LSBU and Other Universities Near Elephant Park

Elephant Park is ideally situated in the heart of London, making it easy to get to campus, wherever it is you’re studying.

Arts and culture
  • 21 January 2021

Elephant & Castle is an excellent transport hub with one mainline train station, a zone 1 tube station and links to 28 different bus routes. From the tube station, you can reach the South Bank in just 4 minutes, making LSBU the perfect choice of university for locals looking to study. But it’s just one of many prestigious universities near Elephant Park.

London South Bank University (LSBU)

The Southwark campus at Elephant & Castle has been home to LSBU since 1892, and the university has worked hard to forge strong partnerships with the industries that surround it: finance, health, the arts, sciences, culinary, law, education, engineering, construction, architecture. 

Their courses are career-focused and aim to equip you with the skills you’ll need to find work in the cultural hub right on your doorstep. Their multi-million pound media facility, Elephant Studios, is a point of particular pride for the school and the entire area. TV’s Phil Spencer is a notable alum, so you can be sure that this is a prime location, location, location.

Distance from Elephant Park: 0.4 miles
Commute time: 7 mins

London College of Communication (LCC)

A part of the University of the Arts London (UAL) almost as analogous with Elephant & Castle as the coaching inn from which it gained its name, London College of Communication is a world leader in creative communications education. 

They deliver industry-focused courses in Design, Media and Screen, and boast a star-studded roster of graduates. Bonnie Wright of Harry Potter fame is one, along with cult illustrator Ralph Steadman and co-founder of Dazed Media, Jefferson Hack. At 5 minutes away on foot, it really could not be closer.

Distance from Elephant Park: 0.2 miles
Commute time: 5 mins 

King’s College London

King's College London was founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington (then Prime Minister) in 1829, yet the institution from which it was born dates all the way back to 1107, when an infirmary was built just south of London Bridge. Since then, its medical roots have never stopped running through it. Joseph Lister, dubbed the ‘father of modern antisepsis’ once taught there, and no less than 12 people who have worked or studied there have been awarded a Nobel prize.

So it’s no surprise that King’s is considered one of the top 10 universities in the world , and the fourth oldest in England. It has distinguished a reputation not just in medical science but also in the humanities, law and international affairs. At less than 2 miles from Elephant Park, it may not be the closest when it comes to universities near Elephant Park such as LSBU or LCC, but the commute takes 20 minutes owing to a Thameslink connection at Elephant & Castle station.

Distance from Elephant Park: 1.9 miles
Commute time: 20 minutes

Regent’s University London

Based in London's royal Regent’s Park, Regent’s is a non-profit, private cosmopolitan university. The campus was originally built for Bedford College, the first higher education institution for women in the United Kingdom but became Regent’s University London as recently as 2013. You would be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful campus, nor one so surrounded by must-visit attractions like Madame Tussauds and The Sherlock Holmes Museum.

Being in Regent’s Park, the campus is right next to Baker Street station, which means that getting there from Elephant Park involves just a 14-minute trip on the Jubilee line, with a few minutes’ walk either side of the stations. 

Distance from Elephant Park: 4.1 miles
Commute time: 28 minutes