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 northwest London offers lively nightlife, bargain shopping and a great sense of community plus plenty of free and cheap things to do!
Party at BOXPARK Wembley
The ultimate student destination, BOXPARK Wembley is the night out venue everyone loves. Indulge on some seriously delicious street food from one (or more) of their traders and try award-winning burgers from Nanny Bills or moreish noodles from Thai Express. Need a little help deciding? Why not check out our guide to all the BOXPARK Wembley traders. Don't forget to sip on your favourite tipple from one of their enormous bars (hello no super long queues), stocked with a wide selection of beers, cocktails and spirits.
What makes BOXPARK Wembley the best for students in London? Their daily events from DJ sets to Pub Quizzes, movies nights and club events. Their jam-packed schedule has it all - and most are free! Head to our What's On to see this week's events.
Don't forgot to sign up to BOXPARK's Student Black Card where you can get exclusive offers year-round at BOXPARK Wembley such 10% off Nanny Bill's, 12% off Greek street food experts, Smashing Plates, and a round of Pop Golf with a drink for only £13*. You can sign up here. *Offers subject to change
Eat & Drink
Whether you’re splurging on some post-study brain fuel or planning a get together with mates, there are some great restaurants in Wembley Park. Stuff your face at Pasta Remoli 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%!
With hours of studying and lectures, we'd all need to let off a little steam, which is why Wembley Park is the perfect playground. There are plenty of fun things to do in the neighbourhood so you'll never have a dull moment. 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. Why not try your hand at gold at our music-themed crazy golf experience, Pop Golf. Check out our guide to all the places to play in Wembley Park.
Shop 'til you drop
Hit the shops at Wembley Park and save on all your favourite brands at London Designer Outlet. With year-round discounts on Nike, Adidas, Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and more you can stick to a budget without compromising on style. And don't forget to carry your student ID card with you, as many retailers offer further discounts.
For students with eclectic tastes, Wembley Park Market boasts stalls selling unique, sustainable and vintage fashions - as well as delicious treats, healthy frozen meals and home decor to spruce up your halls.
Culture at your doorstop
From free public art trails to London's hottest theatre productions, Wembley Park is the place for culture on your doorstep. Stroll around our Insta-worthy art installations, including interactive digital shadows and vibrant backdrop murals. And forget the West End, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre stages plays, musicals and comedy all year round. Highlights include Jimmy Carr and the acclaimed National Theatre production of War Horse. Up next - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Find out more here.
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.
Take part in a free class
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 free all-day concerts like International Busking Day and December's light festival, Winterfest.
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