Travel to London’s best universities from Deptford


Famous for its cultural life and diversity, London has been voted the world's number one city to be a student by Quacquarelli Symonds for two years running (QS Best Student Cities 2018 and 2019). Deptford is well connected to some of the world and country’s best universities and is a great destination for commuting to and from campus.

Goldsmith’s, University of London

Just over a mile from Deptford is the prestigious Goldsmith’s , University of London which specialises in the arts, humanities and social sciences. It’s also famous for it’s notable alumni including: Dame Vivienne Westwood, Damien Hirst and Mary Quant, to name a few. The neighbouring Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art [https://goldsmithscca.art/], with its recycled Victorian-era cast-iron water tanks, is as beautiful as the art held within. Travel to Goldsmith’s from Deptford in just 6 minutes. Commuting time from Deptford from 6 minutes.

University of Greenwich, London

Boasting alumni such as author Nina Stibbe, actor John Boyega and musician Dave Rowntree is University of Greenwich, London. Its main campus is in the historic grounds of the Old Royal Naval College and is located right on Deptford’s doorstep – a 12-minute train journey away to be precise

University of East London

A careers-led university, UEL [https://www.uel.ac.uk/] is home to what was one of the first dedicated sustainability research centres in the UK, and the work of the Sustainability Research Institute [https://www.uel.ac.uk/sri/] continues to break new ground in the field. Commuting starts from just 25 to minutes but Deptford is one of London’s closest affordable destinations.

UCL (University College London)

UCL currently ranks 8th in the world according to QS World University Rankings, making it the highest ranking in London and third in the UK ahead of the University of Cambridge. Eight of its courses rank in the top 10 globally, including archaeology for which it comes in 3rd. Commute time is approximately 30 minutes by train.

King’s College London (KCL)

King’s is ranked in the top 10 UK universities in the world and is a founding college of the federal University of London, dating back to 1829. Its list of notable alumni is bottomless (Desmond Tutu, Florence Nightingale, Virginia Woolf, Thomas Hardy) and commuting from Deptford can take as little as 30 minutes.

LSE (London School of Economics)

London School of Economics is unique in its concentration on teaching and research across the full range of social, political and economic sciences. Its students praise its ‘campus’ [http://www.lse.ac.uk/student-life/Campus-life/The-campus] feel despite its central London location from which Covent Garden – London’s centre of theatre and film – is just around the corner. Commuting from Deptford can take as little as 25 minutes.