The College is uniquely positioned on the banks of the Thames where the historic City of London meets the cultural hub of the West end at the heart of the world’s most vibrant capital city. The Strand Campus, where our School of Arts and Humanities is located, is between Trafalgar Square and St Paul’s Cathedral, surrounded by theatres, galleries, music venues (both classical & modern), museums, markets and shops.
View of Somerset House from King's College
We are situated next to Somerset House and the Courtauld Institute and within a few minutes walk are Covent Garden, many West End theatres and London's two opera houses. Trafalgar Square, home to the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery, is also nearby.
Across the River Thames, our Waterloo Campus is next to London's South Bank arts and cultural quarter which includes BFI Southbank, the Royal Festival Hall, Hayward Gallery and the National Theatre, while just down the road are the Young Vic and Old Vic theatres. Beside the river, between our Waterloo and Guy's campuses, are Tate Britain and Shakespeare's Globe.