London Health and Fitness

Gyms

Given the ambiguity of London weather, it’s always nice to know there are student friendly gyms dotted throughout the capital. Though make sure you check out your university’s facilities beforehand! More often than not their prices will always beat those of the commercial and independent gyms. City of Westminster College and University of London provide great fitness services for their students, and so too does Kings College London with their gym Kinetic Fitness Club. If you feel the need to get away from campus, check out the student prices offered by chain Fitness First or the smaller women’s only Sequin Park, who like many gyms have free trial periods. Make sure to enquire before signing on the dotted line! Also in Islington is Fitspace, which is relatively cheap and demands no joining fee.

parklife

If you’re not so keen on exercising indoors, London has so many great parks - from the well known Hyde Park and Green Park to South London’s Battersea Park and East London’s Victoria Park. Contrary to popular belief, the parks of London are beautiful and plentiful. Best of all, they’re free!

Cycling

Bikes are the most convenient way to exercise and see London and during the warmer months riding along Regent’s canal is not only one of the most efficient routes (it runs all the way from East-end’s Limehouse to the west’s Little Venice) but it’s also quite therapeutic!

In the Summer, for something a little more interesting, stop off at Mile End and hire a rowing boat! The Camden website offers great information about leisurely activities. For a more detailed overview check this walking website.

 

nightlife

nightlife

London isn't just our nation's capital; it's one of the most internationally renowned cities on the planet, reflected brilliantly by the nightlife on offer. The multi-cultural nature of the city means you can find exotic options in most boroughs, from forward thinking club nights, kil…

eating out

eating out

In a city that boasts over 300 spoken languages and 50 non indigenous communities, London is perhaps the most ethnically diverse cities on the planet. It's undeniably London's rich cultural tapestry that makes it one of the greatest cities in the world, which also acts as a massive plus for those th…

Hotels

Hotels

London isn't just our nation's capital; it's one of the most internationally renowned cities on the planet, reflected brilliantly by the nightlife on offer. The multi-cultural nature of the city means you can find exotic options in most boroughs, from forward thinking club nights, kil…

London Attractions

London Attractions

Free Theatre Feel like taking in some theatre? Well if you’re under 26 years of age this can quite easily happen without ever reaching for your wallet. “A Night Less Ordinary” is a scheme run by the Arts Council England in association with the Metro newspaper. It offers free ticke…

shopping

shopping

Quirky and Vintage London is renowned for its unique yet personable sense of style. What sort of style? Well that all depends on what part of London you visit. For great quirky, vintage one-offs the East is where it’s at. With so many vintage

transport

transport

The one great thing about being a student in London is the low fare travel costs. With a Student Photo Card you’ll enjoy 30% off the regular price and you can apply online or at a tube ticket office. tube