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Life in London

Life in London

London is home to the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, a home to a diversity of culture, events and experiences you will find hard to match. This makes studying here the best decision you will make.

Discover London

London is should be your next step, you can study here, join a multinational corporate company or starting your own business. The city is full of rich history from multi-culturalism to modern art. Be amazed by unique experiences and events, including the celebrated Eid, Diwali, Chinese New Year festival, Notting Hill Carnival and many more. While feeling at home, you can discover different cultures and meet great friends.

Three University of Sunderland in London students sat on the grass near Tower Bridge

Lifestyle choices

Relax, socialise and network - find yourself immersed in cultural restaurants, shopping centres, theatres, cinemas and museums.

Most museums and galleries in the city are free to visit, from the world-renowned British Museum and Tate Modern art gallery to the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery.

London’s theatre scene attracts some of the world’s best acting talent so take your pick from long-running musicals, plays or ground-breaking new works making their debut. 

Queen's House art gallery in Greenwich

Green spaces

Busy yet vibrant - the city is home to beautiful and lush open spaces, designed to relax and enjoy the scenery. You can find free open-air theatre events, concerts and sporting events in the city's parks.

The most popular Hyde Park, Regents Park and St James Park are all in the centre of the city featuring scenic views, outdoor sports areas, cafes, children’s play areas and boating lakes. Discover Greenwich Park, part of the Greenwich World Heritage Site, featuring the Prime Meridian Line, the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum and Victorian ship, the Cutty Sark - only a five minute DLR from our campus.

Two people playing cricket


Welcome to the world centre for sport, with international class venues and events taking place throughout the year. For football fans, many of the world's most renowned clubs are based here, including Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. You can find the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park known for the hugely successful 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. 

Find yourself watching football at Wembley Stadium, tennis at Wimbledon, rugby at Twickenham, cricket at Lord's or participating in eSports across major venues in the city - this is the home to different sports that suit your taste.

Tourism and sightseeing

The city is one of the most visited tourist cities in the world, hosting over millions of visitors per year. Jump into the London Eye and explore the birdseye view of the city, explore the inner working of the world's oldest running democracies at the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben at Westminster, or catch a play at the birthplace of modern theatre in Shakespeare's Globe. Otherwise find yourself engrossed in classic British ceremony at the Buckingham Palace to watch the daily Changing of the Guard.