LOCATED IN THE HEART OF LONDON
London is one of the major fashion capitals of the world, hosting London Fashion Week twice a year in September and February. It’s also home to many brand head offices and flagship stores. Studying in London means you’ll have amazing access to networking and work experience opportunities, setting you up with the best possible start to your career. Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street are all within a 10-minute walk of the FRA.
Famous for its culture, London has plenty of museums and galleries that are free to visit, displaying world-class exhibitions and collections. The V&A has the largest fashion collection in the world, alongside their brilliant schedule of temporary exhibitions. The British Museum is just a 5-minute walk from our building. The Saatchi Gallery, Tate Modern and The National Portrait Gallery are also within easy reach of the Academy.
With over 100 cinemas and 350 live music venues, London is a haven for entertainment. There’s also over 7000 bars and pubs, and 5000 restaurants to choose from. See a show in the West End, watch world-class artists perform at the O2, or see the city from the sky at the top of the Shard. From brunch venues to rooftop bars, boardgame cafes to escape rooms, London has it all.
London is a large city, but very well connected. The excellent public transport systems including buses, tubes and trains mean getting around is very easy, even at night. Students can enjoy discounted travel too! London also has great connections to other cities. York, Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Cardiff are all less than 4 hours away. London also has 6 major airports, including Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted.
No matter where you are in London, you’re never far from a tranquil garden or park. In fact, nearly 20% of the city is green space! The FRA building is close to Soho Square Garden and the square gardens in Bloomsbury. Larger areas like Richmond Park, Hampstead Heath and Hyde Park are all easily accessible by public transport.