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Things to do in London on a student budget

Posted by SmartStudent   27/10/2017
We’re always delighted to welcome new students to Smart Student Accommodation, located in in the London Borough of Highbury and Islington.

Smart Student Accommodation in London is served by the Highbury and Islington underground and National Rail interchange, as well as buses and licensed taxi services, so it’s pretty convenient getting in and out of London city. Visit the Transport for London website to plan your journeys and savings here. https://tfl.gov.uk/

We would also like to mention that for any Arsenal fans staying at Smart Student Accommodation on a student budget can take the Emirates Stadium Tour, a self-guided audio tour for a student cost of £22.

For many students studying and living in London can be quite a costly expense, so if you’re a student on a budget but are looking for things to do in London, here are some ideas.

London Museums

V&A museum, South Kensington, Art & Design, Free Admission
British museum, Great Russell Street, Ancient Historical Objects, Free Admission
Tate Modern, South Bank, Modern & Contemporary Art, Free Admission
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, Sea, Space & World History, Free Admission
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, Natural Earth History, Free Admission
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, National 13th-19th Century Paintings, Free Admission
Design Museum, Kensington High Street, Historical Contemporary Design, Free Admission
Science Museum South Kensington, Science, Free Admission

London Markets
Camden Lock Market, Open from 10am
Old Spitfields Markets, Open from 11am
Greenwich Market, Open from 10am
Brick Lane Market, Open Sundays from 10am
Covent Garden London Market, Open from 10am
Southbank Centre Market, Open Friday and Sundays from 12am and Saturdays from 11am
Portobello Road Market, Open Monday – Saturdays from 9am
Alfie’s Antique Market, Open Tuesdays – Saturdays from 10am

Sightseeing
Tower of London
Westminster Abbey
London Bridge Experience & Tombs
Kensington Palace
Churchill War Rooms
Shakespeare’s Globe
And more… - save money with The London Pass

Parks
Richmond Park
Hyde Park
Kensington Gardens
St James Park
Comedy Clubs
Angel Comedy Club, Camden Passage, Mon-Sun, Free Admission
Top Secret Comedy Club, Drury Lane, Tuesdays, Free Admission

Live Music
Royal Academy of Music, Accomplished musicians, Tuesday afternoons, Free
Southbank Centre, Regular music halls for free
Ain’t nothing but…, Blues Bar, Thursdays to Sunday evenings, Free entry
The Forge, Live Cuban Music, Fridays, Free entry before 8pm

Annual Festival Guide
Chinese New Year, China Town
Notting Hill Carnival, Notting Hill
Totally Thames Festival
Pride in London
Wireless Festival, Finsbury Park
Capital FM’s Summertime Ball, Wembley Stadium
South West Four, Clapham Common
Meltdown Festival, Southbank Centre
Field Day Festival, Victoria Park
Kew the Music, Kew Gardens
Greenwich Music Time, Greenwich
Hampton Court Palace Festival
Summer Festival, Alexander Palace
Crystal Palace Overground Festival
London Bridge City Summer Festival
BBC Proms in the park
EFG London Jazz Festival, All over London
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