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.
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.
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.
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
SOAS University of London is a public research university located in Bloomsbury with 5,800 students enrolled.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
By member549273 On 12th June 20
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.
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.
Top 10 free things to do in Central London
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top 10 Central London Accommodation
Camden Hawley Crescent
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...
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...
Portobello Garrow House
Very friendly and helpful staff. Very convenient location with a large Sainsbury's and a street of shops near by....
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...
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...
Been here currently for two years and it’s been the loveliest experience so far. The staff are very lovely and always willing to help with whatever an...
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!...
Amazing room, incredible flatmates, good maintenance and great location...
Grand Felda House
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...
St Pancras Way
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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My location was very...
My location was very central, thus I was living close to the most important places for me (my University was a priority). I lived in a student accommodation which made me feel safe and protected. read more
I chose my university...
I chose my university largely because I wanted to study in London. Even though I havent't had a chance to really live there yet because of the pandemic, it hasn't dissapointed. I love the walkability of the city and the public transport is top notch. I am a big fan of galleries and museums so I often just spend the day at the Tate or the V&A read more
High quality services,...
High quality services, vibrant and diverse shops, restaurants, parks, beautiful scenery make living in London a rich experience... Still, the cost of living is way too high read more
London is an expensive...
London is an expensive city but there is so much to do and experience. You can never get bored here! Also, there are lots of opportunities whatever avenue in life you want to take so do be sure to make the most of it. read more
London has a great choice...
London has a great choice of restaurants, cafes, shopping centres and activities to do. The transport system and accessibility to different areas are great. However, the cost of living is high compared to other English cities. read more
I have lived in London...
I have lived in London my whole life and whatever I need, I can find here. Everything is accessible with great transport. But it can be busy at times and cost of living might be on the higher side. read more
Living in the centre...
Living in the centre can be very expensive simply because of high rents and access to only premium supermarket options. Eating out can be very expensive too but there's a fair selection of Weatherspoons around the centre to ease the experience on the pocket. Night outs are just as fun everywhere but coming home late can feel safer the central you get. I lived most of my time in the pandemic so that was short lived. If you're a shopper you don't need to look any further than central London. Living in the centre can mean spending close to no money on transport as you can walk everywhere but it does help that you can find transport to everywhere across London to and from the centre. read more
London is one of the...
London is one of the great cities in the World, BPP is based in Holborn which in the heart of London’s legal district. The study centre is close to the historic Inns of Court and Law Society and is just a few minutes’ walk from Holborn and Chancery Lane underground stations. read more
Canto Court is a fabulous...
Canto Court is a fabulous place to live at. The rooms are spacious, the common areas are beautifully designed and most importantly the staff at the reception is amazing! They’re extremely warm and kind people! read more