London is situated in the heart of Southwestern Ontario and home to over 360,000 people. It is the region’s economic, entertainment and cultural hub and boasts an extensive educational and health care community, while providing a safe and clean atmosphere of a small community. The arts thrive in nearly every corner of the city.
The Forest City
London manages more than 200 parks including specialty parks for skateboarding and dogs to go off leash. Affectionately known as the Forest City, London sports numerous treed areas and public parks. There is an extensive trail system that runs along the Thames River, right onto Western’s campus, for walking, running, biking or inline skating.
From Museum London to Orchestra London to the main stage of The Grand Theatre, the arts thrive in nearly every corner of the city. Today, a new generation of musicians, artists and entertainers of all sorts fuel the city’s tradition of artistic excellence.
Entertainment & Nightlife
Shopping. Movies. Theatre. Dancing. London always has something going on. Richmond Row is also home to a lively nightlife scene, including night club entertainment, live theatre and jazz as well as casual and fine dining.
Located in the centre of southwestern Ontario, London is approximately two hours driving distance from Toronto and Detroit. The London International Airport offers direct flights to Toronto, Chicago, Ottawa and Calgary, as well as many other connections to several Canadian destinations.