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London experience,
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The world's number-one student city

A true cultural powerhouse, London is one of the world’s most iconic cities. The capital repeatedly comes out on top in the QS Best Student Cities Rankings* due to its world-class universities, rich cultural heritage, diverse population and lively student scene.

Imperial College London is located in the heart of the city, surrounded by iconic landmarks, cultural hotspots and a vibrant business community. The campus itself offers state-of-the-art facilities and access to a diverse range of accommodation including on-campus halls of residence for undergraduate students and postgraduate accommodation options.

London was ranked number one in the QS Best Student Cities Rankings 2024


The main Imperial College London campus is based in South Kensington, one of the most attractive and culturally vibrant parts of London, whilst our new campus in White City is a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and multidisciplinary research.

South Kensington campus

South Kensington

Our main campus for both the Business School and the College is ideally located on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, a lively and vibrant part of London. Here you will find yourself surrounded by culture, history and thought-leading institutions such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and Royal Albert Hall.  

South Kensington boasts elegant architecture, charming streets and beautiful green spaces including Hyde Park, Green Park and Regents Park, all located nearby. It is also well connected to the rest of London with excellent transport links, making it easy to explore further afield. 

Discover the Business School for yourself with a virtual tour of our facilities and teaching spaces. 

An aerial view of the White City Innovation District

White City

Located in the heart of West London, our White City campus has been designed with innovation and entrepreneurship in mind. Bringing together academics, researchers and businesses, our students have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects with access to state-of-the-art facilities, co-working spaces and research labs.  

We’re creating a network of innovation spaces for businesses of all sizes – major corporations, high-tech and high-growth companies, SMEs, startups and entrepreneurs – to work alongside Imperial at every stage of their development and growth.

Learn more about White City

What our students say

“London is one of the most diverse and welcoming cities in the world. Studying in London gives you a never-ending list of networking opportunities and career events as London boasts some of the globe’s largest investment banks, asset management and venture capital firms. The fact that it is the headquarters for most technology and financial companies is immense and very few places in the world can match this. ”
Chiemeka Okeke
MSc Finance & Accounting 2021
Investment Management Internship
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Student accommodation in London

We understand that moving away from home and relocating to another country can be challenging. That’s why we offer a wide range of support to help make this a more straightforward process. Browse the options below, and visit the Imperial accommodation pages for more information.

As an undergraduate student, you are guaranteed accommodation in one of our halls of residence during your first year. Choose from a wide range of options suited to different budgets and tastes. 

Select from a wide range of accommodation options in the private sector including shared houses, flats, or studio flats. Rental costs vary considerably depending on the size and location of the property. Advice and support is available through Imperial's website

Popular websites to find accommodation include SpareRoom and Roomgo

Accommodation tailored to postgraduate students, your options include self-contained studio flats and private en-suite bedrooms in cluster flats with shared kitchens.

Benefits include: communal areas shared with postgraduate students from other universities in London, an on-site gym, common room, games area and designated quiet study spaces.

Once you have accepted your place at Imperial College Business School, you can book accommodation via GradPad in the following locations:

Griffon Studios (Battersea)
Wood Lane Studios (Wood Lane)

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