The NEVERENDING List Of Fun Things To Do In London For Students

Students living in London are spoilt for choice when it comes to keeping busy and having fun. With our full guide, you’ll be prepared to fill your calendar up with 9 activities to take part in with your new uni friends or solo. There’s plenty of people to meet and memories to be made in the Big Smoke!

We’ll be focusing on activities young people will LOVE, no matter what you like doing, trying something new is always fun, right?

Carry on reading for the NEVERENDING list of things to do whilst studying here, you don’t want to miss this.

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1. Experience The Dare Skywalk

First up on our list of things to do in London for students is The Dare Skywalk, an ideal activity for any adrenaline seekers out there.

This 90-minute experience challenges you to scale the height of The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Once you’re at the top of the glass walkway you will be 154 feet (47 meters) above street level – gheez!

You can look out over the stadium and look up for 360 degree views of the iconic London skyline.

Tickets start at £35 so if you’re looking for something different to do with your friends, or perhaps you just want a thrill-seeking activity to accomplish, why not try it?

We would suggest taking the weather into account though! Find out more here.



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Address: The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London N17 0BX

2. Visit The House Of MinaLima

If you’re a Harry Potter fan (let’s be honest who isn’t) or a graphic design lover you really need to take a trip to The House of MinaLima.

This colourful gallery and shop is owned by the graphic design duo who worked on the Harry Potter films and the Fantastic Beasts films, Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima.

You’ll find this place situated in the heart of Soho on Wardour Street. You can discover some original props from the franchise films within the gallery section, as well as explore some amazing memorabilia within the shop.

It’s truly an experience and its free entry, you only have to pay if you want to purchase any items, so go see this magical place for yourself!


Address: 157 Wardour St, London W1F 8WQ

3. Cruise Down The River Thames

You’ve probably seen videos all over TikTok and we’re not sure about you, but we’re kind of obsessed with the Skuna Boats!

You can float through the historic West India Quay in Canary Wharf with your friends on the Hot Tub boat or the BBQ Boat.

The Hot Tub option is a completely bespoke electric, easy to self-drive, wood-fired hot tub with water heated to 38°C which you can rent out with up to 7 friends for 75 minutes.

The water is changed every trip to ensure high hygiene standards and due to the heated water, you can choose this option whatever the weather.

The other option here is the BBQ Boat which is an experience which lasts for 2 hours which you can do with 9 other people. You’re able to bring your own food with you to grill or you can choose one of the food packages there.

Whilst this option sounds amazing too, this is weather permitting but if you need to cancel due to conditions, you’re able to re-schedule for free.

If you’re looking for fun things to do whilst living in central London, you should try this one out. Prices vary depending on times and your group size, find out more here.



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Address: West India Quay, Off Hertsmere Rd, London E14 4AL

4. Get Some Pictures At God’s Own Junkyard

If you’re after a place with a cool vibe and funky atmosphere to go with your uni mates, God’s Own Junkyard has to be it.

This colourful paradise has the largest stock of vintage neon’s and signs in Europe and is the oldest sign makers in London.

Located inside a warehouse in Walthamstow, Northeast London this gallery and store is completely free to enter unless you want to buy one of their signs. It’s a great place to take some insta pics for your feed!

You can even buy some food and drinks at their café and bar area when you’ve had a look around. It really is a creative and sensory experience not to be missed, and the music adds to the groovy setting too!


Address: Unit 12, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall St, London E17 9HQ

5. Have A Drink At WC Wine & Charcuterie

We told you it was a never-ending list, didn’t we? Next up on things to do in London for students is taking a visit to WC Wine & Charcuterie.

This quaint bar is in an ex Victorian water closet which dates back over 100 years (yes, really) next to Clapham Common tube station.

It’s a real hidden gem away from the busy streets and an ideal place to go for a few tipples with friends.

Their drinks menu has something for everyone with over 30 wines to choose from or a collection of signature cocktails.

We recommend trying their WC Fields Martini cocktail with gin, Ambrato Vermouth and olive bitters served ice cold.

They also offer yummy charcuterie and cheese if you’re feeling peck-ish, there’s also vegan and dairy/gluten free options available.

The ambiance and interior in this place is superb, you really won’t have experienced a place like this before. It’s a great alternative to other bars in the city!



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Address: Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 7AA

6. Explore St Dunstan in the East Church Garden

St Dunstan-in-the-East was a Church located on St Dunstan’s Hill, destroyed in the Second World War the ruins are now a public garden and one of the best green spaces in the city centre.

The 1000-year-old ruin, which is located close by to the Tower of London isn’t as popular with tourists than other attractions, but locals love this green oasis and rightly so.

The picturesque church right in the middle of the city is open all year round with free entry so, if you’re wanting to relax and enjoy some gothic architecture from London’s past, you really must take a stroll around St Dunstan.

It’s great for avid photographers as nature has reclaimed the ruins!


Address: St Dunstan’s Hill, London EC3R 5DD

7. Meet Some Fury Friends At Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium

Calling all cat lovers, you’ll be in heaven at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium on Bethnal Green Road.

Within this 2-storey café, resident cats wander around whilst you sit and chill taking in all the relaxing vibes.

If you’re missing your feline friend from home or you just want to see some cute cats, you’ve gotta add this to your list of things to do.

The interior of this place is so peaceful with sofas and bookcases along with plenty of roaming space for the cats to explore.

It really is a great place relax, and you can even enjoy their menu of cocktails, wine, beer, bar snacks as well as cakes and soft drinks.

For a 90-minute session it’s £20 or you can go for 1 hour between 4pm-5pm for just £13.50!

When it comes to things to do for students in London, here has gotta be experienced.



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Address: 152-154, Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG

8. Be Entertained At Hyper Reality

Hyper Reality is an entertainment venue and bar in East London which has really shot off since opening, with locals and students living in the city coming to experience the scenes here.

This place is like no other, it’s a virtual reality experience with multiple zones to explore including a karaoke room, bar, board games and retro games. Not to mention, there’s even a mini rollercoaster and VR Go-Kart!

Ticket prices vary depending on which package you choose, but you can get a Two Hour Ticket which includes a game in all of the zones for £30. So, you can experience everything they have to offer.

If you want to do something fun, this venue makes a fantastic place to go with friends or even on a date.

They have refreshing drinks on the menu and street food!



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Address: 67 Mile End Rd, Bethnal Green, London E1 4TT

9. Ride The Emirates Cable Car

Lastly on our list of things to do for students in London is The Emirates Cable Car, nicknamed the Dangleway.

This cable car is situated 90 metres above the River Thames and is a great way to get from one side of the city to the other. Taking you  between Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks.

The cars arrive every 30 seconds offering you stunning views of the city, with the journey being approximately 10 minutes each way.

Don’t worry about spending too much of your student loan, you can pay online, through contactless, oyster card or at the ticket offices.

A one way journey is only £5 so it’s for sure cheap.

On a clear day you can see for miles from the top, however, we recommend night flights to see the sunset views in the British capital!



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Address: 27 Western Gateway, London E16 1FA

We know, it’s hard to decide where to go and what things to do in this huge city but, fingers crossed our list has provided you with some fun activities to take part in.

Summer might be over but that shouldn’t stop you from exploring London as a student!

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Within our student accommodation properties, we’re sure you’ll enjoy the facilities and social aspects we have to offer and feel right at home!

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