We would like all students to come away from their London experience with a knowledge of the British political and legal system as well as an appreciation for the culture.
To that end, both Summer and Fall programs offer lectures on the British political and legal system, a walking tour of the Inns of Court including Middle Temple and a visit to Parliament. Students studying in the Fall will additionally visit a Magistrate's Court, the Central Criminal Court (the Old Bailey), and the Royal Courts of Justice. Please also see the Fall Tours and Trips page. Students are reminded that courts, generally, are open to the public and although some visits are arranged they are encouraged to visit or return to them for their own interest and in their own time.
Classes are held either three or four days a week allowing for more than enough opportunity for travel inside the UK and Europe to expand ones cultural horizons. In easy reach are the airports of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted. From St. Pancras Train Station (one of London's many centrally located stations) the Eurostar will whisk you to Paris or Brussels in a little over two hours. A student travel agency, STA Travel, is located across the street from the campus in Imperial College and they can assist you with your journey planning. Travel guides are available from Pepperdine's Administrative Office in London.
In the local vicinity of the Pepperdine House are three of London's major museums: the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Science Museum, and the Natural History Museum. Our neighbors include the world famous Royal Albert Hall which hosts a number of concerts, both popular and classical, ballet, and sporting events such as indoor tennis; the expansive Hyde Park, Kensington Palace and Harrods to name a few. Buckingham Palace is a short tube ride minutes from our front door as is all of London with it's myriad of cultural opportunities -- more museums, cafe and gastronomic opportunities, pubs and clubs, and retail therapy should you need it. As students, many discounted opportunities are available to you for theatre, cinema and travel, so bring your university student ID card with you.