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Bars and Clubs

While we all know London can be expensive, that doesn’t mean there are any shortage of options when it comes to nightlife on a student budget. As long as you know where to go, club nights and happy hours can help deliver a night out that won’t hurt your wallet.

West End

Famed for it’s theatres, the West End has become a favourite amongst students thanks to its huge collection of clubs offering a night out to remember. Go for cocktails in Thirst Bar, party in the Piccadilly Institute or grab a bite to eat in Ruby Blue Bar – whatever you feel like doing, you’ll find it in the West End.


With it’s reputation as the trendiest spot in London, Shoreditch is the place to go if you’re looking for a night out with a difference. the Comedy Cafe offers live comedy along with your cocktails, while taking a trip to Bounce Old Street will find you playing ping pong accompanied by a live DJ. If you’re studying in London, a night out in Shoreditch is something not to be missed.


Camden is a great place to go for a catch up with friends, with bars like Camden Assembly, Gilgamesh and Simmons Mornington Crescent offering relaxed and fashionable settings for a great night out.

You can also find club nights at places like Proud Camden and Koko, while Proud Cabaret offers an affordable cabaret night to remember.

Live Music

Live music can be found all over the city, with hundreds of acts looking to make their name in the nations capital. Catch Bar, which can be found in Shoreditch, pride themselves on championing new music, with acts like Bloc Party and Babyshambles amongst the names that have played there over the year.

Over in Camden Town, which is often thought of as the home of live music, bars like Belushi’s and the Jazz Cafe provide a great night of live music on a student’s budget, while larger venues like the O2 Academy host household names on a regular basis.

Something Different

When you hear darts, you might think of countryside pubs, chalk scoreboards and fresh pints, but over at Flight Club in Shoreditch they’ve taken the game and turned it on it’s head. Any students venturing into the bar will find electronic scoreboards and a menu full of exciting food and exotic cocktails, while the prices – which can be as low of £2 per person – make it perfect for a crowd of students looking for a great night on a small budget.