London. A city like no other.

Get ready to enjoy life in one of the world’s greatest cities

Vibrant. Cosmopolitan. Diverse.

London is a bustling city with a rich historical and cultural advantage

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Visit: 240+ museums and galleries

London’s cultural treasures include everything from Turner’s classical landscapes at the National Gallery to contemporary works at the Tate Modern.

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Along Exhibition Road near Hyde Park you’ll find London’s best-loved museums - the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Thrilling exhibitions range from photography to fashion and anthropology. Travel out and explore London’s maritime heritage at the Museum of London Docklands in Canary Wharf, or see the famous Cutty Sark ship moored at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.

View: 180+ theatres

Enjoy London’s thriving culture of performing arts, from the glittering West End, to experimental Fringe theatre.

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Watch one of Shakespeare’s plays performed a stone’s throw away from where they were originally performed at The Globe, a reconstructed Elizabethan playhouse along the River Thames. London also attracts acclaimed international dance and opera talent. Renowned companies perform regularly at:

Explore: 155 parks, 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites

London is one of the leafiest capitals in the world - huge parks cover 40% of the city.

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Head to Hyde Park, sit in a striped deck chair in Regent’s Park or swim in the open air bathing ponds of Hampstead Heath.

As well as sights like St Paul’s Cathedral and The Shard, the city celebrates four world heritage sites:

  • Kew Gardens – the world’s most famous botanic garden
  • Westminster - the UK’s political hub where you can see Big Ben, London’s most iconic clock
  • The Tower of London - a former prison now home to the Royal Family’s crown jewels
  • Greenwich - the home of time and the only place in the world that you can stand at longitude 0º on the Meridian Line.

Dine: Enter a world of exceptional cuisine

There’s far more to London’s dynamic food scene than roast beef and fish and chips.

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London’s multicultural restaurants offer food from all over the world. Try the curry houses along Brick Lane, dim sum in Soho’s Chinatown and Michelin star cuisine prepared by the likes of Heston Blumenthal. Exciting pop-up eateries and bustling food markets such as Borough Market are alive with worldly tastes and smells. Speak to the Foodie club at LBS and whet your appetite for where to eat next.

Find out more about our London advantage

Studying in London gives you a business advantage like no other.