Living in London

“By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show”

Samuel Johnson

“If you’re curious, London’s an amazing place”

David Bailey

Tower of London

Political Study Visits & Cultural Events

As a Hansard Scholar you will be living in London, one of the social, political, and cultural capitals of the world. From the rich history of the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace to the trading floors and soaring heights of the modern financial City, from the world famous art collections held at the Tate and National Galleries, to the bustling, eclectic street life of Notting Hill, Soho, Islington and Portobello, London is an unforgettable city at the heart of Europe.

The Hansard Society makes sure that you experience the best that London and the UK have to offer. Every semester – at no extra cost – we organise a programme of study visits, day-trips, and theatre trips for all Hansard Scholars. In the past, these have included:

  • Four-day political study visit to Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Day-trip to the historic city of Oxford and lectures in the world famous Oxford University
  • Theatre trips to some of the top shows playing in London’s famous West End



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Conway Hall
51‐55 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TX

The accommodation hall for our students is located in the heart of Waterloo. Waterloo lies at the epicentre of culture and the arts in London. There are always lots of exciting things to do and see. On the weekends there are a number of pop-up markets offering a variety of interesting knick-knacks and culinary experiences, from antiques and books to cuisines of the world.

Southbank, stretching from Westminster to Tower Bridge, is a hotbed for cultural activity, including theatre, music, performance, art, film and much more. The Southbank Centre conducts the spirit of this bustling riverbank, hosting a variety of exciting cultural events throughout the year, most of which are free, so be sure to check out their calendar regularly.

If you are looking to engage with UK politics, its location is also ideal. Just a few minutes walk and you will reach Westminster, where all the political action erupts.

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About Conway Hall

Conway Hall provides centrally located fully furnished flats for our students. Each flat is has a fully equipped kitchen (including cutlery) and the bedrooms are are fully furnished with, linen and towels per bed.

Security staff look after the building 24 hours, 7 days per week.

Press enquiries

For press enquiries, please contact:

020 7710 6080
020 7710 6077
07779 666 771

Research team

Dr Ruth Fox, Director and Head of Research

Joel Blackwell, Senior Researcher

Scholars Programme dates

Dates for upcoming programmes:

Autumn 2014 - Undergraduate
6 September - 13 December 2014 (14 weeks)

Spring 2015 - Undergraduate
17 January - 25 April 2015 (14 weeks)

Summer 2015 - Undergraduate
23 May - 18 July 2015 (8 weeks)

Autumn 2015 - Undergraduate
5 September - 12 December 2015 (14 weeks)

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