park

Adjacent to the hostel is access to Lee Valley County Park and over 10,000 acres of woodland, park spaces, canal tow paths and walking routes. Pathways will take you through a variety of landscapes, and at times provides you with views over to central London, reminding you of its close proximity to this rural idyll.

There is plenty to do within the boundaries of the park, Lee Valley Park Authority run a number of educational workshops and sessions for both Primary and Secondary schools, covering a range of National Curriculum subject areas. Plus, there are lots of outdoor activities to try too including; cycling, ice skating, hockey, and orienteering, or for an activity with a difference try disc golf.

Social groups and non-educational groups can also make use of our fantastic facilities, group catering options, and licensed bar as well as access to all the great locations and activities described above. Additionally with the number of meeting rooms and large function/Conference room available, YHA London Lee Valley makes a great option for businesses looking for corporate team building, where we can mix great food and accommodation with a wide variety of activities and a superb meeting space.


  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Laundry
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • En-suite rooms available
  • 24 hour reception
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Computer access
  • Cycle store
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Good public transport links
  • Minibus parking
  • Classroom(s)
  • Corridor zoning
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

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Optional Bolt-on activities at YHA London Lee Valley

Perfect for groups looking to fill free time, our bolt-on activities can easily be added on to your YHA stay.  Available as half-day and full-day options, we offer an exciting range of activities that are designed to entertain and engage pupils of all ages and abilities.


London Theatre bolt-on

Theatre Bolt-on

Take in a show with our theatre workshop

If you're thinking about seeing a show whilst staying at our London hostels we can recommend a great way to make the event a little more special.

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YHA London Lee Valley

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