London attracts people from all over the globe. Its world-class museums and events cater for every interest. Queen Mary's largest campus is in east London – just 15 minutes from the centre and home to a diverse, creative atmosphere and exciting nightlife.
Nightlife and culture
- Drapers and Griff Inn provide a relaxed environment on campus to take a break and socialise with friends over food. By night, they host entertainment and weekly events.
- Queen Mary is based in the heart of east London, home to quirky museums and art galleries, pop-up restaurants, bars, clubs, vintage shops, markets and independent cinemas.
- Local attractions popular with students include Brick Lane, the Whitechapel Gallery, Boxpark Shoreditch, the Mile End Climbing Wall and the Genesis independent cinema.
- Queen Mary's Mile End campus is one stop on the tube from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and one of Europe's biggest urban shopping centres, Westfield Stratford City.
- The Mile End site is also a short walk from Victoria Park, one of London's most popular green spaces, which hosts a food market on Sundays and music festivals in summer.
- Queen Mary guarantees accommodation in halls of residence to all first-year undergraduates who meet the eligibility criteria.
- Students can enjoy the safety of a campus-based university in the heart of one of the most exciting cities in the world.
- Queen Mary offers dedicated accommodation for medical and dental students at its Charterhouse Square and Whitechapel campuses.
- There is accommodation to suit all budgets, including en suite rooms. All have 24-hour reception and residential support teams.
- There is guidance and support for late applicants and those seeking alternative housing, including private rental and homestay.
Accommodation costs 2019/2020
£98- £375 per week
- The Students’ Union offers over 200 student societies, 60 sports clubs, 20 volunteering groups and eight student media outlets.
- It also runs a busy on-campus events programme, day trips, sustainability projects and a local volunteering programme.
- The Students’ Union provides many opportunities to develop new interests, gain new skills and make friends on and off campus.
- Queen Mary has sites in east and central London. Undergraduate students are based in Mile End or Whitechapel, both in zone 2.
- All campuses are easily accessible by tube, bus and national rail. Mile End is a 5-minute tube ride from Liverpool Street.
- Many Queen Mary students commute from home, and there is a wide range of support for them, including the Commuters' Society.
- As a major commuter city, London has excellent rail connections to the rest of the UK.
- Close to the City, Canary Wharf and the Olympic Park, Queen Mary is well located for a range of part-time work opportunities.
- The university offers a range of part-time jobs on campus, with student ambassadors paid the London living wage plus holiday pay.
- Queen Mary runs an on-campus temping agency and an online vacancies board to help students access opportunities.
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