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Events & Excursions

Every semester, NYU London organizes a series of events, visits and excursions that are designed to give our students an understanding of British culture by visiting many wonderful places, attending special events and giving them the opportunity to sample the sights, sounds and vibrancy of our great city and beyond!

Upon arriving in London, each student will be given a Cultural Programming Calendar brochure that details all of the cultural activities for the upcoming term. These events include day trips to many exciting UK destinations including Bath, Brighton, Cambridge, Dover Castle, Oxford, Salisbury and Stonehenge; weekend trips to Wales, Scotland and the North of England.

We regularly attend major sporting events including England soccer games at Wembley Stadium and premiership rugby matches. The arts are well represented in our Cultural Program with trips to see at least five big West End theatre productions, tickets to the opera, the Royal Ballet and a major concert.

We give our students the opportunity to get to know London through a series of walking tours visiting many of the city’s major attractions like Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey, while introducing students to many of London’s famous historical characters from the likes of William Shakespeare and Dr. Samuel Johnson through to Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper!

We offer hiking trips, biking trips, fun runs, ceilidh dances, stand-up comedy nights, fish and chip suppers and much more. We feel that London offers a little bit of something for everyone our aim is that our Cultural Programming Calendar does the same!

London Eye is Europe's largest Ferris wheel and a key part of London's inconic skyline with 32 glass-enclosed gondolas glide slowly and gracefully. The entire journey takes about 30 minutes.

The Tower of London was originally a royal residence, but is known more for its use as a prison. Its bloody history includes stories of murders. Read a bit about King Henry VIII’s bloody approach to matrimonial happiness before you visit the site!

Several volunteering day trips take place each semester. Spring semesters usually feature at least one beach clean-up in Brighton, and last semester there was a volunteering day trip to Calais to volunteer at the Help Refugees centre.


Bath is known for its beautiful Roman architecture. It is the setting for many classic novels, as well as films. Besides the pretty comprehensive tour NYUL brings everyone on, which includes the Royal Crescent and the Roman baths, it is worth walking along the shore on a fine day.

Visitors to Stonehenge tend to be either completely overwhelmed, or entirely under-whelmed. Find out how you feel when you see the famous rocks.

Explore the magic of the Harry Potter films at the Warner Bros studio tour just outside London. Go behind the scenes and visit the actual sets used in the film such as the Great Hall, Dumbledore's Office and Diagon Alley.

London is a centre for theatre and culture and nearly every semester tickets to the theatre or other performances will be available. Past excursions have included The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Matilda, Les Miserables, regular events at the Globe Theatre, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Ballet.

There are usually lots of events going on at housing. Guilford, Byron and Urbanest all have regular events, from film screenings and games nights to talent shows and midnight breakfasts.

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