LIFE AT THE LONDON CENTRE
OUR CAMPUS LOCATION
Fordham’s London Centre is located at Heythrop College, part of the University of London, where students will meet British and foreign students studying a variety of subjects. Students may choose to eat on-campus, where a cafeteria serves three meals a day at reasonable prices, or off-campus in nearby Kensington Square, which is well known for its cafés, restaurants, and shops. The square once provided homes for the great philosopher John Stuart Mill, the Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones, and the great actress and creator of Eliza Doolittle, Mrs. Patrick Campbell.
The United Kingdom—England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland—is a diverse place full of contrasts, featuring a wide range of landscapes and cultures. London, the largest city in Europe, is a bustling cosmopolitan center of astonishing variety and interest that a visitor could explore for months without turning over every stone. The other regions of the U.K. are fascinating for their own reasons, each with a unique personality and history.
While based at Fordham’s London Centre, students may choose to venture from Cornwall in the far west to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland in the north. Cities such as Edinburgh, York, Durham, Chester, and Canterbury are reachable by an excellent rail network, as are areas of great natural beauty, such as the Lake District, the New Forest and North Wales. It is only a step away to Dublin and the Republic of Ireland.
Students are housed in student flats (apartments) in residential areas in Zone 1 or 2, both of which offer an easy commute to classes at the London Centre. The flats have self-catering facilities and a shared lounge. All of our housing is centrally located within London, in areas with shops and transportation and within reach of city attractions.
The London experience begins with a comprehensive orientation that acquaints students with health, housing, travel, academic, and safety information.