First arriving in London as a student can be a bit daunting. London is a large cosmopolitan city that can at first seem impersonal, hard to navigate and massive. However, once you get settled you will find it to be a city of villages with each neighborhood representing different cultures, backgrounds and food. Studying and living in London is the chance of a lifetime; don't let it pass you by.
You should have a look at all there is to do in and around London on the Get to Know London page, but being an INSTEP-WFU student in London does afford you some benefits that the typical tourist never gets to experience. All INSTEP-WFU London students are members of Student Central (formally known as the University of London Union). It's here that you can meet and interact with British students and other international students. Student Central is home to many clubs and sporting teams that you can join as well as student run food and drink establishments and student events. Student Central is located in the university area of Bloomsbury that's also home to many of the University of London campuses.
Also located in Bloomsbury is Senate House Library (the main library of the University of London) where all INSTEP-WFU students are members. Whether you are just looking for a place to study or looking for sources, you'll find this library is one of the top in Europe.
Another important aspect of being a student in London is the ability to travel to other parts of the United Kingdom and Europe. While your studies should take priority over travel, with good study habits and time management students find ample time to explore. Check out our dedicated page on travel possibilities from London.