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London & Local Features

man cycling on street
24th February 2021
Cycling is a great way to get more exercise, avoid reliance on public transport & lower your carbon footprint. Read our list of cycling in London tips!
bee keepers at UOLV
19th February 2021
The promotion of sustainability is something to which the University of London has been long-committed. It’s our belief that only through a multi-pronged approach to sustainability covering our entire footprint, will we make a crucial difference. Food, travel, waste, supply chain, events and halls of residence energy consumption are amongst the key areas of our sustainability policy.
Senate House Windows Purple Lights
20th November 2019
Supporting World Pancreatic Cancer Day This November at Senate House we are taking part in Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month by illuminating our main building in purple lights.
art deco film architecture
25th October 2019
Art Deco Filming Locations in London Are you looking for an art deco film shoot location in London to conjure up the elegant, bygone era of the jazz age? Spanning decadent but tastefully minimal interiors to impressive, imposing exteriors, art deco buildings provide fantastic backdrops for filming, whether a TV series or movie.
Exterior of Senate House
10th November 2016
Many people know Senate House for its towering academic reputation as part of the University of London. It is so much more than that. Senate House is the cultural fabric of the city itself, hosting ground-breaking events and talks throughout the year. We thought it was about time we gave a much-deserved shout out to Senate House and its role in championing arts and culture.  
Looking up at Senate House
27th October 2015
As all great stories should, the history of Senate House is one that always arouses passion, and sometimes, controversy. There is perhaps no other building in the city that is a better reflection of the times and culture in which it was built. At 210ft high Senate House was London’s first skyscraper and one of the most beautiful, distinctive and formidable buildings of the 1930s.
Halloween At Senate House
23rd October 2015
Perhaps you have already heard whisper of ghosts, ghouls and strange things going bump in the night at Senate House. Is our library tower really haunted? What otherwordly secrets lay under Crush Hall? Come curious children of the night, if you seek mystery and macabre read on…
06th August 2015
Senate House is a towering example of the extravagant Art Deco movement that graced London’s cityscape in the early 20th century. The style remains popular today, with both Hollywood and fashion trends rekindling the fascination surrounding the iconic look. 
London skyline
23rd July 2015
We host some of the biggest international events as well as many world famous domestic events in our fair city. Here are top 10 reasons we think London is the event capitol of Europe, and probably the world too.
Events map - Bloomsbury
09th June 2015
From umbrella jousting to pop-up operas and everything in between, there’s plenty to do in and around Bloomsbury this summer. And we don’t want you to miss out. So here’s our guide to the best local events and festivals taking place over the next few months.