A week guide for students in London: 7 places all under £5!

Student in London? No money? Worry no more! Here is a place to visit – everyday of the week that wont break your bank or take a hit at your student loans.

Monday – Victoria Park

Victoria Park which is located in the East of London is, in my opinion, one of the nicest places to visit in London. It is so tranquil and it even has a lake which you can actually get a paddle boat and go across it during the year. Of course this is a very cheap place to go, its open to the public and free, although there is a lovely Cafe called Pavilion where you can buy some banana loaf or eat a full English while looking over the lake.


Photo: Sarah Jardine – Victoria Park

Ministry of Sound – Tuesday 

The infamous Ministry of Sound night club holds a student night on Tuesday’s, Harrar! Nights out in London can become expensive very quickly for students. £4 entry to the club and drinks range from £3-£5 which for London is really good. They do different themes every Tuesday, from neon raves to dedicated nights to an artist. This is not one to miss, with five indoor rooms with a range of different music, there is something for everyone.

Angel Comedy night – Wednesday

A free comedy night at the Camden Head in Islington is definitely worth visiting. FREE?! Yes, absolutely free. The comedy night is on every single day of the week, so whenever you have some free time from your studies, make sure to visit Camden Head for a lot of laughs. The comedians have 5 minutes to impress, and the atmosphere is great and everyone is jovial.

Covent Garden – Thursday



Covent Garden is a must! There are always great street performers and window shopping galore! It is a beautiful place to visit, you do not have to buy anything just wander around the beautiful ‘indoor streets’ and look at the lovely flowers that are plotted in many different places. If you want to gain a better idea of Covent Garden watch my vlog.

Friday – Tate Modern and St Paul’s Cathedral

The Tate Modern art gallery is free admission and well worth visiting. There are many different types of exhibitions and thought provoking pieces of art work. Just across the Millennium Bridge is the beautifully stoic St Paul’s Cathedral which is lovely to look at and walk around the gardens. I think it is nice to look at St Paul’s from the outside, but if you are thinking of visiting, ticket prices are here.

Saturday – Koko Camden 



Koko in Camden is well known for its Buttoned Down Disco Saturday’s. One Saturday every month is free entry before 10:30pm. That may seem really early to many of you, but when entry is £10 after, us students have no choice. Whenever I’ve been and it’s before 10:30 the venue is already packed and buzzing, the party well underway. There are many floors and there is a big dance floor area, if you pre-drink before it can be a very cheap night! The next night is 6th May and you can get an ‘invite’ here.

Sunday – Shoreditch market

On Sunday’s you will see Shoreditch absolutely packed both of people and market stalls. There is fresh produce, discount items, even sometimes from big labels, and a wide range of tasty food with that extra something special. It is a spectacle for the eyes, even if you don’t buy anything because you are strapped for cash, I mean which student has spare money, let’s be honest!


Photo:Garry Knight under the creative commons license


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