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Things to do at Richmond University and London this Semester 

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Richmond London chapter.

The biggest perk of studying at Richmond University is having access to all the amazing things London has to offer, especially during the fall months. Not only does Richmond University plan many exciting events throughout the semester, but there are countless things to do in London, from concerts to museums and winter holiday events.

The university is always planning fun events around London. All university events can be booked through store.richmond.ac.uk. Make sure to keep a lookout for any new events.

Some of the upcoming events are:

Wicked Theater Show – Friday, 6 October

SGA Karaoke Night – Monday, 9 October

Photographer’s Gallery: Daido Moriyama Retrospective – Friday, 6 October

BMI Film Festival – Saturday 7 October 2023

Friday the 13th Walking Tour – Friday, 13 October

Octoberfest – Saturday, 14 October

Winter Ball – TBA

Outside of the university, there are millions of things to do in London till the end of December. However, things like concerts, markets and museums are a must that you can do any time of year in London.

The ABBA Voyage, Madonna, Ed Sheeran, Fall Out Boy, and Louis Tomlinson are just a few of the concerts being held in London the rest of the year. If large stadium concerts are too expensive or not your thing, London has your back. The Dice app is an amazing place to look for smaller and cheaper concerts around London, where you can discover your new favorite artist.

There is a market in London for everyone to enjoy. Alfies Antique Market, Borough Market, Brick Lane Market, Brixton Village and Market Row, Broadway Market, Camden Market, Covent Garden Market, Greenwich Market, and Maltby Street Market will not disappoint.

London museums are world-renowned and definitely worth a visit. Most museums are either free to enter or offer student discounts. The V&A, Natural History Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, British Museum, and the Science Museum are a few of the best museums in London and always have a new exhibition on show.

There are also many special events in London that only happen once a year. October is an exciting month with events like London Month of the Dead (All of October), London Cocktail Week (12th-22nd October), MCM Comic Con (27th-29th), and Diwali on Trafalgar Square (29th October).

November is also an interesting month in London because it’s when winter holiday activities begin. November starts with Guy Fawkes Night, a uniquely British holiday on November 5th, celebrated with tons of fireworks. There will be many firework shows in London, so keep a lookout for one near you. Chiswick Business Park always has an amazing display that night.

Additionally, most Christmas markets open in mid-November. Southbank Centre, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Kingston, King’s Cross, Trafalgar Square, and London Bridge all have Christmas markets worth visiting this winter. However, the most anticipated London winter event is Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, which opens on the 17th of November. Tickets sell out fast, so make sure to get yours soon.

Getting to everything in London is impossible, so one of the best ways to make memories is to explore with friends. The most memorable nights are spontaneous.

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Jayden Cates

Richmond London '25

I am a third-year Communications: Advertising & PR student at RAUL. I am also in my third year living in London; however, I am originally from Texas. I love all things communications (social media trends, digital's effect on society, digital marketing).