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From the historic grandeur of Greenwich to the cutting-edge cool of Deptford, our local area provides a culturally diverse and exceptionally vibrant place to live and study, all within easy reach of central London.


The Faculty of Music is located in King Charles Court, one of the spectacular buildings that make up Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College, a World Heritage Site. Greenwich is famous as the home of Greenwich Mean Time and is home to a host of renowned landmarks including the Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory.

Greenwich isn’t just a tourist attraction; it’s one the most desirable locations for Londoners to live and has a thriving and welcoming local community. Its covered market opens daily and features vintage and craft stalls, quirky independent shops and delicious food from around the world. There are also plenty of cafés and restaurants, and an excellent selection of pubs and bars.

Greenwich is easily accessible from across London, just 10 minutes on the train from the centre of town and connected via the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to East London.


The Faculty of Dance is housed in the Laban Building, half way between Greenwich and Deptford. Deptford is a vibrant, diverse and fast-changing destination with a flourishing artistic community. With a buzzing high street, in which one of the oldest markets in London is held three times a week, and a host of new galleries, studios, cafés and arts centres. One of the top neighbourhoods in London, according to Time Out, it is a hotbed of young, creative energy.

History lovers will be pleased to learn that St. Paul’s Church, a short walk from the Laban Building, is considered one of London’s finest baroque buildings. Meanwhile, Deptford Creek is one of the last natural creeks to survive in the UK, and is a haven for freshwater and saltwater plants and animals, not to mention 120 species of wild flowers.

New Cross

You can find our Musical Theatre department in New Cross – a short bus journey from Greenwich and Deptford. Here you will find an array of independent clothes shops, brunch spots and quirky clothes stores, all within close proximity of each other. Meanwhile, Telegraph Hill is a nearby park offering stunning views of Central London’s cityscape.

Much like Deptford, the area has become a creative hub in its own right, with artists such as Mary Quant, Damien Hurst and Steve McQueen all starting out in New Cross.

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