Useful Links

Things To Do In London

  • TimeOut – all that’s going on in London: theatre, food, exhibitions, cinema, night clubs…we also keep a good ol’ fashioned paper copy in the office
  • Londonist – things to see and do in London that are a bit different
  • Secret London – interesting articles about lesser-known, almost-secret parts of the city
  • Open House Weekend – an opportunity to visit buildings that aren’t usually open to the public. Various sites open over a weekend in mid-September
  • Warner Brothers Studio Tour (Harry Potter) – just because!
  • Art Fund – this website is a good source of arty things all in one place! They also sell an annual ‘Art Pass’ which gets you 50% off most paid exhibitions.
  • London Theatre Direct – there are lots of London theatre ticket websites. Some are better than others! This is a good one. You can also go in person to kiosks dotted around London.
  • Take a look at our own interactive map: ‘A Study Abroad Student’s Guide to London’ (click on the map below)

Travel

  • Transport for London (TfL) – London’s official transport website, with info on tubes, trains, boats, buses and trams
  • Citymapper – this is a really excellent, user-friendly website for planning your journey around London (also an app)
  • National Rail – plan your UK-wide train travel here
  • TrainLine – similar to National Rail
  • Euro Star – train travel from central London via the Channel Tunnel to Paris and beyond
  • National Express – cheap UK coach travel
  • Megabus – cheap UK coach and train travel
  • easyJet – cheap, no-frills short-haul flights around Europe
  • 16-25 Railcard – gets you 1/3 off normal rail fares either in person or via rail websites
  • Tube etiquette – it is not a myth! Check out this handy site for ensuring you don’t get tutted at by a slightly annoyed Brit on public transport ;¬) http://www.toptentubetraveltips.co.uk/

 

 

 

Accommodation

Food

  • Taste Card – great offers on food at participating restaurants throughout the UK – it’s usually £80 for a year, but they offer a 90 day trial membership for £1
  • Pizza Express – the best UK-wide pizza chain – subscribe to their website for special offers
  • Nando’s – British students love it!

News

  • BBC – UK and international news
  • Evening Standard – London news – you’ll also see this in paper form distributed outside tube stations every evening

Books

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