Situated on the north-west corner of Trafalgar Square, Marian Kennedy Fischer Hall is adjacent to the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery. It is also close to Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, and the area known as Theatreland. Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament are a fifteen-minute walk to the south, Buckingham Palace is a ten-minute walk to the west, and legal London is a similar distance down the Strand to the east.
Open spaces such as St James’s Park, Waterloo Gardens, Embankment Gardens, and the River Thames are close by. Many of London’s leading universities, including King’s College London, the London School of Economics, and University College London, are nearby, and Bloomsbury (the heartland of academic life in London) is within easy walking distance. Numerous libraries are near at hand, and the area is well provided for in terms of bookshops.
Marian Kennedy Fischer Hall is also convenient for public transport links. Charing Cross mainline and Underground stations are just across Trafalgar Square, and Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square Underground stations are immediately to the north, giving access to the Northern, Piccadilly, and Bakerloo tube lines. An extensive network of buses also runs close to Marian Kennedy Fischer Hall.
Our Residence building - Conway Hall - is located close to Waterloo Station on South Bank: students are incredibly fortunate to be living in such a central location, surrounded by world-class galleries, theatres and concert halls.