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London Student Guide

Posted at: 11:00 am,  09/21/2016

Location:

The capital of England and the most densely populated area in the whole of the United Kingdom. Sitting on the River Thames in England’s South East, London boasts a population figure of roughly 13,878,757 according to the very most recent figures. Given the size of London we’ve split certain areas into the various sectors which are: South London, North London, West London and East London.

Culture:

London has a rich and diverse history and also has a huge population diversity too, it holds the distinction of being one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world! The city has a number of museums that commemorate the city’s history, all of which are accessible to the public and a number of cinemas in which to watch the latest and greatest in film right now. We’ve divided London into the various sections to help you  out below.

North London:
There are a number of museums in the north of the city including: The British Museum, Museum of the Order of St. John and the London Canal Museum. There are a number of cinemas in the area too such as: Vue Cinemas, Everyman Screen on the Green and an Odeon Cinema in Holloway too.

East London:
There are only a few museums in the East End of the city such as Rainham Hall, Havering Museum and the Upminster Windmill. The cinemas are a little limited here however, with Havering offering Premiere Cinemas as the main place to go to.

South London:
In the South of the city there a few museums available here too with everything from Cutty Sark Museum, Eltham Palace and the National Maritime Museum. The cinemas here are a little more popular however, with everything from an Odeon (With it’s own IMAX Screen), Greenwich Picturehouse and Cineworld.

West London:
The West End of London, is probably best known for its performances, from everything big and loud in it’s musicals, all the way through to the lesser-known performances. However we’re here to talk about the museums! So we have Kelmscott House Museum, Fulham Palace and 7 Hammersmith Terrace. There are a number of cinemas too such as Vue Cinemas and Cineworld too.

There are a number of famous people from London too, including: Daniel Day-Lewis, David Beckham, David Bowie, Queen Victoria, Alfred Hitchcock, Jean Cooke and Kate Bush.

Nightlife:

The nightlife of the city that you’re studying in is incredibly important, especially when going to university. Many students want to check out the best places to go to when going out. We’ve got you covered! We’ve picked the three best places in the city for the respective areas, whether you’re in North London, East London, South London or West London we have got you covered!

North London:
First up we have the 02 Academy Islington, which offers the very best in live music, some of the biggest and best performers from around the globe come here to perform and the venue is incredibly popular too!

Secondly we have the Barrio Angel, which is a slightly Latina inspired bar in the North of the city and has everything that you need if you’re looking for a great night out and a nice drink with friends in a cool atmosphere.

Next up we have The Ladybird Bar, which offers the luxury of both live music and DJ sets too, either way you can be sure of one thing, a packed dancefloor. The club has an awesome amount of drinks, an electric atmosphere and friendly staff, you’ll be coming back time and time again!

East London:
First up in the East we have the Buddha Lounge, which is the place to go if you like your like your hip-hop music and you like it loud and you like your drinks served cold, this is the place for you! A number of well-known acts perform here too, but we won’t spoil who for you, check it out!

Secondly we have Fiction, a nightclub of the highest order, which has the atmosphere you love, the drinks you need and the live DJ sets that you’ll love too! The club is one of the most popular clubs you’ve ever been to and you’ll be coming back again and again.

For those of you looking for your rock music and metal music, you should probably head on over to the Church of Rock, which is one of the best places to visit in the East End if you’re looking for a great night out with loud music and an awesome atmosphere! We cannot recommend it enough!

South London:
First up we have Rivington Grill, which is one of the most loved grills in the city right now! They celebrate the invention of the burger by honouring it in as many ways they can! If that isn’t incentive enough, the staff are friendly, the atmosphere is chilled (Even if the food is warmer) and the drinks are awesome too!

Secondly we have the North Pole Bar and Piano Restaurant, which is a classy restaurant in the South of the city and has everything that you can need, with a mouth-watering menu, all the way through to the friendliest staff you can ask for!

Thirdly we have Belushi’s, which can be anything that you want it to be, whether you’re looking for a restaurant, a bar, a grill, a place to watch sports or even a place for live music, this is absolutely the place for you! Make your way over and see what we mean!

West London:
First up we have the Elk Bar, which has a an awesome grill, a huge amount of cocktails and an awesome number of friendly staff all of which are there to help you out. The bar is just such a great time out, we recommend that you make your way there and see what we mean!

Secondly we have Kona Kai, which is a Hawaiian-themed bar in Fulham and has some of the best cocktails we’ve ever seen an an awesome atmosphere. You can clearly see the feel of the caribbean here too! We recommend you make your way down and see what we mean.

And finally we have the Beaver Lodge, which is one of the best places to go to if you’re looking for a night out full of dancing and brilliant and loud music. The place has a number of people coming from all over to come and spend time, make your way over and see what we mean here too.

Activities:

There are a number of activities that London runs in order to unite people and to see what makes London so unique and so amazing! We recommend going to the Notting Hill Carnival and experiencing the weird and wonderful things that pass through, if ever there was a reason that London is the cultural epicentre of the world, this is the reason here!

Transport:

London’s transport has long been one of the most advanced in the world, with dedicated cycle paths, train stations, an underground unrivalled anywhere and a bus station every two minutes you’re well covered here! There is also an airport or two if you’re looking to take a mini-break abroad such as: London City Airport or Heathrow Airport.