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Study inLondon

Spend your student years in one the world’s most cosmopolitan and fashionable cities, where the word ‘boredom’ doesn’t exist.

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.
First 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.
Second year student at King's College London, 2016
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Living in London


Housing, transport and budgeting tips

Average weekly rents
Private Landlord
£110 - £255
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
We started looking in November as we realised a lot of other people were looking. The university didn't officially tell us to start looking for accommodation until January. We took roughly two weeks from starting to look to signing the contacts.
Second year student at Royal Holloway, University of London, 2018
Living Here
Last year we looked around March/April to get an idea of what we were looking for. We started properly looking mid-June and signed a contract in July. The market is so competitive in London.
Second year student at Imperial College London, 2018
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Student money tip
Find free things to do with apps like Dojo.

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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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