London Metropolitan University
When you study at London Metropolitan University, you’ll get to experience, and become part of, one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in the world. Outside of lectures and study, you can take advantage of the buzzing nightlife in east London, the beautiful Royal parks, cheap eats in Brixton, live music in Camden and the museums, galleries and theatres all over the city.
Your time in London isn’t complete without a night out in Peckham. Head to Bar Story and you’ll find an arty crowd milling amongst vintage furniture and amazingly priced drinks. Don’t miss out on happy hour, usually from 18:00-19:00 when you can get two cocktails at a cheap price! Bounce in Holborn is one of the top destinations for table tennis revival and you can eat, drink and play to your heart’s content. Evenings get packed so don’t forget to book.
Home to the White Cube gallery and the Fashion and Textile Museum, Bermondsey is fast becoming one of south London’s hippest hangouts. When you’ve exhausted its collections head to The Woolpack Pub for a well-earned drink. If you’re not afraid of heights, sign up for an early morning yoga class on the new glass walkway at Tower Bridge. With fantastic views and peaceful surroundings, it’s the perfect place to zone out before your lectures at London Met.
If you’re into vintage clothing, East London will be like heaven. On and around Brick Lane you’ll find trendy shopping spots. If you’re on London Met Holloway Campus, head to Revive for awesome second hand bargains. Regent’s Canal is lined with lively cafes, bars and shops – walk along the river path at the weekend for some fresh air or enjoy a beer in a rowing boat (yes, they’re anchored) at Crate Brewery near Hackney Wick.
Head south of the river for an evening in Peckham. Crowds start the night at Bar Story and continue at the Bussey Building – open until 05/06, technically you’ll end the night in the morning, just in time for a fry-up on Rye Lane. Wild and sprawling, Hampstead Heath is the perfect place to go for a run. On hot summer days, cool down with a dip in the pond and get back to nature. The Wellcome Collection is home to some of London’s more bizarre exhibitions and lectures and describes itself as "the free destination for the incurably curious". Head down to Euston where they’re located and prepare to expand your mind!
There are loads of ways to get involved with university life at London Met; after all, it’s not all about studying and exams. Getting involved in a society, taking up a new sport, or joining a campaign is a great way to make new friends and will complement and challenge what you learn in the classroom. Wherever your interests lie, taking part will also boost your career prospects by adding value to your graduate profile – potential employers are always interested in hearing about the kinds of things you were involved with at university.
For ISIC card holders, there are plenty of student benefits and discounts in London. Here are a few of the top savings:
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London, like the rest of the UK, has a seasonal climate. The average summer temperature (July) high is 24 °C and average winter temperature (February) low is 2.4°C