As a world capital of banking, insurance, commerce, design, and theatre, London is home to institutions of global importance including the London Stock Exchange, the Tate Modern, the British Museum, and the Metropolitan Police Service. Along with London residents, students can explore the city's historical significance and its modern importance in almost every field imaginable.
London theatre is arguably the finest in the world. London is home for part of the year to the Royal Shakespeare Company. Both the Barbican Complex and the South Bank are sites of serious theatre, cinema, and music. The Institute of Contemporary Art, the National Film Theatre, the English National Opera, Covent Garden Opera House, and similar institutions are home to world-class art, theatre, music, ballet, dance, and opera.
London has many museums and galleries catering to every taste. In addition to the British Museum, the Royal Academy of Arts, the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery, the Tate Gallery and the Tate Modern Gallery, the Museum of the Moving Image, the Theatre Museum, and the Museum of London are only a short journey from the NYU Center. Entry to many of these institutions is free.
NYU in London offers students the unique opportunity to continue their undergraduate studies while living in one of the most exciting cities in the world. The NYU in London program places its primary emphasis on offering academically rigorous courses and is structured to utilize the resources of London and its environs to enhance teaching and learning.