Central London - Euston. Expensive, but there are ways around that, and the range of things you'll find is vast. Nights out are great, but also expensive. Plenty of transport options in the underground and bus system, although traffic can be hectic. Always interesting things going on, and truly is a city that never sleeps.

Student Review: 4 /5

By VinayPatel237 On 30th November 19

Study in Central London

Central London is the innermost part of London, made up of several boroughs. Here you will find LSE, King’s College London, SOAS, Birkbeck, City, UCL, University of Westminster, Imperial College, University of Arts London and Courtauld Institute of Art.

 

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London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

The London School of Economics is a public research university located in Westminster. It's reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Bronze rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 12,050 students are enrolled at LSE.

 

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King's College London (KCL)

Located on The Strand, King's College London is a public research university which was founded in 1829. It's reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 33,110 students are enrolled at King's College London.

 

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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

SOAS University of London is a public research university located in Bloomsbury with 5,800 students enrolled.

 

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Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London is located in Bloomsbury. Its reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 11,390 students are enrolled at Birkbeck, University of London.

 

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City, University of London

City, University of London, is located in Islington. Its reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 19,975 students are enrolled at City, University of London.

 

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University College London (UCL)

University College London (UCL) is located in Bloomsbury. Its reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 41,095 students are enrolled.

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University of Westminster

The University of Westminster is located right in the heart of Central London. Its reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Bronze rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 19,470 students are enrolled at the University of Westminster.

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Imperial College London

Imperial College London is located in Kensington. Its reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 19,115 students are enrolled at Imperial College London.

 

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University of the Arts London (UAL)

The University of the Arts, London (UAL) is located in High Holborn. Its reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 19,965 students are enrolled at UAL.

 

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Courtauld Institute of Art

The Courtauld Institute of Art is located on The Strand. Its reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 545 students are enrolled at The Courtauld Institute of Art.

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Central London Student Life

Even though London is a huge city, if you are studying and living in Central London it will feel smaller than you think and you’ll find yourself even bumping into friends. There is so much to see and do, our top tip would be to do them during the week as the weekends get packed with tourists and visitors.

Cost of Living

Very high living cost !!

Student Review: 3 /5

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Nights Out

Whatever type of night out you are into you’ll be sure to find it in Central London! A lot of the nightclubs are expensive as they are aimed at tourists and workers but once you get there you’ll be sure to find the top student nights which have pleasing entry and drink prices! The places to go can change quite quickly so stay up to date with the latest hot spots by keeping an eye on Design My Night and the Fatsoma app.

 

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Public Transport

Getting around London via the tube and bus is easy to navigate, once you’ve understood how it works. The best piece of advice is to download the CityMapper app, it does all the work for you to find the quickest and easiest way to get from A to B. Make sure to get an 18+ Oyster Card to get 30% off public transport; every little helps! If you are living and studying in Central London it is also easy to get around by foot or by bike. Just remember to wear a helmet and brightly coloured clothes when cycling and to plan your route before you set off.

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Top 10 free things to do in Central London

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Get ready to have your socks blown off at the home to one of the world’s most impressive art collections and you can view the permanent collection for absolutely nothing!

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Located in Bloomsbury, the British Museum holds a remarkable collection that spans over two million years of human history and culture. From Egyptian mummies to the Rosetta Stone, there are a huge amount of artefacts you can cast your eyes on.

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This skyscraper, known affectionately by Londoners as the walkie talkie (when you see the building in real life it will make sense), is London’s highest public garden. The views of the city are among some of the best and it’s all for free!

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Back on the ground, Hyde Park is the most famous and the largest park in London. Whether you are fancy a stroll, jog or cycle, there is so much to explore you’ll never get bored of visiting, any time of the year.

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On one of our visits to Hyde Park head west to Kensington Gardens. It’s a beautiful part of the park which has Kensington Palace as its backdrop. There’s the Albert Memorial, The Serpentine Gallery, a temple and even a statue of Peter Pan.

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Fancy viewing some modern art? Head to the Tate Modern on the Thames, where it is free to view the permanent collection which includes Pollock, Warhol, Matisse and Picasso.

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Outside Buckingham Palace on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 11am, you’ll be able to see one of the best ceremonies in London. The Queen’s Soldiers, dressed in tall bearskin hats, stomp around in time to music as they change roles.

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There’s no better way to get to know London and see some of the most iconic sites than to walk along the Thames in Central London. You’ll find pathways and can criss-cross over to either side using the famous London bridges. 

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Festivals & Events

There are a huge amount of festivals and events that you can watch, spectate and join in with! Some of the most well known are Pride in London, the London Marathon, Chinese New Year parade and the Boat Race.

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One of the most popular areas to visit in London. Even when you don’t have money to spend, it's a great place to be. There are always street entertainers, you can window shop and do some great people-watching. Also, make sure to head up to Neal’s Yard to marvel at this unexpected colourful square.

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4.73 /5
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Camden Hawley Crescent 4.73 /5

Great location, super close to shops/supermarket and the tube. Really friendly management team that help you out with any problem you have. Super spac...

#2
4.7 /5
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Portobello Garrow House 4.7 /5

Very friendly and helpful staff. Very convenient location with a large Sainsbury's and a street of shops near by....

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4.54 /5
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Glassyard Building 4.54 /5

The management Maria is lovely and very helpful. good cleaners. Security can be unhelpful and a bit aggressive and the cost is pricey considering ther...

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4.31 /5
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Spring Mews 4.31 /5

Spring Mews has made my stay in London enjoyable with the events that they organise to help students socialise and get to know each other. The locatio...

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4.29 /5
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Mannequin House 4.29 /5

I love love this accommodation so much . It's everything I need in one space . The staff is so kind. I have so many experiences where they went out of...

#6
3.87 /5
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Rosebery Hall 3.87 /5

Best deal for LSE students compare to any other accommodation around, especially if don't mind with shared-room. Nice staffs as well. Love it!...

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3.68 /5
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Moonraker Point 3.68 /5

Amazing room, incredible flatmates, good maintenance and great location...

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3.65 /5
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Grand Felda House 3.65 /5

I found this accomodation at the last minute and from start to finish I cannot fault this place. Its safe secure and friendly. The staff are helpful a...

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3.42 /5
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St Pancras Way 3.42 /5

Clean, big, comfortable, well-equipped ensuite rooms which actually look pretty nice. Right on the edge of Camden, so you get the best of Bloomsbury a...

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Ifor Evans Hall 3.1 /5

Pros: 1. Excellent location. Camden Town has truly everything to offer - great nightlife. There is a bus stop right outside the hall, and an Overgr...

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