Studying in London

London is one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world, and a leading centre for culture and the arts.

Students come from far and wide to study at our headquarters in London, attracted to our excellent resources and our proximity to the capital’s centre. London has more international students than any other city in the world, making it a true cultural melting pot.

The RAD sits on the bank of the River Thames in Southwest London, with bars and cafés on our doorstep, and we are just a short journey away from the buzz of the city. London has something to offer students of all ages. From historical landmarks and beautiful parks to the vibrant nightlife of the West End and venues that host a variety of international dance tours, art galleries and concerts. There are thousands of shops, bars, restaurants, museums, theatres and cinemas in the city.

When it comes to the art of dance, few cities in the world can rival the vibrant and dynamic dance scene found in London. From classical ballet to contemporary styles, London has established itself as a cultural centre for dance, attracting dancers and enthusiasts from around the globe. In addition to the professional dance scene, London hosts numerous dance festivals and events throughout the year.

London also offers lots of opportunities for internships, part-time jobs, and networking, providing students with valuable connections and career prospects. Choosing to study in this iconic city is a decision that will not only enrich your educational journey but also provide you with a lifetime of memories and experiences.


Moving to London to study has definitely been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have met many inspiring people during my time here.”
Nikol Konstantinidou Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance, Graduate
  • Moving to London

    Moving to London

    For many of our students, studying at the RAD will mean leaving home. This can be an exciting prospect, but you might also feel apprehensive about moving. We understand this and are here to support you through this process.

    You will be joining a small but supportive and vibrant community comprising students from all over the world. They have been through the same experience and you will find their advice and support invaluable.

    You can participate in a buddying scheme when you start your on-site programme, which is a good way to get to know other students. Whether it’s advice on accommodation, the best place to shop, or simply where to go to have fun, you will meet many new friends who share the same interests and love for dance.

  • Student accommodation

    Student accommodation


    The RAD does not have any student accommodation onsite at RAD headquarters. However the RAD has partnered with urbanest to give students access to an allotted number of purpose-built student accommodation in Battersea.  Overlooking the River Thames and the iconic chimneys of Battersea Power Station, this brand-new site provides sector leading student accommodation with easy access to central London and RAD’s headquarters.

    With a zone 1 tube station minutes from the front door (Battersea Power Station on the Northern Line), and plenty of hospitality, retail and activities on your doorstep, our Battersea student accommodation is part of a thriving new neighbourhood. It is also a building leading the charge for sustainability through its Passivhaus construction, which delivers energy-efficient heating and cooling throughout the year.

    Click here to find out more about urbanest and book your room if you are looking to study with us in London.

    We can also provide a comprehensive list of accommodation in the local area that is used by many of our students. This includes private house shares, private student halls and purpose-built student apartments. Our admissions staff are on hand to advise and support you through the process.

    For more information, please contact our admissions team
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7326 8086