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The student guide to having fun in London for less

'...expect a pretty epic evening, even on the cheap.'

So you’ve survived Fresher’s flu, have already been to a fair few SU themed nights and bought all those books off your reading list (we know, we know. So. Much. Cash). You deserve a break … or at least a change of scenery.

That’s why we’re offering fantastic fares from Nottingham to London from just £5. And if you’re wondering what to do when you’re there, we’ve got it all planned out with a few things for you to do in London for less.

Discover one-of-a-kind finds at a Brick Lane Market

If you’re strapped for cash but are on the hunt for something quirky to liven up your uni room, then Brick Lane Market is the place for you.

Located in London’s buzzing East End, the bustling markets sell everything from retro furniture and vintage jewellery, to music, crafts and mouth-watering street food.

The market takes place every Sunday so we recommend heading down on one of our coaches the day before to really make a weekend of it.

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Catch a gig in Camden

If you and your mates love good music, there’s nowhere better than North London’s Roundhouse. Oozing with Camden charm, the Roundhouse hosts a staggering variety of up-and-coming acts, as well as world famous faces.

Did you know Pink Floyd, Madness, Blur and Amy Winehouse have all previously performed there so it’s safe to say you can expect a pretty epic evening, even on the cheap.

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Indulge in sensational street food

If you love food, there’s no way you can afford not to go to London’s Borough Market!

Check out Brindisa for heavenly chorizo, pepper and rocket rolls, and Maria’s Market Cafe for the best hangover food you could wish for (…so we’ve been told).

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Have a round or two at Junkyard Golf

Price: From £11.50 per person – but book in advance

As the self-acclaimed home of crazy golf, bad puns and booze, Junkyard Golf is home to an epic 9-hole crazy golf course created from all manner of pre-loved and reclaimed bits n' bobs.

You can expect everything from mad slides and a UFC cage, to a hall of mirrors, UV garage, and a boozy tree house bar. With fairground style food, fancy dress (as long as it’s tasteful and inoffensive, guys) and 50% off a game for students every Monday and Tuesday, it’s the best way to have some London fun on a budget!

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Just round up your mates, grab a coach ticket to London from just £5, and you’re good to go! All that’s left to ask is… which of these amazing city attractions will you be visiting first?

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Please note that this blog was written prior to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Because of this, the information above may no longer be entirely accurate. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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