not everyone's world revolves around London schools
Nor, dare I say it, Oxbridge or the Ivy League.
Depending on the subject, the Holy Grail of study is more likely to be found at Imperial College/Royal College of Music/ Central St Martin's (art school)/one of the major medical schools etc etc.
Having had Oxbridge suggested to me as a possibillity when I was at school, I investigated the courses in my field of interest (Modern Languages) and was underwhelmed by them - they simply didn't provide what I wanted to study.
You don't (or shouldn't) accept a place for the perceived prestige rather than an interest in the course.