London, like all capital cities can be brutal on your wallet, but the savvy student (with some help from us) can still find ways to avoid breaking the bank whilst having the maximum amount of fun. The city's 24/7 partying, if you know where to look means you won't have to wait till the weekend to let your hair down.
From a clubbing perspective, London has it all. It's status in developing acid house and dance music in the UK remains true to this day, with internationally renowned institutions like Ministry of Sound and Fabric among the biggest dance music brands in the world.
Another big name in London clubland is the tireless LWE who put on phenomenal parties in locations that regularly blow our minds.
Egg London is another key club, as is the superb Village Underground, XOYO and The Prince of Wales over in Brixton. Head here for a full list of upcoming club nights in London.
If live music is more your thing though, North London boasts plenty of killer venues, including the intimate 100 Club, Scala, The Jazz Cafe and 02 Academy Islington, and after a quick bus ride you’ll arrive at Brick Lane and the Old Truman Brewery where you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Over the river, New Cross is the place for indie haunts that offer low-cost beverages and great live acts. West London’s Notting Hill Arts Club is a great place where you can catch local and international bands for next to nothing. Head here for London gigs.