School of History

Living and Studying in London



What to Expect

From the moment you arrive at QMUL, we want you to start enjoying the unique experience of life at a campus University with quick access to the whole of London and its history and culture. 

Our campus is situated in one of the most exciting and inspiring areas of the capital. East London is a diverse, multi-cultural area, and our students are part of the community that makes it such an interesting place to study, live and work.

What to Do

We are a short journey from: the Olympic Village & Westfield shopping centre at Stratford; the cutting-edge restaurants, shops, bars and galleries of Shoreditch, Brick Lane and Hoxton; and local independent cinema, The Genesis, which offers student discounts and special screenings.

Central London is only a short tube journey - about 10 minutes - allowing you to explore the bustling city at your leisure. Many of our students find part-time work in London, alongside their studies.

London in Our Taught Programmes

Excursions that make the most of our London setting are built into many modules that you’ll study - from fieldwork in the First Year skills module History in Practice to our popular Architecture in London, London and its Museums, Contemporary Art and Society modules in your Second and Final Years - and your teachers will often arrange extracurricular group visits to major exhibitions and landmarks. The History Society has also arranged trips to some of London's many top museums.

During Welcome Week, you’ll be taken as a group by your Advisor on a guided field trip to a London cultural destination - a museum exhibition, gallery or interesting cultural site - giving you a chance to find your feet in the capital and to explore it with your fellow students.