A great experience. The city has a lot to offer especially historically. You will get to try various cuisines as well. Quiet expensive but worth it.
Student Review: 5 /5
By Farheen On 9th December 19
Study in South West London
The universities that you will find in South West London are Kingston University, St George’s and Roehampton University.
Kingston University was founded in 1899 and has around 18,000 students. It is made up of 4 campuses located in Zone 6 in the neighbourhood of Kingston upon Thames. Kingston University has a Bronze TEF rating and is an extremely diverse and multicultural uni, specialising in arts, design, fashion, science, engineering and business.
St George's, University of London
St George’s, University of London is located in Zone 3 in the neighbourhood of Tooting, has around 4,300 students and a TEF Bronze rating. The private medical school was founded in 1722 and was the second institution in England to provide formal training for doctors.
University of Roehampton
The University of Roehampton is a public university located in Zone 3 and is made up of 4 colleges based around 3 sites in Roehampton. The university was founded in 1975 and has a TEF Silver rating.
Richmond American International University London
Richmond American International University of London is a private liberal arts university founded in 1972 made up of 2 campuses, one in Richmond Hill (Zone 4) and another in Kensington (Zone 1). The university has around 880 students and a TEF provisional rating.
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Student Life in South West London
Living in South West London, you can experience the best of London living with leafy green neighbourhoods but just being a short bus or train ride away from bustling Central London.
Cost of Living
London is very expensive but with very good travel.
Student Review: 4 /5
By member1249823 On 9th July 20
There’s an excellent network of trains and buses to get around South West London. Make sure to get an Oyster card to get 30% off travel costs. Getting to Central London is easy and fast and there is a great train network to the rest of the UK. You might also find getting a bike handy. Just remember to get fully kitted out with a helmet, lights and brightly coloured clothes.
As with the whole of London, you’re never far from a high street with supermarkets and shops. If you are looking for more choice or a bigger shopping day out, Kingston will certainly fit the bill. The Bentall Centre is a large shopping centre which has a large selection of well-known brands. Aside from Bentalls, Kingston has a great high street with even more shops!
Top 10 free things to do in South West London
You can walk along the whole length of the Thames but that takes 14 days… Rather, head to the south side of the Thames whenever you fancy and follow the path for as long as you want. Run, walk, cycle, rollerblade... whatever floats your boat.
One of the biggest gems in SW London is also free! It’s the largest of London’s Royal Parks and is famously home to over 600 deer that have been roaming freely since the 17th Century.
Park Run is a fantastic initiative that takes place all around the country. It’s a free 5 km organised run every Saturday morning, and you can take part in both Clapham and Tooting Commons.
You wouldn’t typically imagine finding a windmill in the city but head to Brixton and you will see for yourself. Brixton Windmill was built in 1816 and is still a working windmill today. For a brief minute, you might think you have escaped the big smoke.
Ever heard of disc golf? Well, you have now! Think of golf and instead of holes there are baskets, instead of balls there are discs and, nope, you don’t need clubs. It’s free to play if you bring your own discs!
The Boat Race has been taking place between Cambridge University and Oxford University since 1829. The legendary rowing race starts in Putney, so head down there early, grab a spot by the river and watch the two teams battle it out. It’s jolly good fun!
For the most ‘instagrammable’ field close to London, you’ll need to head just outside of Croydon in the summer months to view the beautiful lavender fields of Mayfield. Just remember to put your phone down and smell the flowers!
Head down further south into Surrey to get a wild swimming fix! Hop on a train to Guildford and from there you can get to the River Wey, a sandy stretch of river which is slow-moving and shallow; ideal for wild swimming beginners.
Back in South London, just south of the Thames is Vauxhall City Farm, a free urban farm. We all know being around animals can help with stress, so why not take some time away from the books and mingle with the alpacas, Shetland ponies, rabbits and relax..?
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It's a Royal Borough...
It's a Royal Borough so you get what you expect. Very expensive to live here. Experienced and witnessed my fair share of BLATANT racism. Kingston is always packed with people. read more
Kingston is a lovely...
Kingston is a lovely city, it has every city facility which you need with cheaper price. I can find fancy restaurants on the riverside. It'll be a good experience when you take a walk around the beautiful city. read more
London is very expensive,...
London is very expensive, no getting around that. However, it’s generally very social and has great links to anywhere you need to go or anything you need to get. read more
Very accessible across...
Very accessible across the city of London. Plenty of buses and trains to get to central. Great that the uni offers a free bus to commuting students from Hammersmith to Barnes read more
A lot of nice restaurants...
A lot of nice restaurants for dining by the water. Supermarkets are accessible everywhere. A nice local mall for shopping. Finding public transportation is very easy. read more
I love living in Kingston!...
I love living in Kingston! Cheap enough to be able to afford other luxuries in life rather than your whole loan being on rent, close enough to London to allow for amazing days out. Beautiful city and riverside read more
I haven't gone out much...
I haven't gone out much in Kingston mainly due to lockdown. There are two clubs but personally I am not a big fan of them. On the other hand there are a few pubs for relaxing night out. There is Bushy park and the walk among the Thames for exercise or piece of mind. You have everything you need in the centre regarding shopping. There is the Kingston train station if you want to go into the heart of London, and several bus stops throughout the town. read more
Living in London is always...
Living in London is always going to be expensive. There are various pubs and nightclubs just round the corner and whole streets of shops for various things. Bentalls shopping centre is great too and public transport around London is a breeze read more
Of all the places I've...
Of all the places I've lived in greater London, Kingston is by far the best. Plenty of transportation links to Greater London and other parts of the UK. Lots of shops and a good variety. Especially with having the Bentall Centre. Plenty of pubs, restaurants, cafes, clubs, and parks to hang out with friends or study. The river and nearby Richmond Park provide plenty of space for exercising. Always feel safe no matter what time of day I am out. Easy transportation links to nearby airports, too. read more