London is an exciting city in which to live and study. Still one of the world's most beautiful capitals, it is rich in art, music, theater and literary history. It is the seat of British government and the world's longest surviving monarchy.
More than 40 theaters provide unrivaled opportunities for students to experience live, professional productions. Four major symphony orchestras and two opera companies reside in London. Leading ballet, contemporary dance and touring companies all perform in London, a city resplendent with concert halls and music festivals. For followers of contemporary music, London offers an unparalleled range of live rock and ethnic music performances. Historic galleries and a wide variety of museums (near where you'll be studying at the University of London) provide opportunities to view many of the world's artistic masterpieces. London is a city of theater and theater companies from the National Shakespeare and Royal Shakespeare companies to the street entertainers in the parks and tube stations.
London has an immensely rich cultural heritage. England and America share political and historical roots that stretch back to the Magna Carta. London is a city of contrasts where modern office building overlook Victorian palaces, medieval fortresses and Georgian town houses. The population is as diverse as the architecture. Londoners come from all parts of the globe and share a cosmopolitan life of dress, customs, cuisine, and culture.
It is no surprise that students want to come to London to live and study. London University alone has more than 50,000 students, and many more are enrolled at other universities, colleges and specialized schools. Students bring a more global perspective to their home campuses after experiencing the London study program.