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Kings London
College and city

The campus

Kings London is located in a safe, green and prosperous London suburb called Beckenham. It is only 20 minutes by train to central London but does not have the noise, expense or uncertainties that city centre living can bring.

The College has seen recent modernisation and expansion, including the construction of a stylish ‘Link’ building that houses a bright reception area and popular cafeteria.


In London you can choose to stay in a comfortable student house, or to live with a host family. In both cases, you would be within easy reach of the campus.

For full details go to the Kings London accommodation page.

Learning facilities

  • Well-equipped, spacious classrooms
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Science lab
  • Art and design studio
  • Computer Learning Centre
  • Well-stocked library
  • Free wireless internet

Catering facilities

  • Large, modern cafeteria
  • Outside dining area

Leisure facilities

The main College building at Kings London is directly opposite an excellent leisure centre which has range of facilities including a large swimming pool, gym, health suite, dance studio, health and beauty centre and sports court.

As a student at Kings London, you can use these facilities for special reduced prices. 

Enjoying London

As one of the greatest cities in the world, you'll never be bored in London.

Whether you're staying within walking distance of the college in Beckenham, or you take the short train ride into central London, there is a huge range of things to see and do.

See how you could be spending your time in London in this section of our site.

Eating out

London is one of the greatest cities on earth for eating!

In and around Beckenham, there are lots of supermarkets where you can buy a range of foods from different parts of the world, including those which you'll be used to, and those which you might want to try for the first time.

There are lots of restaurants, bars and cafes a short walk from the college in Beckenham. Have a looks at these websites for more information:

Top Table
Restaurants of Beckenham

If you take the 17 minute train into Central London, you can choose from literally tens of thousands of places to eat, drink and share good times.

To work up an appetite, have a look at these websites!

London Eating
Time Out Restaurant Guide


Sport Centre
The Spa Leisure Centre is one of the best public leisure centres in the UK. located. It's located right across the road from our college.

Championship football
The Crystal Palace FC stadium is about 30 minutes from Kings.

Six tennis courts are available at local parks. Access is free with advanced booking necessary.

30 minutes by bus from the college, cost is £6.50 for two games (including shoe rental).

There are 3 golf clubs in the area. The nearest is Beckenham Place Park, only 15 minutes on foot from the college.

Culture and entertainment

Whether you stay near the college, or go into Central London, there is so much to do here, as you would expect of one of the world's great cities.

Here are a few ideas about how you might keep busy and entertained in your free time.

Things to do in Beckenham

Located 3 minutes' walk from the college, the Odeon cinema even offers 3D films!

The Glades shopping centre in Bromley offers a good selection of high street stores, just 15 minutes by bus from Beckenham.

Beckenham Theatre
Full programme of productions, plays, readings and other events. Find out what's on at Beckenham Theatre.

Things to do in Central London

Free attractions in London include:

Paid attractions in London include:

and many more!


One of the great things about studying at Kings London is that everything is so close to the College. Your host family, shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, the cinema, sports centre and library are all within walking distance.
This saves you money on travel. 

When you want to venture further into Central London, it's very easy.The Transport for London website has the most information about all your transport options.

You can buy a one day travel card if you don't use public transport very often. For more frequent use, an Oyster Card is the cheapest way to get around.


Clockhouse train station
Located only 3 minutes away from the college, with trains to central London taking up to 26 minutes.

Beckenham Junction train station
Located 10 minutes from college. Trains to Central London take 17 minutes. You can plan a train journey at the National Rail website.

The London Underground (known as the Tube) is very easy to use and covers the whole of the city.
View or download tube maps and other London transport maps.

There are several bus routes in Beckenham, with a bus stop right outside the college. Routes and timetables are available from Student Services.

TramLink is a fast and convenient tram service across South London — from Beckenham Junction to Wimbeldon, stopping at East Croydon train station.

You should always use a licensed taxi. There are thousands of licensed taxis in London, easily recognisable as the famous black cab.

Student Services can give you the numbers of reliable licensed taxis in Beckenham.

Medical care

When you arrive at Kings London, you should register with a local doctor, especially if you are studying for a long time. We can help you do this.

There is a doctor's surgery right next door to the College.

If you feel ill at any time during your stay at Kings London, you should first tell a member of staff or your host family. We will be able to help you to see your doctor if needed.

Above all, you should make sure you have full Kings medical insurance during your time in the UK.


Key dates

Please find below details about public holidays for all students and term dates for academic students.

Public holidays for all students

On the following days, the College will be closed in 2013:

29 March (Good Friday)
1 April (Easter Monday)
6 May (May Bank Holiday)
27 May (Spring Bank Holiday)
26 August (Summer Bank Holiday)
25 December (Christmas)
26 December

Term dates for academic programmes

The following dates are for students enrolled on academic programmes at Kings London.


Autumn term: 16/09/2013 to 13/12/2013 (13 weeks)
Christmas holiday: 14/12/2013 to 05/01/2014
Spring term: 06/01/2014 to 21/03/2014 (11 weeks). In the week beginning 17th March, internal exams for all academic students.
Spring holiday: 22/03/2014 to 06/04/2014
Summer term: 07/04/2014 to 13/06/2014 (10 weeks)
Easter holiday: 18/04/2014 to 21/04/2014
Summer long weekend: 14/06/2014 to 17/06/2014
Midsummer term: 18/06/2014 to 01/08/2014 (7 weeks)
Holiday: 02/08/2014 to 14/09/2014 (6 weeks)

For term dates for 2014-15 please go to the Academic term dates page.

Address and contact details

Mailing address

Kings London
25 Beckenham Road

Contact details

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8650 5891
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8663 3224

Kings London on Facebook

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Teacher numbers and qualifications

Kings London employs approximately 40 teachers.

For academic subject teachers we expect a minimum qualification of a first degree, although the majority of our teachers hold a PGCE qualification and/or Masters degree.

For English language teachers, we expect a minimum qualification of CTEFLA (or a PGCE plus first degree), although the majority of our teachers hold a Diploma qualification or Masters degree.

A full list of qualifications for all staff at Kings London is available from the College on request.

Please contact us for details.  

Student results

For more information about our student results in GCSEs and A-levels, go to the Results page.