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Student life in London


Local gems, tips and things to do, as recommended by students

Treat yourself
Westfield has pretty much every shop and restaurant. Avoid weekends!
Low on cash
Free comedy in Angel, every Saturday night. Get there early.
Catch up with mates
Tons of coffee shops. Timberyard and Grind are popular chains.
Feeling cultural
Take a date to the Wellcome Collection's Friday Late events.
Grab a bite
From Turkish in Harringay to Vietnamese in Hoxton.
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WATCH: What students think of London

What students say about London's...

City Life
The choices you have - from where to eat to what kind of music venue to go to - London has everything. It's like several cities put together.
Alex, University College London graduate
Nightlife
You're in London - there's some of the best clubs in the world, and regardless of what music you're into there's one for you. Almost every band gigs here. There are so many venues, from Alexandra Palace to the Roundhouse.
1st year student at Queen Mary, University of London, 2016
Nightlife
You have every type of club, bar or restaurant you want. Easy transport with 24-hour buses everywhere. London is a bit expensive but you can get some really interesting clubs and bars.
2nd year student at King's College London, 2016
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Living in London


Housing, transport and budgeting tips

How we calculate this data
Average weekly rents
Private Landlord
£121 - £194
Pricey
Housing value for money
Poor deal
Where you'll find students
Shoreditch
Deptford
Brixton
Local transport
£27.00
7 Day Travelcard, Zones 1-3
(Bus and tube)

What students say about living in London...

Living Here
Places go very quickly so be prepared to take something on the spot. If you're not ready to move, wait until two weeks before move-in date to view properties. Have a deposit ready to pay.
3rd year student at Queen Mary, University of London, 2016
Living Here
We found you should look for a place about two to three weeks before you actually want to move in [as] most contracts start straight away! Know exactly what you want but also what you’re willing to sacrifice.
3rd year student at University College London (UCL), 2016
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Student money tip
Find free things to do with apps like Dojo.

No clue about budgeting?
Rent and transport costs could impact your city choice.
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Where to study in London

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How we calculate our data: Average mean rents via Spareroom.co.uk (Feb 2017). Value for money via Which? University Survey 2016. Local transport via local operators' website.

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