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Central London is just a 25 minute direct train away from Hatfield.

This means that you have the benefits of affordable accommodation on a green, open campus while still being able to access the attractions, nightlife and culture that London offers.

London is amazing because it truly offers something for everyone, with a lot of activities being completely free of charge. It is also a national and international transport hub, so if you feel like going a bit further a field, just catch a train or hop on a plane to your chosen destination.

Things to do

Depending on your interests, there's something for every day of the year in London. From visiting the world-famous Camden Market - featuring stalls, shops and restaurants, to catching some of the free street performers and musicians in Covent Garden, there's something for everyone.

For the historians, The British Museum is home to one of the largest collections of historical artifacts in the world, or you can mingle with the rich and famous (or at least their waxworks) at Madame Tussauds. If you're a lover of modern and contemporary art, you can visit the stunning Tate Modern located within an old Bankside power station.

If you're looking for something a bit different, you can hold a genuine bar of gold at the Bank of England Museum, go deer-spotting in beautiful Richmond Park, have a stroll along the always stunning South Bank, or even push a trolley through Harry Potter's magical world at the wall marked Platform 9 ¾ at King's Cross.

For the music lovers, you can follow in the footsteps of The Beatles by crossing the famous Abbey Road zebra crossing, or catch a concert at one of the many venues around the city including the O2 arena and the Hammersmith Apollo. If you're more of a theatric, then you can tread the boards in Theatreland by booking tickets to one of the many internationally acclaimed plays and musicals on show everyday in the capital.

There's something for all budgets and interests and it's just a short train ride away.

The incredible live music scene in London is amazing. Being able to hop on the train and be in the centre of London within half an hour means I can go to so many last minute gigs that I’ll never forget. It’s also great not having to worry about what time you are going to get home from a gig when you’ve got a lecture the next morning!

Paul Roberts

BSc (Hons) Physics

London gallery

Getting further afield

Major train stations include King's Cross, St Pancras International, London Liverpool Street, London Euston and London Victoria. Trains run  the length of the country from London, but you can also catch a Eurostar to France or Belgium.

If you're wanting to catch a flight, London is served by 4 major airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and London City Airport with daily flights to most international locations.