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Life in London

From building strong career networks, to planning unforgettable nights out, there’s nowhere better than London to make the most of university

We love London

London is voted the best student city in the world (QS Best Student Cities 2022) and we have to agree.

Being in London opens up chances to network with future employers in the city and get valuable work experience. It means you're close to museums and art galleries, shopping and nightlife - and so much green open space.

You're going to love studying at Middlesex in London - whether you're new to the city or you've lived here forever.

Open Days

Discover more about our range of courses and get a feel for life at Middlesex for yourself at our next Open Day.

Our London location

Our single-site campus is in Hendon, north London. It's a green and peaceful part of the city that's well connected to the rest of London, the UK and beyond.

Travel times from Hendon to central London

24 minutes on public transport
33 minutes in a car
46 minutes on a bike.

We're a short walk from Hendon Central Underground station in Zone 3, the overground rail station and 24-hour buses. There are direct links to Luton, St Albans, south west and north west London.

Check directions to campus

Things to do in London

Ten places that are half an hour or less away from our Hendon campus by tube.

Our guide to London

Life in Hendon

Our home in Hendon is a laid back place that's more affordable than other parts of London.

  • Where to eat - choose from fish and chips, pizza, curry and halal and kosher options plus supermarkets and traditional English pubs nearby
  • Where to hang out - try nearby Sunny Hill Park, with free tennis courts and a football pitch, or Hendon Park, the perfect picnic spot.
  • Where to livefind accommodation near campus including our halls of residence and private places for students to rent.

Get to know the city

London for your future career

Creating connections as a student is key to your future and London is the best place to grow your network and gain experience for your future career.

It's the financial and creative capital of the world with 75% of Fortune 500 companies based here and 796,000 people employed within the capital's creative industries.

At Middlesex we make sure you benefit from our links with employers in London. MDX Works, our employability service, will support you to network with future employers in the city and find work placements.

Business and industry in London

The city is home to national and multinational companies including:

British Airways
Rolls Royce

London for culture

We've got so much to do and see here. We've got over 1,000 galleries and museums that are often free or you can find cheap tickets for theatre, music, dance and festivals.

Nearly half of the city is green space with outdoors markets and over 100 parks when you want to spend some time in nature.

London for shopping

We are less than half an hour by tube from the capital's biggest shopping streets at Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street.

Brent Cross, north west London's biggest shopping centre, is ten minutes away by bus. Or if you're after a different vibe, head to Shoreditch in east London in half an hour for hip, independent shops.

London for nights out

When you're ready to relax and socialise there is always somewhere new to eat and hang out in the city.

London's restaurants offer every cuisine - at every price. Choose from old fashioned pubs or shiny new bars. Listen to live music or dance in a basement club.

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