In the heart of one of the world's most vibrant and colourful cities, our campus offers you a broad student experience - far beyond your curriculum.
Located in Islington, an area of London loaded with great pubs, cafés, theatres and live music venues, you're likely to discover something new every time you explore the area.
Eating and drinking
Upper Street, Islington is home to some of the best restaurants in London as well as plenty of low-budget and takeaway options, with food and cuisine from a multitude of cultures. Nearby Exmouth Market and Whitecross Street Market provide excellent street food at lunchtime and great restaurants in the evening.
Many of the local bars and pubs also serve food, often at discounted price for City students. With our campus, you'll be within walking distance of a variety of bars, serving up live music, theatre and film screenings as well as the usual alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks.
Islington boasts many essential services such as supermarkets, newsagents and banks as well as numerous high-street shops and street markets.
Both Clerkenwell and Shoreditch are peppered with small boutiques and designer stores. A short bus or tube ride away, Covent Garden, Oxford Street and Carnaby Street house some of the most famous stores in Europe.
The local area is home to a rich variety of entertainment venues, including:
- World class arts centres the Barbican and Sadler's Wells hosting live music, dance, theatre and cinema from around the world
- Mainstream and art-house (Screen on the Green) cinemas
- Live music venues, such as the O2 Academy Islington
- Nightclubs including the famous Fabric
- Theatres - some less than ten minutes' walk from the main City buildings
- Comedy clubs, such as The Bill Murray and The Camden Head.
You can also soak up some history along with the modern culture, with a visit to the nearby Museum of London, Guildhall or the British Library, which often holds exhibitions alongside its massive collection of 14 million books, 920,000 journal and newspaper titles and three million sound recordings.
City is close to several Underground lines, so it's easy to travel around, making other areas of central London feel local, too.