The Royal College of Music sits in the heart of South Kensington, which is widely considered one of London’s most attractive and desirable places to live and work. South Kensington's range of activities and diverse mix of people has allowed it to thrive as one of London's most exciting quarters. A wide selection of pubs, cafés, restaurants and shops are all available nearby, as are essential services such as banks and post offices.
London is one of the most international cities on earth, with communities from every corner of the world. Studying at the Royal College of Music in one of the world’s leading cultural capitals will offer you amazing opportunities.
Our students perform in venues across the city, including concert halls, churches, museums and galleries. There are performances in venues including Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Southbank Centre, the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, the Victoria and Albert Museum and churches including St James’s Piccadilly and St Mary Abbots, Kensington.
In addition to the major London orchestras which present exciting programmes every year, the finest international musicians, conductors and ensembles regularly perform in beautiful concert halls across the city. London also offers world-class theatre, dance and art, unmissable historical attractions and world-famous museums and art galleries, many of which are free to visit.
The Royal College of Music’s hall of residence, Prince Consort Village, opened in spring 2016 and provides high-quality accommodation, including studio apartments, en-suite rooms and standard rooms.
Prince Consort Village is fully equipped and specially designed for RCM students, with acoustically treated bedrooms allowing you to practise at home. Services include: 23 dedicated practice rooms available 24/7, a film room, open mic space, high speed Wi-Fi, laundry, reception, gym, bicycle storage and indoor and outdoor communal spaces.