Living in London
London is one of the most visited cities in the world and there is something to do, no matter what your budget is. See the city from above on the London Eye; meet a celebrity at Madame Tussauds; examine the world’s most precious treasures at the British Museum, admire the iconic paintings at the National Gallery or come face-to-face with dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum. It has history, modern facilities, great places to eat at, convenient transportation and access to parks and local wild-life.
London also has a rich cultural heritage, with many different cultures contributing to its vibrancy. The diversity of London’s inhabitants, enables opportunities for people from all backgrounds to share and experience each other’s cultures.
Our Student Office team can help you make the most of being in London, with information on the local area, activities and events across the city.
Living off Campus
When starting your HE study, there will be many things you will be up to: education, fun times and living on your own. The decision where to live can be tough, especially when there are multiple choices around.
You can decide to live in a flat share, in a host-family or in a dorm, but what it counts is the time you spend commuting from home to NCIUL and the time it would take to reach your friends at the pub in central London.
Living on your own has many advantages:
- You will have freedom and independence, setting your own boundaries.
- You can choose your roommate and have a space where to study even at nights.
- Living on your own and paying the bills gives you more responsibilities and helps you to build up your credit rating.
Here is a short list of popular websites* where you can search a flat share or a roommate:
There are also available many students’ accommodation companies*, offering the opportunities to live with other international students and to build your friends network.
These companies offer flat share accommodation in London residential areas and carefully selects Host Families, DBS checked, in safe areas near the London centre in zone 2/3:
http://www.eazycity.com/ – 109A Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 5AD
http://www.sagittertraining.com/en/services/ – The Courtyard Offices 1 & 2, Unit 10 – 100 Villiers Road – London, NW2 5PJ
*These companies and websites are not directly connected with NCIUL and the advertisement of the same is intended solely for the purpose of suggestion.
Sport & Activities
There are many parks, Liesure centres and pubs around NCIUL campus.
Students can choose whether enjoy a run at Mudchute Park or a fresh and tasty breakfast in one of the very few City Farms located at the Mudchute Farm Paddock (https://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/city-farms-in-london)
NCIUL is within a few stops from central London, plenty of attractions and free museums https://www.londonpass.com/london-attractions/
For a full list of sport clubs, restaurants and activities around NCIUL campus, please visit this website https://canarywharf.com/shopping/