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Spending your Christmas holidays in London

Many international students spend the Christmas holidays in London. And after a busy start to the term with lectures and assignments, it is often the first real opportunity students have to explore the city at length. feature xmas london

There are beautiful Christmas lights throughout the city and numerous events and seasonal activities are available to encourage Londoners and visitors to wrap up warm and explore. Whether you have family and friends visiting, or you want to explore London with your new friends, here are a few fun suggestions for the festive season.

Gaze at the Christmas lights xmas lights

The Christmas lights on Oxford Street and Regent Street are a special sight each year, and you will find many more festive lights throughout the city. Take a stroll down some of London’s most famous streets and send pictures to your friends and family at home. You can also share them with us on Twitter @StudyLondon.

Go Ice Skating skating

Wrap up warm, get your skates on and show off your ice skating skills to all your friends at one of London’s many ice rinks. There are some fantastic locations to choose from with ice rinks located in iconic areas such as Somerset House, the Natural History Museum and the Tower of London.

Explore Winter Wonderland winter wonderland

Experience the Christmas atmosphere at London’s Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. This event includes a host of Christmas-themed fun and activities, including shows, an observation wheel and a huge Christmas market. If you’re a thrill-seeker, there are plenty of rides for you to try out.

Sing Christmas Carols in Trafalgar square carols

The world-famous Christmas tree at Trafalgar square (an annual gift from Norway since 1947), provides the backdrop for a special recital of classics from the Christmas carol book. Join in the singing or simply observe and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

Welcome the New Year in London nye

On New Year’s Eve, London comes alive with celebrations, fireworks and parties in every corner of the capital. London’s spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks display at the London Eye is famous around the world. The event is hugely popular, with hundreds of thousands of people going to see the display each year. Go to to plan your celebrations in London.

Student interns support the Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition

International students are among a group of interns promoting the Mayor of London’s 2018 Entrepreneur competition at their universities. The competition, which has been running for six years, asks students and recent graduates from London’s universities to put forward ideas that could make London a better place to live and work. The winners receive £20,000 […]

Tranquil London: Explore London’s beautiful parks

Whether you are planning a picnic in the park, need a long walk to unwind from your studies, or  are looking for a quiet spot to write your next essay, London has many beautiful parks for you to choose from. And you might be surprised by the range of flora and wildlife in and around […]

Discover London: Top 10 things to do in London

You might have chosen to study in London because your university and course are excellent, the work opportunities will aid your career development and you want to live in a multi-cultural city. But let’s not forget, London is an amazing city with many sights, attractions and events not to be missed. So, drop off your […]

Student life at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

We’ve teamed up with Loughborough University London to find out the best deals for students on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London. Take a look at the hand-picked student discounts not to miss. One for the thrill seekers Since it’s opening in June 2016, The ArcelorMittal Orbit slide has welcomed tens of thousands […]

Discover London: The British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s greatest research libraries, situated between Kings Cross, St Pancras and Euston stations, and close to a number of universities located in central London. The Library’s collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every […]

What not to miss as a new student in London

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Stephanie Limuaco, Senior International Officer at King’s College London, shares her top tips for getting to know the centre of London. Have you arrived in London and are ready to have the best time of your life? We’re ready to welcome you to London with open arms, and universities like King’s College London make it possible […]

Your Journey to London: Top 5 Arrival Tips

Welcome to London! You are finally here. In all the excitement, it’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed when you actually arrive. Luckily, you will meet many people at your university offering help and information. There are a few things you will need to do and organise when you arrive. Use this checklist to help […]

Welcome to London – Budget tips for new students

Student finance expert Vivi, founder of Blackbullion, shares her top budgeting tips for new students starting at a university in London this September. The romance, the history and the future of London are now at your feet. One of the best cities of the world has just become your home. Congratulations! Going to university is […]

Discover London: The City’s Top 10 Free Attractions

As a student at one of London’s universities, you have a wealth of sights and experiences right on your door step. The opportunities for sightseeing, shopping, visiting museums and galleries or attending events and festivals are endless. You might be surprised how much there is to do in London that’s free of charge – and […]

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