How to stay financially okay in London (3 TOP TIPS):

Living in London is amazing. There are so many opportunities and such an incredible atmosphere, however it is a massive burden of cost.  Having been at uni for 3 years now (still 3 more to go…) I have a 3 TOP TIPS on how to save money living as a student in London (especially in South Kensington…so expensive)

1-Travel: Make sure you have signed up for your student oyster and linked it with your railcard to save 1/3 on travel!
https://tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/adult-discounts-and-concessions/railcards

2- Social: Make sure you sign up to the Times Student. It has saved so many of here at Imperial. You can sign up to the Times Student Scheme for £20 for the year.
For £20 for the year, students get:

-A Taste Card worth £79.99. Save money on dining out with a year’s free tastecard membership. Take your pick from thousands of great restaurants and get either 50% off your total food bill or 2-for-1 on starters, mains and desserts.

Times and Sunday times every day for a full year online and via the app. Keep up to date with current affairs!

-2 for 1 cinema tickets for 12 months

-2 for 1 entry to Merlin Attractions (including Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Madame Tussaud’s)

-Exclusive events (including a Q+As with stars such as David Beckham, Russell Crowe and free movie screenings)

-A Guaranteed FREE Gift on signing up- ranging from Nu Stationary to a Holiday.

For you students to sign up for this:  www.thetimes.co.uk/imperialstudents

3-Saving money:Put away a few quid a week, just in a piggy bank or in a savings account. It really helps. I save £5 a week aside and means I have another £260 at the end of each year- which normally helps pay for tours and trips away!

Hope this helps- living in London is super expensive but so worth it. xx

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