What do you think about when you think about London? Is it Samuel Johnson saying “who’s tired of London is tired of life”, or Joe Strummer singing “London calling at the top of the dial/ And after all this, won't you give me a smile”, or do you picture yourself as Hugh Grant on one of his walkabouts in About a Boy?
Where is your favourite spot? A cosy bookshop in Soho? Fabric on a Friday night? Or maybe Tate Modern’s new terrace?
What do you do to unwind in this big city? Run along Regent’s Canal? Treat yourself to a nice meal in Exmouth Market? Or visit a small museum off the beaten path?
Regardless of what your answer to the questions above might be, LIFE in London is a series of workshops, events and talks designed to inspire you to make the most of your experience in this unique city. There are group visits to museums and exhibitions, sessions dedicated to finding ways to volunteer and kick-start your career in London, workshops designed to inspire you to maximize your talents while living in this vibrant place, and plenty more.
Browsing through the countless exhibitions, plays, concerts and festivals happening in London on a daily basis can be daunting, but maybe we can show you a trick or two to find more information about events that are right for you (and also watch out for LSE LIFE’s weekly calendar, where you’ll be able to see some of the coolest events on offer every week).
No sane person could ever claim to be able to tell you everything there is to know about London, but coming along to a LIFE in London event is a great way to meet other people, get to know your (new?) city a little better and help you figure out how you can be part of this city!
Want to see the London locations where Harry Potter scences were filmed? Then come with us on a walking tour in Harry Potter's footsteps. A professional guide from Strawberry Tours will take us to the Ministry of Magic, Diagon Alley, the Leaky Cauldron, Knockturn Alley and many other locations!
Come and join us on this lunchtime trip! We will be heading to St Martin in the Fields for a concert by the Purcell School. What a great revision break!
Haven't been to the British museum yet? Fancy a break from your revision? We have the solution for you! Come and join us on this quick trip, where we will take in the Lion Hunt of Ashurbanipal, the Elgin Marbles and the Rosetta Stone before heading back to campus (although you are more than welcome to stay around to admire more artefacts!).
Come and join us if you like the idea of spending your lunch break in one of London's most iconic religious buildings, with the accompaniment of an organist performing Bach's preludes and fugues!
Even during exam season you have to remember to eat well, be social and treat yourself. We are hoping to make this a bit easier for you - sign up for our picnic in Lincoln's Inn Fields!