London's South Bank

Imperial’s central London location sets you at the heart of one of the world’s most exciting cities. Over 100 of Europe’s 500 largest companies are headquartered in London, putting a global job market right on your doorstep.

Get a head start on your career

As a student in London, you’ll have lots of opportunities to start building a network of useful business contacts.

You will be ideally placed to go to interviews, visit companies and attend networking events. Imperial's Zone 1 location in South Kensington makes these journeys even easier.

Our campus is served by three Tube lines (District, Circle and Piccadilly), passing right through the heart of the city. There are also buses to take you in all directions. This means that areas like the City of London and Canary Wharf – home to some of London's biggest employers – can be reached in under 25 minutes by Tube.

The strength and number of our links with industry, plus the concentration of businesses close by, mean that you will enjoy plenty of opportunities to gain industrial experience, both within and outside the curriculum.

Build a network of useful contacts

Hundreds of the world’s biggest employers are headquartered in London and many of them come to campus specifically to recruit our students. Recently, these have included:

  • Barclays
  • BASF
  • Bloomberg
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • Google
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • KPMG
  • L’Oréal
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Shell

In addition, many professional societies have their headquarters in London, including the British Medical Association, the Royal Society, and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

It’s worth keeping an eye out for public events run by professional associations, such as lectures and conferences. These are an opportunity to learn more about your subject from professionals working in the field. They’re also a chance to meet prospective employers and start building a network of useful contacts for when you graduate.

Enjoy all London has to offer

Career opportunities aside, if you want a student experience unlike any other London has plenty to offer – most recently ranked the UK's best student city, and 3rd best in the world, in the QS Best Student Cities 2017 ranking.

Find out more about living in London as a student.