Big dreams in the Big smoke...

  • Notable Residents

    (past & present)

    Billionaire investor George Soros studied at LSE
    Desmond Tutu Nobel Peace Laureate & former Archbishop of South Africa studied at Kings College London
    Russell Brand comedian, actor, author & activist enrolled at SOAS in 2016 to study Religion in Global Politics.

  • Population: 8,173,941

    • About London

      Let’s be honest, for many of you (especially non-Londoners!) going to London for university is the lifestyle equivalent of jumping into the very deepest end of the swimming pool.

      it’s a remarkable yet unforgiving city where for all those that swim, some will inevitably baulk at the initial change in lifestyle. Not to be put off though, the experience of living in and around central London and its many districts, cultures and characters is one that many people dream of. Not only the capital of the country, London has been one of the world’s great capitals throughout history, and it remains so today. It’s not an easy option to make for your higher education, so we think those of you wanting to come here for uni have a lot of ambition and independence (and hopefully pockets full of cash) and for that we doff our hats to you. 

      As a place to study let alone live, there’s too much to say and not enough space to tell it all; so we’re going to assume that if you’re reading this you’re accomplished and focused enough to know the courses you want, the universities you’re considering and the glittering list of awards and alumni many of the colleges and courses here boast. 

      London is a hive of activity, unlike most places the world over, and as such we are not trying to tell you all there is to know. Here, we walk you through a simple, brief guide to the areas across the Boroughs where students tend to gather to live, to drink and enjoy one of the world’s leading centres of research and education. 

      Points of Interest

      Map Key

      • City Centre


      Student Accomodation in London

      Nearby Universities

      Interesting Facts

      • London is the top choice for international students looking to study abroad. Over 100,000 international students are studying in London every year

      • Dr Samuel Johnson (the famous poet, writer and critic) famously said 'when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford''

      • Opening in 1863, the London Underground was the first underground transport system of its kind anywhere in the world!

      • London was not always called London. Before settling in on the name ‘London’, it had a series of names – Londonium, Ludenwic, and Oudenburg!