24 Hours in London

There is almost too much to do in London, especially over summer when there are film festivals, free gigs and even more cultural events scattered around our country’s huge capital. London comes alive when the sun’s out. It can be a wonderful sight as long as you keep safe in busy areas and try not to get too stressed out by the hordes of people.If you’re out and about in London this summer, be sure to check out some of these places;SouthbankThis strip of London is definitely well known, but deserves a mention nonetheless. There will always be a constant…

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Top 10 Free Tourist Hotspots in London

It can be hard to know where to start when you visit London. With so many sights to see, you’re spoilt for choice.To make sure you don’t blow your student loan straight away, we’ve compiled the top 10 tourist hotspots in London, and guess what? They are all free.Let’s take a look at the top 10 tourist hotspots and see what makes them worth a visit.*Natural History Museum This free attraction is a national treasure, and with good reason. The National History Museum houses an impressive collection of over 80 million life and earth science specimens.The museum is world-renowned for…

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London: A daily journey from darkness to light.

 To some of you, the idea of reviewing a City may seem odd. How can you review a City in the same way as a book, album, film, or piece of artwork. In my opinion the City of London is artwork in itself. Even though London is the subject of this article, I am not aiming to discuss it as a  travel destination but encourage you as the readers to  “review” the city, notice something else about it, to look beyond it being a famous attraction…   Recently, I went on a little stroll around the Southwark area of London…

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Food review: Fu Manchu

Last week Student Wire hit London Town and just so happened to be invited down to Fu Manchu, a restaurant based right next to Clapham North tube station in South West London, to see for ourselves all that it had to offer. Based under the arches of a bridge, upon arriving at the venue it was clear that it was a pretty cool place. On entering we were greeted by friendly staff, dim lighting and laid back music; all in all making for the perfect ambience. The restaurant itself is pretty large and we were told that on a Friday…

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Right degree but wrong uni? How to transfer universities (my story)

The vast majority of undergraduates make the right choice when it comes to their university and their degree but what if the degree is perfect and the university wrong? Do you quit or stick out three years in a University you’re not really that fond of?  There is a solution…   My first university was never meant to be. I entered through clearing, only through the collapse of one of my crucial A level grades, so I definitely accepted that I may not have the perfect accommodation, or even the perfect substitute degree (in fact I even decided to add…

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