Posted on January 11, 2018
#Student Living #London 

Living day to day life in a foreign city can be challenging when you do not know where to go and how to get work done, find below a gist of everything you need to have knowledge about to lead a comfortable and eventful life! Now that you are all settled in your new apartment, here's something to make your life easier:


Need to unwind after a long week?

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Treat yourself to some art and history every once in a while!

  • British Museum, located in the Bloomsbury area of London, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection, numbering around 8 million works, originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present. The British Museum was established in 1753 i.e. 264 years ago!
  • Museum of London documents the history of London from prehistoric to modern times. The museum is located on London Wall and was established in 1976. The museum is the largest urban history collection in the world, with more than six million objects.
  • Natural History Museum in London is a museum of natural history that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 80 million items and was established 136 years ago.
  • Science Museum is a major museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington. The museum is one of the city's major tourist attractions, attracting 3.3 million visitors annually. It was founded 160 years ago, in 1857.
  • Royal Air Force Museum London, commonly called the RAF Museum, is located on the former Hendon Aerodrome, with five major buildings and hangars dedicated to the history of aviation and the Royal Air Force. It was established in November 1972.

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Watch a recital or alternate between old movies and live events, there's a plethora of choices.

  • Unicorn Theatre is a UK theatre for audiences aged 2--21. The theatre has its home in a custom-built, award--winning building on Tooley Street. It opened in 2005. The theatre was founded in 1947, originally as a Mobile Theatre.
  • Barbican Centre is a performing arts centre in the City of London and the largest of its kind in Europe. The Centre hosts classical and contemporary music concerts, theatre performances, film screenings and art exhibitions.
  • Royal Court Theatre is a non-commercial theatre on Sloane Square, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is noted for its contributions to modern theatre. In 1956 it was acquired by and is home to a resident company, the English Stage Company.
  • Arcola Theatre is an Off West End theatre in the London Borough of Hackney. It presents plays, operas and musicals featuring established and emerging artists. Arcola Theatre was founded in September 2000.

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Catch a game and vibe with the spirit of London.

  • Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in Wembley, which opened in 2007. The stadium hosts major football matches including home matches of the England national football team, and the FA Cup Final. The stadium has hosted several music concerts, rugby and boxing games!
  • Twickenham Stadium is a rugby union stadium in Twickenham. The stadium, owned and operated by the RFU, hosts rugby union fixtures year round. It is the home of the English rugby union team. It was built in 1907 and opened in 1909.
  • Emirates Stadium is a football stadium in Highbury, and is home to Arsenal Football Club. The whole stadium project was completed in 2006. With a capacity of over 60,000, it is the third-largest football stadium in England.
  • London Stadium (originally known as the Olympic Stadium) is a stadium in Stratford. It was constructed to serve as the home stadium for the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.
  • The Oval, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Kia Oval, is an international cricket ground in Kennington. The Oval has been the home ground of Surrey County Cricket Club since it was opened in 1845. It was the first ground in England to host international Test cricket in September 1880.
  • All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, also known as the All England Club, based at Church Road, Wimbledon. It is best known as the venue for the Wimbledon Championships, the only Grand Slam tennis event still held on grass.
  • Lord's Stadium, also known as Lord's Cricket Ground, is a cricket venue in St John's Wood, London and is the home of Middlesex County Cricket Club, the England and Wales Cricket Board, the European Cricket Council. Lord's is widely referred to as the "Home of Cricket" and is home to the world's oldest sporting museum.

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Lights, Street Performers and Art.. Brisbane has it all!

  • Barclaycard presents British Summer Time held over two weekends in the summer, hosts a stellar line-up of international artists to Hyde Park. There's free events during Open House, a showcase of open-air film screenings, street food and entertainment.
  • Visit Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park for three days of big music hits. Past editions have seen celebrity headliners like Rihanna, Depeche Mode, Jay Z, The Black Eyed Peas & Justin Timberlake.
  • Night Market takes place over 12 nights in Perks Field Kensington. With around 50 stalls, representing the city's top chefs and restaurants, as well as its favourite street food vendors and future stars. Enjoy live music and DJ sets in the background. There's also open-air cinema, screening recent blockbusters and foodie movies.
  • London's Notting Hill Carnival is one of the largest street festivals in the world. This celebration of diversity was founded to help overcome racial tensions over 40 years ago.

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Places to Visit

For the tourist in you!

  • Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower as well. The 96 meter structure had its 150th anniversary on 31 May 2009.
  • London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It opened in the year 2000 and is a 135 metres tall and 120 metres wide.
  • Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focal point for the British people at times of national rejoicing and mourning.
  • St Paul's Cathedral, London, is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London. Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604 while the present cathedral, dates back to the late 17th century.
  • London Zoo is the world's oldest scientific zoo. It was opened in London in 1828, and was originally intended to be used as a collection for scientific study. Today it houses a collection of 698 species of animals.
  • Madame Tussauds London is one of many museums in the chain for life-size wax replicas of famous celebrities & historic icons in themed galleries.

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Everyday Eating

All restaurants mentioned under this category offer take out, and are affordable for consistent eating!

  • Lanzhou Noodle Bar is a Chinese cuisine restaurant on Cranbourne Street. Open from 10:00am-2:00am it is inexpensive as the average cost for one person is under £10.
  • Regency Café on Regency Street is famous for its breakfast and brunch. It is a British style cafe with the under £10 mark per person. Its open from 7:00am-2:30pm with a break in the middle 3:30pm-7:00pm and remains closed on Sunday.
  • Seoul Bakery at Russell Street is popular for its baked delicacies at inexpensive rates. Open all days but monday from 11:00am-8:00pm.
  • Freebird Burritos is a Mexican foodstand on Rupert street. It serves from 11:30am-3:00pm and is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Franco Manca an Italian restaurant on Electric Lane, serves sourdough pizza and other delicacies from 12:00 pm --- 11:00 pm all days through the week. It falls in the under £10 category.
  • Roti King at Doric Way is an Indian restaurant which will leave you with a full tummy in under £10 and is open from 12:00pm-3:00pm with a break and reopens 5:00pm-10:00pm.

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These coffee chains are prevalent all around the city.

  • Costa Coffee
  • Starbucks
  • Caffe Nero


Fresh and trending!


These drugstores have several branches in and around Chicago, visit thier websites to know which one you're closest to.

  • Boots
  • Warwick Pharmacy
  • Superdrug Stores

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Convenience Stores(Grocery/Supermarket)

Popular amongst students and locals alike, there are a lot of branches around Melbourne for these stores.

  • Lidl
  • Tesco
  • Morrisons
  • Waitrose
  • Whole Foods

Clothing (women & men)

  • Primark at Various Loctaions
  • H&M at Various Locations
  • New Look at Oxford Street
  • All Aboard Shops at West Hampstead
  • Next at Marylebone


We're sure you miss the comfort of home.

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Most of the time, you'll find this basic amenity at home or in your apartment building, incase you don't ..

  • Bobo's Bubbles at Cromwell Road
  • Coin Operated Launderette at Upton London
  • Red & White Laundries at Kings Cross
  • Laundrette at Streatham Hill
  • Auto Coin Launderette at Court Road

Food Delivery

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