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The Royal College of Music’s location is the envy of the musical world. We are situated directly opposite the Royal Albert Hall in one of London's most attractive and vibrant areas – South Kensington.

Surrounding us on three sides is Imperial College London, making the RCM part of one the largest and most active student bodies in the capital. Whether you enjoy shopping or sightseeing, pubs or parks, the things you want are only a short walk away. With six bus routes serving the RCM and three London Undergound lines nearby, the whole of this great city is within easy reach.

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South Kensington

The RCM is situated in South Kensington – one of London’s safest, most attractive and most desirable places to live and work – and the home of science, arts and inspiration.

Within just five minutes’ walk of the RCM you will find all of the following:

  • The Royal Albert Hall as well three of the UK’s biggest museums: the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum. We enjoy close relationships with all these institutions, which offer inspiration and regular performance opportunities for RCM musicians
  • Hyde Park, one of the most attractive green spaces in London. Generations of RCM students have enjoyed the quiet of the park, escaping from the intensity of their studies
  • Imperial College London and the Royal College Art, placing the RCM at the heart of a vibrant student body of more than 20,000 students. RCM students regularly collaborate and perform with students from both institutions
  • The Goethe-Institut, the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Institut Français and the Ismaili Centre, all of which offer vibrant cultural programmes.

All of the academic and cultural organisations along Exhibition Road collaborate on fascinating projects, providing more opportunities for RCM students to perform and learn.

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Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS. Tel: +44(0)20 7591 4300 Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS.
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