Trying to Decide on Where to Go to University? Location is Key!

The Tower of London can be reached within a thirty minute to forty minute walk from Strand campus. One usually does not find a rainbow in pictures of this iconic historical site!

When trying to figure out which university to attend always keep in mind the location of the institution. I decided to attend King’s College London not only because of the excellent reputation of its staff and academic departments, but due to where the college was located. Being that it is the most centrally located university in London, King’s College is in close proximity to many of the country’s leading libraries and museums, as well as markets and pubs. Right across the Thames from King’s College London’s Strand campus one can find the London Eye, The National Theatre, The British Film Institute Southbank, and the Oxo Tower. Beside the campus are Somerset House (the east wing of the building houses King’s College’s Dickson Poon School of Law) and The Courtland Institute of Art. After a lecture or seminar, you can walk about ten minutes through the West End Theatre district and arrive at Covent Garden Market. Here you can find delicious meat pies, sandwiches, teas, coffees, and sweets at fairly reasonable prices. Plus, you can get some shopping done if you want!  The campus is within a twenty to thirty minute walk, depending on how fast you are, to St. Paul’s Cathedral, The Tate Modern, The Globe Theatre, and The Tower of London in the east, and Trafalgar Square and The National Gallery to the west. About thirty minute walk north, you can find yourself at The British Museum and a little further down the road The British Library. These are just some of the sights and institutions that are within easy walking distance from Strand campus.  By showing your student identity card, you will gain access into attractions at a discounted price for students. London provides ample opportunities for students to learn more about the world around them. I hope that you can now see one of the many reasons why I decided to attend King’s College London!