London is an ideal place to study business and hospitality.

London is the most popular city in the world for international students with more than 100,000 international students from more than 200 different countries.(1) While hospitality management courses in London remain rare, there are several big advantages to studying hospitality and business in London, as our Glion London students can attest.

Here are the things that our students like best about Glion London, the UK branch campus of Glion Institute of Higher Education, located on the grounds of the University of Roehampton, just 40 minutes from London’s West End.

Hospitality & Business Trends

London is a great source of inspiration for hospitality and business majors. Last semester, our students visited some of London’s iconic tourist sites including the 5-star Langham Hotel and seven other design hotels in London; they tasted wine at ‘The Sampler’ Wine Cellar; they dined in the dark at ‘Dans le Noir London’ and enjoyed Teppen-yaki at the Benihana Restaurant.

“London is very developed in the hospitality industry. This city gives students the possibility to open our minds to the latest ideas and industry trends. Besides that, London is an amazing city where you can do almost everything you want,” said Diogo, a student of the BBA in Hospitality Management.

A City like No Other

London was the most visited city in 2014 with an estimated 18.69 million international visitors.(2) No surprise there, London is one of the world’s most popular cities for many reasons. It has the best shopping and fashion, endless monuments and museums, 74 five-star hotels, 54 Michelin-starred restaurants, 250 festivals and 17,000 music performances held every year, plus some 200 shows offered every night. London is also a global travel hub with connections to every corner of the UK and short flights to other European capitals.

A London University Campus

Our students enjoy the facilities and services of the University of Roehampton, recently elected the Best Modern University in London.(3) This big UK university community of 10,000 students from 140 different countries offers 60 societies and sports clubs. Student housing offers modern, single rooms with en suite facilities and community kitchens.

“In my spare time, I go to the gym, which is on campus, and it is awesome to be with other students there. We organize dinners, visits to museums, theatre, plays or Glion London helps in the organization – the Student Affairs Department is amazing, and gives us students all kind of opportunities to experience what the campus and London has to offer,” says Joana, a student of the Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Administration.

Glion London delivers the Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management (3.5 years), the Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Administration (1.5 years), Summer Academy program and English Language programs (16-week and 3-week programs). For more information about the programs and admissions, request a brochure.


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Glion Institute of Higher Education is a private Swiss institution offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in hospitality, luxury and event management to an international student body across three campuses in Switzerland and London, UK.
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