We are located right in the heart of London. Being a student at City allows you to take advantage of all that London has to offer.
London is continually ranked as one of the 'Best Student Cities' in the world to study within (QS, 2019).
10 things to do in London
1. Plan a shopping trip
City is located in central London, close to several Underground lines so it's easy to travel around. You're just a few stops away from London's flagship shopping area in the West End - including Oxford Street and Covent Garden - with Camden Market, Portobello Road and Westfield also within reach. Plus, students get a 30% discount on the cost of a weekly travelcard.
2. Try something new
When you're living away from home for the first time, it's the perfect time to try new things. How about taking up a new sport or leisure activity or becoming a community volunteer? City also has countless sports clubs, societies and volunteering opportunities available to join.
3. See art, music, theatre and dance
Every week you can find thousands of exciting cultural events across London - and many give student discounts. Try Tate Modern, Sadler’s Wells, the Barbican Centre (which includes performance hall, cinema suites and the second largest greenhouse conservatory in London), the National Theatre and many more world class cultural venues, some just minutes away from City's campus.
4. Explore the world's knowledge
The British Library has 14 million books, 920,000 journal and newspaper titles and 3 million sound recordings. City students can access this extraordinary collection once they have a free Reader Pass. And it's just two Underground stops away (Angel to Euston on the Northern Line).
5. Get free entry to museums
The permanent exhibitions of some of Britain's best-known and best-loved museums are free for anyone to see. Don't miss The British Museum (only a short walk from campus), The Victoria and Albert Museum and The Science Museum.
6. Discover London nightlife
London nightlife is famous the world over. On any night of the week you'll find a huge range of events, many of which are free or discounted for students.
7. Explore the cuisines of the world, without taking a flight
Locally we have some of the best restaurants in London, providing traditional and modern takes on dishes from a multitude of cultures from around the world. There are plenty of low-budget and takeaway options also, with nearby Exmouth Market and Whitecross Street providing 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. You'll be in walking distance of a variety of bars, serving up live music, theatre and film screenings as well as the more usual drinks.
8. Take a walk in the park
London has over 3,000 parks and open spaces, making it one of the greenest capitals in the world. Try the outdoor sports areas and open air theatre at Regent's Park, row a boat on the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park, or enjoy one of the best views of London from Parliament Hill on Hampstead Heath.
9. Connect with London business
London is a major international hub for a wide range of industries - including finance, creative and media. City's location (only a ten minute walk from the hub of Tech City) and links with the City of London make it the perfect place not only to study, but to build networks which will carry you through your career.
10. Meet someone new every day
London is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world and City is no exception. We have international students from all over Europe and every single continent. No matter where you are from you will make fantastic friends and work collaboratively on any course.
But don't just take our word for it, hear about why our students love studying in London and their experiences of studying at City.
Hear from our current students and their experiences of life at City by reading their blogs: