London Education

London Education

London is home to numerous universities and colleges and has a student population of around 378,000.  


Tavern Quay’s location offers easy access to outstanding state and private schools, as well as some of the best colleges and universities in the country, attracting students from around the world.

King’s College London
England’s fourth oldest university, King’s College London is ranked 21 out of the 25 top universities in the world. Two of its most popular programs are Law and Computer Science. For information about the research facilities, undergraduate and postgraduate programs this public research London-based university offers, click here.


Several mixed-gender halls of residence providing catered and self-catered accommodation with shared or en-suite facilities are located near the campuses. An alternative living arrangement is to rent or buy an investment property. Given the number of excellent private housing options nearby, we recommend arranging viewings to several before deciding.


King’s College, The Strand, London WC2R
Telephone Number: +44 (0) 20 7836 5454
Website: www.kcl.ac.uk


Nearest station: Temple Tube
Distance from Tavern Quay: 30 to 40 minutes

City University London
Established in 1894, this North London institution is ranked 18 out of the top 20 UK universities. The Accounting, Finance, Business, Management and Marketing courses offered by this university are ranked 1st in London while its Nursing, Electrical and Electronic courses are ranked second. Read more about the courses and research opportunities offered here.


Multiple accommodation options ensure you’ll find a room which fits your budget in the Halls of Residence. If you’d like housing information on private rentals nearby, contact the Student Office or take a look here. Buying or renting property close to the campus at City, University of London is another option.


City, University of London, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB
Telephone Number: +44 (0) 20 7040 5060
Website: www.city.ac.uk


Nearest station: Angel Tube
Distance from Tavern Quay: 30 to 40 minutes

University of East London

Spread across three campuses, this ‘modern’ 19th century university is best known for its Fashion Design and Sports Science programmes as well as Olympic and Paralympic research projects. In addition to these, the institution offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and a Teacher Training programme.


The on-campus accommodation – a waterfront student village – is very popular with students. Read more about the room types here . Private providers in the vicinity offer a variety of rental accommodation such as homestays and student houses. If you want to live off-campus speak to the Resident Services team. There are also buy to let investment properties nearby.


University of East London, University Way, London E16 2RD
Telephone Number: +44 (0) 20 8223 3000
Website: www.uel.ac.uk


Nearest station: Stratford Tube
Distance from Tavern Quay: 30 to 45 minutes

University College London

Founded in 1826, University College London is England’s third oldest university. This multidisciplinary, public research institution, ranked 7th in the world is known for its research based teaching methodology and offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programmes, short courses, career advancement trainings and free online courses. Medicine and Life Sciences are among its highest ranked programs.


For catered accommodation, there is the the university’s Halls of Residence or intercollegiate halls near the various campuses.The self-catered Student Houses run by the university are ideal if you prefer to cook your own meals. There are also private providers offering apartments for sale close to the university, if you’re considering an investment property in London.


University College London, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7679 2000
Website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/


Nearest station: Euston Square Tube
Distance from Tavern Quay: 35 to 40 minutes

London School of Economics

Established in 1895, the London School of Economics is one of the finest Social Science institutions in the world. The Economics, Law and Management programmes taught here are consistently ranked 1st or 2nd in the UK and 7th in the world (Economics and Law; 9th). Explore the entire range of their undergraduate, graduate, executive education programmes and Summer School courses here.


A variety of room types, ranging from studios to self-contained flats are available in the university’s catered and self-catered Halls of Residence and intercollegiate halls. There is also plenty of affordable private student housing nearby as well as elegant flats and houses for sale close to the campus.


London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE
Telephone Number: +44 (0) 20 7405 7686
Website: www.lse.ac.uk


Nearest station: Temple Tube
Distance from Tavern Quay: 20 to 30 minutes

University of Westminster

Located in central London, the University of Westminster is one of the UK’s largest universities and has the distinction of being listed by the Financial Times for the fourth consecutive year as England’s top “modern” university. Popular practice-based courses offered include Fashion Design and Computers; its Harrow campus boasts some of Europe’s finest educational film and music studios. See the full range of courses and research opportunities available.


With convenience and safety in mind, the university provides six Halls of Residence close to the campuses. Other rental living arrangements include homestays, house-shares and hall of residence style accommodation owned and managed by private providers. If you’re considering an investment property, request a viewing of brand new, private waterside apartments nearby.


University of Westminster, 309 Regent St, London W1B 2UW
Telephone Number: +44 20 7911 5000
Website: www.westminster.ac.uk


Nearest station: Oxford Circus Tube
Distance from Tavern Quay: 30 to 40 minutes

Queen Mary University of London

Ranked among the top 100 universities in the world, Queen Mary University of London has a rich past dating from 1785 and its roots in four ancient colleges. Best known for its open-plan laboratories (the largest in Europe), Law, Medicine, Dentistry and History programmes, this university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and cutting-edge research opportunities.


On-campus accommodation is available on the Mile End campus in the Student Village, which boasts over 2,000 rooms; several of which are en-suite. If you’ve enrolled for a Medical or Dental course, the Halls of Residence at Whitehouse Chapel and Charterhouse Square are very convenient. Hostels and homestays are some of the private living arrangements to rent nearby and if investing in a buy-to-let appeals, you’ll find plenty of well-appointed properties, a short distance away.


Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS
Telephone Number: +44 20 7882 5555
Website: www.qmul.ac.uk


Nearest station: Mile End Tube
Distance from Tavern Quay: 15 to 20 minutes

University of Greenwich

Spread across three campuses (London and Kent), this university which dates back to 1890 offers several programmes broadly categorized into extended degree courses, undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. Unique courses offered are International Agriculture and Sustainable Electric Power Engineering while Nursing, Midwifery and Law remain popular choices.


Several Halls of Residence on-site or near the Avery Hill, Greenwich and Medway campuses ensure students are close to the university facilities at all times. All the rooms are en-suite with free wi-fi and 24/7 residential support. For private rentals, explore the bedsits and other living arrangements at Studentpad or speak to local agents about upmarket investment properties.


University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, 30 Park Row, London SE10 9LS
Telephone Number: +44 20 8331 9000
Website: www2.gre.ac.uk


Nearest station: Greenwich Tube
Distance from Tavern Quay: 12 to 20 minutes

London College of Communication

‘Learning by doing’ is what London College of Communication, is a constituent college of the University of the Arts, A pioneer in design and media education, this Elephant & Castle institution offers a range of industry-focused undergraduate, postgraduate, further education and short programmes. Its photographic and television studios and darkrooms, built to industry standards are among Europe’s finest and inspire students to get creative and experiment.


Students studying here have plenty of accommodation options. The Halls of Residence offer a variety of living arrangements to suit different budgets. Private rentals close to the campus is an alternative to the university monitored Halls and if you’re considering purchasing a flat or house nearby, you’ll find plenty of attractive properties within a radius of 4 miles.


College of Communication, St George’s Rd, Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6SB
Telephone Number: +44 20 7514 6569
www.arts.ac.uk/lcc


Nearest station: Elephant and Castle Tube
Distance from Tavern Quay: 20 to 30 minutes

London College of Art

Established in 1837, this public research university in Kensington comprises six schools. Ranked first in the world for its Arts and Design disciplines, the Royal College of Art offers 26 quality project-based postgraduate programmes (MA/MPhil and PhD/Research) and excellent practice facilities such as a moving image studio. Among the unique courses taught here are Vehicle Design, Textiles and Curating Contemporary Art.


Living arrangements nearby include privately-run student residences, hostels, house-shares and homestays with an English family. If you prefer living solo, a studio or bedsit is a good, low- maintenance option. Properties for sale in the vicinity are ideal if you’re looking for a stylish buy-to-let.


Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2EU, UK
Telephone Number: +44 20 7590 4444
Website: www.rca.ac.uk


Nearest station: High Street Kensington Tube
Distance from Tavern Quay: 45-50 minutes

UAL - Central St Martins

One of the five constituent colleges of the University of the Arts London, Central St. Martins is a world-renowned Arts and Design institution. Spread across three campuses and focusing on nine programme areas including Jewellery and Textiles, Fashion and Spatial Practices, this college offers undergraduate, postgraduate, integrated masters and research degrees.


As a student of this college, you can book accommodation at any of the University of the Arts’ Halls of Residence. Another option is to consider renting privately within walking distance of your campus.. There is also waterfront property for sale in the vicinity if you’re thinking of buying a home with investment potential.


Central Saint Martins, Granary Square, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA
Telephone Number: +44 20 7514 7000
Website: www.arts.ac.uk/csm


Nearest station: King’s Cross
Tube Distance from Tavern Quay: 40 to 50 minutes

Royal College of Music

Established in 1882, this conservatoire in South Kensington has the distinction of being ranked 1st (for music) in the UK by the Guardian. Aspects of Western Art spanning performance, music theory and history are covered in its undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes. Key research areas include Performance Practice and Performance Science students can also participate in international exchanges in America, Europe and Asia.


Students enrolled here have the luxury of state-of-the-art acoustically treated studios, en-suite and standard rooms at Prince Consort Village (the college’s Hall of Residence). landlords in the vicinity rent private accommodation, a good option if there is no space available at Prince Consort Village. If buying or refurbishing an apartment there are plenty of properties to choose from in the surrounding area.


Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Rd, London SW7 2BS
Telephone Number: +44 20 7591 4300
Website: www.rcm.ac.uk


Nearest station: South Kensington Tube
Distance from Tavern Quay: 40 to 50 minutes