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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, professional policing qualifications and advanced clinical practice courses 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.

If you're a nurse, paramedic or other health care professional looking to enhance your professional development, then our Advanced Practice (Clinical) course provides a flexible programme in which to develop your knowledge and skills. It's accredited by the Royal College of Nursing, so you can be confident that the skills you acquire are relevant and will lead to big changes in your career.

Find your course at London


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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 Campus 58 E India Dock Rd, Poplar, London, E14 6JE Phone: 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. 

Plan your journey


Our London 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.


Westferry Station (DLR) From Westferry is a 5-minute walk to our London campus.

From any Westferry DLR station exit, cross the dual carriageway (West India Dock Road) heading for the row of shops. Between the Westferry Arms and the yellow-fronted off-licence is Birchfield Street. Follow Birchfield Street, and a three-minute walk will take you to a T-junction onto East India Dock Road. Turn right and you’ll reach the campus after 70 metres.


From Euston Station: Northern Line towards Morden via Bank. Change at Bank for the DLR towards Woolwich Arsenal/Lewisham. Arrive at Westferry Station.


The postcode for sat navs is E14 6JE. There are three University of Cumbria parking bays at East India Dock Road, one of which is designated for disabled drivers. To access this, please contact us on 0207 517 4800.

The nearest pay and display car park is The West India Quay Car Park, Hertsmere Road, London E14 4AN.

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.

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.

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3pm 

The Library

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.

Food and drink in the area

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.


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.

What’s happening at London?

London News

Wednesday March 11 2020

Cumbria’s university welcomes its first police constable degree apprentices

Forty-eight new recruits have started as University of Cumbria students as part of an innovative Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship programme. The student police officers and subsequent cohorts are receiving face-to-face masterclasses, practical skills training and supported online learning. University of Cumbria’s first student police officers are based with Surrey Police and they are part of a wider scheme that will educate more than 1,000 new recruits over the next three years.

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Monday July 29 2019

Retired Lancashire policeman returns to his home beat to train officers of the future

For the first time, those with ambitions of pursuing a police career as officers or in other roles are invited to enrol on a BSc (Hons) Professional Policing course at the university’s campus in Bowerham Road, Lancaster. The introduction of the three-year course at Lancaster in September comes ahead of a national change in entry requirements for police recruits and Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s pledge to recruit 20,000 new officers.

l-r: University of Cumbria policing Lecturer Barry Lees; Chief Inspector Ian Cooper of Lancaster Police; university head of department Dr Caroline Rouncefield and policing lecturers Alex Leek and Dr Lula Mecinska.
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