The Lawrence London Centre is located in Bloomsbury – a safe, clean, central area – which is part of the Royal Borough of Camden. Established as a fashionable residential area in the 17th and 18th century, it still features a large number of green spaces with its private and public squares. The London Centre is within walking distance to Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and Soho and our neighbours include:
• the British Museum
• RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art)
• the London Contemporary Dance School
• Charles Dickens Museum
• the Wellcome Collection
• the British Library
• Senate House Library
• University College London, where London Centre students can join the UCL student union during their term in London.
Bloomsbury is famous for its residents, including Charles Dickens, but most of all for the artists of the Bloomsbury group, including the author Virginia Woolf, her sister and painter Vanessa Bell, writer Lytton Strachey, and the painters Roger Fry and Duncan Grant.
The nearest tube stations for the London Centre are Tottenham Court Road (Northern, Central, and soon the Elizabeth Line), Goodge Street (Northern Line), Warren Street (Victoria and Northern Line), Euston Square (Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith & City Line), and Holborn (Piccadilly and Central Line). Most London airports, including London Heathrow, can be reached by tube and/or train within one hour.
There are several shops and a wide range of cafes and restaurants close by, as well as several gyms, one with an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, which can be accessed for a small fee as a day guest.
Lawrence University’s London Centre program is sharing the building complex of 98-103 Great Russell Street with Florida State University.