SOAS University of London

SOAS Life

SOAS is situated in the very heart of London in historic Bloomsbury, an area renowned for its fashionable cafés and restaurants, green spaces, book stores, museums and arts venues. The British Museum, British Library, Regent’s Park and the West End are all within walking distance of our vibrant campus.

SOAS is also close to several Underground stations, making it easy for you to explore all parts of this great city. Don’t forget: students are eligible for 30% off their weekly travelcard.

London is one of the most cosmopolitan and diverse cities in the world; it offers an unparalleled student experience.

Cultural Attractions

Cultural Attractions

Bloomsbury is a hub of culture and education, with the British Museum and the British Library just a few minutes distance from SOAS.  In addition, London is home to world-renowned international art galleries, musical performances, opera, museums and festivals, which all go to make London the culture capital of the world.

Historic Interests

Historic Interests

SOAS is located in the heart of historic Bloomsbury, famous for its leafy squares, parks, writers and intellectuals.  World famous London attractions such as Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace are all only a short tube trip away.
  

Nightlife

Nightlife

There are a multitude of clubs, restaurants and bars within a short walk of the SOAS campus.  We are also close to the West End with its cinemas and theatres, and Covent Garden, famous for its café society, shops and lively street entertainment.

Travel Links

Travel Links

SOAS is located close to Russell Square Station on the Piccadilly Line and Goodge Street Station on the Northern Line.  Nearby Euston Station provides mainline rail links, and it is only a ten-minute walk to the Eurostar hub at St Pancras, from where it is a short hop to Paris, Brussels and continental Europe.
 

Sports

Sports

Join one of SOAS sports’ clubs; get fit at a local gym; or go for a swim at the Student Central swimming pool.  For fans of spectator sports, pay a visit to Wembley Football Stadium, Lord’s Cricket Ground or the rugby at Twickenham, or discover the exciting range of activities now taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Farmers' Market

Farmers' Market

Every Thursday, a bustling Farmers’ Market operates in Torrington Square, between SOAS and Birkbeck College.  It is a great place to buy tasty snacks, fresh fruit and vegetables, and a range of tempting cakes, pies and breads, all locally produced.