The Lawrence London Centre is located in South Kensington – a safe, affluent area – in the heart of central London. South Kensington is a neighbourhood that sprung up as a direct result of the Great Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park. In only a couple of decades, it went from farmland to one of the most fashionable districts of London. The Exhibition caused the creation of buildings supporting the arts and sciences, such as the Royal Albert Hall, Natural History Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The borough’s absorption into London was sealed with the creation of the Gloucester Road and South Kensington Tube stations in 1868.
The London Centre's home is in a safe, clean, and affluent area that is near many museums and royal parks. The London Centre is located only a ten minute walk south of Hyde Park and less than a fifteen minute Underground (the “Tube”) ride from Piccadilly Circus. The London Centre building is only a short walk away from the Gloucester Road (say: Gloss-ter) Tube station which is on the Piccadilly, Circle, and District lines. The area is largely residential with the addition of shops, restaurants, and a large number of hotels. Lawrence University’s London Centre program is centred at the Foundation for International Education’s (FIE) Foundation House study centre on Cromwell Road. Housing facilities are provided through the Foundation for International Education (FIE) who have a number of residential buildings in the area.