Established in 1829, King’s College London is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in England. It provides world-class teaching and cutting-edge research with almost 30,000 students from 150 countries worldwide. So, it will come as no surprise that its glittering alumni include the likes of Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf and Florence Nightingale! It has four campuses by the River Thames and one in south London making it the capitals most central university. This brings with it the benefit of having some of the city’s top attractions on its doorstep including Somerset House, boat trips on the Thames, London Dungeon and the London Eye. The university’s excellent location really does give its students and visitors the opportunity to soak up the highlights of London. And with several underground stations and many bus routes close-by it’s so easy to get out and explore.