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Top 7 Things to do in August

Top 7 Things to do in August

by Nina Christopoulou

Every month the events guide for London gets richer and richer. August is no exception, with many exciting new things to do and see! We’ve gathered our top picks, although we do have to admit it was tough narrowing the choices down to just seven.

7. Zip Now London

How do you feel about the possibility of zooming mid-air pretty high up above London? If you are up for it, Zip Now London and its 225-meter zip line are awaiting your arrival. The views are majestic, but consider yourselves warned: this is not an activity for the faint of heart!

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6. Movies on the River

Are you a movie freak? Then we have just the experience for you! Head down to Tower Millennium Pier and welcome aboard the floating cinema of your dreams. Take a cruise while watching the famous classics of the likes of “Jaw” and “Dirty Dancing”. You still have time until mid-September!

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5. BBC Proms

BBC Proms is one of the most renowned classical music festivals, bringing us two whole months of informal concerts in collaboration with Royal Albert Hall and other venues across London. Its aim is simple – bringing classical music at affordable prices and informal settings for all to enjoy. So have a look at their schedule asap!

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4. Film4 Summer Screen

Somerset House is mesmerizing to gaze at, that’s probably why whenever it orchestrates an event people flock to it. The Film4 Summer Screen could not have been any different – but perhaps the fact that it is London’s largest outdoor screen also helps. So pick your favorite movie, bring a picnic and enjoy the summer vibes!

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3. Underbelly Festival

The Underbelly Festival has been going on for some time now, and will stick around with us until the end of September. So there is still plenty of time left to enjoy the various activities it has prepared for us: circus, theatre, cabaret, comedy and of course music among many others are all included in the festival which takes place at South Bank. Head to their website to see when the best time for you to pop in is!

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2. Ladbrokes Challenge Cup

The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup is a must-see. The Rugby League season with all its ups and downs culminates in the final battle among the country’s best two teams at Wembley Stadium. The fast-paced on-field action is bound to turn you into a rugby enthusiast in no time (August 25th!).

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1. Notting Hill Carnival

London’s famous Notting Hill carnival is back! The annual extravaganza takes place on the streets of West London each year on the last weekend of August. This year that would be on the 25-27 of August, and we suggest you make your way to the Carnival to enjoy the colorful floats and performers, the intriguing music and food stalls!

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Top Outdoor Activities in London

Top Outdoor Activities in London

by Nina Christopoulou

The sun is out, greenery abounds and all in all there is absolutely no reason for you to stay indoors. Especially given the awesome outdoor activities around London! We did some research, and here are our suggestions on the best, most exhilarating outdoor activities at the moment. Be warned, most of them require some form of physical exercise!

6. Well, obviously… SWIMMING!

The Brockwell Lido is commonly referred to as an «art deco gem». Situated in South London, it was built back in 1937 (fear not, it was renovated fully in 2007). Its poolside cafe is versatile enough to turn into a bar and restaurant as the day progresses, and trully makes your day as cool as possible. Added plus? It is budget friendly!

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5. How about those rollerblades?

If you are a beginner, fear not. Battersea Park is an incredible place to rollerblade and it is beginner-friendly too. The views along your rollerblading route are awesome, with the lake, zoo and Thames to gaze at as you pass by. There are also many free skating groups during the weekend too, if you care for some company!

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4. Kayaking anyone?

Have you heard of West Reservoir? Well, you have now! This not-very-well-known watersports center is located just off Green Lanes, on Stoke Newington, and it has many options to choose from. Whether you are up for a sailing course or would rather kayak (we know that would be our pick!), it is a great excursion and a fun filled activity.

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3. Ever tried power-kiting?

Richmond Park is a wander to roam around, but also offers so many outdoor activities to choose from. Horse-riding, fishing and many more are available, but we decided to let you know of a more extreme one: power-kiting. Not sure what it is? Well, that is when you are pulled along by a kite when sitting on a buggy, standing on a landboard or wearing inline skates. It is a thrilling experience, and guess what? There is also the winter option, when there’s enough snow!

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2. The O2 Climb

This cool 1.5-hour climbing experience is not to be missed! In case you didn’t know (and why would you?), the O2 is a 52-meter-tall structure, near North Greenwich tube station. This means that climbing all the way to the top gives you an unobstructed 360-degree view of UK’s capital. What could be more thrilling than that? Oh yes, that would be our number 1 pick…

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1. Zip Now London is on!

So here is the deal: you launch from 35 meters, and go through three 225-meter zip wires with speeds reaching up to 50 kph. The experience is one of a lifetime, the view of London extreme and overall it adds up to a total of 45 minutes. And for the cherry on top: you can choose to have the “mega drop” freefall experience! You can go ahead and guess what this one entails…

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Top Ten London Parks

Top Ten London Parks

by Nina Christopoulou

In all honesty, we think this one was a no brainer. London has so many greenspaces that picking out the Top Ten required minimum research. This list starts you off with the most well known (as if we would leave Hyde Park out of the list!) and gradually gives way to the more hidden little gems. So stay tuned and we promise, you are in for a treat!

1. Hyde Park

Open to the public since the 1600s, it is probably the most well-known area of greenery in the city, and this comes as no surprise due to its central position. From beautiful flower arrangements to the oldest boating lake around town (the Serpentine), filled with ducks, swans and many more amazing creatures, it has definitely earned its international reputation.

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2. Battersea Park

Not as well-known, but definitely one that has it all. Battersea Park has the most stunning view of Thames, an animal enclosure that you can roam around and an art gallery. With its wonderful versatility it attracts guests any time of the week, but we suggest giving it an entire day, to make the most of what this park has to offer!

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3. Hampstead Heath

This one is quite something. Spread across a dizzying 791 acres, Hampstead Heath has ponds, meadows, playing fields and really anything your heart desires. Parliament Hill boasts a superb view of London and we should also note that the area the park has been built in has incredible houses to gaze at while walking around.

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4. Richmond Park

Now this is one for a full day trip. If Hampstead Heath’s 791 acres was impressive, Richmond’s 2500 acres is jaw dropping. It has protected status as an important habitat for wildlife, and numerous things to do and see, such as King Henry’s Mound or the Isabella Plantation.

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5. Regent’s Park

Regent’s Park is famous for the festivals it hosts, but even on days where no specific event is scheduled the attractions abound. From the London Zoo, to an Open Air Theatre, rowing boat hire and tennis courts, the list is endless. A personal favorite though would be the rose gardens, which are filled with over 30 000 roses and offer for a majestic view (and a cool photo spot if we may add).

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6. Victoria Park

One of London’s favourites, Victoria Park hosts plenty of festivals including Lovebox and Field Day. This one boasts two incredible lakes, a mesmerizing statue sourced straight from Greek mythology and the Burdett-Coutts Fountain. Oh, did we forget to mention that it also has the Pavilion Café, which is the perfect spot to grab a quick bite and kick back?

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7. Greenwich Park

The park is a tourist attraction mostly due to the astounding Royal Observatory, with the Greenwich Meridian Line. In case you have no idea what that is, let us enlighten you: this one represents the prime meridian relative to which world time is calculated, and the distance to every planet on earth is measured. Impressive, huh? Well, the top of the park also boasts jaw-dropping views of London, while the park includes numerous tennis courts, the National Maritime Museum and so many more!

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8. Kensington Gardens

As you may have assumed from the name, Kensington Gardens is home to Kensington Palace but that is not all it has! From the Albert Memorial, to the Peter Pan Statue it is perfect for a weekend picnic break among your strolls in this beautiful Royal Park.

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9. Holland Park

Situated pretty close to the immensely cute Notting Hill houses, Holland Park is less known but equally beautiful as any of the rest. Its landscape is really something, there are hidden Japanese gardens inside of it and you may also spot some peacocks along the way! As if all that wasn’t enough, there is also the annual Opera Holland Park festival season throughout the summer which is worth checking out…

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10. Brockwell Park

This strip of greenery is located south of Brixton and it is wonderfully diverse and with multiple outdoor activity options. From swimming in the outside pool, to football and kite flying, it is perfect for most tastes. Its event selection is also pretty cool, with circus and concerts among the options. So if you haven’t already, head over and check it out for yourself!

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Five Most Binge-Worthy Netflix Series

Five Most Binge-Worthy Netflix Series

by Nina Christopoulou

Netflix is a personal business for most people, with their choices being based mostly on their individual love for one genre or the other. And yet there are some series that are so undeniably good, that it ultimately doesn’t matter what your preference is when it comes to plots. All that matters, is finding enough time to binge-watch the entire series. That is why we have some suggestions below in case you were looking for a little something to go along with your snack-filled fridge this weekend!

5. Mindhunter

One of the moodiest series I’ve seen lately, I felt like closing it within the first five minutes. For some reason though, you resist the urge and the show rewards you along the way. The story of how the bureau’s first behavioural unit came to be is exhilarating to watch. Following Holden Ford and Bill Tench in their attempts of expanding people’s perception of serial killers, through giving a psychologically sustainable rationale for their actions, the series managed to gain an IMDB score of 8.6 on its own merit.

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4. 13 Reasons Why

The cast may be teenagers for the most part, and yet the target audience cannot be reduced to teenagers. The show demonstrated from the get go its dedication to blunt portrayals of real life issues, mainly bullying in all its forms. When a girl commits suicide, she sends out tapes which tell her story from her own perspective, in an attempt to show how she ended up taking her own life. Seasons 1 and 2 have an entirely different build up, but remain true to their unapologetic character, captivating the audience in the process.

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3. Jessica Jones

A tormented anti-hero stars in this Marvel Netflix Original series, which is exhilarating to watch. A woman with incredible strength, who drowns her sorrows in alcohol and despises of anyone calling her a hero is forced to step up. Jessica Jones’ storyline, other than the ability to lift cars and other sort-of-heavy objects with ease, also includes struggles with regret and the individual pursuit of happiness that are relatable. The series has gone on to its second season, and it is even better than we could have imagined.

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2. Dark

The first German original series produced for Netflix, Dark is centred around the disappearance of two young children in a small German town. I will spare you the details in an attempt to keep this blog post a spoiler free one, but let’s just say that we’ve got one plot twist after the other, as the pieces of the puzzle come together and you are left in utter shock with the revelations.

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1. Money Heist

Think of movies you have seen in the past with robberies. Now think of the most exciting robbery concepts in those movies. Double them by ten and you will start to understand why you should clear out your schedule for the next two to three days. The “Professor” has designed the biggest robbery in history, attempting to print money at the Royal Mint of Spain. For the purposes of this plan, he recruits 8 people that go into the Mint and take hostages. The plot evolves from there in the most intriguing way possible.

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Top Things To Do in London This July

Top Things To Do in London This July

by Nina Christopoulou

July is turning out jam packed in events, activities and fun opportunities for Londoners. While the list of events we uncovered was too long to handle, we tried to narrow down our top picks, and make your life easier with this list:

BMW Classics

This new comer is bound to excite the crowds, with the world-class music presented in “one of the world’s most iconic public spaces”, as the London Symphony Orchestra site itself states. In case you were wondering, yes that would be Trafalgar Square! The open-air concert is free, and Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra are bound to take your breath away on Sunday, July 1st.

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Pride in London

The Festival takes place starting June, yet the Parade is considered its peak and it is definitely worth a visit. On July 7th prepare for an incredible parade through central London, which comes together in Trafalgar Square with a series of performances that should not be missed. Join the crowds and celebrate London’s LGBT+ community in the most enjoyable way possible this July!

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Lovebox

Gunnersbury Park welcomes grime, electro, soul, R&B and more sounds at the two day musical celebrations. Groove Amanda founded the festival 16 years ago, and by now it has built a reputation for itself, as evident by the headlining acts featuring Childish Gambino, Diplo, Wu-Tang Clan and more. With festival stalls covering you in glitter and vintage markets, this festival has it all! So save the date(s) – you know what to do July 13th & 14th!

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Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships

The annual tennis match is one of the biggest sporting events of the year, not to be missed! One of four annual Grand Slam tennis events globally, Wimbledon attracts over half a million visitors and for good reason. So hurry up and book your tickets asap, the championships will be held only until July 15th!

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Summer Streets

Prep yourself for a traffic free Regent Street this July! During four Sundays this month, the central shopping spot will be rid of cars from Oxford Circus all the way down to Piccadilly Circus. It will offer its guests a festival-like vibe, as the stores are fiercely preparing for the event! (July 1, 8, 15 and 22)

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London National Park City Week

This city has so many oasis of greenery, it was bound to schedule some sort of celebration of its parks. In its aim of becoming the world’s first National Park City in 2019, London will work towards promoting the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the green spaces around the city during a fun-packed week!

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RAF100

The Royal Air Force is celebrating 100 years since its formation, and London has a multitude of celebrations in store to commemorate the event. From Foundation Day at the RAF Museum, to a Family Spitfire Run, the events organised are versatile and perfect for all ages and interests! Our recommendation for July is the Aircraft Tour at Horse Guards Parade, on July 6-9.

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Top Coffee Spots in London Vol. I

Top Coffee Spots in London Vol. I

by Nina Christopoulou

Coffee is an essential start (and continuation if I may add), to the day for students and professionals alike. In the abundance of offerings that London has, coffee spots could not be the exception. We gathered the best coffee spots around town so you know which ones are a must-visit for coffee aficionados.

1. Kaffeine

Fitzrovia is a go-to place for cute coffee shops, but Kaffeine definitely takes the lead with its innovative approach of bringing global coffee roasters to the centre of London and its emphasis on the unique blends it has to offer. The breakfast and lunch menu made from seasonal ingredients compliments the incredible coffee, whereas the cute interior and polite staff simply enhance the experience.

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2. Brooklyn

The unique, minimal and clean aesthetic of Brooklyn coffee is inspired by none other than the Brooklyn area of NY. Owners Bryan and Reina have managed to create a small oasis amidst generally similar coffee shop designs. With their Caravan beans (famous for their quality around London) they have been able to create a cold brew that has spread through word-of-mouth as quite excellent.

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3. Carpo

Carpo does not initially seem like a coffee spot, with its immense selection of fresh roasted nuts and dried fruits taking the lead at first glance. The varied selection of coffee beans, however, and its Freddo Espresso made by Greek standards have rendered it a hotspot for coffee connoisseurs around the city. Carpo Knightsbridge, the newest addition to the chain, has an interior design worth checking out.

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4. Caravan

Caravan is a three in one combo, as it is a cafe, roasters and restaurant all at the same time. Its brunch menu is exquisite, while an added plus is their use of compostable takeaway cups and straws. Famed for its coffee, it is definitely a must visit!

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5. Attendant

I will have to state that, other than the use of Caravan beans and the committed barista who always pays attention to detail, this coffee spot makes the list for its interior as well. Situated since January 2013 in a late-nineteenth century gents’ toilet, it is most definitely an innovative concept. The urinals are even placed in the sitting space. Feel free to pay a visit and see how many jokes you can come up with while sipping your coffee!

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6. Dark Habit Coffee

In a generally coffee “uninspired” area of London, Dark Habit is cute, interesting and serves incredible coffee. For the most part dedicated to Workshop coffee beans, it tends to extend its selection to other beans from all over the UK. Care to try it out?

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7. Coffee Island

At a quiet spot among Covent Garden and Leicester Square, Coffee Island is the London location for one of the most renowned Greek coffee chains. Its dedication to bringing you the strong taste and scent of high quality coffee has made it a favourite among those who have tried it. If you had to choose one coffee to taste, though, that would have to be their Freddos – Espresso or Cappuccino, you can not go wrong!

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8. Ozone Coffee Roasters

The different brewing methods that Ozone sports mean that their single origin coffees are elevated depending on your pick – Aeropress, Syphon or other. It also doubles as a store for the coffee connoisseur who would like to make one of the many coffee kits their own.

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9. Catalyst

This Scandi-style spot is everything you didn’t know you were looking for. The food is good, which is a plus, the cocktail list is sufficient – given the shop’s overall façade – but the coffee is the main focus. The roaster in the basement and the coffee gadgets on display hint to the quality of the coffee served, while the relaxing environment with minimal design makes you feel like you will visit the place over and over in the future.

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10. Department of Coffee and Social Affairs

Truth is, the place had me the moment I heard the name. Because if you have put so much imagination into the name of your shop, then chances are the shop itself will be great. And truth is, DCSA is pretty awesome. The interior is fun with the red brick details making it stand out from the crowd, and the staff are always polite as can be. As for the coffee… well it is great, and so are the cute foam decorations that it always comes with.

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Top 9 Ice-Cream Spots in London

Top 9 Ice-Cream Spots in London

by Nina Christopoulou

As the sun makes more and more appearances in the otherwise gloomy British capital, we could not help ourselves but put together a post about the most essential summer treat: ice-cream. And London has so much to offer when it comes to gelato! Our 9 favourite ice-cream spots around the city are officially here:

Gelupo

The fresh mint stracciatella is rightfully considered a top pick, in this beautiful ice-cream parlour. Its reputation has made it a household name among foodies around the city and for good reason!

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La Gelateria

The name is a hint for the traditional Italian taste that awaits you. It has managed to gather an amazing collection of foodie awards, and would you like to know the best part? Everything is made on site daily! Drop by the Covent Garden branch to see the ice cream in the making and prepare yourselves for the treat that is ahead of you.

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Amorino

The flavours are mostly classic, but the presentation has a twist: the ice cream is placed in the cone in the shape of flower petals. Photogenic, tasty and refreshing all in one. What more could one ask for?

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Ruby Violet

An attraction in both its locations (Tufnell Park and King’s Cross that is), the ethically sourced ingredients, free-range eggs and organic milk that they use equal to pureness in every bite (or lick, in this case). The word-of-mouth recommendations have rendered Ruby Violet a favourite for Londoners.

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Yorica

Allergen-free and vegan ice-cream and shake choices are what you will find at Yorica. Its selection is mouth-watering and the environment cute as can be, with locations in Notting Hill and Wardour Street.
The ice-creams are pretty picture-perfect too!

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Udderlicious

You see the shop and simply want to go in, before you even realise that it is one of the best ice-cream shops in the city! What’s more, the couple which opened it (coincidentally called Raj and Raj) hold an ongoing competition for flavour of the month picked out by customers. Would you like to guess the prize? Ice-cream on the house for an entire month!

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Milk Train

The stuff dreams are made of: Milk Train’s candy floss cone is not primarily Instagrammable, it is more importantly like bites of heaven melting in your mouth. The photos, as impressive as they may be, do not do justice to the ice-cream itself!

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Chin Chin Dessert Club

The traditional flavours are always nice when it comes to ice-cream, but about something a little more extreme? Halva black tahini or coffee with olive oil for example… As extreme as they may sound Chin Chin Dessert Club serves them alongside all time classics such as burnt butter caramel. Whatever the choice, you will not regret trying this spot out!

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Soft Serve Society

This list has been a challenge to create not only because I am an ice-cream lover myself, but mainly because in order to do a countdown you have to have a favourite. Tough choice when London has so many gelato options at your disposal. I would have to admit, however, that Soft Serve Society is a personal favourite: the charcoal and coconut flavour is unique as it is delicious, while the selection of sundaes is mind blowing. Definitely a must!

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Top 5 student apps you need in your life

Top 5 student apps you need in your life

by Nina Christopoulou

For better or for worse, we live in an era where our phones are an extension of our existence, and we rely on our apps for all sorts of everyday tasks. So it makes sense that there would be apps specifically tailored to combat some of the greatest problems that students face. Let’s take a closer look at them:

1. Student Beans

Discount hunting is an essential aspect of the “being on a budget” mentality that most of us around the globe adopt. Student Beans makes bargain hunting easier than anyone could have imagined – railcards, clothing, food, you name it – Student Beans has a discount on it!

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2. Student Chef

The name is pretty clear in itself, but in case you are still wondering: Student Chef is an app that has quick, cheap and delicious recipes. Their layout is convenient, as it lets you know on the top of each recipe the time you will need, the level of difficulty and the cost in pounds as well. The perfect end to those long stays at the supermarket, trying to pick out your supplies for the week!

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3. UNiDAYS

From technology, food, stationary to most brands a student will want UNiDAYS has it all! The perfect app for a student’s phone, you will soon find out that it is the one that you open almost as often as your social media accounts.

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4. The Trainline

Commuting made easy. No need to be at the station to find out timetables, buy tickets and frantically search for the platform you need to be in ASAP. The Trainline lets you do everything online – all you need to do then is show up!

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5. The Wetherspoons App

Remember that feeling when your friend leaves the table to order your drinks, and you search for your phone so you can pretend you are busy until they come back? The Wetherspoons app put a stop to those uncomfortable settings by bringing your food and drinks to you. It can even remember your last order, so you don’t forget somebody’s drink when buying rounds!

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7 Tips on Finding a Summer Internship in London

7 Tips on Finding a Summer Internship in London

by Nina Christopoulou

Student life has its ups and downs, but one thing is for sure: it doesn’t last forever! While London has plenty of job opportunities, securing an internship during summer is the preferred way to go in terms of entering the UK job market and gaining some valued UK experience for your following endeavours. So, let’s have a look at the top tips to find a summer internship in the UK:

1. Oh, the Internet!

And by “Oh, the Internet!” I mean the top portals to hunt for internships. They are a good place to start your search and will definitely inspire you to think outside the box when it comes to potential employers. The must-know are:
targetjobs.co.uk/internships
ratemyplacement.co.uk/internships
studentjob.co.uk/internship

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2. Cover Letters matter

Most applications in the UK require a cover letter accompanying your CV. Unfortunately, writing one is a lengthy process and a tricky one at that. If you want to amp your chances at landing an interview, carefully look through the job description and do some research into the company you are applying for. A set-template for a cover letter won’t do, you will need to tailor the content to each application.

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3. Sell your skills

Experience, or lack thereof is not of central importance to internship applications. But what does matter, is how you present it. Always think in terms of applicable skills when doing either your CV or the cover letter – knowing another language is a communicational skill that services inter-cultural communication. Having done a semester abroad entails adaptability to diverse and challenging environments. So try to make the most out of what you’ve got!

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4. Use those alumni portals

Normal search methods are good, but if you want to go for “great”, you will need to go the extra mile. Universities have alumni portals which help you get in touch with your uni’s former students who are now professionals and potentially professionals in your area of interest. Hunting them down on alumni portals and making a LinkedIn connection or sending them a friendly message is always a good way to unearth potential positions that have not opened up yet.

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5. Start your search early

The UK market is time-sensitive when it comes to graduate schemes, summer internships and the lot. So starting your search as early as possible could make all the difference – if you are a last minute type of person there is a good chance that by the time you start working on those applications you will have much less opportunities to apply for.

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6. Do your homework

Gotten that sought-after interview you wanted? Great, but your work doesn’t stop there. Before going to meet your interviewer, it is important to do your homework both in the industry and in the company. Important things to be aware of are the company’s strong and weak points, their greatest competitors, their overall mentality and obviously the industry’s landscape.

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7. Get feedback

Feedback is key to improving both your existing process as well as landing an actual job faster when it comes down to it. It is great to get as much feedback as you can during your search for an internship: friends, professors, your uni’s career advisors, even potential interviewers can give you feedback on what it is that you can improve when it comes to your demeanour, CV or Cover Letter.

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Top 7 Things To Do In London This June

Top 7 Things To Do In London This June

by Nina Christopoulou

Excited for your monthly update as per usual? Tune in to get the best options for June’s events, because we took our time gathering them for you!

7. Hampton Court Palace Festival

The sun is up in London and an open air festival is the perfect opportunity to soak up the rays before they disappear again! From Lionel Richie to Tom Jones, simple picnics to waterside gazebos, this festival has it all. Plus you have time to enjoy it – from June 5th until the 23rd!

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6. Taste of London

Regent’s Park will gather 40 up and coming eateries to create the must of the season! A restaurant festival which will host great names such as El Pastor, Barrafina and Salon is set for June 13th to the 17th, and it sounds promising to say the least!

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5. West End Live

Improvising their way to the most central square (yes, yes, that would be Trafalgar) of London, West End musical casts are preparing to mesmerise you. All time classics, new sets and more are in the works for musical theatre fans. Beware the spectacle runs for 2 days only, so make sure to save the date(s) – June 16 & 17.

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4. Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

This annual celebration of Chinese culture is definitely a sight for sore eyes. Dozens of Dragon boats will be racing on the Thames on Sunday, June 3rd. But the show does not stop on the water – lots of Chinese festivities will take place on land as well, from street food to traditional lion dancing. Sounds like a Sunday well
spent, doesn’t it?

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3. Open Garden Squares Weekend

This is an all inclusive event, as more than 200 gardens across London unlock their usually constrained gates to show their beauty to the world! The weekend 9-10 of June is your chance to explore squares and roof terraces you haven’t been able to sneak into before!

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2. The Halo installation

Mirrors, light and the impression of a halo will attract you to Somerset House this June. From June 8th head over to the extravagant building to see the impressive show and the accompanying exhibition, dedicated to Britain’s independent magazine.

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1. The Queen’s Birthday Parade

There is nothing more traditional in Britain than its royals. So it is expected that London goes all out on the Queen’s Birthday (June 9th, in case you weren’t aware!). “Trooping the Colour” as the Queen’s Official Birthday Parade is called is the experience of a lifetime – so put a note in your calendar asap.

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