Housing and Accommodations
Housing for the Temple London Program involves dormitory-style accommodations in some of London’s best neighborhoods that are typically a short walk to your classroom. Typically, housing is located in the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and is handled by our partner, FIE (Foundation for International Education).
Some of London’s most academic institutions, famous streets and historic sites lie in the immediate neighborhood. Most students live in double-occupancy rooms, while some live in single, triple or quadruple rooms. Each student residence hall has kitchen facilities with basic cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. You will need to supply your own bath and kitchen towels. Rooms are cleaned and linen is changed weekly. Students are notified approximately one month prior to departure of their housing assignment. Additional information, including photos of the housing, is available on FIE’s website.
The FIE onsite staff welcomes students every semester and summer, proving a variety of services before during and after their time in London.
Field Trips and Transportation
The Temple London program aims to fully immerse students in all that London and the surrounding area have to offer. Planned by the Temple faculty program leader in London, typical field trips and excursions have included
- a tour of Parliament;
- a tour of the British Library;
- a visit to Royal Albert Hall; and
- high tea at the Orangery;
- one or more plays in the West End;
- a visit to the Tower of London;
- a tour of Olympic Village;
- a visit to Shakespeare’s Globe;
- a visit to the Museum of Brands;
- large and small group dinners;
- a day trip to Brighton, Beachy Head and Seven Sisters;
- a day trip to Oxford and Cambridge; and
- a day trip to Stonehenge and Bath.
An Oyster travel card is valid on unlimited trips on the London subway system (the Tube) between zones 1 and 2 and on the whole London bus network for the duration of the program. Learn more about transportation and travel in and around London.
Foreign correspondents for TUTV Jackie Nelms and Taylor Garland give you the scoop on transportation in London and in particular, the invaluable Oyster Card system, which is included in your program fee! Check out their package from the fall 2014 program below.
London also offers world-class museums, parks, markets, galleries, many of which are either right in the Kensington and Chelsea neighborhood or just a short tube or bus ride away, all for free!