Congratulations to all of those who will be starting with us soon!
Based on my experience, here are five fun things to do on campus once you start your LSE journey. While everyone eventually will fulfill their bucket-list items, there are some mandatory items that almost every LSE student tries on campus.
Taking a picture in front of the globe
The World Turned Upside Down or the globe, as is mostly known, is one of the most specific pieces of art that highlights and distinguishes LSE from other universities. The artwork features an upside-down globe where borders are outlined and the geographic landmasses are inverted. If one is particularly interested in studying inequalities and their nature, I feel like the globe can be interpreted in an interesting manner from that lens. Whether you are coming to LSE and attending Welcome week or graduating, a picture in front of the globe is a must!
Enjoying an Hare Krishna meal
An Hare Krishna meal is more an experience than a mere meal. If you want to save time and are looking for lunch options amidst juggling your lectures, seminars and readings, an Hare Krishna meal has your back. The icing on the cake is that this is the place where life gives you a free lunch. The food is vegetarian. The portions are generous. And since it is served warm, it has the potential to add some extra warmth on cold and gloomy winter London days.
Exploring the LSE pubs
Much like the Hare Krishna meal, the pubs at LSE are also a noteworthy experience, rather than being just your regular pub. George IV can serve you both on your good days and bad days. Be it an after-class hangout or a place to sit and enjoy fresh lemonade, the pubs at LSE become part of your daily life eventually. The Three Tuns and Ye Old White Horse are also pubs situated on campus and accessible to students.
Having a snack at the Beaver’s Brew
The Beaver’s Brew at the Marshall building is a must go-to place if you are working inside the Marshall building or the library. If you are lethargic and want to save time, the café has quick lunch options along with much-needed coffees. I would recommend the cheese twists, croissants and, if you are lucky, the red velvet cake too.
Having a picnic in Lincoln’s Inn field
London’s ability to surprise you during the summer is one of the most underrated things about the city. When the sun is out, you need to go out! And what better place to have a picnic on campus other than the Lincoln’s Inn field? This is particularly helpful during your dissertation time when you want to work and take a break in the middle of it. So, wait for the summer sunshine and get your picnic basket ready!
Here’s wishing the new cohort a year full of excitement and growth!