West London Student Guide
Things to do in West London
The West End of London is best known for its performances, from everything big and loud in its musicals, all the way through to the lesser-known shows. Some performances can be heavily discounted, from theatrical shows to comedy performances in return for personal feedback; this is a way to where both parties benefit.
If what you’re looking to do is just some exploring, then there are a number of areas within West London we recommend; Regents Park, Marble Arch, Leicester Square, Soho, Piccadilly Circus to name a few. All of the areas mentioned above will have a huge variety of places to eat, drink, dance and whatever else you may want to do.
There are a number of cinemas too such as Vue Cinemas and Cineworld too if the shows are not what you fancy. Tuesdays both cinemas have their cheaper/discounted night, tickets prices are reduced.
If you’re interested in the touristy things to do then there are some fascinating museums in West London; Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Kelmscott House Museum, Fulham Palace and 7 Hammersmith Terrace to name a few!
Clubs and Bars in West London
First up we have the Elk Bar, which has an awesome grill, a huge amount of cocktails and an awesome number of friendly staff all of which are there to help you out. Elk bar is just such a great place to hang out; we recommend that you make your way there and see what all the fuss is about!
Secondly, we have Kona Kai, which is a Hawaiian-themed bar in Fulham and is home to some of the best cocktails we’ve ever tasted, served in an awesome, chilled, 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, drinking and loud music. The Lodge attracts people coming from all over London, so strongly advise you check it out too!
Places to eat in West London
Pizza Street (the name of the restaurant) is in Turnham Green has some delicious New York styled pizza. Whether it’s a grab and go kind of moment, slices are £3.75 each. If you aren’t in a rush, then take a seat! Large pizzas are £12 which serve 2, although we all know that sharing pizza is much easier said than done!
Wealdstone is home for Masa, an Afghan restaurant. One would expect very unusual food, but curries, grills, naans and chutneys are just some of the fantastic food they have to offer. In a group, you will be able to order a lot of food for £10 each, and with bring your own booze, it will be a very reasonable priced night!
Taqueria is a long established Mexican restaurant in Westbourne. They serve all the traditional Mexican favourites, but what can be described in a lighter fashion, you won’t get a fully loaded burrito here, full of rice, you’re more likely to order a taco or quesadillas. Tacos are £7.50 for 2, quesadillas are around £5 and sides, and snacks are from £3 – £5.
Covent Garden is busy day and night, all year round as it has so much to offer. The generous amount of shops, bars, restaurants and theatres keep the place buzzing all day long. It will certainly take you a few visits to find your favourites, but that's not even the problem, it's just another excuse to get down to Covent Garden.
West End Shows
The most common tourist activity in London is to see a West End show. Although there are theatres in and around London, the West End is considered as one of the highest levels of commercial theatres in the world. Students prices are being more common, prices will vary.
Wembley Stadium is Englands National Football teams home ground, it's hosts other football events and other major sporting events like boxing, marathon finishes and much more. Wembley host's musical performances from the world's top artists as well as Capitals FM's festivals, which are sell out's every year.