I've just started my A levels and I have decided on studying in London as it's my favourite location than place such as in the Midlands etc. I want to do a degree in either law or marketing. I will live in London for the 3/4 years, is it expensive? Halls or private accommodation? I want to be in Central London so i was looking at universities such as the University of Westminster, City University London etc, are they good? I don't think I can be in a Russel group university, I think i will get ABB or AAB or BBB as my a levels. Another thing I want to know is what is the average cost of living, food etc and the cost of eating out and night clubs.
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- 14-09-2015 23:29
- 04-12-2015 23:01
It is probably the most expensive choice you could make. Amazing city but yes notoriously very expensive.
Cost of food and leisure: approx £80 a week, more if you're dining out often and/or clubbing frequently
Rent: £400 a month for a room in a house share is more or less a decent price, in central you'd be looking at more - if you're on campus then it depends on your uni
Clubs in central london usually have entry of about £10-15, drinks small wine: £6, spirit + mixer: £6, cloakroom £3, cab (depends)
Some clubs have ladies free before 11pm but an average night out, start > finish would be about £30 minimum
Eating out...what do you like? fancy a cheeky nandos? you're looking at about £12 for a decent meal lol
A travelcard for tube/bus/tram = £130 a month
If you study in London though, get a job, waitressing gets about £7ph + tips and was enough for me to keep myself alive. Retail is about £7ph + OT and was also enough for me.
All in all, you'll have an amazing time, the city is very busy and multi-cultural, you'll meet so many people from all over and you're never too far from anything, it's a great place to study and there are a lot of discounts for students in shops, clubs and travel.
Hope this helps