Explore the World’s #1 Student City

Begin your postgraduate adventure in the world’s #1 student city

Embarking on your postgraduate degree at Middlesex University is more than study; it’s your entry point into the vibrant and diverse lifestyle of London, the #1 student city in the world (QS, 2022). Here, the unique blend of educational excellence and cosmopolitan culture perfectly positions you for academic and personal success.


Travelling to campus

Our Hendon campus is conveniently located near the main London airports, below indicates the distances between our campus and the key London airports.


  • Heathrow airport: up to 1 hour and 30 minutes by the underground
  • London City airport: up to 1 hour and 15 minutes by the underground and DLR
  • Gatwick airport: up to 1 hour and 40 minutes by the underground
  • Stansted airport: up to 1 hour and 45 minutes by the underground


Click on the stations to see places that are less than 30 minutes by underground from campus.

A map of the train stations nearby to Hendon Central station.RIVER THAMESHendon CentralHampsteadCamden TownBankLondonBridgeOldStreetLeicesterSquareEustonTottenhamCourt RoadWaterlooKing’sCrossAngel

Hampstead Heath Park

Hampstead Heath Park

A sanctuary away from the city, with wild swimming in the ponds. Visit the Hampstead Theatre, Everyman Cinema, Keats Museum or Kenwood House or shop in an exclusive boutique.

Camden Lock

Camden Town and Camden Lock Market

Spend the afternoon exploring shops, restaurants, bars and cafes and can take a walk down the Lock. In the evening, see live music at Dublin Castle, Camden Assembly or go dancing at Koko, Proud, the Jazz Café or Electric Ballroom.

coal drops yard

Kings Cross – Canopy Market and Coal Drops Yard

In the heart of King’s Cross, check out this selection of food and drink stalls,
pop-up shops and special events from Friday to Sunday.

street food

Angel and Highbury and Islington

Travel time: 26 minutes on the Northern Line (Bank branch)

Enjoy the upmarket, slightly quirky vibe here with independent shops and vintage stores plus places for brunch, lunch and a drink in the evening.

  • Ottolenghi’s on Upper Street has salads and delicious cakes or Gallipoli Again serves great Turkish food, great prices and great atmosphere
  • Lord Byron or the Old Queen’s Head on Essex Road are both traditional pubs serving good ale and food
  • The Estorick Collection of modern Italian art sits in a beautiful old house
  • Music at O2 Academy for indie bands and singer-songwriters or Lexington which is also an American whiskey bar

live music venue

Old Street and Shoreditch

Travel time: 30 minutes on the Northern Line (Bank branch)

This area is bursting with bars and clubs, independent shops and trendy boutiques plus lots of hipsters.

What to eat
  • Grab a curry down the infamous Brick Lane.
  • Get a cheap, fresh bagel from the Brick Lane Beigel Bake.
  • Order Vietnamese at the restaurants around Kingsland Road.
Night life
  • Join other students from around London at the Prince George pub in Dalston.
  • Head to Cargo for live music nearly every day of the week.

st paul's cathedral


Travel time: 32 minutes on the Northern Line (Bank branch)

This is where you’ll find The City and the heart of historical London. Come here to see St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

It’s also London’s historic financial district so restaurants and bars can be expensive. To treat yourself, try some serious steak at Hawksmoor Guildhall on Basinghall Street or go for a drink at Vertigo 42 for a celebration with amazing views of the City.

london bridge

London Bridge

Travel time: 36 minutes on the Northern Line (Bank branch)

Plan your day out
  • Get cheap tickets for a play Shakespeare’s Globe theatre along the Thames
  • Eat at Borough Market on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and wander round the food stalls
  • Drink at the Victorian Royal Oak pub for delicious beer in a traditional atmosphere

soho nightlife

Tottenham Court Road

Travel time: 26 minutes on the Northern Line (Charing Cross branch)

For culture, take a short walk to The British Museum – one of the oldest museums in the world. For shopping, try the big-name stores on Oxford Street, from Primark to Selfridges or smaller places around Carnaby Street. For cheap eats, go to Koya on Frith Street for Japanese noodles or Hummus Bros for healthy dishes. For a fun night out, check out the heart of London’s gay community in Soho or the Roxy and Madame Jojo’s where there are great prices for students.

national gallery

Leicester Square

Travel time: 26 minutes on the Northern Line (Charing Cross branch)

Get some culture
  • See work by the world’s best artists in the National Gallery – entrance is free.
  • Snap up a half-price theatre ticket.
  • Treat yourself to a night at the ballet or opera in the Royal Opera House.
Take a walk around
  • Sit on an iconic lion in Trafalgar Square.
  • Walk through newly-revamped Leicester Square.
  • Enjoy watching a street performer in Covent Garden.
Get some food
  • Have dim sum for lunch in Chinatown.
  • Get ice cream or frozen yogurt on Leicester Square.



Travel time: 26 minutes on the Northern Line (Charing Cross branch)

What to do

Try the world-famous Southbank Centre for free music, dance, art and performance or Tate Modern for the best modern art. Go to the top of the London Eye to see all of London before you or watch a film on the biggest screen in Britain at the BFI IMAX cinema.

Where to eat

Buy a picnic – don’t forget dessert from chocolatiers Konditor and Cook – and sit by the river watching the world go by.

Where to drink

Try the Hole in the Wall, virtually under Waterloo Station, or the Anchor and Hope pub (which has great food too!).

Getting here is easy

Nearest tube: Hendon Central on the Northern Line,
Underground Zone 3

Nearest train station: Hendon

Bus: 125, 143, 183 and 326 serve the local area

Discounts: Undergraduate students qualify for a Transport for London discount.

Travel times to central London

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24 minutes
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33 minutes
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46 minutes


Strategically located for success and exploration 


Middlesex University’s prime location, a mere 10 minutes from Hendon Central station on the Northern Line, positions you conveniently for tapping into London’s vast professional and social scenes. Not only can you forge invaluable career networks and secure work placements with leading global organisations, but you’ll also enjoy London’s unrivalled social life.  


Our spot on the Thameslink rail line further enhances your postgraduate experience, providing quick access to locations like Luton and St Albans, and the extensive network connects you effortlessly to the rest of southwest and northwest London.


The Charm of North London 


As a postgraduate student at Middlesex University, the dynamic and culturally rich North London will be your backdrop, whether it’s a familiar home or a new, exciting chapter. Every corner of London is rife with educational and leisure opportunities to complement your postgraduate studies in London. 


Travel made effortless for postgraduate students 


We understand the significance of cost-effective travel for students. Middlesex University offers full-time postgraduate students the advantage of Transport for London discounts. This eases your commute and ensures that your London experience is as accessible and enjoyable as possible during your studies.


Your gateway to global opportunities 


Middlesex University isn’t just a place to earn your degree; it’s a stepping stone to the world’s stage. With our commitment to academic excellence and at the hub of global business, we offer a postgraduate experience rich with opportunities for personal growth, professional development, and global connections. Embrace the unparalleled spirit of the student city and let London be the canvas for your success. 


Plan your journey to campus

I always love London! All its incredible museums and galleries that are free. You can literally travel the world by hopping on a bus in London.


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