London's South Bank

Our central location sets you at the heart of the world's most exciting city. 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 location in South Kensington makes these journeys even easier.

Our location 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.

Strong links with industry and the concentration of business nearby mean that you will enjoy plenty of opportunities to gain industrial experience, 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.

From tech leaders like Google, to world-leaders like Barclays, Bloomberg, GlaxoSmithKline, KPMG and Rolls-Royce and many more.

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

Keep watch 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 are a great chance to meet prospective employers and build a network of useful contacts for when you graduate.

Enjoy all London has to offer

London offers a student experience unlike any other – ranked the best in the world in the QS Best Student Cities 2022.

With world-famous museums, music, sights, parks and entertainment, you will never be short of options.

Living in London as a student