There are well over 16,000 universities and higher education institutions in the world, spread across more than 180 countries. The choice is staggering, but if you’ve opted for a university in London then you’ve managed to pick one of the top five cities on the planet in which to study!

QS World Rankings, who are the people in the know when it comes to all things uni-related, have placed London fifth in their chart of top student cities for 2016. Only Paris, Melbourne, Tokyo and Sydney have more to offer out of all other cities in the world, according to the chaps at QS.

Altogether, London is home to an impressive 19 universities that made it into the latest QS rankings. But as those living and studying there will know, the city has so much more to offer than education alone. In the summer, the parks are alive with an engaging mix of locals and tourists. In the winter months, the bustling Christmas market along the South Bank is essential, along with other markets dotted around the capital.

London is bursting with cultural attractions, from its ancient monuments to its museums, art galleries and world-class theatres. It is also packed with entertainment venues, from family locations like Madame Tussauds to chic cocktail bars that are perfect for an elegant evening out. Whatever your preference, London has something to offer.

With the city in such demand from students from within the UK and around the world, Collegiate has provided three fabulous student accommodation options in London. Charles Morton Court is just 3.4 miles from the city centre, while Academic House is just 12 minutes from the centre by direct train. And for those who can’t bear to part ways with England’s best university city even once their studies are over, Halsmere Studios accepts bookings from recent graduates and young professionals as well as those currently working their way through uni.

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