London

Summer School Students cycling in Hyde Park

London is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, and welcoming city and there is no end to the opportunities that being here can provide you. The double decker buses, red telephone boxes, taxi cabs and Buckingham Palace are just the start!

With vast numbers of restaurants, theatres, shops, landscaped parks and museums all within easy reach, as a Summer School student in London you will never be short of something entertaining to do.

Our campus is located in South Kensington, which is right in the middle of a historic and beautiful part of central London. We’re a few steps away from some of London’s best museums (all with free entry), including:

Just a stone’s throw away is Hyde Park. Covering 350 acres, the Park offers many recreational activities, such as open water swimming, boating, cycling, tennis and horse riding.

Also close by is the shopping district of Knightsbridge and the world-renowned Harrods Department Store. Or if you’re interested in the world’s greatest classical musical festival, you can attend the BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall, which is one block away from campus.

We’re just a short walk from South Kensington Underground Station, only 45 minutes away from Heathrow Airport and 15 minutes from both London Paddington and London Victoria stations.

Visit our Living in London Portal for more information about being an Imperial College student in London.

We also recommend you look at LondonTown.com for the most up-to-date information on restaurants, tours and attractions, theatre tickets, shopping, and events.

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