Students who come to study in UK, can enjoy some of the same leisure activities like- going to bars, catching a play or going dancing in London - but read on to find out what makes UK nightlife unique.
Diversity of London
London is a city of separate areas, famous in their own right and with distinctive characteristics. Londoners are varied , with communities from most countries of the world, giving an impression of a multicultural and friendly environment.
The areas of Brixton, Camden, the East End, Hackney, Hoxton and Stoke Newington are vibrant, young areas with lively bars. If you need to relax, head for the calmer atmospheres of Battersea, Dulwich, Greenwich, Hampstead, Highgate or the riverside of Thames.
Leading University in London
Getting around London is one of the first things to sort out. Travel is usually straightforward with underground, bus (including night buses) and train networks. The National Union of Students (NUS) has obtained a student discount for London Transport travel cards. With substantial student discounts and many of the city's most appealing attractions being free, you'll always find if you come to study abroad increases the value of your life experiences.
Student Run Activities
Each University in London has a student union which organizes a host of activities and quiz nights. All university clubs and sports from football and volleyball to drawing and film are run through the union and are a great way to meet other students and get involved in campus life.
Opportunities for development
The University of London Library, the British Library, as well as of many institutions and professional bodies are all close to heart of London. If you feel like staying on, graduate skills are in demand. Managers, professionals and technical staff account for 48% of the workforce in London, compared to 38% across the rest of the UK. London offers a diversity of culture and entertainment guides like Time Out keep you informed of events and activities. London is the place where things tend to happen first in art, music and fashion.
You can eat out for as little as £3. With fashions in food and the make-up of London's population constantly evolving, there'll always be something new to try.
Fashion and shopping
London is famous for its markets. Petticoat Lane for cheap street fashion, Columbia Road for flowers, Portobello Road for secondhand clothes, Dalston and Brixton for exotic fruit and vegetables.
Arts and Culture
UK arts are diverse, vibrant and contemporary, and you can get your culture fix either on-campus, college or off. Many universities have their own cinema and also theatres where local companies and students perform. If you want to get off-campus, draw a wide range of arts events. Many venues offer discount tickets for students who take courses in UK.
Tate Modern hosts major exhibitions of contemporary art , as do the Saatchi and Whitechapel galleries. There are also free- entry private galleries (especially on Cork Street), and the newly-expanded Photographers' Gallery.
All the big pop, rock and dance outfits play here, but there are many more experimental, classical, world and jazz scenes to be explored.
Innovative Almeida in Islington, physical at Battersea Arts Centre, modern dance with the Rambert Company. With styles ranging from the historical Globe to the brash West End musicals, there's something for everyone.
National Film Theatre, Riverside Studios in Hammersmith and a host of small cinemas offer a huge range of UK and world cinema. And remember that you'll always be the first in the country to get to see the latest releases.
It's good exercise and free. It's also the best way to see and get to know the city. London is a city of parks (39% of the city is green space), ranging from Hyde, Regent's and Green Parks, to the wilder Hampstead Heath and the unusual marshlands in Hackney. A walk along the river is a great way to experience the history and culture of each area, while getting away from the bustle of the city.
London is a great place to watch the game of your choice, be it football (with Arsenal, Chelsea, Fulham and Spurs to name but four London teams), rugby (at Twickenham) or cricket (at the Lords and Oval grounds), among many others.