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.


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.




Brits love football! In London, there are multiple Premier League football clubs; Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are some of the most well known teams and there are numerous London-based clubs in the lower leagues.

The best way to get tickets is to become a member of the club, and there is also usually at least one NYU London-led football trip as part of 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.

Staying Fit

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.


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.