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Sankirtana Kumar Tharamel

August 21st, 2022

Fun things to do in London as an international student – Part III

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Sankirtana Kumar Tharamel

August 21st, 2022

Fun things to do in London as an international student – Part III

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Read part 1 and part 2 of this mini-series where I introduce a good mix of things to do in London on a very (very, very) tight budget and ones that might require one to loosen a few purse strings. Here’s the last instalment of the list.

Travel (within and outside London)

A wonderful way of exploring whatever you seek. Culture, music, people, conversations, you name it, you’ve got it. A lot of travel and stay options provide student discounts, and it might be worth looking into a Railcard as well to get some discounts. If you are on a tight budget, it might be worthwhile exploring the different parts of the UK or London itself. If you would like to spread a little further, London is a convenient hub that connects to multiple cities and countries around. A quick glance at a map shows how proximal a lot of places are! From day trips to multiple-day trips, the options are innumerable. Look into visa requirements, and go get going!

See what’s up during the weekend

Something fun I have started doing of late and has been working in my favour is googling “best things to do in London this weekend”. You will be surprised to see just how many adventures are just a click, or quick jog away! I end up spending time with my classmates, acquaintances or family by exploring these activities and, boy oh boy, has it been wonderful!

Pub culture

This one is certainly not for everyone, but must be touched upon. Although not a fan of this myself, London has a ton of wonderful bars you can explore, each with its unique ambience, alcohol philosophy and vibe. From self-care trips to social visits, London has a lot of options, so it’s all about just finding what suits you best at that point.

Google is your friend (customise your experience)

When in doubt, google. Whatever you are in the mood for (that is legal), I am sure you will find something around you that scratches that itch. Be it from spending some time alone, to making deep connections, to just casual socialising, it’s all just a quick search away. So if you are looking for something that is for you, just search and you might find your answer. I know this sounds painfully obvious, but the reason I say this is to state that one shouldn’t assume that there are no options out there. The number of passion groups out there is incredible, so it’s all about keeping an open mind and looking for the opportunity.

With this, I come to the end of this list. None of these have been revolutionarily new, I am sure. I have merely stated and re-stated what you must have come across millions of times over already, but hey, sometimes ideas are just one cliché away from becoming a reality, huh? I hope you enjoy your time here in London, and truly immerse yourself in what this city has to offer. And remember, you are not alone! It’s all about reaching out, connecting, and asking for support! Have a great time here and all the best for your course!

About the author

Sankirtana Kumar Tharamel

Hi! I am Sanku. You will mostly find me dancing my legs off, pouring over a book, or just deeply engaged in conversation. An engineering graduate and STEM girl at heart, I have been exploring the development sector for greater than half a decade now, and hope to continue this line of work after my MSc in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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