LARA London
371 Clapham Road
London SW9 9BT
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T: +44 (0) 800 086 9672
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM


Onsite (limited) parking
Disabled access and toilets
Bicycle rack
Smoking area

About the venue

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting to LARA London


Clapham North (Northern Line)

Clapham High Street (Overground)


Bus numbers 50 88 155 345 P5 N155 UL3

Oyster cards, Contactless & Travelcards

An Oyster card is a pre-paid travel smart card. It’s the cheapest way to pay for single journeys on bus, tube, Overground, DLR and most National Rail train services in London. Using your contactless bank card costs the same as an Oyster fare.

You can buy a Visitor Oyster card before you leave home for a £5 activation fee and pre-load it with credit for your trip.

Please see Oyster Calculator and TfL Fares and Payments for more information


There is onsite parking at the front of the building, in order to park here please download the Just Park App (parking 9am – 5pm), look for our address and book the length of time you want to stay. Otherwise you can purchase parking tickets in the online shop or from the office.

Cycle hire

Cycle hire stations are available throughout London.


Hail a black cab (taxi) in the street. Fares increase after 8pm. We advise against using any vehicle that approaches you in the street, except licensed black cabs. Uber is also widely available throughout London.


LARA London is a 3500 sq. ft. studio consisting a large Figure room, Cast room and Workshop fitted out with the top of the range bespoke studio lighting system, capturing the truest range colours and consistency whatever the time of day.

The studio has male and female toilets, with a disabled access toilet.

There is onsite parking at the front of the building. In order to park here, please download the Just Park App (parking 9am – 5pm), look for our address and book the length of time you want to stay. Otherwise you can purchase parking tickets in the online shop or from the office.

There is also smoking area and bicycle rack.

Staying in London

If you are visiting London to attend one of our workshops, the city has a range of options for accommodation. The city’s official tourist website has a good overview of hotels, hostels and B&Bs. Tripadvisor also has a range of hotels as well as useful guides for things to see in and around the city. Additionally, Airbnb has 100s of listings within a few minutes walk of LARA London.

For students who are moving to London for a longer period, rooms in a shared house can be found on and for between £350-£750 per month, depending on proximity to the city centre.

food and drink in clapham north

There are plenty of options near the studio. Currently students at LARA go to the pub for Friday lunch and for after school outings.

art in london

Our Top TEN most popular art attractions

  1. British Museum: The famous museum, which was founded in 1753, houses a wealth of treasures, including the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.
  2. National Gallery/National Portrait Gallery: This gallery is filled with priceless European art belonging to the nation. See works by Botticelli, Da Vinci, Van Gogh and more.
  3. Wallace Collection: is a national museum in an historic London town house. In 25 galleries are unsurpassed displays of French 18th-century painting, furniture and porcelain with superb Old Master paintings and a world class armoury.
  4. Tate Modern: A former power station in Bankside, this impressive space hosts a globally recognised modern-art collection, plus some great temporary exhibitions.
  5. London Eye Experience: the full glory of the capital by taking a ride in one of the London Eye capsules. On a clear day, you can see 40km away.
  6. Geffrye Museum: Founded in 1914, the Geffrye Museum is a museum specialising in the history of the English domestic interior.
  7. Victoria & Albert Museum: An incredible range of historic artefacts that spans more than 3,000 years and includes art, jewellery, photos, sculpture and fashion, plus exhibitions, special events and more.
  8. Tower of London: The infamous 900-year old English fortress beside the River Thames is guarded by Beefeaters in period dress. Home to Kings and prisoners for centuries, it’s said to be haunted.
  9. Royal Museums Greenwich: Learn about the seas and the stars at the National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark, Queen’s House and Royal Observatory.
  10. Courtauld Institute: enjoy a remarkable art collection, including famous impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces, and an acclaimed program of temporary exhibitions.

Many venues offer free general admission but charge entry to temporary exhibitions. Admission prices and opening hours can change, so check before you visit.

take in scenic views and street theatre

With the iconic River Thames, centuries of beautiful architecture and wealth of green spaces, London is a fantastic place to take a stroll.

Popular choices for Londoners include the Royal Parks and Hampstead Heath, but we love strolling along the South Bank. It’s a great place to people watch and enjoy the free street theatre.

The best walk in London starts at the South entrance to the Greenwich foot tunnel and once crossed over through the tunnel, follows the north bank of the Thames all the way to Big Ben and Parliament via Canary Wharf, St Katherine’s Dock, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern and the London Eye.

The views are spectacular and you will get to see many hidden parts of London. It’s a long walk of about 10 miles, but there are plenty of opportunities to rest or jump onto public transport.

beyond london

For those who want to get a taste of attractions a little further afield, great locations an hour or less from London, include Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle, Royal Tunbridge Wells, The South Downs, Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton, Canterbury Cathedral and Bicester Village.

essential information

Telephone: To dial the UK, remove the first 0 and add 44.

Medical Services: If the need arises for medical attention, near the school there is King’s College Hospital A&E.

Emergencies: In an emergency, dial 999. This will connect you to the emergency services: Police, Fire and Ambulance.

The UK’s legal drinking age is 18 years old, but some establishments have a minimum age of 21. ID may be required.

Getting Around: For 24-hour travel information, visit the Transport for London (TfL) website or tel. 0343 222 1234.

London Underground (The Tube): Although you can buy travel cards to travel on the tube, the cheapest way to pay for single journeys on bus, tube, Overground and most London National Rail Services is to either buy an Oyster card, or use a contactless credit or debit card which charges the same amount as an Oyster card. One advantage to an Oyster card is that you can load credit onto it as well as cap your spending. Visitor Oyster cards are also available to order before you leave home for a £5 activation fee, and you can pre-load this with credit for your trip. The transport system is divided into nine zones. Zone 1 is the central London area.

Santander Cycle Hire: More than 8,000 bicycles are available to hire from 15,000 docking points throughout central London.

Taxis: Hail a black cab (taxi) in the street. Fares increase after 8pm. We advise against using any vehicle that approaches you in the street, except licensed black cabs.


Courses in London

Early Bird Discount
Stuart Elliot
London | 23rd-27th September 2019 | 10:00-17:00
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New course
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London | 26th-27th October 2019 | 10:00-17:00
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London | Select Weekends | 14.00-17.00
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