For those staying in student accommodation, London offers a wealth of attractions catering to various interests and budgets. Bloomsbury in particular is a fantastic place to be if you’re a student – there’s so much to see and do that you’ll feel spoilt for choice. Here are the top five attractions you certainly shouldn’t miss. |
The Cartoon Museum
Take yourself back in time and check out some of the most popular British cartoons – some of which you may recognise from your own childhood. This museum is London’s first public cartoon collection, and it includes a huge variety of comics, caricatures and animations dating back to as early as the 1700s.
Torrington Place Farmers' Market
If you’d like to get away from the busier streets, you should definitely consider a visit to Torrington Place. This scenic area is just a short walk from Tottenham Court Road and has a great selection of cafes and independent eateries for you to try – what better way to experience London’s gourmet scene? Better yet, on Thursdays the area is transformed into a quaint farmers’ market. Here you’ll be able to get your hands on plenty of local produce and grab a bite to eat at one of the hot food stalls.
The Green Squares
Bloomsbury’s Green Squares are a popular attraction any time of year, and make particularly good chill-out spots for those on a budget! Enjoy a scenic walk around the verdant landscape, cycle around the paths or simply choose a quiet spot and enjoy a picnic on the grass with friends.
Top Tip: The less-crowded areas are usually Gordon Square and Tavistock Square.
The British Museum
If you’re living in London, you simply cannot miss a visit to the British Museum. The building is impressive in itself, with numerous large columns lining the entrance and a large glass dome forming the ceiling of its main hall. Take your history-loving friends along on the visit and explore the various artefacts and exhibitions that tell stories of civilisations through time. After an hour or two, you can stop for a lunchtime treat in the café before heading off again to discover even more of the museum’s exhibits. You’ll never tire of this incredible place!
Book lovers will be in their element on a visit to Senate House. Located on the beautiful Malet Street, this unmissable landmark is one of London’s historical treasures, and is home to several academic libraries boasting a total of over two million books. Visitors can wander the libraries and will be able to catch free talks and concerts if they’re lucky. Senate House is most definitely worth a visit, even just to admire its main hall.
Don’t just sit around in your student accommodation – London can always provide you with something interesting to discover. If you’re lucky enough to be staying near Bloomsbury, hopefully these top picks will make it onto your bucket list.
Sophie Smith works an independent consultant, specialising in offering advice on London student accommodation. London offers an unbeatable experience for international students, and Sophie has many suggestions to make sure that their time in the city is positive, safe and enjoyable.
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