London generally really nice city, lot to do and see. Can always find new things. Good for shopping but just a very expensive city to live in.
Student Review: 5 /5
By member1246081 On 25th February 20
Study in East London
In vibrant East London you can study at Queen Mary University in Bethnal Green or the University of East London, which has three campuses in Stratford and Docklands.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
Queen Mary University of London has 5 campuses located in Zone 2 in the neighbourhood of Mile End. The university is in the Russell Group, has around 21,000 students and a TEF Silver rating. It was established in 1785 as London Hospital Medical College and was England’s first medical school.
University of East London (UEL)
University of East London (UEL) has two campuses in Zone 2 in Stratford and London Docklands. The university was founded in 1898, is home to around 15,000 students and has a TEF Bronze rating.
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East London Student Life
The East End is the cultural and creative hub of London that is a particularly popular place for young people, so it’s an ideal area to study and live as a student. There is so much on offer, to explore and discover, it will be impossible to get bored!
Cost of Living
London is obviously more expensive than other cities, but it is amazing. The nights out are cheap if you go on a weekday and to a student night- I often use the app Fatsoma. The transport is amazing, it's so cheap
Student Review: 4 /5
By member1246049 On 23rd February 20
East London certainly knows how to throw an unforgettable night, and unlike the rest of London, you can find great spots which tend to have cheaper entry and drinks. The main neighbourhoods that are guaranteed a good night out are Shoreditch, Hackney and Dalston. The places to go are ever changing so keep your ear to the grindstone as you’ll likely stumble across places and find out about good nights through word of mouth. You can also check out the Fatsoma app, Design My Night and Timeout.
Getting around East London is very easy via public transport; the whole area is well connected by both tube and bus routes. You’ll get to know how it all works pretty quickly but a top tip to make it easier is to download the Citymapper app which tells you the quickest route to get from A to B. Make sure you get an Oyster card and as a student you get 30% off.
For all your favourite high street brands, there’s no better place to shop than Westfield in Stratford. It’s huge and will certainly have whatever you are after! East London is a great destination for vintage shopping and markets, which often means your money can go a bit further. Make sure to check out Columbia Road Market on Sundays. It’s an incredible flower market that has an amazing atmosphere. Top tip: if you head towards the end of the day you can often pick up some real bargains. Another house plant, anyone?
Top 10 free things to do in East London
Formerly the venue for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has award-winning parklands and waterways that are free to visit.
In November, head to the capital’s biggest free firework show! Around 100,000 people attend every year. From 12pm, there’s a funfair with entertainment and the main event, the big firework display, is at 8pm.
When you are living in London you are spoilt for choice when it comes to live music, but there’s always a ticket to pay for. So here’s our top tip... you can catch a free gig at Rough Trade on Brick Lane! Keep an eye on their events line-up for a schedule of exciting up-and-coming bands.
London’s newest and biggest wetlands is free to visit. Escape the craziness of the city, stretch your legs and find some peace and quiet amongst nature that’s right on your doorstep.
East London is known for its array of street art which is easily some of the best in the world! Go down pretty much any road in Shoreditch, Bethnal Green, Hoxton or Hackney to find some amazing artwork.
Mudchute is a community working farm set in 32 acres of countryside that is free to enjoy. So take some time away from the books and get a much needed animal fix; it’s been proven to help with stress after all.
God’s Own Junkyard is an iconic neon light art shop in Walthamstow. The owner and creator Chris Bracey has been THE neon man for over 37 years, creating new and used neon fantasies. Go and have a browse for free (Psst! It's an Instagrammer's dream).
The Museum of London tells the history of the capital from the first settlers to modern times. And like many of the great museums in London, it offers absolutely free entry.
Every April, the famous London Marathon takes place, where 43,000 runners take part in a 26.2 mile race. The route goes through parts of East London, so get your vocal cords warmed up and a plate of orange slices at the ready and be one of the thousands of spectators that create an amazing atmosphere for the runners!
Okay, so this is not exactly free but if you have £3.50 on your Oyster Card, you can ride on the Emirates Air Line cable car. It glides above the Thames where you get the best aerial views of London travelling between Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks.
Top 10 East London Accommodation
I had an excellent stay in canto court. The room is modern, clean, smart and has great noise cancellation even though I live on ground floor. The secu...
I have been staying at the The flora building (ex The Project at Hoxton) for 2 years and it had made my student accommodation experience very enjoyabl...
I love love this accommodation so much . It's everything I need in one space . The staff is so kind. I have so many experiences where they went out of...
Very nice looking space, spacious studious, clean and stylish. Delightful reception staff as well as 24/7 security support. Beware that upper floors g...
I like this accommodation mainly because of two reasons. One is that the location is very convenient. It is very near the shops and there is a good tr...
In my 4 years of staying in different accommodation around London, Scape Shoreditch is the best accommodation I've ever stayed in. The staff is very f...
The maintenance team are also super responsive, if anything is not 100% in my flat, I can get it fixed in the next morning. There are several common...
Scape Mile End Canalside
Great place to live. Super clean, staff is extremely friendly and helpful. They are also very accommodating....
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