I know we all can’t wait for the amazing summer days to return so we can meet our friends, family and other loved ones, and explore the places we love. We have created a list of our top 10 favourite things to do as students in London!
London’s Most Iconic Bridge
Tower Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in the world and attracts tourists from across the globe. The bridge is one of the most sophisticated bascule bridge completed on the River Thames. Take time to watch the bridge open to let boats through, or stay until the evening to watch the sunset over the city! As a student storage provider in London, we provide stress-free storage services across all London universities.
The Rose Garden
The Rose Garden is a spectacular garden is located in the south east of Hyde Park Corner. The rose planting is mixed with herbaceous planting, creating rich seasonal flower beds and strong scents. The spectacular seasonal bedding is a hugely popular feature; the gardens attract high numbers of tourists particularly in the summer months. A grand pergola and two fountains also feature in the Rose Garden.
Piccadilly Circus is an icon of modern London. It’s famous for a neon signs of different displays and Eros fountain, it’s one of the city’s top landmarks. Piccadilly circus offers a mixture of international restaurant’s, cafes, a variety of cinema’s, famous night clubs, theatres and traditional English pubs.
Covent Garden is located in the West End of London, and is renowned for its luxury fashion and beauty stores as well as award-winning restaurants and theatres. Across 9 streets and one historic Piazza, discover the very best of London. The iconic Royal Opera House and Theatre Royal Drury Lane are among the many vibrant venues in the neighbourhood, while the Covent Garden’s Piazza itself becomes an open-air theatre every day with music, comedy and entertainment thanks to the world-renowned street performers.
Buckingham Palace is an iconic building and the official residence of Her Majesty The Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Located in the City of Westminster, the Palace often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality. Tourists can visit the Royal Palace between the months of July and October. You can either buy the least expensive ticket which gives you access to the State Rooms and Buckingham Palace, or you can purchase slightly more expensive tickets which include a visit to the Royal Mews and The Queen’s Gallery. As well as visiting Buckingham Palace, the Changing of the Guard takes place in the forecourt throughout the year, attracting thousands of travellers annually. The Changing of the Guard usually takes place at 11am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Mondays.
Trafalgar Square is one of London’s most vibrant places in the middle of the city. It is surrounded by famous museums, galleries, cultural spaces and historic buildings. It has the café on the square and there are many things you can do including hosting an event, cultural celebrations, rallies, filming and photographic shoots.
Soho is a lively and energetic place located in the West End surrounded by the world famous Oxford Street and Regent’s Street. Its history, venues and atmosphere make it a must-see for tourists and Londoners alike. Soho features a variety of dining, nightlife, and shopping. It’s also been at the centre of London’s LGBT+ community for decades with buzzing gay and lesbian bars around Old Compton Street, plus a hotbed of fashion and music – most notably in Carnaby.
Harrods is the home of over 5000 brands, shop designer fashion and accessories, luxury beauty, fine jewellery and the most expensive watches in the world. If you fancy it, have a champagne cream tea to get the ultimate London experience, or try some delicious food from a mix of international cuisines.
- City Parks
London’s Hyde Park is one of the greatest city parks in the world and the largest in the city. Hyde Park offers both world classic events and concerts together with plenty quiet places to relax and enjoy the nature. You could enjoy playing tennis, horse riding, or join the yearly jogger’s event.
Richmond Park it’s known for its herds of deer and is just a stone’s throw from central London. With great wide open spaces grasslands and deer herds, the park is the top UK site for ancient trees and support a range of rare species including birds, wildflower and beetles.
The British Museum is one of the largest in the world, and is located in the Bloomsbury area of London. Discover two million years of human history and culture. Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely collected during the era of the British Empire. Entry is completely FREE, so is perfect if you are on a budget!
The Science Museum is in South Kensington and is most visited science and technology museum in Europe. Founded in 1857, it displays over 15,000 objects and hosts over 3.3 million visitors annually. It is the home of human ingenuity, so be sure to visit award-winning exhibitions, iconic objects and stories of incredible scientific achievement for FREE.
The Natural History Museum in London is a natural history museum that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. This museum is also free to visit.