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Author: Farhan Shah
Itís the dawn of another day in the busy metropolitan city of London and with it arises a host of new experiences and activities for you to look forward to. This is very interesting if you are a student, because if you are a student in London it means, you have a variety of activities and experiences to choose from, In most of cases the choices available overwhelmed on each other according to the time.

London is a unique location in-sense that it is so diverse and large, it offers a variety of experiences and activities to choose from that you could live your entire life here and still not know all the secrets on offer in Europeís largest city. However it is having this multitude of choices available that also makes life in London interesting to the student as it is possible to sculpt your lifestyle according to the way you choose to but at the same time have a wide range of alternatives to select from.

Transport is one of the main factor to make life easy in London, and oneof the most fastest way of travel is "LONDON UNDERGROUND SERVICES" if anybody talk about the life of London so, can't forget the underground tube. Because, these are playing a vital role in the life of a Londoner's life and specially its very useful for student's life. Let me say its a beauty of London but, its very expensive as well. Beside of these, several cheapest alternatives also available in city of london like one of the cheapest would be using a motor bike or Barclay Cycle.
However, it is also important to keep in mind that in London' traffic cycling may not be your best way to get far and specially if you are not very confident in cycling. Travelling in London can be hectic, frustrating and confusing, but knowing how the transport system works will save a lot of hassle. While London boasts of the oldest metro system in the world it is usually the quickest form to travel from A to B. If you are a regular user of public transport then the use of a 18+ Student Oyster Card is definitely advisable because, it gives you discounts but can also be used as a normal Oyster card.(An Oyster Card is generally the cheapest way to make journeys in London and is an alternative to paper tickets.)

Accommodation is another important aspect that has to be considered when living in London. Certain universities have intercollegiate halls where students from their colleges and institutes can live in, so it is important for a student to find out if such accommodation is available from their campus. An advantage in favour of living in halls is that you get to meet and make alot of friends and get to gather and enjoy the London's life and full flavour of living as a student.
However, if you canít get accommodation in halls or university's/colleges accommodation then it is always possible to find a flat in local residential areas so that you can share it with flat-mates and it is very cheapest way to live in London.

Another advantage in favour of life in London is when you consider shopping as a student on a budget is not as hard as it sounds. There are usually many food markets in local areas where you can get cheap vegetables, fruit and household products. There are also many supermarkets chains such as Tesco, Morrisons or Asda which offer competitive prices for their products. In terms of clothing it is not difficult to find a lot of variety and bargains in offer on very famous Oxford Street but in terms of price M&S, H&M, Peacocks, Primark, Tk Maxx and Matalan are the cheapest Markets. Beside of that you can avail very big offers on different festivals in which one of the biggest occasion is Christmas.

Jobs for students in London are not very difficult to get, there are different types of jobs for students. For example part time jobs, in summer jobs or holiday jobs and different events jobs or festivals jobs. It is possible to find all types of part time, temporary and summer work in London as one might expect. However many of the best holiday jobs or part time jobs available for students come from the catering/hospitality sector or promotions and sales or customer assistance.

London is a great place which offers you a great deal of choices as a student and give you chance to start better and professional life. It is important to make the choices that you feel most comfortable and more importantly. overall its my experience here i enjoy very much and making life better and offer you to come here and get the fruit of life. any way have a great time while doing so.


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