campuses for undergraduate students
minutes walk from our Southwark Campus to the Thames
external funds invested into the local Elephant & Castle area
Charlie on living in London
Nursing student Charlie shares his views on his flatmates, life in south London, the LSBU community and what you need to bring with you if you're thinking of living in halls.
Live right by the action
Living in London? It doesn’t have to break the bank. You’ll quickly find out the best places to go around Southwark and hacks to make your budget go further. If you choose to stay with us our accommodation is competitive, rivalling unis outside of the capital, yet they’re all right on our doorstep – because no one likes a long walk in the morning.
THE BEST CITY IN THE WORLD
Some people think studying in London means losing the campus vibe, but that’s certainly not the case at LSBU. Everything is in close proximity, including numerous cafes, pubs and bars perfect for meetups with friends.
Learn and unwind together.
Ministry of Sound, Corsica Studios, Great Suffolk St Warehouse. What else is there to say? South London has some of the best nightclubs in the world, never mind just the capital.
Live your best life – 24/7.
FOOD AND DRINK
Eat your way around the world without spending a penny on flights. Empanadas, Colombian coffee and Neapolitan pizzas – you’ll always have a new cuisine to try. We’ll see you at the Borough Market.
Get a taste for life in south London.
ART AND CULTURE
Be it soldiers’ rations from the Great War, visceral pieces by Tracey Emin or Twelfth Night at the Globe, you don’t to go far for your hit of culture. Artists, creatives and geniuses come to south London to express themselves.
Now’s your chance to be yourself.
Return trains from north Kent, Surrey and Essex are £12 on average. The most expensive monthly travel card for London Underground is around £5 a day. If you prefer to cycle, we’ve got that covered too. For around £60 a year get you free access to all of TfL’s city bikes.
What’s next on your journey?
Walk to the tallest building in Europe in the time it takes the elevator to reach the top; walk over Tower Bridge in the sunshine; see the oldest prison in the country – and that’s just before lunch. Everything you could want to see is at your fingertips.
What can you see from your window?
South London is home to 2.8 million people, and each of them has a story unique as yours. London welcomes everyone.
Why not make London your new home?
WAIT, THERE'S MORE
Our reach doesn't end with Southwark - undergraduate students can also apply to our Croydon and Havering campuses.
From state-of-the-art virtual engineering labs to our multi-million pound media facility, Elephant Studios, our facilities are extensive, cutting edge and highly specialist. ZONES, our learning environment transformation programme, continues this legacy, with over £65 million being invested into our London campus.