Life at King’s – Thriving in the heart of London!


By Hendrik Schaefer, BEng Electronic & Information Engineering, Department of Informatics

Since King’s College is located right in the heart of London, it makes it incredibly easy to have fun with your friends after a long day of classes. There are plenty of cafes, cinemas or anything you can imagine around so you will never run out of ideas on what to do nor will you have to do things twice. If you want to go bowling, for example, it’s going to be a hard decision to make, having to choose from so many different places, ranging from bowling franchises to boutique installations.

Furthermore if you are into sports, London provides an incredible amount of opportunities. Whether you want to join one of King’s Colleges sports centred societies, ranging from yoga to mixed martial arts or events outside of the University, like vertical chill where you can climb a real ice wall right in the centre of London, there is something for everyone’s interests and budgets. Last year I took part in a colour run which mixed traditions of the Indian Holi festival with the sport of running, making it an unforgettable experience.

Of course you will have to study at some point as well, but King’s College facilities make this process as easy as it can be. For example, the new Bush House is home to many state-of-the-art computer labs, study rooms and a rooftop terrace. No matter what you are up to, you will find a space that fits your needs and helps you get the most out of your studies. Additionally, you are provided with many resources in and outside your course, free of charge, like the libraries that give you access to an immense amount of books.

So whatever you are up to, King’s College itself, or its great location, will give you access to everything you need to enjoy your time at university.

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