London is a notoriously expensive city for living costs and night life. However, I encourage students to take advantage of student nights at various bars and clubs across London, including student bars on campus, which are often much more affordable. Transport is competitively priced compared with other cities in the UK, such as Manchester. The cheapest way to travel by public transport in London is by bus, where anyone with a contactless card or Oyster can make an unlimited number of journeys within one hour for £1.50.

Student Review: 4 /5

By member650554 On 17th August 20

Study in North London

North London’s metropolis stretches from the banks of the River Thames up towards the North Circular and beyond, but on this page, we’re covering the area north of the Euston/Pentonville Road, which is home to some of the most desirable neighbourhoods in the capital, as well as London Metropolitan University, Regents University London and Middlesex University.


London Metropolitan University



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Middlesex University


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North London Student Life

As a student in London, you can expect everything to be on a large scale. With a transport network that connects you to everywhere you want to go, and with more to see and do around London than you can ever squeeze into 3 or 4 years, your options for shopping, nightlife and trips and meals out are endless.

Cost of Living

Obviously London is super expensive but is definitely manageable on a student budget if you know where to cut costs

Student Review: 3 /5

By member943886 On 22nd November 19


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Public Transport

London is highly connected through very regular services on the underground, bus and overground rail networks. If using a bike to get around isn’t an option for you, we highly recommend getting a 18+ student Oyster card which will shave a bit off your (pretty hefty) transport bill.


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Eating Out

North London boasts thousands of restaurants but here are some student-friendly ones that won't break the bank:

N1 / Chapel Market: The Little Viet Kitchen

N1 / Near King's Cross: Cafe OZ

NW1 / Camden: O Tino and Raavi Kebab 

N7 / Seven Sisters Road: Le Rif


Top 10 free things to do in North London


For a bit of peace and quiet, head to the Reading Room upstairs in the Wellcome Collection, a free museum and library. It’s a brilliant (and peaceful) place to relax, read and get away from it all.


A spot of beauty and tranquility in North London with a boating lake, open-air theatre, a cafe and sports centre. Regent’s University is also set within its grounds.


Take a walk down Camden High Street to see the beginnings of the Music Walk of Fame, launched in November 2019. Get the app for an augmented reality experience of some of London’s cherished artists and music pioneers.


No need to travel out to the country, just visit City Farm, a 4-acre rural site with animals, providing a green and quiet oasis for people to visit and enjoy.


Take some time out to explore the life and inspiration of William Morris, the famous Victorian designer. The William Morris Gallery, located in Walthamstow, has several galleries to explore, as well as a shop and Tea Room, all set within a tranquil park.


Take a wander off the beaten path onto the raised walkway of Hampstead Pergola and explore atmospheric vine-covered pillars and trellises with wonderful views over Hampstead Heath. Prepare for some Instagram moments.


Explore London away from the noise and busy streets by wandering along the 9-mile-long Regent’s Canal. It stretches from Little Venice all the way to the Thames and is a perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon, with so many cafes and pubs to tempt you along your way.


Delve into the exhibits and archives of the museum at the Royal Academy of music to see some very old instruments, or pop in when they have a free public lecture or event. You’ll find RAM in between Baker Street and Regent’s Park tube stations.


For a woodland adventure slightly further north, head out to Chingford station (30 mins from Liverpool St) to explore Epping Forest.


No list of free things to do in North London would be complete without the British Museum on it. Make the most of your free ticket and explore the exhibitions and collections on offer.

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