Things to Do

Students in London Eye

Local Attractions

While you are in London, you must take time to walk through Hyde Park, around Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus. Popular shopping areas include Covent Garden, Oxford Circus, or Knightsbridge. Do your best to see all the bridges that cross the Thames along the length of the city. Particularly beautiful are Tower Bridge, Millennium Bridge, Jubilee Bridge, and the actual London Bridge.

Museums

Short on money but want to take in more of London? Not a problem! Try taking a walk or having a picnic around some of London’s scenic gardens and parks. Spend a day taking in many of London’s free museum filled with historical collections, artifacts and artwork.

Parks

Sports

Football

Brits love football! In London, there are 5 Premier League football clubs: Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Arsenal, West Ham United and Crystal Palace, and there are numerous London-based clubs in the lower leagues.

The way to get tickets generally is to become a member of the club, and generally there's a half-season membership. However, there is a new tickets-only membership that just lets individuals buy tickets. Pricing varies by club, with Chelsea being most expensive. Membership grants access to online ticketing and the more you purchase from the club (merchandise, tickets, etc.) more points you accumulate. There is also usually at least one NYU London led football trip as part of the cultural programming.

If you do not make it to a stadium, try watching a game on TV. Saturdays and Sundays are dedicated to football at many pubs. If you are not into the sport, but still want to take part of the legacy, take a tour of Wembley Stadium or the Olympic Stadium.

Staying Fit

Typical British food is very heavy and many visitors tend to eat out at pubs, which means your typical drink might be a pint of beer. As a result, it is extremely easy to pack on the pounds in short order.

Outdoor running is very popular in the parks and along the Thames. There are also many yoga studios in the city. You can also stay fit by walking around the city and enjoying all the sights! Take advantage of your central London location. Many famous and interesting sites are within walking distance. You'll discover more, see things you would not otherwise see, save money and get fit.

Theater

London has an amazing theatre and entertainment scene. The West End is bursting with new plays and musicals . It is right by the academic center, and has a vibe similar to the Broadway shows in Times Square. As New York, there are many ways to see shows cheaply, and if you do your research, shows in the West End can be far cheaper than they would be in the States.