KCB’s Campus in the UK is located in Oxford Circus, which is in the heart of London’s famous shopping and entertainment district (the West End), and in close proximity to the financial district of the City of London. KCB is within a short distance of key legal institutions, notably the Royal Courts of Justice, the Supreme Court, Inns of Court, leading law firms and barrister chambers.
Due to the central location of KCB’s campus, it is possible for our students to travel from all parts of London and its suburbs. This is a very important advantage for our students, giving the possible requirement of finding suitable accommodation in a particular area of London or one of its suburbs due to personal issues such as work, living with relatives and/ or friends, etc.
The transport network in London is good and affordable, especially with the Student Oyster photo card, but the density of London means most journeys are possible by foot, plus 24-hour buses and tubes guarantee a night out rarely requires a taxi.
The lifestyle benefits of living and studying in London include nightlife to food markets and culture. Student discounts are everywhere and many nightclubs run student nights during the week, with student unions ensuring expensive nightlife is never an issue.
The following is a list of the currently most popular attractions in London:
- British Museum: The world-famous British Museum exhibits the works of humankind from prehistoric to modern times, from around the world. Highlights include the Rosetta Stone and the mummies in the Ancient Egypt collection.
- National Gallery: London’s National Gallery is filled with Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries. In the iconic gallery you can find works by Van Gogh and da Vinci.
- Natural History Museum: The Natural History Museum has a collection of the rarest animals in the world. From a life-sized whale to a 40-million year-old spider.
- Tate Modern: The world-famous Tate Modern exhibits international modern and contemporary art. The galleries restaurant offers an amazing view of the city.
- London Eye: The London Eye is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe at 135m, and provides the highest public viewing point of London. Each of the 32 passenger capsules represents a London borough.
- Science Museum: The Science Museum exhibits the major scientific advances of the last 300 years. The museum holds famous items, including first jet engine and James Watson’s model of DNA. The museum also has a 3D IMAX cinema showing science and natural documentaries.
- V&A Museum: The V&A holds a collection of art and design 3,000 years’ worth of artefacts from around the world. The V&A highlights include the Medieval Renaissance galleries and jewellery gallery.
- Tower of London: The Tower of London is one of the world’s most famous buildings. The tower holds 900 years of history as royal palace, prison, place of execution and zoo.
- Royal Museums Greenwich: The Royal Museum Greenwich includes world’s largest maritime museum, Royal observatory and the Queen’s house.
- Madame Tussauds: Madame Tussauds is a wax museum founded by sculptor Marie Tussaud in 1835. The wax figures include historical and royal figures, film and sports stars.
The following is a list of some of London’s popular clubs and bars:
• Ministry of Sound
• Piccadilly Institute
• Queen of Hoxton
• Shoreditch Grind
• Translate Café Bar
• The Book Club
• Plan B
• Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town
• The London Cocktail Club
• Be at One
The following is a list of the current most popular plays in theatres:
• The Phantom of the Opera
• Mamma Mia
• Les Miserables
• The Woman in Black
• The Lion King
The following is a list of some of London’s popular markets:
• Old Spitalfields: The market was built in 1876 and provides fashion, antiques and food. The main market days are Saturday and Sunday with a smaller market running Monday to Friday.
• Portobello Market: Portobello Road has been a market since the 1800s. The market is famous for its antiques and vintage fashion stalls. The main market days are Friday and Saturday, with a smaller market running Monday to Thursday.
• Borough Market: The market is London’s most famous food market, with food from both British and International cuisines. The main market days are Wednesday to Sunday with a smaller market running Monday and Tuesday.
• Covent Garden Market: There are three markets located in Covent Garden’s century Piazza. The markets provide a wide range of crafts and gifts.
• The Apple Market that is located in the North Hall of the building sells British-made crafts, jewellery and leather goods. The market runs every day of the week.
• East Colonnade Market has a variety of stalls selling products such as handmade soap, jewellery, handbags, artwork and homeware. The market runs every day of the week.
• The Jubilee Marker that is located south of the Piazza. On Mondays, the market is dedicated to antiques. From Tuesday to Friday, a general market operates with traders selling clothes and household goods. At weekends, the market offers arts and crafts.
Lord’s Cricket Ground in St. John’s Wood is widely considered the ‘home of cricket’ and is also home to the oldest sporting museum in the world.
Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London since 1877. It is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, along with the Australian, French and US Opens. From the champagne bars to strawberries and cream, Wimbledon is a great day out and very reminiscent of true British spirit.