South London Student Guide
Things to do in 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 its own IMAX Screen), Greenwich Picturehouse and Cineworld.
There is a broad range of places to visit within South London, but we have to mention just a few of the popular areas for students in particular; Brixton, Crystal Palace, Clapham, Battersea to name a few. We have hand-picked these areas as we all know London can be expensive, but these areas, in particular, do have spots where they cater for students more so than others; whether it may be reasonable priced food, more happy hours and just great areas to hang out, we recommend these places highly.
Clubs and Bars in 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 excellent 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 the place for you! Make your way over and see what we mean!
Places to eat in South London
Joe Public’s New York styled pizzas is located in Clapham is open from midday to midnight, so whether it’s for lunch, dinner or after a few drinks, Joe’s will surely cure your hunger pains! The pizza’s here are so big; they only sell their pizzas in slices. Prices are from £3 – £4 per slice, and after two slices you should be full to the brim!
Brixton is home to Zoe’s Ghanan Kitchen (ZGK). ZGK’s was originally a pop-up shop, but due to success, it led Zoe to open a shop. Curries, grills and stews to name a few are popular Ghanian dishes. Main meals in ZGK’s won’t creep over £8.50 and with discounted takeaway meals, you won’t be needing much more than £10!
Dosa n Chutney is an Indian restaurant specialising in Dosa’s (Indian pancakes). The Tooting-based restaurant specialities are priced £5 and below, depending on what Dosa you choose. There are the traditional Indian dishes, that are priced around £6 – £8 and also offer a buffet for those who want to dig in.
The O2 Arena
The O2 area hosts a wide range of performances, the sheer size allows a number of shows/performances to go ahead at the same time as they have the capability, to alter the size of the showrooms. There is a wide range of places to eat, drink and shop and if that isn't enough, then you can climb and walk across the arena!
Fez Club, Putney
Fez Club is open 5 days a week, each day hosting a different event. Students have discounted entry every night and if you get yourself onto the guest list you can skip the entrance fee, so it's well worth getting your group on there!
The London Eye
The London Eye stands at a staggering 443ft high, the observation wheel allows people to see views as far as 25 miles on a clear day. There are guides which will explain the main attractions as you go round.