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London South Bank University


London South Bank University also known as LSBU is a public university located in the London Borough of Southwark, close to the South Bank of the River Thames in Elephant and Castle in London. Named after its neighbourhood, London South Bank University has its origins traced back to 1892. Founded under the name Borough Polytechnic Institute, the institute had undergone several name changes from the Polytechnic of the South Bank in 1970 to South Bank Polytechnic in 1987. Later on, in the year 1992, the institute was granted its university status and was renamed as the South Bank University which was subsequently renamed for the final time as the London South Bank University (LSBU) in the month September 2003. 

Awarded with a Silver rating by Teaching Excellence Framework, the LSBU currently caters a total of 18,000 students and provides courses at Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research level. Some of the Notable alumni of London South Bank University include Sir David Adjaye, Edna Adan Ismail, Sue Black, Russel Lissack and Charlie Whiting. 

Student accommodation London South Bank University

There is a broad range of accommodation options for students in London, the students studying or planning to study at London South Bank University need not have to stress about finding student accommodation options near LSBU. The capital city offers a vast list of student housing options in London for the students to choose from which includes budget-friendly private halls of residence, student dorms and halls of residence. London South Bank University accommodation, commonly known as the halls of residences is unarguably the most accessible and convenient accommodation option, especially for the students who are staying away from their homes for the first time. The LSBU accommodation generally includes on-campus dorm rooms which are shared among students but owing to its easy accessibility to the university campus, the South Bank University accommodation tends to get occupied at a rapid pace. 

Apart from halls of residence, students can always choose from an extensive range of private student rooms available near LSBU, which includes stylish, premium yet affordable studios, non-en-suites, en-suites and shared apartments. Some of the most preferred private accommodation near London South Bank University include Urbanest King's Cross, Blithehale Court, iQ Kingston, AXO Oxford Circus and Urbanest St Pancras. In addition to all the long-term student housing options, you will also find a good range of affordable short term accommodation options around LSBU, if in case you are looking out for one. 


The main university campus is in Holloway, in North London. The facilities of Science, Computing, Social Sciences and Humanities are offered on this campus. In Holloway campus, students will see one of the largest science teaching labs in Europe, broadcast studio and journalism rooms. The campus is located near to the famous Emirates Stadium, home to Arsenal FC, and a few minutes away from Central London by tube. There are two other campuses in the city of London. Aldgate houses the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design- also ranked fourth for art in the UK (The Guardian's University League Tables 2019). The campus is located in trendy east London. It has 3D workshops, media workshops, print and textile workshops and facilities. Business and management students are based at Moorgate campus.

Student life

The student life at the London Metropolitan University is packed with fun, learning, daily activities and countless opportunities. Also, the University's Student Union provides support to all students studying at LMU. Also, puts on regular events, talent shows and many more fun activities for the students, which means students will never be bored while studying in London and LMU student's union help students get through university life. Students will never be bored while studying in London. After a long day at the University, students can head to a comedy night in Camden, clubbing in Dalston.  London is considered as the best city in the world for university students and is a home to 100,000+ international students from all over the world. London is known as the global capital of culture with many beautiful museums, galleries, and great live performances, London also boasts clubs, great vibe pubs, delightful restaurants, beautiful museums and many more places which you will explore. Well, the city is never going to stop surprising you.

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