Make your home south of the river with its rich cultural mix, quiet suburban streets and bountiful green space
Be at university in no time with tube stations, the overground and buses scattered through the south, easily connecting you to the rest of London. At the end of the day come home to leafy neighbourhoods where you’re never far from a park, pool or common if you want to get some fresh air.
Cross the River Thames on Chelsea Bridge Road and take in the views of the very imposing, iconic Battersea Power Station. Take a walk around the boating lake in Battersea Park or find a quiet spot to lie on the grass and read. You can grab a bus from the park that’ll take you to Clapham where you can do a spot of shopping in the Old Town boutiques or have a coffee on Northcote Road in Lavender Hill before hitting the weekend market to pick up some flowers or a print for your room.
When it’s time for lunch you’re spoilt for choice as south London’s home to people from so many ethnic backgrounds. Enjoy Turkish, Greek and Portuguese treats whenever you fancy. Pick up a snack to eat on your way out. Watch a film at the arthouse cinema in Clapham, pick from the busy bars and pubs, or see a concert at Brixton Academy. You won’t need to cross the river to find a great night out.
When you want to get your mind back on the books you can pick up supplies from the largest art shop in the south, Cowling and Wilcox, or head to the stunning Carnegie Library to listen to a book reading. If you want to live somewhere quiet where you can focus on your studies but still be close to central London then head south of the river to find your home.