Student life in London can be crazy, but it’s always exciting. You’ll learn to juggle studying with socialising, manage your money and make new friends, and where better to do that than in Wembley Park, the best place to live in London as a student?
This vibrant corner of north-west London offers lively nightlife, bargain shopping and a great sense of community plus plenty of free and cheap things to do!
Eat & drink
Whether you’re splurging on a post-exam blowout or planning a date, there are some great restaurants in Wembley Park. Stuff your face at the all-you-can-eat JRC Global Buffet or head to high-street favourites such as Nando’s and Pizza Express for substantial discounts for students. Start your evening with 2-for-1 happy-hour cocktails at Las Iguanas and its Latin-American food will taste even better with a student discount of up to 25%!
The legendary Boxpark Wembley is the ultimate destination for a top student night out. Line your stomach with the delicious global street food on offer, before grabbing a pint at one of the three enormous bars. Boxpark’s 2000 capacity event space regularly presents resident DJs, concerts and banging club nights as well as live sport on giant HD screens.
Upstairs at Boxpark you’ll find Playbox, where you can thrash your mates at games including ping-pong, pool, shuffleboard or table football. Thrill seekers can try hurl an axe Canadian-style with Bad Axe, or go head to head at MeetSPaceVR, the free-roam virtual reality game.
Catch a movie
Head to the Cineworld multiplex for student discounts on a varied programme that includes everything from Bollywood to Hollywood. It also offers the revolutionary 4DX experience, featuring special effects, motion and even weather for the ultimate cinematic thrill.
Experiencing live theatre is top of the list of things to do in London for students. Forget the West End, Wembley Park’s new Troubadour Theatre stages plays, musicals and comedy all year round. Highlights in 2020 include Jimmy Carr, and the acclaimed NT production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
One of the most popular things to do in Wembley Park is hit the shops. LDO, London’s original designer outlet, offers year-round discounts on all your favourite brands including Nike, Adidas, Guess, Jack Wills, SuperDry and more! And if the regular reductions don’t tempt you, many offer further student discounts – so you can stick to a budget without compromising on style.
For students with eclectic tastes, Wembley Park Market boasts stalls selling unique, sustainable and vintage fashions.
Wembley Park’s community hub, The Yellow, has more than 25 activities every week to enrich mind, body and spirit. Regular sessions include guitar lessons, a community choir and art classes – and most of them don’t cost a penny! Join the free yoga classes or hook up with fellow runners for a weekly jog round Wembley Stadium.
Free and cheap things to do in London can be hard to find, but Wembley Park delivers!
Throughout the year it hosts a dazzling line-up of free events, seasonal festivals, street art, live performance and installations. Regular highlights include International Busking Day and the November pyrotechnic extravaganza Light up the Night.