Everyone loves the summer months, and if you’re lucky enough to be spending your first British summer in student accommodation, London promises plenty of opportunity for fun and exploration both day and night. Although living in the capital can be pricey, there are a number of attractions and activities perfectly suited to those on a budget. Here a few of the best ways to spend those hot summer days and cool nights in the big city. |
Relax in St James’s Park
With so many green spaces to choose from, finding a place to picnic with friends or catch up on some reading is easy. St James’s Park is one of the best spots in which to sit back and relax – you’ll have a royal backdrop of Buckingham Palace and there is a quaint cafe that serves a delicious breakfast, so you can start the day right.
Visit the Shard
For the best panoramic view of the iconic skyline, a trip to the city’s tallest building is a must. On a clear sunny day, The Shard’s viewing platform provides endless photo opportunities. You’re sure to be blown away by the beauty of the vast city with the magnificent Thames River winding through the centre.
If you’re looking to save money then museums are probably your best bet, and luckily for you, the capital is full of them. Take your pick from the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the mighty British Museum. Whether you’re interested in fossils, fashion or art, you’ll find these institutions close to most student accommodation. London really does have something for every budget.
Stroll Along Southbank
A popular choice for student accommodation, London’s creative Southbank is a perfect place to explore on those breezy summer evenings. Admire the sunset over The Thames as you wander between the river bank stalls and watch street performers with friends. You’ll often find live music being performed and a number of food trucks offering delicious delights to satisfy any late-night cravings.
London Dungeons after Dark
For a unique experience that will set your hair on end, an evening in the dungeons is a fun option. After dark, this underworld comes alive where visitors are entertained with the spookiest and most murderous tales of the capital. Enter at your own risk and be prepared for an evening of thrills!
Open Top Bus Tour
Although most popular during the day, a tour of the city by night is truly memorable. Once the sun sets, iconic buildings are illuminated and the capital comes alive making this affordable night out magical and exciting. You’ll get to see popular sights like the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral as you’ve never seen them before.
If you’re spending the summer in student accommodation, London has got you covered when it comes to having fun on a budget. From day to night, the opportunities for making memories are endless.
Sophie Smith works as an independent consultant and offers advice to young people looking for London-based student accommodation. London has a wide range of options when it comes to student living, and Sophie’s helpful suggestions make deciding where to stay even easier. Her expert tips and tricks stem from her first-hand experience studying in the city and living on a budget, so she is more than qualified to support others doing the same.
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