London is one of the world's busiest filming cities, the home of historic productions such as Oliver and Alfie, and modern famous pictures, including, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Theory of Everything, Harry Potter and many more besides.
London has also been the key location for some world famous Oscar-winning movies over the last decade including The Iron Lady and The King's Speech.
London's independent television sector is responsible for some of the most iconic and groundbreaking television formats seen around the world. From formats like The X-Factor and Who Wants to be a Millionaire? to scripted dramas like Sherlock and Downton Abbey.
Studying in London means you have access to a huge range of filmmaking resources. London houses the British Film Institute, The Cinema Museum, The Kubrick Archives and The London Film Museum.
The capital also boasts one of the world's most vibrant art-house cinema scenes and a multitude of film clubs.
The core UK film industry contributes over £4.6 billion to UK GDP and supports over 117,00 jobs, taking into account direct and indirect employment. (Oxford Economics study for the BFI)
London has a broad film festival scene and the city hosts over 50 film festivals annually. (British Council)
The capital is also a great place to find work in the film industry; with the UK's largest film studios based either within or in easy reach of London. These include: Pinewood, Ealing, Shepperton and 3 Mills studios.
Being a student in London will allow you to experience one of the most diverse cities in the world, where more than 300 languages are spoken and a wealth of different cultures and communities live side by side.
However long a person lives in London it's impossible to see it all. There's always something different, new and creative happening.