Do you as a student in London ever struggle with finding time to explore the city outside the university? In my experience, life in the student bubble can easily get a bit detached from the rest of the world.

During my first years of studying I even thought that, with the wide range of interesting lectures, societies and festivals taking place at my university, there was really no point of ever leaving the campus. However, with age comes wisdom and I have now realized that London’s excitements are too good to miss out on!

So, for all of you ambitious explorers struggling to leave the safety of the campus, I have compiled a guide for how to spend your evenings venturing out into the city.


Monday: See a movie at the Coronet in Notting Hill

£3.50 for students on Mondays.


Tuesday: Go down South and listen to live music at Cable café-bar

This hidden gem on Brixton road is one of London’s nicest bars with live music every Tuesday evening.

8 Brixton road, SW9 6BU


Wednesday: Run with Nike running club

Nike store is organizing a free evening run for women on Wednesdays, meet outside Nike store in Covent Garden at 6pm (men are free to join on Tuesdays!).


Thursday: Swing dance at University of London

Come at 6.30pm for the beginner’s class with £5 entry for students. 


Friday: Go see an exhibition

Many galleries have late openings with talk, performances or lectures. On Fridays the Royal Academy of Arts stays open till 10pm, have a look at their website for upcoming events.


Saturday: Join the Jack the Ripper walk around darkest East London

Meet 7.30pm outside Towel Hill tube station for a guided tour in one of London’s oldest areas. £7 for students.


Sunday: Stay up late and listen to the jazz jam at the Haggerston

Every Sunday from 11pm great musicians from all over London come together to play music till the early hours at this cozy little pub.
438 Kingsland road, E8 4AA

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Hindi & Anthropology student at Soas. Explore in order to write.

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