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The best places for student discounts around campus

Nadezhda Yaneva
Second-year International Relations & Affiars student

07 September 2021

London may be known as an expensive city to live in, but one of the perks of being a student is that your student ID card gives you access to a range of discounts. This guide will walk you through some of the places where you can get great student offers for cultural sights, entertainment, and food on and around campus.

King’s Moves

Join King’s Moves and earn points for being active and discover amazing offers. Rewards include a hot drink or snack from King’s Food, Kings Sport merchandise and many other discounts for a variety of shops.

Somerset House

Take your mind off your studies by heading to Somerset House and immersing yourself in art and culture. You can find a range of contemporary exhibitions and interesting events. Even though most exhibitions are free of charge, students do get discounts for some of the ticketed events and programmes, so keep an eye out on their website.

Somerset House Winter
Somerset House, which hosts an ice rink every winter

British Film Institute (BFI) Southbank

BFI Southbank is another great place where you can spend some time relaxing after a busy day on campus. Whether you are a fan of classic or contemporary films, the BFI Southbank has got you covered. Anyone aged 16-25 can sign up to their 25 & Under scheme and enjoy £3 tickets for any film or event.

London Eye

The London Eye is just a quick walk across Waterloo Bridge and a must-visit attraction with some of London’s most iconic views featuring Big Ben and Westminster. With your student ID card, you can get a discounted ticket for just £4.50. My top tip is to avoid busy periods to get the best experience of your ride.

The London Eye offers great views over the city

Ping Pong Southbank

Spend a lovely afternoon trying some of the best Asian cuisine in London. Situated in the centre of Southbank, Ping Pong offers a huge selection of handmade dumplings, buns and dim sum. What’s even better is that you can get 15% off with your student ID card.

Bella Italia Strand

For all Italian food lovers, Bella Italia is the place to be. From Sunday to Thursday students can enjoy a big variety of delicious pasta dishes, pizzas, amazing desserts and many more menu items with a 30% discount.

To discover more student discounts for both online and in-store purchases sign up to UNiDAYS and Student Beans, and make sure to follow King’s Money Mentors on Instagram who often spotlight student discounts.

My number one tip is to always have your student ID card with you, and don’t be shy to ask for student discounts as you never know what hidden bargains you may find.