Studying and living 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 South West London, with bars and cafés on our doorstep, we are just a short journey away from the buzz of the city.

London has something to offer students of all ages, from venues that host a variety of international dance tours, to art galleries, concerts, and the West End. There are thousands of shops, bars, restaurants, museums, theatres and cinemas in the city, and many world-famous sights.

You’ll benefit from a thriving dance scene, with opportunities to see some of the world’s leading companies, and to take part in the cultural diversity of dance in the UK. All of this makes London not only an exciting place to live, but also an ideal city in which to network, discover more about dance, and kick-start your career.

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

    There is no on-site accommodation for students at the RAD. We do, however, 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