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
The Strand Riverside campus is 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.
In September 2013, seven of our departments moved to the Virginia Woolf Building, our new premises located at 22 Kingsway. The new building is located a mere five minute walk away from the Strand Riverside campus and provides integrated departmental social space as well as study areas and expanded teaching space.
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.
Addresses and contact details for all our departments are available on the quick contacts page.