It’s safe to say that nightlife is a major contributor to your time as a student. The saying that university is the ‘best time of your life’ doesn’t stem only from your studies. University students, past and present, are known to talk about the many night outs shared with friends as one way to break up the stress of deadlines. London by day is a buzzing city, so there is sure to be a bigger buzz by night, with the endless selection of bars and clubs on offer. You might be of the view that London is full of over-priced cocktail bars and exclusive night clubs, but Send My Bag shares cheap and cheerful finds for students in this blog.
Roxy in Fitzrovia
A booming basement bar with a happy hour menu and changing club nights running all 6 days of the week that they are open. On the happy hour menu, you have a choice of ½ price on bottles of wine and cocktail pitchers, or 2-4-1 cocktails. The club nights cater to a mixture of music tastes, including pop, house, indie, rock, and hip-hop. They start from around 10:30 pm and finish around 3:30 am, which leaves loads of time for dancing to the music. Students get reduced entry to all their club nights with an NUS card.
Roadhouse in Covent Garden
Covent Garden is known for being a high-quality location with high-prices to match, but this bar doesn’t forget about the students coming from its surrounding universities, like King’s College and London School of Economics. The American-style bar with arcade games and live music offers student discounts upon presentation of ID. These include, but aren’t exclusive to, free entry on Thursday, £3 beers, and £5 for a spirit and mixer. It is ideal if you want something different to your typical club night, as, across the 7 nights a week that they are open, they host things like lip-sync battles, rockaoke, and live electric-style bands. 2-4-1 cocktails run on each of these nights.
Piccadilly Institute in Piccadilly Circus
‘London’s craziest place to party’, this central club distinguishes itself through its seven themed rooms. You can experience the mystery of its dark room, look out over Piccadilly Circus in its weird but wonderful Alice in Wonderland featured room, and relish in the tranquillity of an indoor garden. They have a weekly student night called ‘Bad Decisions’ that attracts over 1000 students, which could be to do with the cracking cheap drinks menu on offer. You can get £3.75 double vodka mixers and other spirts with mixers for £3. They also have a happy hour every day from 5-9pm with 50% off everything.
Le Fez in Putney
A French-chic-inspired club bringing boisterous entertainment, drinks, and a setting to match, every night of the week. They have happy hour every night, and you can enjoy their extravagant House Classic cocktails for under £10. Or, if you’re out on a GNO, then you and all the girls can split the cost and share a martini tree! What’s even better is that you can have a singing waitress bring it to your very own floral birdcage seating area. Every Wednesday, they host a weekly student night exclusively for Roehampton University students. Transport is arranged by the university, so this is a night out without the hassle, but with all the fun to help beat those hump-day blues.
Maybe you’re looking for something less boisterous and boozy, for when you want a break from university but without the party atmosphere. You may want to have a simple coffee and catch up with your friends or get some tasty food for a study refuel. Send My Bag have also put together a blog on cool coffee spots and the cheapest food finds in London.
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