Living in London

Student life in the UK’s capital city 

With a student population of over 300,000, London is one of the world’s most dynamic student cities in the world. London is a unique and exciting place to study and live. From famous sights, museums and theatres to fashion, restaurants and shopping, it’s packed with ways for you to get the most out of your time here.

  • Ranked 1st in the world in QS Best Student Cities 2019
  • Very well-connected, with five international airports and the high-speed Eurostar rail link
  • World famous tourist attractions and four World Heritage Sites
  • Fantastic transport system allowing you to get around the city quickly and easily
  • Supermarkets and restaurants cater for a wide range of needs and tastes
  • One of the most multicultural cities in the world.

Campus location

Coventry University London is located in the centre of London’s financial district; just a few minutes’ walk from Liverpool Street station. The International Study Centre is located near to the exciting area of Greenwich, a multicultural place where you can enjoy everything from music at The O2 to visiting historical sites. Thriving business hubs like Canary Wharf and the ‘City of London’ are also easily accessible from Greenwich.

Food and drink

Supermarkets and restaurants in London cater for a wide range of needs and tastes. London is a very multicultural city, and food from all around the world can be easily found. There are many restaurants and cafes close to the International Study Centre and the University, offering traditional British and European food as well as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian and many other cuisines.


London is famous for its shopping. You can experience Europe’s busiest shopping street, Oxford Street, and find world-famous stores such as Liberty and Hamleys on nearby Regent Street. There is also fantastic shopping available in Kensington and Chelsea, and a visit to Harrods in Knightsbridge is a must.

Places of worship

London is one of the most multicultural cities in the world and it is easy to find places of worship locally.

Social activities

The Student Services team organises a range of trips and activities throughout the year. For international students this is an ideal way to see more of the UK and experience British culture. Previous trips have included Thorpe Park theme park, Windsor, Eton, the Isle of Wight and an Oxford day trip. Visits have also been organised to Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels.

Clubs and societies

Once you progress to the University, Coventry University London provides you with the perfect work/ life balance and all the support you need to succeed.

Joining various student-run clubs and societies is a great way to learn new skills and make friends. As a student at Coventry University London you can also join the University of London Union as an Associate Member. With the membership, you will be able to use many of the Union’s facilities and services such as the on-site gym and health club, study facilities and join various clubs and societies.

Sports facilities

The University is just 15 minutes’ walk from SPACe (Sports and Performing Arts Centre). As a member you can play football, volleyball, basketball and badminton. There is also a well-equipped gym.

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