#2 Get out while you can
It may sound counterintuitive, but get out of the city. Especially in the beginning when most people don’t plan weekend getaways, day trips around England have been one of my favorite experiences thus far. It’s cool to see the less touristy places and to explore more than just the city. Make sure to hike the Seven Sisters, which are some of England’s coastal white cliffs just outside of the town of Seaford. Day trips are a great change of pace from the hustle and bustle of London life. It has allowed me to see the beautiful English countryside.
#3 So many places to eat, so little time
Orsini’s is a great place for lunch because it is right by Fischer Hall. I usually go there to pick up a sandwich and head to a park to eat. The food is great and the workers are awesome. The Eagle and Child in Oxford is fun because of its history - CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien used to hang out there!
#6 Irish bars are not the only option for a night out in London
Go to Roadhouse for karaoke on Wednesdays. It's always fun, with a live band! If you want a quieter evening, Gordon’s Wine Bar is great. It’s not a traditional bar, but a cool place to hang out with friends, enjoy some wine, cheese and bread.
#7 Theater is life
If you have any interest in theater at all, take advantage of the amazing shows you can see in London. Compared to tickets in the U.S., the shows are super cheap and there’s so many to see that there really is something for everyone. You can get some of the cheapest tickets in Leicester Square for shows that day or the next.