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About the London, England Program

The London programs are USAC partnership programs. Learn more about on-site program elements and the city itself below.

About London

Notting HIll in London, England.

  • Distance from Brighton: 56 miles
  • Distance from Paris: 212 miles

History, culture, daily life, and endless entertainment options 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 well-connected by bus, underground, and train routes.

The city boasts some of the finest libraries and museums in the world, ranging from the long-established British Museum and Natural History Museum to the more recently constructed British Library.

London is also 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 nearly 200 museums in London, most of which are free to visit.

The variety of entertainment options is almost unimaginable. 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, attend international sporting events, and so much more.

You can also shop in traditional, upscale stores on Bond Street or Savile Row, in the trendy boutiques of Soho and Covent Garden, or in one of London’s many open-air markets. And despite being one of the world’s largest cities, London is home to a surprising number of green spaces, stunning gardens, and public parks – ranging from Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens in Central London to Primrose Hill in Camden.