Points of Interest: London Parks & Places


Central Saint Martins

General Information
King's Cross Address: Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA
Phone: 020 7514 7000
Website: www.arts.ac.uk/csm or @CSM_news

Overview
Though hyped to infinity, and often lazily editorialised as the one vital source of all things up-and-coming in London, Central St Martins nevertheless has an undeniable history of producing graduates that tend to rocket to international fame upon leaving. The frequently cited list of alum ... (continue... )



City University London

General Info
Address: Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB
Phone: 020 7040 5060
Website: www.city.ac.uk or @CityUniLondon

Overview
In London, a place rich with academia, City University often gets overlooked. Unlike King's or LSE it has no grand halls, secret-handshakes or old-boys' networks. Its facilities are modest and its library short on fusty books. But it has carved out a reputation as a supplier of professionals, cementing its place in the top ... (continue... )



Imperial College

General Information
Address: Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ
Phone: 020 7589 5111
Website: www.imperial.ac.uk or @imperialcollege

Overview
Imperial College really did have imperial beginnings with Prince Albert setting up the college as a research and learning centre of science, maths, medicine and engineering to enhance the image of the British Empire in 1887. In the Victorian age, and to this day, the college attract ... (continue... )



King's College London

General Information
Address: King's College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
Phone: 020 7836 5454
Website: www.kcl.ac.uk or @KingsCollegeLon

Overview
Although it grants its own degrees, Kings College is one of the 18 colleges that make up the colossus that is the University of London. King's (or KCL, as otherwise known) has nearly 20,000 students and five campuses--the Strand, Guy's, Waterloo, St. Thomas' and Denmark Hill. In 2011 the school of law mo ... (continue... )



London School of Economics and Political Science

General Information
Address: Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE
Phone: 020 7405 7686
Website: www.lse.ac.uk or @LSEnews

Overview
The London School of Economics and Political Science, or LSE as it is commonly known, is a single faculty college focused on the social sciences, world renowned for its highly prestigious programmes and distinguished alumni. Located amidst a hub of academic activity with UCL, King's College, SOAS and Birkbeck nearby, the colle ... (continue... )



University College London

General Information
Address: Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
Phone: 020 7679 2000
Website: www.ucl.ac.uk or @uclnews

Overview
UCL, a constituent college of the University of London, has been a place of diversity from the word go--living very much up to its status as "London's Global University." University College London was founded in 1826 as a progressive alternative to Oxford and Cambridge's social exclusivity and religious restrictions. Thus, it was ... (continue... )



SOAS

General Information
Address: Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0 XG
Phone: 020 7637 2388
Website: www.soas.ac.uk or @SOAS

Overview
School of Oriental and African Studies is a specialist college which focuses on the languages, cultures, law and social studies of Africa, Asia, and the Near and Middle East. SOAS, as it is commonly known, is part of the University of London and is the only institution of its kind in the United Kingdom. It has ... (continue... )



Student Central

General Information
Address: Student Central, Malet Street, WC1E 7HY
Phone: 020 7664 2000
Website: www.studentcentral.london or @UoLondonSC

Overview
Students are the same the world over and in London they ain't no different. In amongst the banter over Bronte and misunderstandings about Marx stands beer, boogeying and burgers. Luckily, for over 120,000 of the University of London's students there's a central place to go to make your university years ac ... (continue... )