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



King’s Cross Square (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

King’s Cross
200 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP

The accommodation hall for our Scholars is located in the heart of the vibrant quarter of King’s Cross, just minutes from King’s Cross St. Pancras Station. Historic buildings in the area have recently been restored and complemented by modern constructions, bringing new venues for shopping, entertainment and dining. Scholars are immersed in the local community, and with the superb transport links, connected to the rest of London, the UK and Europe.

Scholars are walking distance from the British Library, the British Museum and the bustling Islington High Street in Angel, and only twenty minutes from Houses of Parliament or the LSE via the Underground.

About the Residence

The state-of-the-art student residence offers laundry facilities, dining and a gym on site. Rooms are fully furnished, including linens.

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:

Spring 2016
January 16 - April 23
Fee: £10,250.

Summer 2016
May 21 - July 16
Fee: £6200.

Autumn 2016
September 3 - December 10
Fee: £10,500.

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