The capital and largest city in England, London is home to just under 9 million people. It has long been considered one of the most important global cities, and in 2012, became the first city to have hosted 3 modern Summer Olympic Games. London is one of the largest financial centres in the world, and has one of the largest concentrations of higher education institutions. Whilst the official language of London is English, the city is incredibly diverse, with people from all over the world choosing to settle and study there.
London has a history dating back to Roman times, when it was founded as Londinium. The city contains several World Heritage sites: the Tower of London, Kew Gardens, the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, St Margaret’s Church, and the Royal Observatory. Greenwich. As well as these sites, there are many other internationally recognised landmarks located in London, such as Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Tower Bridge, and ‘Big Ben’.
The city is located in the South East of England, and straddles the River Thames. It is well connected in terms of transport and aviation, and has the busiest airspace in the world. It is served by six main airports. There is also the world famous London Underground, more commonly referred to as the Tube, which is the oldest metro system in the world, dating back to 1863. As well as being connected via rail to the rest of the United Kingdom, London also has well established connections into Europe, through the Eurostar Channel Tunnel. These services connect to cities such as Lille, Calais, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, and other European destinations.
With around 40 higher education institutions located in London, the city offers many different university options. There are over 110,000 international students who have chosen to study in London, which adds to the international atmosphere of the city.
London is considered a major global centre of higher education and research, and hosts many world-leading institutions. As a country, the UK considers education and research to be very important, and the consistently high rankings of London based institutions reflects that attitude.
Here is a list of the higher education institutions located in London.
Please visit our United Kingdom directory for more information about studying in the United Kingdom.
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