Art, culture and the City collide in a thrillingly diverse area. Here you shop, eat and socialise on the cutting edge
Where better to be an international student than one of the most varied, international and energetic areas in London? Perched between hipster paradise Shoreditch, the markets of the East End and the glittering skyscrapers of the Square Mile, you’ll have everything at your fingertips in this perfect microcosm of the city.
On a daily basis, you can almost travel through time as you explore the different sights and sounds of Spitalfields. Head back to Victorian London with a visit to a Cockney street market, then experience post-war London in a traditional fish and chip shop.
Dive into 60s bohemia in one of the area’s many vintage clothing shops, or bring yourself bang up to date with an artisan coffee and a visit to one of the Truman Brewery’s many art exhibitions. You can even explore the future among the space age buildings that line Bishopsgate.
All that time travelling can give you an appetite, and luckily you’ll be in one of the most exciting places in the UK to grab a bite. From chic Shoreditch restaurants to street food stalls, you can enjoy a different country’s cuisine every week of the year.
With several universities within walking distance and the rest a short tube ride away, you’ll be well-connected and able to zip across town at a moment’s notice. Incredible London sights like Tower Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral are just round the corner. You can hop on a bus and in a few minutes be enjoying the thrills and spills of party Dalston, or mixing with the gentrified fashionistas of London Fields and Broadway Market. It’s all there for you in Spitalfields.