London Series: Night life

Here comes the most exciting part of being a student; drinking. Having all the freedom in the world will open up a world of night-time shenanigans that you never would have been able to experience before uni. As much as it shouldn’t be, night life is an important part of a uni student’s routine as both peer pressure and personal curiosity will pique your interest in such affairs. These recommendations might not be close to the UCL area but are definitely frequented by students of the institution:

  • Fabric
  • Thai Square
  • Ministry of Sound
  • Piccadilly Institute
  • XOYO
  • Printworks London
  • Accommodation Events
  • Someone’s flat

London Series: Exercise

Exercising constitutes an important part of a uni student’s life. Or it should ideally. It really depends on you whether you want to spend time exercising or not but its definitely a recommended course of action. The UCL area provides a number of great places for you to exercise so you can’t really make any excuses not to. These are the closest and probably safest places for you to stay fit while in school :

  • Energybase Gym
  • The Gym
  • Coram’s Field
  • Russel Square Park
  • Cartwright Gardens

London Series: Eating Out

Eating out is an activity common in any place you would choose to study. It’s not only a time where you eat but more importantly it represents a special moment where bonds are made and peer groups are established. This makes eating out an important ritual for every student who wishes to have enough social fulfilment throughout their uni days. The following places are great choices for UCL students to make the social connections they wrote about in their motivation letters :

  • Wing Wing
  • UCL Cafes
  • Fuwa Fuwa
  • GBK Burger
  • Nando’s
  • Burger and Shake
  • San Marzano

London Series: Nongkrong

Nongkrong, hanging out in english, is a massive part of Indonesian culture. It does not only refer to the act of gathering for recreational purposes but also the mingling of personalities leaving an emotional imprint that one carries with them for the rest of their lives. Being an Indonesian, it is hard to imagine a life without nongkrong and an unfamiliar country would never be an inadequate Indonesian excuse. This week we will be recommending five places within close proximity to UCL “yang pecah bro” :

  • Main Quad
  • Saint Pancras Square
  • Regent’s Canal
  • Student Centre
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Caffé Tropea

London Series: Where the Hell Are My UCL Friends?

UCL is one of the most prestigious universities in London boasting a fantastic academic reputation along with its diverse student body. However, one of the perks UCL uses to attract prospective students is its uni and personal life balance. UCL is able to facilitate a healthy personal life for its students by providing flexible yet extremely insightful education which allows students to enjoy life in London. This allows UCL students to explore the area around their campus and fill their lives in London with wonderful memories. This month we will be discussing some of the best places to go to around the UCL area for any intents and purposes:

  • “Nongkrong”
  • Eating Out
  • Exercise
  • Night Life

London Series: Fast Food

Fast food is probably advertised as the enemy of dietary planning of idealists. However, you are probably not an idealist. You are a student who’s running on a few calories of food trying to balance uni life, personal life and probably work life. As unhealthy as fast food is, it gets the job done quickly and deliciously. This should be your main concern when considering eating fast food or not. If you decide to become a realist, London has an abundant selection of fast food with a wide variety of price ranges. This week, we will be discussing the following selections in ascending price order:

  • McDonalds
  • Chicken Cottage
  • Subway
  • Nandos
  • Shake Shack
  • Five Guys
  • Honest Burgers