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How to live in London as a student

by Sarah Dunsby
17th Oct 18 10:36 am

London is one of the world’s major cities, and the largest in the UK – hence its status as the capital of the country. As a result of this, living in the city can be a daunting proposition, especially if you are a young student experiencing true independence for the first time.

Luckily for you, we know city living like the backs of our hands, and we are on hand to give you some invaluable tips on how to make the most of living life as a student in London. From bars and restaurants, to study areas and accommodation, we’ve got you covered. Sit back, relax and join us as we head into the exciting world of the London life…


First and foremost, you need a place to stay. Maybe a place to rest your weary head after a long day. I mean from studying, of course. Well you’re in luck, because The Stay Club is just the place. With 3 accommodation buildings across London (Camden, Colindale and Willesden) you have a choice of various well-placed bases for your studying and socialising. All three of The Stay Club’s sites come with trendy, modern interior, a wide selection of gorgeous rooms, lounges, playrooms, study spaces and much more. Whatever you need, The Stay Club has got it. That’s where the name comes in, because once you’re in – all you want to do is stay.


We know what you’re thinking – after the initial buzz recedes, this is the part you want to think about the least right now. Well that’s too bad, because students have to study. You can eat, drink and dance to your heart’s content when the day’s work is over, but your studies are the number 1 priority. It’s why you’re there in the first place, after all. As it happens, London is a fantastic place to study, with peaceful, relaxing and educational spaces dotted all over the city. For example, you could take a trip (or multiple) to the nearly 200-year-old London Library. Where better to get some quiet and do your work than a historic building built for learning? It’s not short of resources to tap into either, with over 1 million books on offer.


All that studying means you’ll need a place or two to blow off steam, forget about your troubles or even just relax. As London is such a big city, there’s no shortage of things to do and places to visit. If you head into the city centre, then there’s a world of restaurants, bars and cafes that you can get lost in night and day. Here’s a tip though: When it comes to a quick bite to eat or a drink, take a journey down the backstreets. The hidden places are often cheaper, and you may even discover a gem to go back to time and again. Result!


Travel is crucial in such a large, bustling city with so many areas. As such, the transports systems across London are great at getting you from one place to another. The bus services are reliable and relatively time-efficient, whilst the underground is even better – and it can get you anywhere across the London area. Failing those options, you could opt for a standard taxi, provided you are mindful of racking up a fare due to potential traffic. The tube is always your best option, with the bus a close second. London is such a modern city that getting from A to B is no longer a problem, it’s just a part of everyday living.

In short, living in the great city of London doesn’t need to be hectic, crazy and stressful. If you follow the above hints and tips, it can be a fun, fulfilling experience. Who knows, you may even choose to stay.

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