The London experience

Graffiti in London Brick Lane area by Fernando Comet

London is a bustling metropolis of art, music, food and everything in between. It is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city steeped in culture and history, and Ravensbourne is at the creative heart of it


Home to students from across the globe, London is an inspiring place to study. A hub for fashion, design, the arts and technology, it attracts creative talent from all around the world.

Immerse yourself in culture as you wander across London's historic bridges and stumble across some of its most iconic landmarks. From art galleries to pop up theatre and from live music to interactive exhibitions, London is overflowing with energy and the perfect place to kick-start a thriving career in the creative industries.

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Galleries, museums, theatres

London has a global reputation for being a cultural hotspot. We have an enormous collection of galleries, theatres and museums, and many of them offer free or discounted entry to students. 


View of Tate Modern on South Bank

Art plays an essential role in London’s thriving culture scene. There are an estimated 1,500 permanent exhibition spaces and countless pop-up art installations throughout the year.

Whether you are a lover of the classics or looking for something more contemporary, there are a plethora of galleries to choose from.


Internal view of The British Museum

Explore our city's fascinating history at the Museum of London or discover everything from Chinese ceramics to Alexander McQueen evening dresses at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum.


Globe Theatre London

London is home to some of the best theatre venues in the world. From the historic West End to intimate pop-up events, the city is alive with live performances. 

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Green spaces

Did you know London is home to 3,000 parks? London is one of the greenest capitals in the world, with green spaces covering almost 18% of the entire city.

Greenwich Park London

There is so much to explore just on our doorstep. Beautiful Greenwich Park is just a stones' throw away from our building.

Find your inspiration as you take in the city by foot and stop a second to pause and reflect. Get lost in the woodlands, immerse yourself in nature and marvel at London's breathtaking views. Even in the middle of London, you can find your own little piece of tranquility.

Primrose Hill London

Wherever you are in the city, you can enjoy the abundance of green space. Enjoy the impressive views from Greenwich Park or head south and spend the day deer-spotting in beautiful Richmond Park. Visit Speakers' Corner on a Sunday morning in Hyde Park to hear people share their views at the historical site or visit one of the many art installations taking place at Kew Gardens each year.

London in a nutshell

London is made up of many different neighbourhoods and though very different, each has its own individual charm and strong identity. 

With excellent transport networks, exploring the different London districts is easy on public transport. Travel is affordable too, with a bus ride anywhere in the city costing just £1.75 one way. Here is our guide to some of London's much-loved creative spots.

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