Millions of students from all over the world flock to London every year to soak up the knowledge of the city and carve out their path in life. For centuries, London has been a central hub of education where some of the most famous intellectuals in the world have developed world changing ideas and revolutionary concepts.
A trip to London is your chance to walk in the footsteps of the world’s greatest minds and staying at the Montcalm at the Brewery will put you right at the heart of the city’s historic educational institutions. Take a trip to the best London universities, admire their gorgeous architecture and hopefully catch a public lecture with this handy guide.
University College London
Gower Street, London
Amongst students, the University College London is the most popular University in the city, with thousands of new students enrolling every year. As it stands, the historic institution ranks as seventh best university in the world. UCL is one of the most culturally diverse universities in the UK and is made up of 40% international students. The university was founded in 1826 and has multiple campuses all within easy reach of the Montcalm at the brewery. Today the University College London proudly boasts a wide curriculum of subjects and regularly hosts a number of public events and lectures.
Imperial College London
Since it was established by Royal Charter in 1907, the Imperial College London has become one of the leading universities on the planet and has brought students from all over the world into London. The university specialises in science and technology and has been at the forefront of research in these fields for decades. Many of the country’s best doctors and nurses trained at ICL thanks to the university’s world renowned medical faculties. There are regular talks and lectures held by the university that focus on global issues such as climate change and the chemical industry. Be sure to take a stroll to the historic campus on your travels through London.
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street, London
Although this respected university was established in 1895, it still remains as one of the leading institutions in the world of education. LSE is the UK’s only university to specialise in social sciences and has become one of the most renowned sources of information and research when it comes to anthropology, sociology, politics and law. Students from around the world may recognise the LSE acronym from their research books as the university has published thousands of journals and text books that are used in lecture halls around the globe. The university and its faculty regularly publish podcasts and other media for budding researchers.
King’s College London
This is the most popular university for international students in London with 30% of the student population made up of researchers from around the world. King’s College was officially established in 1829 and is one of the oldest educational institutions in London but has medical teachings that stretch as far back as 1561. If you’re looking to experience the history of London, a trip to King’s College is definitely worth adding to your itinerary.