Unique Things to do in London When You’re Not Studying…
If, during your time in the capital, you’ve managed to exhaust all the major attractions and landmarks, then you’re doing exceptionally well. There is however, plenty more to see and do when you’ve some free time away from studying, with a multitude of events, activities, and unusual places to visit that will enrich your time in London. Take a look at some more suggestions of what to see and do in London and experience more of this magnificent city.
We all like a free night out and, when there’s a few laughs to be had, what could be better? Pay a visit to the Theatre Royal Stratford East every Monday to enjoy its comic sessions. This is London’s longest-running free comedy night and provides you with a great opportunity to enjoy some free entertainment from talented comedians.
For something truly unusual, a visit to the Wellcome Collection at 183 Euston Road offers an eye-opening experience. Run by medical research charity, the Wellcome Trust, the gallery features a fascinating selection of medical implements from the ages, as well as other curious collections. In addition, the collection is free to explore, so the chance to see grisly exhibits won’t cost you a penny.
The British Library may be hugely acclaimed for many reasons, but its musical legacy is perhaps not one. Yet, dropping by the library provides the opportunity to discover handwritten manuscripts and lyric sheets from some of history’s most revered musical talents. Look out for the works of the Beatles, with early drafts of ‘In My Life’ and ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ by John Lennon.
Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club
Music lovers should not miss out on enjoying a night at Soho’s Ronnie Scott’s iconic jazz club. The acclaimed saxophonist opened the club way back in 1959, and has welcomed jazz legends such as Nina Simone and Miles Davis to perform, so enjoy a visit to this intimate setting and look out for the jazz stars of tomorrow.
Have a penchant for the quirky and the kitsch? If so, a visit to Novelty Automation will satisfy you. The work of Tim Hunkins, this eclectic selection of mechanical sculptures offers something different to do on a day out. Turn up, purchase some tokens, and enjoy a new take on ‘end-of-the-pier’ fun.
Board Game Fun
If constant advertising, software updates, and failing batteries are getting to be too much when you’re trying to relax, why not head back to a simpler time when fun was had playing family board games? Board Game Cafe Draughts provides a magnificent selection of over 500 board games for you to enjoy. Head down with a few friends and enjoy an afternoon of traditional fun in London’s first board game cafe.
Safer than leaping from rooftop to rooftop, Oxygen Freejumping in North Acton gives you the chance to enjoy bounding across 150 indoor trampolines. Whether it’s as part of an exercise class or you plan on simply freestyling your way around the park, this is an activity that will release your inner child.
London really does offer an exceptional array of things to see and do, and our list of options represents just a fraction of the things you can experience. Whether it’s fun or culture you’re seeking, you’re certain to find an attraction that will meet your needs.
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To find out more about life in London during your studies, contact the UK College of Business and Computing today. It’s our aim to ensure that your study experience in the capital is as fun and rewarding as can be, so at UKCBC we’re happy to discuss any questions you may have.