Visit museums, galleries and free exhibitions
There are a ton of incredible free monuments and attractions in London that you can see without spending any money. These include various renowned museums and galleries including the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, the Natural History Museum and more. You will also find these attractions to be great learning experiences as they can provide intriguing information depending on your interests.
If you are on the Strand you can find both the National Portrait Gallery and the British Museum close by and free to visitors. From Strand Campus, all you need to do is head towards Holborn for a short walk to discover the British Museum and for the National Portrait Gallery just walk down to Trafalgar Square (don't forget to also stop by the Christmas Market!)
If you are at Waterloo or Guy's Campuses, why not walk to the Tate Modern where you can explore modern and contemporary art from around the world.
Southbank Centre Wintertime Festival
Even on a chilly, gloomy day, the Southbank Centre is one of London's most magnificent locations and their free Wintertime Festival is the place to go for lovely Christmas decorations and riverbank bars serving cosy winter drinks.
The Southbank Centre is just a short walk from our Waterloo Campus, so get dressed up and head to the river where there are chalets selling crafts and winter treats as well as live entertainment all through the holiday season.
Check out London’s best 10 Christmas markets offering good food, clothing and gifts along with great craftsmanship on items from all over the world. You can also visit Trafalgar Square market and hear Christmas carols that will fill the air with cheer as they ring out across London.
Visit beautiful parks around the city
Here is a list of best winter walks in London for a stroll and to reconnect with nature. Open areas like Primrose Hill and Hampstead Heath are always popular amongst students for picnics and get-togethers due to great views of the city.
Brave the cold and go ice skating
Why not enjoy and celebrate the winter season by going ice skating? Check out this list of some of the best locations to ice skate this winter, including both indoor and outdoor rinks, and make sure to check for discounted tickets for students.