Explore London


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.

London is home to 1000's of influential graduate employers - and with 350,000+ students, there are more international students here than in any other world capital - over 100,000 in fact. With as many as 300 languages spoken, the capital is a colourful fusion of cultures - and never dull, whatever your budget. 

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 travel card.

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



Cultural attractions

Bloomsbury is a hub of culture and education, with the British Museum and the British Library just a few minutes walking 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.

The main atrium of the British Museum


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.

London Underground, Kings Cross


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.

Light Trails on Bishopsgate, London, Sushi Samba