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London is one of the world's most popular cities, and studying at our campus places you right in the midst of it all.

Although the University of Cumbria's roots are firmly placed in the North of England, we also provide outstanding teacher training and professional policing qualifications in the East End of this famous capital city. We have been inspiring teachers for over 100 years, beginning with our founding institutions, St Martin’s College in Lancaster and Charlotte Mason College in Ambleside.

We collaborate with over 1000 primary and secondary schools across the country, so you'll have the opportunity to experience teaching in a variety of classroom settings.

The University of Cumbria is one of the College of Policing's approved providers, which means our courses were developed with your future in the Police Force in mind. Our Policing team have a wealth of experience across the full spectrum of services, so you'll receive the highest quality of teaching both at a practical and theoretical level.

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“I liked the placements from the beginning to the end which gave a real insight into life in a classroom and gaining experiences early on. Having a campus in East London has benefitted myself and others that I have recommended.”

Monwara Rahman, BA Primary Education with QTS
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Getting to London

London Campus58 E India Dock Rd, Poplar, London, E14 6JETelephone: 020 7517 4800

The Transport for London website provides most information that you might need in planning a journey to our site at East India Dock Road. The bus stops adjacent to our campus are called "University of Cumbria in London".

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Car Parking

Only disabled parking is available on site. To access this, please contact us on 0207 517 4800.

Contact information

The issue of permits, management of University car parks and issue of Parking Charge Notices is currently managed by Excel Parking Services Ltd. Excel have a dedicated email address for University of Cumbria enquiries: Alternatively, you can use their general enquiry phone number: 0114 261 7111.

Any correspondence relating to the issue of a PCN must be directed to Excel Parking Services Ltd. This is not dealt with by the University. If you are dissatisfied with the issuing of a PCN you can appeal to Excel Parking Services Ltd. If you are not satisfied with the response from Excel Parking Services Ltd, you can appeal to the national Independent Appeals Service. Details of this will be provided with the PCN.

If you believe that there is a problem with a University Car Park (eg, the Pay and Display machine isn’t working), please report this to the site reception.

If you have any other queries about this policy please contact FM Administration in the first instance. They can be contacted at: 01524 590831 / email:

Bicycle parking is available on site. 

The nearest bike hire stations are outside Westferry DLR and at Canton Street (off the north side of East India Dock Road near to our building).

Travel questions?

If you have any queries about travelling while at the University of Cumbria, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Phone: 01524 590 831

If you're looking for that small campus experience in a big city, then our London campus is for you.

With an extensive selection of things to see and do just a short distance away, and excellent transport links, you'll never struggle to find things to explore during your studies.

You’re also only a 15-minute walk away from the vibrant and diverse Chrisp Street, a Victorian era shopping district with an eclectic range of small retail outlets, market stalls and cafés.

Our university library has an extensive collection of materials to support your studies. Just in case you can’t find what you need though, the Tower Hamlets Schools Library Service is also available for further resources including books, props, costumes and artefacts to use in classrooms.

For food and drink, you won’t want to miss out on visiting one of the oldest pubs in London. Located close to our campus, The Grapes has been recommended by the Good Pub Food Guide for over 15 years. If you’re lucky, you might even get to meet leaseholder Sir Ian McKellen!

Nearby Canary Wharf has a great variety of places to grab a bite to eat or a coffee to keep you going, as well as many wine and cocktail bars including The Parlour and Wahaca for a fun night out. If you’re looking for something a bit different, then Fat Boys Diner is a cool hangout that serves up every burger, fries and shake combo you could wish for. Enjoy eating in a 1940’s style restaurant just 15 minutes from campus.


The Conservatory

Need somewhere to catch lunch between lectures? The Conservatory is an on-site café which serves up hot and cold drinks and a variety of snacks to keep you going through your studies.

Needless to say, London has plenty of attractions to suit every taste. Shopping, history, culture, entertainment - whatever you’re looking for, you’re bound to be satisfied. Our campus is just 20 minutes away from the O2 Arena by public transport, giving you direct access to some of the UK’s most sought-after performances.

Oxford Street has over a mile and a half of high street shops, department stores and eating places, providing the perfect shopping destination for students. You’re also only 15 minutes walk away from the vibrant and diverse Chrisp Street, a Victorian era shopping district with an eclectic range of small retail outlets, market stalls and cafes selling produce from around the world.

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