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Unlocking London

Welcome to London, one of the world’s most exciting cities!

Fancy a backstage visit to the National Theatre? Or watching England play rugby at Twickenham? How about a trip to London Zoo?

Unlocking London aims to help you discover the vibrant city of London as well as meet with your fellow students.

We organise weekly events in London, saving you money through group discount bookings. Events include trips to famous London sites, historical and cultural landmarks, and sports and entertainment events.

For full details of events and how to book, please see the KCLSU's Unlocking London webpages.

Previous events

Our previous events have included:

  • Evening boat trip on the Thames  - evening sightseeing boat cruise across London with a pay bar

  • Bus tour around central London - tour of the Mall, Buckingham Palace, Whitehall and Westminster on a traditional Routemaster bus with official guide

  • Lonon Eye 'flight' - 30 minute flight in two pre-booked capsules to view the London skyline as the sun set with 24 other King’s postgrads. Mulled wine and mince pies were provided mid-air

  • Shakespeare's Globe Theatre - guided tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, time in the museum followed by a matinee performance of ‘Romeo and Juliet’

  • London Dungeon & Jack the Ripper tour - we followed in the footsteps of London's most notorious 19th century criminal Jack the Ripper,  visited the scarily fun and gruesome London Dungeons and the scene of his most heinous crimes in East London

  • Ice Skating at Somerset House - situated next to King's Strand Campus at the beautiful, neo-classic Somerset House

  • Postgrad Mixer evening at Tutu's - KCLSU hosted a mixer at Tutu's night club to celebrate the start of the programme.


Explore King’s

Accommodation Take a look at our comfortable, safe residences to suit your budget, located close to King's teaching campuses.
Student life Art, food, music, shopping – you'll never find yourself with nothing to do in the world's most vibrant city.
Extra-curricular Discover the huge variety of extra-curricular opportunities at King’s, from MOOCs to language courses.
London living With four campuses by the River Thames and one in south London, King's is right in the heart of the capital.

Next steps

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