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4 College Junior

Local Area: London the Heart of the UK – My school is located in london,one of the worlds most busy town.most people think London is a country of its own.because of the way it is spoken of and the busy nature of the town.it is also a very expensive town to leave in as it is very expensive

4 College Junior

Local Area: Most people in London are very friendly, especially to students.

3 College Senior

Local Area: London Is a Little Overwhelming – London is obviously a great city but if you haven't lived in a big city before it can be a little overwhelming. for the most part people are very friendly but the general pace of the city is very fast and can be hard to keep up with if you are not used to it

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Life in London – The fact that LSE is in London means that all the opportunities are right there available for you.

4 College Senior

Local Area: Lively, Clean – LSE is located 10 minutes away from Covent Garden and Soho, both areas full of cafes, pubs and galleries. Around the school there are several interesting cultural attractions, such as the British Museum and the Sir John Soane Museum.
The campus itself is always full of young people walking around and talking, which makes the atmosphere very lively.


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The atmosphere on campus is always buzzing. Portugal Street, the central street on the LSE campus, is always jam-packed with students. Every day, various clubs in the student center set up tents in order to promote events or recruit new members. At any given time, you could see the hip-hop club putting on a dance performance or the crew team using the rowing machines to raise money for Libyan refugees. Portugal Street is the mainframe of the LSE campus, and whatever the club or whatever the day, something interesting is going on there. Walking through, whether going to class or to the library, it is hard not to feel as though you are at the very center of the intellectual and cultural world.

It almost goes without saying that the atmosphere of London is fantastic, and the LSE is positioned perfectly to get a great feel for that atmosphere. The campus is located in the law district of London, a quick two-minute walk from the Royal Courts of Justice—which means it would not be out of the ordinary to see a wigged judge passing you on the street. If you are willing to walk a little farther, say 10 minutes away, the best of London is truly available. No more than 10 minutes away from campus is Covent Garden with all of its shops; Soho with all of its pubs; Trafalgar Square with the British Museum; Southwark with the Tate Modern, the National Theatre, and the Globe; and the bank of the Thames River with its amazing views of the London Eye, Big Ben, Parliament, and London Bridge. After its stellar academic reputation, the best thing the LSE has to offer is its location.

Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 8 responses

Very poor
  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 9 responses

  • 100% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 0% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 0% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 0% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 0% Painfully remote.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 10 responses

  • 60% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 40% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 0% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 9 responses

  • 67% Totally.
  • 33% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 0% No way.


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