Goldsmiths is in New Cross, South East London Zone 2. We’re just 10 minutes from central London by train.
The local area around Goldsmiths is known for its vibrant urbanism, and makes an ideal low-cost base for experiencing and enjoying the capital.
With green spaces, art galleries, great places to eat, and pubs and live music on your doorstep, New Cross has an eclectic community feel and offers a lot to explore.
Many of our students live in New Cross, and the area was recently voted the best place in South East London for renting, based on the local amenities and closeness to central London.
"I fell in love with South East London during my time at Goldsmiths and still live in New Cross now – it’s changed an awful lot since I started uni 13 years ago. Saying that, I ended up having a drink at the Students’ Union recently, and was pleased to discover it hasn’t changed a bit!"
Isabel, Goldsmiths graduate
"The atmosphere of the College is rather elegantly described by its South East London location – close enough to the centre of the city to make it easy to draw on all of the resources a city like London has to offer, while still being far enough out as to maintain its own identity. The characteristics and location of Goldsmiths, and by extension, the staff and students that it attracts, all contribute to making studying here what I can only describe as an experience that cannot be found elsewhere."
Philip, Goldsmiths student
At Open Days we offer guided tours of the local area. In addition to this, Limahl from Students' Union is happy to offer tours of New Cross if you're ever in the area and would like to have a look around.
Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW, UK
Telephone: + 44 (0)20 7919 7171
Goldsmiths has charitable status