King’s College London 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.

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. For sports enthusiasts, the College has a range of facilities that includes a swimming pool, fitness gyms on the three larger campuses 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. There are good quality cafeterias and bars that are housed in Bush House and across other campus buildings across the campuses.

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 colleges and institutes that make up the University of London system.