Best London University

There are over 40 universities in London but which one is the Best London University? We’ve reviewed the the latest university guides and rankings to find the top university in London.

Top 5 London Universities

The Complete University Guide 2013 ranks the London School of Economics as the best London university as you can see in the following list

  1. London School of Economics
  2. Imperial College London
  3. University College London (UCL)
  4. King’s College London
  5. Royal Holloway London

The Time Good University Guide in 2012 ranks the London universities in the following order:

  1. London School of Economics
  2. Imperial College London
  3. University College London
  4. SOAS
  5. King’s College London

The Guardian University Rankings in 2012 ranks the following universities as the best

  1. London School of Economics
  2. University College London
  3. Imperial College London
  4. SOAS
  5. City University London

For more information on the best universities in London we’ve compiled our list of the Top 10 Universities in London and a page on the Highly Trusted Colleges in London.

World Rankings

Whilst the QS worlds rankings 2011-2012 places Imperial College in pole position as the top London university closely followed by UCL and then King’s College.


It can seen from the above rankings that London has a number of well respected universities in both the UK and also internationally guides, however it is also apparent that London School of Economics is the Best university in London closely followed by Imperial College London and UCL.

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