Favourite place on campus: Holborn

Saint Mary-le-Strand Church, opposite the Strand Campus
Saint Mary-le-Strand Church, a stunning and historical building opposite the Strand Campus

One of the best things about King’s is where it’s based. With 4 central London Thames-side locations (and another in nearby South London!), you really are spoilt for choice for things to do and places to go!

International student Issabella has revealed her favourite things about the areas around the King’s College Strand Campus, focusing on her appreciation for Holborn.

This historical area is home to some seriously beautiful architecture, and is only a stone’s throw away from both Covent Garden (read: shops, food and live entertainment!) and the River Thames. It’s a haven for restaurants and cafes, and hosts an interesting mix of students and professionals which completely changes the dynamic of the area from weekdays to weekends.

It’s also where you can find the Virginia Woolf Building – home of a few of the King’s arts and humanities departments – which sits above one of the many theatres in the area. And if all of that isn’t enough, you can take a relaxing walk around Lincoln’s Inn Fields which is one of the largest public squares in London. It’s the perfect place to stretch your legs after hours spent in the library!

Fresh flowers from Holborn

Read Issabella’s article about her experiences of studying at the Strand Campus and the places she has discovered in and around the Holborn area. She also mentions about the fresh produce you can buy in the local area, nearby Drury Lane (a medieval street steeped in history, and the home of the world’s most haunted theatre) and the beautiful Victoria Embankment Gardens. Click here to find out more.

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