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

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. 

How to find us

Our London campus is located at the heart of East End, on East India Dock Road in Tower Hamlets. We are in Zone 2, with excellent transport links, and only few minutes away from the famous Canary Wharf and Central London.

Getting here by DLR/Train/Tube

The following DLR/Train stations are all within walking distance from the campus:

Getting here by bus

The campus is on direct bus routes served by buses 115, D6, 15 – just ask for the University of Cumbria in London stop which is directly outside. Bus 135 route is also 2/3 minutes’ walking distance from the campus - get off at Commercial Road/East India Road junction.

Discover our London Campus


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.

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.

Download the campus map (PDF)

City Attractions

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.

Food and Drink

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.

Contact information

London Campus

University of Cumbria
58 East India Dock Road
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets
E14 6JE

Telephone: 0207 517 4800

Course Enquiry Centre

If you would like further information before applying to your course, please contact the Course Enquiry Centre. 

Telephone: 0845 606 1144

London Library

58 East India Dock Road
E14 6JE

Telephone: 0207 517 4805