Life in London

To fully appreciate the wealth of opportunities offered by STEP, you need to experience the city of London. This is a dynamic and diverse environment, where thinking globally comes naturally.

London is home to more than 400,000 university students. Of these, over 100,000 international students are from over 200 different countries – that is more international students studying in London than in any other city in the world.

Studying in a global city has many advantages, including access to cosmopolitan cultural events and an international network of friends.

Exploring London

London is a city of opportunity, where you can enjoy yourself and continue to learn from the experiences only a vibrant, cosmopolitan city like London can offer. The central location of the IIS in London makes planning a short getaway easy.

You can hop on a train to Oxford, Stonehenge or Stratford! There is also plenty on offer for the sports fanatic – Premier League football, international rugby, tennis and cricket.


London at a glance

  • Over 320 public libraries
  • 100s of bookshops
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • 1000s of museums & galleries
  • 1.35 billion tube passengers annually
  • Over 150 million items in the British Library
  • 47% green space in London
  • Over 14,500 restaurants and eateries
  • Over 300 Languages spoken in London
  • 8 Royal Parks
  • Over 200 theatres