Exhibition Road

Our South Kensington Campus offers the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus community right in the centre of London.

Explore our South Kensington neighbourhood

Explore our South Kensington neighbourhood
South Kensington photo gallery

Imperial's main campus is located in South Kensington, on the site where the original College was founded in 1907. Explore images of our campus and surrounding area.

South Kensington is at the heart of 'Albertopolis', the realisation of Prince Albert’s vision for an area where science and the arts would come together.

As a result, South Kensington is prime sightseeing land. So you may find yourself rubbing shoulders with tourists on Exhibition Road (where three world famous museums are located) on the approach to campus. You will have the advantage of being able to visit these attractions at your leisure. You will also enjoy discounted access to the museums' special exhibitions with your Imperial student card.

Take a look at Discover South Kensington for all the latest information on events in our neighbourhood. Information about the accessibility of our campuses and the surrounding areas is available through AccessAble.

Our South Kensington Campus is surrounded by some of London's most famous cultural treasures.

Explore our local area


Our neighbours

Hyde Park

Royal Parks

There's plenty of green space nearby, including two world famous Royal Parks right on our doorstep:

Natural History Museum


A five-minute walk from campus will take you to the door of three of the city’s finest museums, which all have free entry:


Royal Albert Hall

Celebrate your hard work and achievement in style when you graduate in one of the world's finest concert halls, the Royal Albert Hall, situated just minutes from our students' union.