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Life at University isn’t all about knuckling down to hard work (ok, it is a little bit about that, but bear with us).  Sometimes, a break from your studies is required, and that’s when it comes in really handy to have the delights of London right on your student accommodation doorstep.

The Hive is situated right in the heart of cool London, with Shoreditch, Old Street and Brick lane just moments away.  So, with that in mind, here are our top three things to do in Bethnal Green when you want a little time off from your studies.

  1. 120 years ago, Bethnal Green was a very different place. Neighbouring Whitechapel was the haunt of notorious serial killer, Jack the Ripper, and buildings today that house quirky and cool pubs, cafes, and boutique shops, might once have been frequented by this infamous London resident.  Relive the horror of yesteryear (and learn the fascinating history of Victorian London) with Jack the Ripper tours, which are held daily.  If you dare…
  2. Looking to experience London from a slightly more… modern… perspective? Things don’t come more contemporary than ever trendy Shoreditch, located just a few minutes walk from The Hive student accommodation.The evolutionary home of the London hipster, Shoreditch is famous for great coffee, cool cocktails, and amazing street art, as well as the newly redeveloped Old Spitalfields Market, where you’ll find boutique shops sitting side by side with big brand eateries, live events and gigs, and delicious street food stop offs.
  1. You can’t be a student living in Bethnal Green without at least hearing about the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. Timeout Magazine describes this London oddity as “A must see on the night life map” and the venue is an ever popular destination for students and locals alike.  Once seen, never forgotten!

There’s a whole lot more to Bethnal Green than the above, of course (we haven’t even started on Brick Lane), but we hope we’ve given you a little taste of inspiration for what your London student experience has to offer.