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Universities in London: Kings College Overview

16/03/2020

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London is home to some of the best universities in the world. As the city is so large, a wide variety of universities exist across the capital, from West to East, and North to South. Today, we are looking at King’s College London, one of the largest and well-known universities in London. King’s College London (or KCL for short) has one of the most central locations and one of the widest and most international programmes out of all the London universities. 

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King's College London Location

KCL has no central campus, which means that London is your entire playground! The majority of KCL’s departments and library are located right next to the River Thames, in the heart of the city. One of the most beautiful parts of the university is the KCL Somerset House wing, which is part of some of the oldest architecture in London.

Your graduation will even be as central as your university, making it a truly London experience!

 

King's College London Accommodation

The accommodation offered by KCL is mostly as central as its location. Depending on your personality, you could choose to live in a wide range of areas in London. If you like being central and going to food markets, the Tower Bridge option is right next to Borough Market, and Moonraker Point is within walking distance and offers a wide range of rooms, from ensuites to studios. If you don’t mind a short commute and would prefer a slightly cheaper rent rate, Angel Lane in Stratford is one of the newer, more modern developments with a direct tube line to lectures.

 

The Places to Be

As well as studying, you’ll want to have fun during your university years in London! The unofficial main bar for KCL is the Walkabout on Embankment – watch for the mid-week students nights where everyone heads there before a big night out. On-campus, you have a variety of choices – you have three student bars to pick from! Guy’s Bar, Philosophy Bar and The Vault are serving drinks every night, and have dedicated events every so often. Check out all the updates at the KCL Student Union.

 

The University

King’s College London is known as one of the best universities in the world, and one of the top choices in London. It’s known for international opportunities, in particular, the ability to study abroad is unparalleled – if you want to spend some of your academic life in other capital cities of the world, it’s likely that this is allowed by KCL. KCL also offers some of the best arts and social sciences courses and offers the option of combining different modules into your degree. For an excellent academic life, with a wide variety of choices and opportunities during your degree, choose KCL.

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