Learn In London
Be Industry Connected
Be Industry Connected
LCS is located in the heart of London’s capital and famous creative district of Bloomsbury. You’ll work with our great tutors, mentors and coaches who will play to your talents to develop industry-level skill with exclusive access to our partner networks. You’ll gain high profile experience including celebrity, established artists, editors, TV and Film production companies, London Fashion Week, producers and publications for high impact in your career.
Our state of the art facilities provides a creative environment that’s open, friendly, sparks curiosity and fires imagination. You’ll meet like-minded creatives to develop friendships with an exciting social calendar to explore London with the LCS team. You’ll find everything you need, including cool break out areas, creative supplies, photocopiers and other useful resources. And the LCS team are always on hand to guide, listen and be friendly faces wherever you go. And of course, being in central London, you’re also close to numerous creative resources including the British Library, the V&A and the Tate Library as well as key shopping districts too. Westfield and Oxford Street.
International Student Life
Studying in another country is exciting but can also be a little daunting. At LCS we like to prepare you for life in London before you arrive, so you can get the most out of this incredible experience.
Living in London
London is an exciting and diverse city. Experience ground-breaking art, underground movements, history, culture and more as you explore one of the world’s most vibrant places to live.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs, UKCISA, has lots of useful information for international students including advice on British culture, driving in the UK and more.
Although LCS doesn’t arrange accommodation directly, we can advise you on some trusted and reliable sources to find somewhere to stay. Below is a range of websites our students use with great success to help you get started:
A short let may be ideal if you’re taking one of our short courses. Short lets are available from:
Below are some serviced-apartment companies in London that you might like to consider.
- Blue Print Living Apartments
- Clarendon Apartments
- Gower Street Apartments
- House Trip
- J&K Apartments
- The London Agent
Being in the heart of Russell Square, the College is surrounded by many hotels that all offer a comfortable stay and are within walking distance of the campus. The following hotels are located close by:
- Astor Museum Hostel. Tel: 020 7580 5360. Prices from £28 p/night
- Travelodge Covent Garden. Tel: 0871 984 6245. Prices from £50 p/night
- The Imperial Hotel. Tel: 020 7837 3655. Prices from £155 p/night
- Mercure London Bloomsbury. Tel: 020 7833 3691. Prices from £130 p/night
- The Morton Hotel. Tel: 020 7692 5600. Prices from £184 p/night
- Kimpton Fitzroy London. Tel: 020 7123 5000. Prices from £240 p/night
Letting Agencies & Estate Agents
If you’re enrolling on a long-term course, then you may want to opt for a privately rented apartment or house. The best way to do this is through a reputable agency. We’d advise you to visit the property in person, prior to signing a tenancy agreement to make sure it meets your needs and is in a suitable area for your commute to and from the college.
London is well connected and has a range of public transport available including buses, trains, underground, bikes and taxis. For more information about travel – please take a look at tfl.gov.uk.
Although London can be an expensive city, with careful planning and budgeting it’s definitely possible for you to take advantage of all the unique opportunities London has to offer. When preparing to come to LCS, it’s important to consider all living expenses including:
- Study costs and other personal expenses
We want to ensure that you make the most of your time with LCS. We offer a wide range of social activities and run an official students’ Facebook page and WhatsApp group. This gives you the opportunity to meet like-minded students both International and British, and make new friends.
Short-term Study Visa
Short-term Study Visa
International students may be required to apply for a short-term study visa to legally study in the UK.
Please visit Gov.uk’s Study Visit Visa for more information, including a list of required documents.
To apply for a short-term visa you will need an unconditional acceptance letter from LCS confirming your enrolment on one of our courses. All you need to do is select your course, pay your fees and we’ll issue your letter. You can contact the LCS team for further advice here.
You can also find more information about how to apply for your visa at the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website.
UK leaving the EU – From 31 December 2020 EU students will need to follow the guidance for the EU settlement scheme. For more information, visit Gov.uk’s Brexit Guidance for EU Students in the UK.
You can stay wherever you like but it’s a good idea to make sure you can easily get to the college and that you choose an area that suits you. You’ll find a list of letting agents, hotels, serviced apartments and short lets.
We recommend that you properly research your options and ensure you choose somewhere safe and up to standard. If possible, it’s a good idea to view the property before you sign any agreement.
Another option is to share with other students at the college. We can connect you with other students once we have received your deposit, so you discuss living arrangements, should you wish to.
There are numerous transport links near the college, including Russell Square and Holborn Underground stations, which are both on the Piccadilly and Central Line. However, it’s worth noting that it only takes about 25 minutes to walk from Embankment and Charing Cross and about 30 minutes to walk from Waterloo.
There are also plenty of buses that service the area or you can hire a Santander Cycle from one of the many docking stations found in Central London – please see tfl.gov.uk for more information.
Pay as you go is the easiest way to pay for travel in London (using either Oyster Card or contactless payment). You can use it on the tube, bus, tram, DLR, London Overground and more. Student Oyster Cards are only available for courses lasting a year or longer in duration.
- Russell Square: 5-minute walk
Holborn: 10-minute walk
Covent Garden: 15-minute walk
Goodge Street: 10-minute walk
You’ll need to book at least one month in advance to ensure you obtain a room and will have to send a copy of your passport, a letter of acceptance from LCS (an unconditional acceptance letter) and sometimes a bank statement.
Industry Projects & Jobs
Our impressive global partners, ensure your access to work on live projects and jobs usually reserved for established artists while you learn. Individual coaching exposes you to business set-up and paid jobs with powerful brands beyond training to accelerate your career.
A recognised path for aspiring creatives to kick start their careers
LCS created by industry professionals as a centre of excellence for all things fashion, styling and creative
LCS delivered fashion, styling and colour workshops with bespoke materials of extremely high quality to our full line collection boutique employees and management across London and Europe. LCS was very accommodating to our needs delivering successful on-brand training experiences.
A Brit School for people who want to be Stylists.