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London life

London is one of the biggest and most exciting cities in the world, unlike anywhere else you’ve experienced. Here are our top reasons for being a student in London.

An academic city

London contains some of the world’s best museums, galleries and libraries. Whilst you’re studying, these extra facilities can be invaluable for your research, and London universities can arrange access to rare and special collections. The sheer concentration of academic resources in London is unrivalled in the UK and arguably in the world.

Career opportunities

Surrounding LSE in central London are the headquarters of nearly every major UK and many international businesses, organisations and institutes. London students are on the spot for internship and job opportunities, and London universities can facilitate networking with potential employers. Having student accommodation in London will also benefit those who want to do work experience during their studies.

“The best thing about being here? Location, location, location! London is the intellectual hub of Europe with institutes such as the Royal Society in easy reach of LSE. Major think-tanks like Chatham House hold open academic lectures or seminars every day, and LSE’s proximity to the British Library, the National Gallery and British Museum is certainly useful and very often inspiring.” Harvey Daniell, BSc Philosophy and Politics

The world's global city

More than 300 languages are spoken in London, more than any other city in the world. For centuries, London has welcomed people from across the globe, and these people have helped create a vibrant, multicultural city. In terms of studying, this is a great advantage because students encounter ideas from all over the world as part of their daily life. LSE students often have classes where every other participant is from a different country. Studying in London enables you to challenge preconceptions and gain new perspectives – which is invaluable in our globalised world.

Never a dull moment

London offers more than nearly every other city when it comes to entertainment, culture and experiences. Read our guide to Essential London to find out more.

“I love LSE's location, right in the heart of London, the home of countless museums and galleries – as well as the fact that you will never run out of places to go out and things to see. Being from an Indian background, I appreciate the ethnic diversity of the student population and I've enjoyed meeting people from all over the world.” Aditi Gupta