Studying in London

In any given week through the year, there are probably more films showing for London's seven million inhabitants than in any other capital city. The school is situated in the centre, in Covent Garden, within walking distance of West End cinemas and theatres, the Royal Opera House, the National Gallery, the British Museum, the British Film Institute Library, the BFI Southbank, the Tate Modern and, even closer, Wardour Street in Soho, the historic nerve centre of the British Film Industry.

Both the MA Filmmaking and MA Screenwriting courses are validated by the University of Warwick. Students are issued with University of Warwick Student ID Card, which enables you to use some of their facilities, including Sports and Leisure, IT and Computer studio and libraries.

Central London offers LFS students access to many informal film and media groups, events and opportunities, and the school often hosts events in collaboration with like-minded film organisations. Social events run throughout each term and include cultural evenings, lectures and debates, parties and subsidised travel trips in the UK and overseas.

Sixth Term students participate in a mentoring scheme with 'honorary executive producers' drawn from the London independent film community, and there are many other occasions earlier in the course to benefit from the richness of the local film culture. Of course, London also offers thousands of locations, people and stories that feature in screenplays and documentary treatments for the school's film exercises.

Students are admitted free to any of the many film programmes at the BFI Southbank when space permits.



London Film School (LFS) expects to relocate its teaching activities to new, contemporary facilities at London City Island, Canning Town.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the planned relocation has been delayed. As soon as a new timeline has been confirmed, students who are starting their studies who may complete their studies at our new premises will be informed.

We are committed to ensuring all students’ studies are not affected by the relocation project and we will do our best to minimise any potential impact.

Updates are posted on this page. Students, applicants and staff will also receive information via email.

Last Updated: September 2020