King’s College is credited with the invention of telegraphy, the first use of antiseptic medicine, the development of beta-blockers, and the discovery of the structure of DNA. Today, many of the College's well-known centers of excellence – prison studies, construction law, developmental neurobiology, medical law and ethics, defense studies, and drug control – lead cutting-edge research in their respective fields.
You will have free and unlimited 24-hour access to campus computers, e-mail, and the Internet.
Outside of your studies, you can take advantage of King's central location and explore the many nearby cultural and historical attractions. As a member of the King's College Students' Union you can join any number of student societies and sports clubs. There is a lively nightclub and good quality cafeterias and bars that are housed in the Union building. For sports enthusiasts, the College has a range of facilities that includes a swimming pool, fitness gym, and sports grounds that can accommodate hockey, rugby, football, cricket, tennis, netball, and croquet. As with most UK university fitness centers, there is an additional cost to use the facilities.
In addition to the College’s Students’ Union, you’re also welcome to use the system-wide University of London Student Central. In addition to bars, restaurants and an entertainment venue that attracts major bands and comedy acts, you'll find the union equipped with shops, a fitness center and weights room, health spa, squash and badminton courts, and swimming pool. Student Central provides additional opportunities to meet and socialize with students from the many colleges and institutes that make up the University of London system.