About the London, England Program
The London program is a USAC specialty summer program at Imperial College and a USAC partnership program during the summer and semester terms at London Metropolitan University. Learn more about on-site program elements and the city itself below.
- Population: approx. 7.5 million
- Distance from Brighton: 56 miles
- Distance from Paris: 212 miles
History, culture, daily life, and nightlife make London one of the world’s great cities and an exciting place to be a student. Traveling in and around London is simple as the entire city and surrounding areas are accessible by bus, underground, and train. The city has some of the finest libraries and museums in the world, ranging from the long established British Museum and Natural History Museum to the new British Library. London is an artistic center that rivals Paris and Rome, and art lovers find paradise in its many galleries, such as the Tate Gallery, the Tate Modern, the National Gallery, and the Royal Academy of Art. There are over 250 museums in London, most of which are free to visit. The variety of entertainment is almost unimaginable. For example, you can attend classical music, jazz or rock concerts, attend mainstream or fringe theatre performances, go to the opera, get a bird’s eye view of the city by riding the London Eye, or attend international sporting events. You can also shop in traditional, upscale stores on Bond Street or Savile Row and in the trendy boutiques of Soho and Covent Garden.