Why London is the Place to Be When You’re a Student

Big Ben and Westminster Bridge at dusk

London is the most expensive city in the UK, but it can also be a haven for students, who – if they know where to look – can find cheap or entirely free things to do and affordable places to eat out.

You can also find cheap student accommodation here in London provided by firms such as LHA London. For students or young professionals, just make an appointment, and you could rent a flat with all of these amenities right at the doorstep.

Completely Free Attractions

No money? No worries, with these public attractions you do not have to have any:

The British Museum

This museum, for lovers of history, was the world’s first museum to be available to the public when it opened its doors in 1759. It was entirely free so that anyone could see the historical artefacts inside. It is still free today.

Science Museum

The Science Museum has permanent collections that are free to look at, although some of its exhibitions incur an extra cost.

National Gallery

For lovers of art, this famous art gallery hosts free talks every day, and no booking is required.

British Library

The British Library is open to everyone and contains a copy of every book ever published in the UK – a great place to study.

South American Food for £7

Butifarra is a South American restaurant in Soho, serving meals for as little as £7.


A French café with Asian overtones where most meals are £5.

Indian YMCA

The Indian YMCA serves three meals a day at pocket money prices. They provide continental breakfasts and lunch is on offer for less than ten pounds for two people.


Love pancakes? They are available here from £3!

Bars and FREE Wifi:


Christopher’s wine bar in Covent Garden also offers free wifi connection.

The Social

This bar and diner in Little Portland Street also offer free wifi.

That rounds up the list. Remember, if you are a student in London, you can go to these places for inexpensive ways to get around.