Top hidden locations to escape the house while social distancing

By Ben Patterson, Digby College Now that social distancing is in full swing, everyone is spending a lot more time indoors. This means that you want to make sure any time spent outside is extra special. You may not know it, but nearby, there are some areas close to Roehampton which are absolutely stunning and…

What’s in our local area? | Beyond Roehampton

Shopping View this post on Instagram Happy Friday! See our Insta story for three of the best (or should we say, two of the tastiest) reasons to visit this weekend ☀️#westfieldlondon #weekendplans A post shared by Westfield London (@westfieldlondon) on May 18, 2018 at 8:18am PDT When you need a little retail therapy, Roehampton is…

Growing Ancient Grains in the City | Growhampton

The grow-your-own movement is so much more than carrots and kale. In the leafy suburbs of south-west London students on a university campus have been busy cultivating ancient grains. In the act of re-imagining the city, youth volunteers for Growhampton, a student-led food-growing initiative for Roehampton Students’ Union (SU), show that peri-urban spaces are well-suited…

10 things to do in London this Christmas | Monica Giuliani

The most magical time of the year: Christmas! The lights are going up, the nights are getting chillier, and the smell of cinnamon, chestnuts and all things Christmassy is gracing the crisp December air. Whether this is your first festive season in London, or you are just looking for new things to do, here are…

10 hacks for public transport in London

London is an incredible city for transport with it’s endless bus routes, intricate tube system and cycle lanes on almost every road, but it’s worth knowing some of the best hacks to save you time, money and stress when travelling through London. I’ve put together a list of 10 hacks for public transport in London,…

8 day trips from London

Living in London is great, but sometimes it’s nice to escape the city and take a day out somewhere a little quieter. It’s so easy to travel by train to different cities around the country, so here are 8 of my favourite day trips to make from London! Oxford Oxford is a city West of…

10 parks to visit in London this Summer

With a heatwave scheduled to hit this week, there’s no better way to spend your free time than relaxing in one of the many parks around London. Whether you want to keep it local or head elsewhere in London, there’s something for everyone, so check out our list of 10 parks to visit in London…

What to pack for University | Freshers 2019

Planning to live on campus? It’s now time to look forward to university and prepare for the move in September. It’s surprisingly easy to forget the essentials, so we’ve come up with a list of things to pack. Clothes, shoes and hangers Deciding on which clothes to bring is possibly the most difficult part about…

21 things to do in London this summer

Sky Garden If you’re looking to go somewhere for great views of London this summer, the Sky Garden is the perfect option. Tickets are free and slots can be booked on their website. As you can imagine, it gets booked up pretty quickly, so it’s best to get on the website as soon as tickets…

Kew Gardens | Beyond Roehampton

Summer is approaching, which means you’re probably looking for things to do around London. If you’re one with nature, then this one is definitely for you! Kew Gardens, officially known as the Royal Botanic Gardens, is one of my favourite places to visit on a sunny day – and at £8, it’s just half the…

10 most Instagrammable locations in London

London is jam-packed with things to do and sights to see, from tourist musts to hidden gems. From the University of Roehampton, visiting all areas of London is made easy with public transport – our well-connected location gives you the option to hop on a bus, train or tube in minutes. While you’re out and…

How to prepare for 19/20 | Freshers

Course offers are out and the countdown has started for students across the country who will be joining us at the University of Roehampton in September. Preparation is key to success in any new situation and the jump to university is no different, which is why we have compiled a list of actions that will…