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Welcome to London

Some useful links if you're new to the city!


In this online talk, we ran through our personal knowledge of London. It’s a big city… and after many years we’re still getting to grips with it!

In summary, we’ve got a lot of links for you... so here we go:



Citymapper is a great app. 

It’s 2020, so wear a mask and sanitise. Please follow the Gov rules.

Always get a licenced taxi. 

Cycling is awesome, make sure you’re safe, know the road rules and get your bike checked by a bike shop or you'll find Dr Bike free surgeries around the city occasionally. 

Railcards save you money on trains

Student Oyster saves you money on weekly/ monthly tube and bus passes



Our Noticeboard has some adds and below are some more links.



Facebook has an unofficial RCA group



There are some very nice libraries in London and we recommend visiting them (Covid-19 permitting).

The British library 

Sconul membership gives you access to lots of libraries



We have some sporty societies!

Football | Freewheelers | Soma: Body-Centred Design | Street Dance | Walkative

There are 3000 parks in London, this is where you’ll find people working out!

Gyms, pools and local leisure centres should do discounts for students. We (personally) recommend local leisure centres.



Please put your mental and physical health above everything.

NHS is a great service that we’re (as you probably know) very proud of... do use it! 

111 - call this number if you have an urgent medical problem and you're not sure what to do and/or you have Covid-19 symptoms. It's free to call.

999 - call this if there is an emergency, you will be put through to the police, fire department and/or ambulance service. It's free to call

Doctors - register with a GP

Walk-in clinics are also available for medical needs.

Register for a dentist

Sexual Health London provides free and discreet home STI testing. 



Totum gets you money off things. Worth getting a card!

London Graphic Centre have a discount week from the 26 Oct!

Most supermarkets have a ‘meal deal’ so you can get grab-n-go lunch for cheaper as part of a package. 

Most places have a student membership and/or discount so it’s always worth asking or double-checking or asking if there's a discount. 



We post jobs on our Noticeboard

Get a National Insurance Number

And you might want to have a look at these.

Arts Jobs

Pay Interns




Exhibitions  & resources

See Saw app is pretty good

Time Out will give you a good idea of what’s on. 

Lux does a weekly newsletter with moving image events

Further info & Social links




Facebook group for new students

Student Handbook