This discussion is closed.
sezchwarn
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 14 years ago
#1
Hi, Im about to be moving to either London or Bristol. Could anyone with experience help people such as myself with regards to imagining what it would be like to live in these places?

Whats it like as a student in these places? People say London is really expensive, but it cant be that much more can it? how much do you all pay for private accommodation? And how is life in London, are you isolated due to having to live so far from the centre? Do you get to go out?

Im moving with my gf, who will be working, and either commuting to Kings college from an outer zone, or commuting to bath from bristol. Wed both rather live in bristol due to the cost and hassle of london, but the kings course is much more interesting and im not fond of bath uni...

also to settle a little bet, how long would it take to commute, say from a typical zone 3 station to the centre?

thankyou for any input
0
PJ
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#2
Report 14 years ago
#2
Bristol all the way!!!!! crackin night life, not overly expensive and something different to do most nights... i know this due to my g/f being at Bristol Uni, and spending a heck of a lot of time there..
0
Angelharpist
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#3
Report 14 years ago
#3
Well I live in Bromley when I'm at home, which is roughly Zone 3ish, and it takes about 20/25 minutes on a train to get to Charing Cross, which is where the main KCL buildings are.

I'm also at Bristol uni, and absolutely love it - cannot even begin to express how much fun the city is! There's always lots and lots to do, and it's so so so much cheaper than London. EG in London I'll usually be charged £5.50 for a single spirit and mixer or small glass of wine, but here in Bristol I'll usually pay under £2.50.

Housing is another monetary issue - in London you'll be paying easily over £100 for a single room per week that isn't terribly nice, whereas I'll be paying about £85 per week to live with friends in a beautiful 4 bedroom townhouse with kitchen, dining room, conservatory, utility room, garden, several bathrooms etc.

In all honesty, I prefer Bristol to London as it's a bit more manageable and student friendly, not to mention cheaper! It's still an 'expensive' city to live in (in comparison to somewhere further out or up North) but you do definintely get more for your money.

Hope this helps
0
sezchwarn
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#4
Report Thread starter 14 years ago
#4
few more questions- is there anywhere to meet/ hang out with friends other than the expensive pubs/ clubs of the centre, in london? and is everything way more expensive ie clubs of other sorts, like martial arts, societies etc
0
PJ
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#5
Report 14 years ago
#5
With london everything and i mean everything is more expensive, from a bus journey to a pint at the local.....but then it is the capital....and i can't fault the night life..i've had a fair few good nights out in london, most of them ending up rather expensive due to buying one 2 many cocktails....but i've always enjoyed the night life in bristol...if your budget can stretch to it then why not go to kings college....but personally i rate Bath university better...have a weekend away in bristol and london and see how it goes...
0
Luize
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#6
Report 14 years ago
#6
Bristol is a good place for students, cheap students nights everywhere.
Buses can be expensive but student rail cards can be bought and there are different ways of commuting to Bath, car and train.

The houses are nice, Not as much as London but not as cheap as elsewhere.
0
thesuperficial
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#7
Report 14 years ago
#7
everything is just expensive in london, i know people who find it cheaper to commute for over an hour and a half each way (every day) than to live in london. (friend of a friend, no idea where she commutes from but she goes to st martins). but, that said, its an amazing city and you get a higher loan allowance if you live there. bristol is still bloody expensive compared to more places but you dont get the loan allowance (i.e. people in manchester pay about £240 a month for an average house in the studently areas but bristol is £300+...) and, well, its just not london. why not live in london when you're getting a loan to help you afford it and you can always have a part time job to supplement that?
0
Juichiro
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#8
Report 8 years ago
#8
(Original post by PJ)
With london everything and i mean everything is more expensive, from a bus journey to a pint at the local.....but then it is the capital....and i can't fault the night life..i've had a fair few good nights out in london, most of them ending up rather expensive due to buying one 2 many cocktails....but i've always enjoyed the night life in bristol...if your budget can stretch to it then why not go to kings college....but personally i rate Bath university better...have a weekend away in bristol and london and see how it goes...
What type of accommodation I can get in Bristol earning around £25,000?
0
Origami Bullets
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#9
Report 8 years ago
#9
(Original post by Juichiro)
What type of accommodation I can get in Bristol earning around £25,000?
You need to sit down and work out a budget, looking at everything from food to shampoo to council tax to water bills. Then you can work out how much you have left to spend on accommodation, and have a look at the websites of local estate agents like CJ Hole and Andrews.

The question you've asked is very open-ended - we have no idea what your budget for accommodation is as we don't know what your outgoings are (for all we know, you have 4 kids).

And finally, please don't bump 5 year old threads!
2
Juichiro
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#10
Report 8 years ago
#10
(Original post by Origami Bullets)

And finally, please don't bump 5 year old threads!
Apologies, Origami.
0
Ajreallife187
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#11
Report 5 years ago
#11
London trust me all good for night life bristol is rubbish no night life hardly any 24hr shops after 12 it becomes a ghost town. Trust me London all the way
0
X
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Are you tempted to change your firm university choice on A-level results day?

Yes, I'll try and go to a uni higher up the league tables (33)
29.73%
Yes, there is a uni that I prefer and I'll fit in better (10)
9.01%
No I am happy with my choice (61)
54.95%
I'm using Clearing when I have my exam results (7)
6.31%

Watched Threads

View All
Latest
My Feed