It’s London. You know what you’re getting. The best nights out, best food, best shops but the highest prices. Wouldn’t want to spend my late teens/early twenties anywhere else though, it’s my favourite place on Earth.
Student Review: 4 /5
By member1147020 On 30th March 20
Study in South East London
Located south of the River Thames you’ll find the boroughs of Southwark, Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley and Bromley that make up South East London. The universities here are Goldsmiths, London South Bank, University of Greenwich and London School of Commerce.
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South East London Student Life
Living in South East London, you have the benefit of it being a bit more relaxed than Central London but knowing you are just a few minutes on a train away from the hustle and bustle of the capital city. Living costs tend to be a bit more affordable too and you will find rent, restaurants, bars and clubs are cheaper than other parts of London.
Cost of Living
Love London but prices are fairly high.
Student Review: 4 /5
By member1049694 On 6th July 20
If you are living and studying in South East London, your main mode of transport will be the bus and to get to other parts of London, you’ll use the London Overground and DLR. Make sure to download the CityMapper app which is the easiest way to know how to get from A to B in London and an Oyster Card for discounts on travel. A lot of students get bikes; just remember to wear a helmet, bright clothes and have lights.
One of the great perks of living in South East London is that there are some great markets to visit. Greenwich Market is set within a World Heritage Site and is a firm favourite with locals and tourists; you can find most things here from crafts, fashion, antiques and food. Brockley Market is an award-winning market where you can pick up seasonally sourced fruit and veg, bread, meats and cheeses plus they have some of the best street food vendors around. If you are after high street shopping, then for an abundance of choice it's best to take the short train journey into Central London or head on outside of London to Bluewater.
Top 10 free things to do in South East London
Arguably one of the best and most beautiful parks in London, climb to the top of the hill for stunning views of the city’s skyline. You can stand on the world-famous Prime Meridian Line which is where east meets west, the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Whilst in Greenwich, there are a vast amount of cultural attractions and some are free! Out of the Royal Museums, the following have free entry: National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House and part of the Royal Observatory.
South East London has a lot of fantastic green spaces and Crystal Palace Park is no exception. It’s particularly famous for its landscaped lake and for its population of dinosaur and extinct sculptures. That’s right, trust us, you’ll not want to miss seeing this with your own eyes.
Found just next to Elephant and Castle, it’s a fascinating museum that tells war stories from WW1 to the present day. You can spend hours here, lapping up the history and it’s absolutely free.
Another free museum to visit is the Horniman Museum. This quirky museum is a bit off the beaten track in Forest Hill, so it has the bonus of never being packed with tourists. Some of the strangest objects are an over-stuffed walrus and a torture chair.
You're probably thinking a cemetery, really? Well, hear us out! It’s one of the ‘magnificant seven cemeteries’ in London… Nunhead, built in the 19th century, is now a local nature reserve. Every now and then, the museum has open days so you can explore the crypts; both fascinating and spooky!
Hilly Fields is another great park in South East London, accessible from Brockley, Lewisham and Ladywell train stations. It's a good one to remember on one of those balmy London summer days. Grab a group of friends, a picnic and a frisbee. Day sorted!
Chislehurst Caves is something totally unexpected. Here you can visit 22 miles-worth of manmade caves. Originally used as flint and chalk mines, it became an underground town protecting over 15,000 people in the blitz, to then being a venue for big name music performers; even Jimi Hendrix has played here twice!
Located close to Central London on the south side of the River Thames is The Scoop. It’s a large outdoor amphitheatre that puts on free live shows from June to August. Expect theatre, opera, movies, music, dance and more. Be sure to get there early as seating is limited.
After all that exploring and ticking off the free things to do in your area, it's time to reward yourself with watching the sunset from Blythe Hill, one of the best places to watch the sun go down over the city skyline. You’ll be truly rewarded!
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