London is a short (approximately two hour) drive from Toronto or Detroit, located at the fork of the Thames River in southwestern Ontario. This multi faceted city is nationally recognized in the areas of medicine, education, the arts, sports, and business.
Western University is situated just north of the centre of London, within walking distance to the cultural heart of the city. It’s also just a short walk to one of the city’s major shopping centres.
The multi-purpose Budweiser Gardens, located downtown, is home to the OHL London Knights hockey team. Budweiser Gardens hosts concerts such as Carrie Underwood and Elton John, and a variety of special events, like Lord of the Dance, Stars on Ice, and David Copperfield. We also have a semi-pro baseball team in London, and don’t forget Western’s sports teams and clubs!
With several art galleries, museums, and historical sites, there is so much in London to explore!
Our beautifully restored Grand Theatre, located downtown, is home to a nationally renowned professional theatre season. With titles, like ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, ‘Peter Pan’, and artists like Jan Arden and Jeff Healey’s Jazz Wizards, you’ll never lack entertainment ideas!
Take a study break and join the city at the Home County Music & Art Festival, or eat until you drop at Rib Fest. There’s also the Western Fair, featuring a wide assortment of midway rides, animal exhibits, and live entertainment.
Our club and restaurant scene offers a variety of choices that will satisfy just about any dancing, dining, and musical taste. Richmond Row and the downtown core offer intriguing eating choices, from Mexican to Italian and Thai to Jamaican. Coffee shops, vegetarian cafés, fresh markets, and good old fashioned grilles, all make London a city with a little bit of everything to offer.