University Preparation students

A message from the Principal

Portrait of Simon Cleary. Welcome to Kings London!

You have made an excellent choice in coming to study with us and we are delighted to welcome you to our vibrant, friendly community. We very much hope that your experience at Kings will be thoroughly enjoyable, and my colleagues and I will do everything we can to make it so. Remember that we are here to help you; please do not hesitate to ask if you are unsure about anything.

Your main purpose in coming here is to study, and you will find yourself expertly taught by our teachers. Your progress will depend not only on the teaching but also on the time and commitment you put into your studies outside the lessons. Be determined to think through and understand everything you are taught as you go on — that is the way to ensure success and achieve your goals.

At the same time, remember to make the most of all the opportunities our college community and indeed the great city of London offer you, to learn about different cultures, exchange ideas and discover new interests and new friendships. We wish you all success and a thoroughly rewarding experience with us at Kings.

Simon Cleary
Kings London


T +44 (0) 20 8650 5891

About this guide

Being a student in the United Kingdom is a great opportunity, but it helps to be prepared. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to living and learning at Kings and in the UK.

What this guide contains

  • Essential information you need before you leave home
  • Information about your learning, the college and life in the UK
  • Expectations of you as a student
  • How to become a part of the Kings community and how to make the most of your time with us
  • Tips on noticing, understanding and dealing with cultural differences
  • What to expect from living with a host family or in a student residence
  • Explanation of the educational culture in Britain, and the kind of learner you are expected to be
  • Ways to meet people, make friends and enjoy your free time
  • Useful links and information for your Kings location.

Throughout this guide we have included links to the Kings Education website and various other sites to give you additional information, support or advice.

We hope you enjoy your stay with Kings and that you gain the knowledge and progression you want. More than that, we hope you return home with many fond memories.

Contact Kings London

Kings London
25 Beckenham Road

Contact details

Telephone: +44 20 8650 5891

Emergency number: +44 7702 564405

Fax: +44 20 8663 3224


College opening times

Monday to Friday
8.30am to 5.00pm (Winter only)
8.00am to 6.00pm (Summer only)

Other key staff at Kings London

Portrait of Emma Carlile.Emma Carlile

Director of Studies, Academic Programmes




Portrait of Gareth Robson.Gareth Robson

EAP Teacher




Portrait of Margharita Leonard.Margharita Leonard

Student Welfare Officer




Portrait of Victor Garcia.Victor Garcia

Accommodation Manager