Student Life menu

Living on campus

One of the most striking things about Queen Mary is our campus. It’s the largest self-contained student campus in central London, and only 15 minutes by tube from the Oxford Street, Covent Garden and the rest of the West End. It’s very unusual for a London University – in fact we’re the only college in the University of London who can offer students a central site containing cafes, bar, restaurants, accommodation, gym, a student shop, bookshop, cashpoint and laundrette all on one central site.

Image Gallery:

  • Lock-keeper's Cottage
  • Walter Besant Building
  • Regent's Canal
  • Library Square
  • Westfield Way
  • Knowledge
  • The Queens' Building
  • Ground

You have all the advantages of living in the capital city as well as being part of a sociable and safe student village. There’s 24 hour security on campus and all student flats have entry phones. You may have the tower of London on your doorstep, but at Mile End, you are surrounded by familiar faces.

Living on campus is a great way to start your University career. In many cases it’s a five minute journey from your bed to the lecture hall. That’s a great help when you have other things to adjust to – living away from home for example.

You feel like you belong a bit more, living on campus. The place is packed with people all doing the same thing, unloading their cars at the beginning of term. It’s really sociable.
Jen Holton, Drama student

Close to the campus

As well as everything on campus, you're also right next door to Regent’s canal, and beyond that, Mile End park, a great green space to refresh and recharge. Beyond that is the Mile End leisure centre with a brand new eight-lane swimming pool and teaching pool, two state-of-the-art Wellness Fitness Centres, an indoor Sports Hall and women-only fitness centres. The Mile End stadium is also nearby, with a floodlit grass football pitch, athletics track and other pitches.

Use the links on the left-hand side to explore what's happening close to the campus

Return to top