London is one of the world’s most exciting cities – and we are based in one of its most lively, creative districts.
Make us your London home
Our main campus (one of the largest in London) is at Mile End, next to the beautiful Regent’s Canal and Mile End Park. It is a friendly, active community that has welcomed students from around the world for over 30 years. There’s plenty of green outdoor space where you can relax when you aren’t studying or exploring all that London and the East End has to offer.
London: the world’s favourite city*
London is a magnet for people across the world: it was voted the most popular city in the world* and it is easy to see why. London is not just a historic capital city, the ancient centre of British politics and government – it is an international meeting point for business, culture and the arts that welcomes talent from around the world.
*TripAdvisor’s 2016 Travellers’ Choice Award
Student life in London
With more students than any other city in Europe, London is an extraordinary place to live and study. Being a student here makes life much more affordable: student discounts are easy to come by and many events and world-famous institutions are free.
Find out how to get the most out of London as a student:
- Watch our Study Abroad video to find out about student life at QMUL
- Read our top tips for enjoying London on a budget
Our east London
The East End of London is one of the most exciting areas of London, an inspiring place to live and work.
Historically one of the most diverse areas of London, east London’s location as a trade centre meant more than just goods came ashore here: the docks brought people from all over the world, with their own cultures and experiences.
Walk through two thousand years of history
As you walk through east London’s streets, you are surrounded by history: east London’s skyline acts as a reminder of the last two thousand years: from the Tower of London, the Roman Road, the warehouses and docks that kept Britain booming in 19th century to Canary Wharf and the Shard, the heart of the UK’s financial industries – and the O2, a modern reminder of the area’s famous nightlife. Whatever your intellectual interests, experts, professional contacts and world-class resources are within easy reach.
The birthplace of radical ideas
East London was also the birthplace of social and political movements that seemed radical at the time but are now mainstream, such as the Suffragette movement. This rich exchange of ideas is important to us – it’s also made our area one of the most exciting and diverse in the world – and a really fertile place to discover and explore your own ideas.
It’s this mix of the old and new, from the East End’s avant-garde arts scene to its pioneering digital culture, that makes our part of London so exciting, creating opportunities and experiences that don’t exist anywhere else.
The creative hubs of Shoreditch and Brick Lane are on your doorstep (together with their restaurants, pop up shops and bars/coffee shops), and the West End is only a 15-minute tube ride away. Find out more about our local area here.