Kings Colleges: London location factfile

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Location factfile: Kings London In this factfile: College facilities Local map Key staff Courses available Sample activities Nationality statistics Student survey results Typical excursions Accommodation options


Kings London Choose Kings London 1 One of the world’s most iconic cities 2 Suburban location ensuring suitable study environment 3 Many top UK universities in London

Location factfile: Kings London

People you’ll meet Danny Carroll Director of Studies, Academic Programmes

Tayla Hart Student Services Manager

Gaston Zapata Travel Manager

Victor Garcia Accommodation Manager





Adam Whitbread Principal









Kings Residential Apartments 14 minute walk


Sports centre Beckenham Road Tram station 5 minute walk

Hayne Road bus stops (194, 227, 354, 358, N3) Library

Cinema KEN HAM ROA Clock Tower D Train station 3 minute walk Kings London Kings London Main teaching centre Annexe

Beckenham Junction Tram and train station Central London 22 minutes’ train ride To Bromley Shopping Centre High Street with shops, cafes, banks, restaurants etc












Welcome to Kings London

Location factfile: Kings London

Kings London is located in the safe, attractive suburb of Beckenham, only 20 minutes by train from Central London. The main College has been transformed by a modern ‘link’ building, which houses a new reception area and cafeteria, and connects the main teaching blocks. Our annexe building, two minutes’ walk away, has a large, modern Computer Learning Centre and spacious classrooms with interactive whiteboards. Students also benefit from the lovely College gardens.

College address and contact number Kings London 25 – 27 Beckenham Road Beckenham BR3 4PR

The contemporary reception area

T +44 (0)20 8650 5891 F +44 (0)20 8663 3224 College facilities Spacious classrooms Interactive whiteboards Art Studio Computer Learning Centre Library resources On-site cafeteria Outside eating area Garden area Wireless internet access Science labs

Spacious garden and outside dining

The modern new cafeteria

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Computer Learning Centre in the annexe building

Purpose designed science labs

Fully equipped art studio

Courses at Kings London

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Art Foundation

University of Bristol Pathway

3 term GCSE: Entry from: Age 15, IELTS 5.0* Starts: September

Entry from: Aged 16, IELTS 5.0* Starts: September and January

Entry from: IELTS 5.5* Starts: September

Extended Art Foundation

Science and Engineering Pathway

Entry from: Aged 16, IELTS 4.0* Starts: September, January and April

Entry from: IELTS 5.0* Starts: September, January

International Business Foundation

International High School Programme

Entry from: Aged 17, IELTS 4.5* Starts: September 2022 onwards

Entry from: Aged 14, IELTS* or Junior English Test Starts: September and January

A-levels Entry from: Age 16, IELTS 5.5* Starts: September or January Extended A-level Entry from: Age 15, IELTS 4.0* Starts: September, January, April, June One year A-level Entry from: Age 17 (16 in exceptional circumstances) , IELTS 6.5* Starts: September

Extended International Business Foundation

English Preparation

Entry from: Aged 17, IELTS 3.5* Starts: September 2022 onwards

Entry from: Aged 15, IELTS 3.5 – 5.0* Starts: January, April, July and September

Law Foundation

IELTS Preparation

Advanced Level Foundation

Entry from: Aged 17, IELTS 5.5*

Entry from: Aged 16, IELTS 4.0*

Entry from: Age 17, IELTS 5.5* Starts: September or January

Starts: September, January

Starts: Various, see factsheet

Medical Pathways

Study Abroad Programme

Entry from: Aged 17, IELTS 5.5* Starts: September, January

Entry from: Aged 17, IELTS 4.5* Starts: September, January

Extended Foundation Entry from: Age 16, IELTS 4.5* Starts: September, January, April, June

UAL Diploma * Or equivalent

Entry from: IELTS 5.0* Starts: September

For information on all courses, visit our website

College life and community Sample Social activities

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Nationality statistics


Sample enrichment Bank of England visit

Basketball Football training and matches Drama workshop Theatre Live music The Bank of England is the UK's central bank, its role is to deliver monetary and financial stability for the British people. It is a popular excursion destination amongst our Business students.

Cultural events Badminton Tenpin bowling Football matches — Fulham FC, Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs

The Royal Society, London

Cinema Shopping

 W estern Europe 8%

Restaurant evenings

 African Nations 5%

Sample Clubs and Societies

 Americas 13%

Student Council

 Asia 20%

Kings Enterprise

 China/Hong Kong/Macau 24%

Debating Society

 Former Soviet Union 7%

Textiles Club Performing Arts Photography Society Culture Club Science in the News Guitar Club

 Middle East 6%  China 17%

Foundation students at Kings London attended the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London. They visited many different stands, including one where they learnt from a Physics PhD student at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) about how the Atlas detector discovered the Higgs Boson.

Nationality Statistics 2017 – 2018

Google Science Fair Houses of Parliament Tate Gallery

Sample activities calendar (click image or follow QR in bottom right corner to view current activities calendar)

Out and about in London

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Area surrounding the college Free public library Sports/leisure centre Restaurants, cafes and bars Shops Supermarket

London is one of the world’s greenest cities with more parks than nearly anywhere else on earth.

Cinema Bank

Directly opposite the school is a fantastic health and fitness centre — with discounted membership for Kings students!

Distances to important landmarks Train station (Clock House)

2 min walk

Tram station (Beckenham Rd)

5 min walk

Piccadilly Circus

35 min train and tube

Houses of Parliament

30 min train and tube

London Eye

30 min train and tube

Oxford Street

40 min train and tube

Typical excursions The British Museum Big Ben The London Eye

The historical heart of London is just 20 minutes away from the school.

The V&A Museum Cambridge The Natural History Museum The Science Museum Houses of Parliament Madame Tussauds Oxford Sightseeing opportunities are all around you — Piccadilly Circus is a must!

London is also home to some world-class museums — including the Natural History museum pictured.

There are also amazing art galleries, including the National Portrait Gallery right by Trafalgar Square

London is easy to get around, with a world-class public transport system


Great shopping is all around you ­— head to Carnaby Street for some great fashion.


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Student Residences

Student Houses


Kings London are now offering premium student apartments located just a 15-minute walk from the college. Accommodation is offered on a selfcatering basis, and a range of single and twin rooms (all with en suite bathrooms) are

Kings London students have access to a number of student houses, located in safe neighbourhoods within 15 – 20 minutes’ walk from the College. Rooms in student houses are all single (with shared bathrooms) and they are offered on a self-catering basis.

Homestays are located in Beckenham and its surrounding areas and are carefully selected and inspected by our Accommodation Officers. Students studying on courses of over 24 weeks are guaranteed a 30 minute walk to school.

available. This option is open to students aged 18 and over.

This option is open to students aged 18 and over. There is a minimum booking term of 12 weeks.

Students on courses less than 24 weeks may be further than a 30 minute walk and may have to take a form of transport to school (bus, tram, etc). Single and Twin rooms are available all year round. Homestay Extra is also available for those who would prefer the use of a private bathroom.

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