Living in London - The Courtauld Institute of Art

Living in London

Search for:

Living in London


Student Life

Living in London

The Courtauld is located in historic Somerset House on The Strand, right in the heart of London’s West End. One of the world’s most dynamic cities, London is a global hub for cultural, business, political, media, legal and sporting events that attract the best from around the world. This central location gives students easy access to some of the city’s best-known museums and galleries, including the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the British Museum (not to mention The Courtauld’s own gallery).

During Courtauld Connects some teaching may be relocated at times. Further information on this transformation project can be found here.


Cost of living

Mercer’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey has consistently cited London as one of the most expensive cities in the world; however, London is very student-friendly, and your cost of living as a student will depend largely upon your lifestyle choices.

The UNIAID Student Calculator is a handy resource to help you plan your budget. Many retailers and entertainment venues will offer discounts or concession prices when you present your student ID.


Don’t forget to apply for a student Oyster card online via Transport for London. You can only do this once you have enrolled.

Share This

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Close