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Your life in London

Are you ready for university life? Going out, seeing new places, trying new activities – these are all part of the experience in the nation’s vibrant capital city.  

Studying in London means that you will always have something fun to do, no matter the day, time or weather. There are endless pubs and restaurants in nearby Stratford and Hackney Wick neighbourhoods, which provide plenty of food options and attractions to explore right on our doorstep.  

Eat and drink

Discover the abundance of local restaurants, bars and independent businesses along the Canalside at Here East. With the options of a hearty breakfast, a long lunch or a game or two of Pac Man over a drink, the Canalside is the ultimate social spot in East London.

Food and drink spots include: The Breakfast Club, Randy’s Wing Bar, Gotto Italian Food, The Lock Inn Pub, Four Quarters and many more!

Alternatively, you can choose from one of 83 eateries located in the nearby Westfield Shopping Centre. Whether you are looking for halal, vegetarian, gluten-free or just somewhere for a drink, you’ll discover something to suit your appetite. 



Arcelormittal Orbit

Take a lift to the top of the 114.5 m tall ArcelorMittal Orbit, discover iconic London sights, and take a twisting plummet down the world’s largest tunnel slide. 

Olympic Park Venues

Choose from cycling, swimming, diving, tennis, hockey and a host of other exciting sports to try out in the iconic venues from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Explore the Parks

Relax on a boat tour along the canal while an expert guide tells you little-known facts about the Park – or take to the waters yourself on a swan pedalo.

Staying active

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre

The Centre offers 10 tennis courts and two hockey pitches. Programmes are available for those looking to improve their skills. You can both book ahead or simply turn up and get some games in before or after class. 

London Aquatics Centre

The London Aquatics Centre is one of the most iconic venues of the London 2012 Games, and it’s now available to the public. Book a membership to gain access to the 3 Olympic sized pools and the quality gym, or just turn up for Ultimate Aqua Splash. 

Lee Valley Velopark

This bikers’ paradise has four cycling options for you to explore. You can choose from cycling the track in the exciting Velodrome, race on the one-mile road circuit, tackle the 8km mountain bike trails, or try out the remodelled Olympic BMX track. 

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