King's College London, University of London
Location of university
Please comment on the location of your university (city, town, etc), the campus, the facilities, and student accommodation.
Location of university
9.2 / 10
(based on ratings in 2016)
"It's a great central London location with a homely campus feel and good facilities on the whole with varying levels of accommodation."
"London is truly the best location in the world for a university, particularly if you're studying law, for obvious reasons. There is never a dull day in London. The accommodation I was in (Champion Hill) was absolutely incredible. I enjoyed it very much."
"The cafeteria at the library closes over the summer and there are no microwaves available for students to bring their own lunch, which can be a problem in such an expensive environment at the centre of London."
"The London location is perfect for me as it offers freedom without the constraints of being on a campus uni. The campus is beautiful but a little far from my accommodation. The facilities are awesome, though the food could be a little cheaper (although it is really great quality and varied). The societies are also really broad, which is fantastic. Student accommodation is always clean and everyone is really friendly. Any problems with your room are sorted out quickly by the fab reception and I really love my little room! During the day there are a thousand things to do as it's London! Everything you want, free or not, is here."
"The location of the university is very central and easy to commute to. The campus is huge but doesn't feel like it because of the scattered locations. The student accommodation is excellent with a tube station just four minutes away and lots of amenities such as supermarkets and high-end to economical shopping very close by."
"The central London student accommodation is fantastic, although I feel sorry for those placed in accommodation further out of the centre as they can be difficult to commute from."
"You can pretty much do everything and anything. There are loads of societies and a great gym. The accommodation is a little pricey, however."
"My campus (Guys, King's) is near London Bridge by the Shard. There are quite a few facilities such as a gym, café, bar, Sainsbury's and library. There is student accommodation near to the lecture theatres, which is very convenient. There isn't that much to do during the day besides go to the Shed (the café on Guys campus)."
"The campus I attend is located in Strand, close to both Holborn and Temple station. Our students' union is nearby where we can meet friends and visit the Waterfront bar. Although the cafeteria could be larger, it is a reasonable size and the food sold is nice and affordable. The local library is very close by and you go past the High Courts, which is a pleasant view. The local array of shops also allows flexibility when eating."
"King's College London is the most central uni in London so it offers an exciting experience full of great nightlife, places to eat and weekend activities. It is also really close to some of the top graduate recruiters in the UK so there are always great career events both on and off campus. However, the cost of living is one of the most off-putting aspects of London university life."
"I was at Guy's campus at King's, which is beautiful and homely but, compared to the other King's campuses at Strand and Waterloo, isn't as well equipped."
"Extremely accessible and in a prime location to access other London sites and events easily. Facilities are adequate but need to be better equipped to cope with the number of students."
"The location makes it really great as all the nice things are very close to the uni. Facilities such as the library are really well maintained and great for students. Accommodation is also good but expensive."
"Very good location (especially for law students) and the campus is old but reasonably maintained. Student accommodation could be improved and/or made less expensive."
"The campus is very central but not near my accommodation. However, the accommodation is only a 15-minute train journey away and the uni has multiple central locations closer by."
"Being in central London is amazing. Unfortunately, King's is a dispersed school so there are many campuses. You don't get to enjoy all the facilities at one campus and you often end up not doing things because they are at a different campus."
"KCL Waterloo campus is a relatively small but quite modern campus with a good library and surprisingly good meals for low prices. Student accommodation options range and can be up to a 40-minute commute away (which is what I have, not the best but you get used to it). Living in the Unite Stratford One accommodation is great and modern but definitely makes it tricky to keep up a social life."
"The student accommodation is not cheap but the facilities are good. The uni is in the heart of London so it's easy to go to and from there."
"Most of the campuses are right in central London, which is brilliant. The facilities are very good, especially the skills centre."
"It's located at Waterloo so I have an abundance of events and restaurants to attend."