London living vs Bristol LivingWatch
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
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
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.
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...
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!