We've listed our students' favourite London hot spots to visit whilst they study with us. Read on to find out where's best to eat, drink and hang out!
Favourite spots for foodies
- Franco Manca - Covent Garden
If you're looking for a cheap and cheerful authentic Italian pizza restaurant, head to Franco Manca. Pizza prices range from £6 - £10 and they taste deliciously fresh every time - you can't go wrong! Grab a cocktail to complement your pizza for just £6.50.
The closest Franco Manca is just a 10 minute walk away from campus in Covent Garden - 39 Maiden Ln, London WC2E 7LJ.
2. Hard Rock Cafe - Piccadilly Circus
If you're into a typical American diner sort of setting, you'll have to visit the Hard Rock Cafe. From triple stacked cheese burgers to sharing platters of nachos, Hard Rock has you covered. Be sure to look out for the classic memorabilia placed around the restaurant, or take a visit to the Hard Rock store to purchase all the merch (including those iconic t shirts!). There's also Happy Hour every Monday to Thursday from 8pm to 10pm! 🍸
The closest Hard Rock Cafe is just a 15 minute walk away from campus in Piccadilly Circus - Building 225, Criterion, 229 Coventry St, London W1J 9HR.
3. Sushi Daily - High Holborn
You can find a Sushi Daily kiosk in a variety of shopping centres in and around London, but the closest one from campus is based in Little Waitrose High Holborn. With fish, veggie and vegan options on hand, there's something for everyone at this Asian inspired hot spot. Don't forget to finish your meal off by trying a selection of different mochi flavours 😍
You can find the closest Sushi Daily kiosk in Little Waitrose, around a 5 minute walk away from campus - 246 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EX.
Favourite spots for socialising
- Slug & Lettuce - Hanover Street
Perfect for an after lecture drink, Slug & Lettuce provides its customers with an array of cocktails, mocktails and bar food. They offer 2-for-1 cocktails all day everyday (!), so perfect if you're wanting to pinch your pennies before your student loan comes in.
Slug & Lettuce is a 20 minute walk away from campus - 19 Hanover St, London W1S 1YR.
Southbank is great for socialising as there's a variety of activities to do. Be a tourist for the day and take a trip on the London Eye or if you're feeling adventurous, you can take a tour around London's iconic Sea Life Centre. If you're feeling brave, you can also get a group together to go and have a look around the London Dungeons.
The quickest way to get to Southbank from our campus is to hop on the 521 bus for one stop. Super quick!
Famous for its night life, shopping and restaurants, Soho is always a good place to head to if you're looking to find a spot to socialise with your friends. You can expect Jazz clubs, on-street dining and the infamous Carnaby Street. Be sure to take a look around Liberty London for some retail therapy!
Soho is round the corner from our campus and can be reached on-foot in 10 minutes.
London's hidden gems
- Hackney Wick
Based in East London, Hackney Wick is one of London's best hidden locations. There's a selection of restaurants, cafes and bars located on the side of the river bank providing excellent views. Look out for the various wall art painted around the area and watch barges sail through the river - it's great in Summer!
Hackney Wick can be reached in 35 minutes by public transport from our campus.
2. St Katharine Docks
Just half an hour away from campus on the tube, you can escape the hustle and bustle of central London and visit St Katharine Docks, which is located round the corner from Liverpool Street station. The former docks have been transformed into a modern marina filled with shops, restaurants and a pub for you to enjoy. The views are also pretty good too.