Life in London

Famous for its cultural life and diversity, London has been voted the world's number one city to be a student (QS Best Student Cities 2019).

We have world-famous galleries, museums, theatres, festivals, shops, markets and parks for you to explore – many of them for free.

If you're looking for quality of life and a vibrant mix of people, in a place that's constantly changing and offering up new experiences; then this great global city is the perfect venue for your studies.

Local Area Guides

Our location in vibrant New Cross means that there's plenty to keep you occupied right here on your doorstep.

But if you want to venture further afield, we're also surrounded by a whole host of amazing places in South and East London that are filled with museums, shops, bars, cafes, restaurants and green spaces. 

Read our area guides below to find out more about our neighbourhood, and places you can explore locally.

Explore our guides:


Brockley is home to the award-winning Brockley Market.


Camberwell has a huge array of shops, restaurants and pubs.

Canada Water

Canada Water is a peaceful area of London that's redeveloping.


Deptford has a growing creative community and a vibrant market.

Forest Hill

Forest Hill is home to the Horniman Museum and gardens.


Greenwich has history and beauty galore, as well as a famous market.


Lewisham is in the process of major regeneration.


Up-and-coming Peckham is full of bars and pubs.


Shadwell offers amazing river views and easy access to the buzz and excitement of East London.


Shoreditch attracts a young, creative crowd who flock to its many music and arts venues.


In the wake of the Olympics Stratford has benefitted from a huge amount of regeneration.