Our local area

Damien Hurst mermaid and droplets

From the twinkling River Thames to the world famous O2 arena, every one of our circular windows comes with an inspirational view. Here's why we love where we live

Greenwich Peninsula

Ravensbourne is located at the heart of London’s newest permanent creative community on the Greenwich Peninsula.  We’re nestled beside the O2 arena, with views stretching across the River Thames, to Canary Wharf, Maritime Greenwich and beyond.

Thanks to recent investment, this stretch of London riverside has gone from marshy bog-land to a thriving public space, filled with creative businesses, a 3km art trail, restaurants, cafes, hotels and entertainment juggernaut, the O2 arena.

There's also plenty of open space to wander by the river, and parks to sit and watch the world go by. Flooded with bright light, the peninsula is the perfect place to get creative and inspired - as many of our students have.

The Tide

The Tide: London's first elevated park

The Tide is London's first-ever elevated riverside linear park, and it's right on our doorstep. Running from Peninsula Square and along the riverside, it's currently 1km in length, and will be 5km when completed. That's longer than the High Line in New York.

This swirl of raised, landscaped walkways and sunken parks, is lined with native trees, grasses and wildflowers, reaching 9m at its highest point. What's more, it offers wooden sun loungers along the river banks, for a spot of sunbathing between lessons or some quiet time for creative thought.

Cherry on the cake is Damian Hurst's Mermaid and work by a host of other artists. Ever seen a slice of ship? You will here.


The O2 arena

The O2 arena

The world-famous O2 arena needs no introduction, but it's so much more than a music venue. As you can see, we are literally next door, and Ravensbourne students get a huge 20% off a range of a huge range of restaurants inside, from vegan burgers in By Chloe, to Nando's, Ask, Byron and more.

There's also a tempting discount village featuring retailers such as Ted Baker, Joy, Lindt and Guess. And if you want to let off steam, there's a bowling alley, trampoline park to shake things up, not to mention some of the world's leading musicians, comedians, sports and music events on your doorstep.

Living here

Outside of Scape Living student accommodation


Many of our students choose to live in North Greenwich, and along the riverside. Scape Living is a 10 minute walk away from the university and the station, and offers great rates to Ravensbourne students.

Visit our accommodation page for more.