London offers you an unrivalled range of culture, history, art and leisure.
The QS World University Rankings 2017 and 2018 ranked London as the best city in the world for students. It said that London is:
“an epicentre of international finance and business, culture and creativity, famed for its museums, arts scene, nightlife and diversity” QS World University Rankings 2018
- The Royal Festival Hall, the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
- around 250 museums and galleries, including world-famous art galleries like the National Gallery, Tate Modern and Tate Britain, as well as smaller modern galleries such as the Whitechapel, Saatchi or White Cube. Renowned museums include the British, Victoria and Albert (V&A), Natural History, Design and Science museums, as well as lesser-known collections like the Hunterian Museum (surgical history) and the Horniman Museum (anthropology and natural history)
- mixed performance and exhibition spaces such as the Barbican, the Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Southbank Centre
- plays and musicals in the West End, National Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe, cinemas in Leicester Square and on the South Bank, and plenty of venues for rock, pop, classical and opera
- the chance to watch, or take part in, all kinds of sport, from tennis at Wimbledon to the annual London Marathon
- the Museum of London, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and walking tours around the neighbourhoods of Charles Dickens or Jack the Ripper.