Best Law Universities in London

London has some of the top law schools not just in the UK, but in the world. With a huge student population and a massive range of fun stuff to do for students, you’ll love living and studying law in London. Here’s a handy shortlist of 5 of London’s best places to study law.

University College London (UCL)


UCL Faculty of Laws was ranked top in London by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021, and it is among the top law schools in the world. Based in the heart of Central London, studying law at UCL gives you access to The Supreme Court and The Old Bailey. And you’ll enjoy guest lectures from some of the world’s top judges and lawyers.

UCL has a huge law library housed in the Donaldson Reading Room where you can develop your critical awareness and technical expertise. You’ll enjoy small group teaching, with lots of individual attention and advice.

Queen Mary University of London


As a top Russell Group University, Queen Mary is renowned for a rigourous research program, world-class teaching and dedicated academic staff. Based in London’s historic East End, Queen Mary has campuses in Mile End, Whitechapel, Lincoln’s Inn Field, West Smithfield and Charterhouse Square.

And there’s lots to keep you busy outside lectures. Queen Mary has a hugely diverse, vibrant student population with tons of activities available from over 300 student societies.

Kings College London

The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London is one of England’s oldest law schools, established in 1831, and it’s globally recognised as one of the best in the world! A law degree from KCL will give you the best possible start to your career.

At King’s, you’ll find yourself addressing the legal implications of some of the key questions of our time, for example, climate change, globalisation, international relations, trade, competition and global finance. If you are lucky enough to get into KCL, have a look at The Stay Club Kentish Town for affordable, fun student accommodation within an easy 30 minute commute.

London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE)


LSE is one of the world’s elite law schools. It is located right in Central London in Westminster. LSE is internationally renowned for the integrity of its research and high standard of teaching. Get your law degree through an interdisciplinary, contextual approach to legal scholarship and teaching.

At LSE, you‘ll learn that law is all around us, a critical part of most of our social, civil and business interactions. Study in an environment where the academics teaching you are actively shaping the development of the law and providing solutions to some of the most pressing problems of our time.

The University of Law


The University of Law is based in Guildford, Surrey, just a 30 minute train ride out of London. With much more space than some of its London conuterparts, The University of Law has a supportive, single campus with a tight-knit community that more spread out universities just can’t match.

Guildford has a hopping city centre bustling with shops, restarants, pubs and clubs. Rolling green hills are only a few minutes away. The University of Law was ranked first amongst universities for overall student satisfaction in England in the 2020 National Student Survey.

Why Study Law in London?

Student Living

To live and study in London for your university years will be an incredible experience. With so much art, culture, history and entertainment at your fingertips, you’ll find there’s always something to do. And, because London’s home to over 300,000 full time students, you’ll find student deals, special offers and discounts all over town.

Best Law Schools

A great reason to study Law in London, is that so many of the UK’s top Law schools are located there. So, London has a huge number of law students and legal resources for you to get the best out of your education.

Diversity of legal cases

As one of the most diverse cities in the world, you’ll come across a huge variety in the types of legal cases that are being conducted at any one time. You’ll meet a wide spectrum of practicing lawyers, barristers and judges bringing a myriad of cultural understanding to their work.

How to Find the Right Law University for You

As you weigh up which of London’s top law schools is the right one for you, there are a few things that you should keep in mind.

Optional Extras

While there are many compulsory modules you need to take to get your LLB, you can also pick some optional modules of interest. These can improve your grades and help widen your understanding of the law. Different univeristies offer different optional extras. You might be able to earn credit studying a foreign language, doing an arts module or spend a year gaining work experience.

Check the Facilities

The facilities in a law school are important, particularly the library as you will have to do a lot of reading and research. Find out whether it is close to the main campus and how well resourced it is. Also, find out what else is on offer, for example if the university has its own gym, bar or theatre.

Volunteering Possibilities

Law is extremely competitive. Any practical experience you can aquire during your studies will help give you an edge when you are applying for graduate jobs. Check out what volunteering possibilities are available through your university like Streetlaw or the Innocence Project.

Closing Thoughts

Once you’ve decided on where you are going to study law you need to work out where you are going to live. The Stay Club offers three great locations: Camden, Kentish Town and Colindale, with affordable, well-equipped single studios and double suites. If you need advice on which location would suit you best, don’t hesitate to contact us at The Stay Club.

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