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London By Degree:

London is one of the best places to study in the world! Here are some of our current students’ recommendations for great places to visit that correspond with different degree options:


Centre for Economic Policy Research

Nearby Tube Stops: Farringdon, Barbican

The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) was founded in 1983 to enhance the quality of economic policy-making within Europe and beyond, by fostering high
quality, policy-relevant economic research, and disseminating it widely to decision-makers in the public and private sectors. CEPR Membership offers unique access to cutting-edge research with direct relevance for economic policy issues, and to the
leaders shaping Europe’s economic, political and financial future.

Institute of Economic Affairs

Tube Stop: Westminster

The IEA is the UK’s original free-market think-tank, founded in 1955. Its mission is to improve understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society by analysing and expounding the role of markets in solving economic and social problems.


Shakespeare’s Globe , SE1 9DT

Nearby Tube Stops: Black Friars, Mansion House, London Bridge

Today’s Globe Theatre is a reconstruction of the first Globe Theatre in which William Shakespeare worked. Located on the bank of the River Thames in Bankside’s Cultural Quarter, Shakespeare’s Globe welcomes thousands of visitors to experience world renowned productions of Shakespeare, guided tours and workshops, every day. Tours £13.50, performance tickets from £5.

The British Library, NW1 2DB

Nearby Tube Stops: King’s Cross, St Pancras, Euston

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the largest national library in the world by number of items catalogued. The British Library’s Reading Rooms are calm, inspiring places to work and access the Library’s collections. Access is free, but you must first get a readers pass.


The Tower of London, EC3N 4AB

Nearby Tube Stops: Tower Hill, Monument

As the most secure castle in the land, the Tower guarded royal possessions and even the royal family in times of war and rebellion, but for 500 years monarchs also used the Tower as a surprisingly luxurious palace. Throughout history, the Tower has also been a visible symbol of awe and fear. Kings and queens imprisoned their rivals and enemies within its walls. The stories of prisoners, rich and poor, still haunt the Tower. Entry: £19.30.

Westminster Abbey, SW1P 3PA

Nearby Tube Stops: Westminster, St James’s Park

Coronations, royal weddings, kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, heroes and villains – history happens here and it’s all waiting to be discovered. Entry £18.


Supreme Court, SW1P 3BD

Tube Stop: Westminster

The Supreme Court is where ‘cases of the greatest public and constitutional importance’ take place. If you want to see justice dished out first-hand, visit the court itself on Parliament Square. Hearings are open to the public Monday 11am
to 4pm and Tuesday to Thursday 10.30am to 4pm. You can also take a guided tour (price £5) or a self-guided tour for £1.

Royal Courts of Justice, WC2A 2LL

Nearby Tube Stops: Temple, Holborn, Chancery Lane

The Gothic Revival facade of the Royal Courts of Justice is a staple backdrop of teatime news broadcasts, and must be a jolly unnerving sight for anyone attending a hearing. Inside are three miles of corridors and 88 court rooms; the public are free to roam from 10am to 4.30pm every weekday. High-profile cases take place regularly: the Spice Girls were successfully appealed against by a scooter manufacturer at the court’s Chancery Division, the Diana and Dodi inquest was held in Court 73, as was the Hutton enquiry.

The London Philosophy Club
Various locations

The London Philosophy Club holds free talks from some of the leading contemporary philosophers, including (recently) Robert Skidelsky, John Gray, Galen Strawson, Angie Hobbs and Stephen Cave. The club organises debates, socials, and a regular reading group. Events are fun, accessible and interactive, and are all guided by the belief that philosophy improves people’s lives and should be open
to all.


The Palace of Westminster

Tube Stop: Westminster

Both the House of Commons and House of Lords have public viewing galleries and entry is free. Arrive at Cromwell Green entrance, off St Margaret Street, about 2pm and queue for a place.

Chatham House

Tube Spot: Piccadilly Circus

A world-leading policy institute marking a century of trusted dialogue, independent analysis and influential ideas.