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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. Studying in Stratford also means you are only 20 minutes until you're in the heart of the capital.

Local to Campus

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. 


Local Experiences

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.

Central London

Stratford Station is one of the most connected stations within London. From Stratford, you can be in the centre of London within 15-20 minutes by tube.

Within easy reach of Stratford is London Bridge, offering an abundance of street food and market stalls at the unique Borough Market. London Bridge is also within close proximity to The Shard, Tower of London and HMS Belfast.

If you hop on the central line, you can be in the financial district of London, exploring the famous Gherkin Building or The Cheesegrater Building. Or just a short walk away is Shoreditch, with streets covered in amazing street art and great food and drink options, to suit whatever you fancy.  

Take a look at TimeOut's Best Things To Do In London 

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