If you’re starting university this September, you must be excited and a little nervous trying to find out all budget-friendly tips to study in an expensive city such as that of London. Here are some of the budget-friendly tips we recommend giving a kick-start your student life-
- Oyster Cards
Oyster cards are travel cards that are used in London to travel on various public transports. You can use an Oyster card to travel on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail, Emirates Air Line, River Bus services and most National Rail services in London. As a student, you can avail discounts through a student oyster card. Here is the link to find out more details.
- Free Events
Being in a new city is all about exploring and when you’re studying in a city like London, you’re in for a treat! There are many free events/festivals happening all throughout the year in London, the best way to get to know about these events and what’s happening in London, in general, is to grab a free copy of the Timeout magazine every Tuesday outside any tube station.
- Free tourist spots
Most of the museums, art galleries and exhibitions are free of cost to visit and one could spend hours together being lost in these incredible places full of history and diversity. Here are some recommendations for the places you could visit with your university friends and get to know London a bit more.
- Always carry a cloth bag
Whether you’re going for groceries or shopping you should always carry a cloth bag as 90% of the places charge you between 5 to 10 pence per bag. Carrying a cloth bag helps you save that extra dime and not to forget cloth bags often look trendy!
5. Food deals
Being away from home, one always craves for home-cooked food and being well fed by your parents. Fear not! London has amazing food apps that give you incredible deals on lunch and dinner options. Check out apps like Nez, TooGoodToGo, City Much and of course your NUS cards offer you huge discounts on food and clothes.