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Living and studying in London

Make the most of all that London has to offer whilst studying at City.

However you like to spend your free time, student life at City, University of London offers a huge range of opportunities.

  • Dicover the local area. City is located in Islington, an area of central London that is known for its great cafés, bars and restaurants, theatres and arts venues.
  • Live in central London. We are just a few Underground stops away from London's West End, the British Library and many free museums.
  • Explore. London is the gateway to the rest of the UK and to Europe! International Students House runs a travel club that offers a range of subsidised trips in London and further afield.
  • Go shopping. Islington is known for its creative, artisan shops. Head further afield and explore London's markets and the shopping areas of Oxford Street and Covent Garden.
  • Go out. We are in the heart of the capital, so you won't have to go far to find new club nights, the latest films, and highly-rated dance, theatre, cabaret and comedy shows.

London is your campus

From shops, cafes and restaurants to museums, galleries and art venues; from sports clubs to night clubs; from cityscapes to public gardens, London is a city for everyone. Celebrated as a truly global destination, with a diverse mix, iconic landmarks and a unique energy, it is an exuberant and exciting place to live.

City is located in the heart of London, close to the capital's leading financial, legal, media and medical institutions. London is ranked world's number one student city in the QS Best Student Cities 2019 and described by QS both as "a nerve-centre of global academia" and "the epicentre of international finance and business, culture and creativity".

This means that both professionally and personally, you have the opportunity to benefit from all that London has to offer.

Discover what London has to offer.

The local area

Much of the City campus is located on the cusp of several of London's most vibrant neighbourhoods: design-focused Clerkenwell, Islington's fashionable Upper Street and the high-tech creative communities of Old Street and Shoreditch. Tree lined avenues and green spaces offer contrast to the vibrant street life, bars and restaurants of Exmouth Market and Hoxton Square, while the nearby Barbican Centre is a world-famous architectural landmark.

Discover the local area.

The City campus

City has a lively social and cultural scene, with clubs and societies, sporting facilities and opportunities for paid employment and volunteering. We also offer comprehensive support to all our students from day one, with staff on hand to provide health and wellbeing, accommodation and careers.

Find out more about the campus.

Watch the video below where our international students share their journey after taking the big decision of leaving home and moving to London to study at City. Listen to their first impressions, personal fears and experiences as they start anew, promptly overcoming the unknown and thriving.