Facts and figures

Think you know London? In a city as sprawling and diverse as this, there’s always something new to discover.

Here’s a quick look at some impressive London stats, including a few that may take you by surprise.

The stats:

  • 620 square miles
  • 8 million inhabitants
  • 250 museums
  • 80,000 lost umbrellas on the underground every year
  • 300 languages spoken
  • 6,128 licensed restaurants
  • 400,000 students
  • 15 million visitors annually
  • 500-plus cinema screens
  • 32,000 music performances a year
  • 775 rooms in Buckingham Palace
  • 318 steps at Angel Underground Station
  • 100+ theatres
  • 76.5 million annual passengers at Victoria Station
  • 5 international airports
  • 800 passengers per revolution on the London Eye
Ambassador helps out prospective students at open day

Open days

Visit our undergraduate open days or postgraduate information evenings to meet our staff and students and to see our facilities.

Single room at Raffles House

Student accommodation

Have a look at our halls of residence.