Students? We Understood The Assignment

  • Date Tuesday, 27 September 2022
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Kyri Vassilas

So you’ve just moved into your halls and met your new housemates, maybe even had the odd lecture (whaaaa?) now it’s time to get out there and explore the greatest city in the world. And the first London neighbourhood that should be on your list? BANKSIDE. From Borough to Blackfriars, this is the Moordale High of areas with eclectic characters, mischievous history, dramatic culture and a lunchbreak like no other with some of the best food and drink in London.  I say Borough Market. You say 🤤

From Shakespeare on the cheap to Real Greek on fleek, get down to Bankside and experience some of the best student discounts in the city.

Shakespeare’s Globe

As one of the country’s iconic performing arts venue this reconstruction of the original Globe theatre is a must see for anyone living or visiting the city.
Their performances are perfect on a student budget with £5 tickets for their standing, yard tickets. But better still they are offering buy one get one free on yard standing tickets when you use the promo code: 130975 to see any of summer season shows including The Tempest, Henry VIII and I, Joan
Or if you’re feeling fancy they are offering best available seated tickets for £20 with the promo code: 130976.  Don’t miss this chance to see these incredible shows at a great price!
Available on performances 17 Sep – 20 Oct inclusive. Subject to availability. Cannot be redeemed in conjunction with any other offers.


Caravan Bankside opened in 2016 and is definitely a firm favourite with locals and office workers! A perfect spot for a catch up with friends or a casual study session, over breakfast, lunch or dinner with good vibes all day long. Better yet their free-flowing coffee offer for £3 available Monday to Friday to keep you going for all your classes.


Wagamamma understand the past 18 months have been a tricky one for students and they want to be there to support. They are welcoming university students to bond on their benches, connect over colourful dishes and study over free green tea. From 28 February until 30 March, they are setting aside a safe space in their restaurants, especially for students, and offering a bespoke set menu at a student friendly price. Available Monday – Wednesday 3pm – 5pm only.

The Real Greek

Come back from holidays and missing that summer food? Never fear The Real Greek is here with 25% off Main Menu food for students. Enjoy a souvlaki and hummus at their river front restaurant only a stones throw from the Globe. You’ll get to enjoy all your Greek favourites like Greek salad, dolmades and even tzatziki. Yamas!

Cannot be combined with other vouchers and on-site promotions.
Discount does not apply on following menus: Lunch Menu, Filoxenia Dinner Menu, Party Menu, Drinks Menu or any set menu. One verified UNiDAYS Id per four people required. Dine-in only. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.


Need to get your ramen fix but on a student budget? Tonkotsu have you covered with any ramen and a drink from their set menu for just £10! Enjoy a ramen or summer ramen from their restaurant on the bustling Canvey street. The offer runs until November, Monday – Thursday 3pm-6pm, with valid student ID, so don’t miss out.

The Rake

If you’re a more sophisticated drinker than your fell students, check out this cosy venue right next to Borough Market with speciality draught ales and bottled beers. Students with ID and our Buzz card get 15% off on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, until 23 November.


Juggling life and being a student can be tough, Vapiano wants to make your studying days that little bit easier. You can get 20% off, every single time you visit them (oh, and when you takeaway too). All you have to do is tell one of our team that you’re a student (flash your ID) and then the 20% off fresh handmade pasta and pizza is yours to enjoy.


It’s time to get from lectures to LEON. With loads of student offers at LEON including 15% all year long, or their free fried Friday with a main meal through their Leon Club app. They have all you need from hot wraps to protein packed rice boxes. Good food means good brain power, and good brain power means less time taken doing seminar work and more time to eat food.

Bankside Gallery

If you’re looking to get inspired but have spent all your student loan, why not wander down to Bankside Gallery, home to the Royal Watercolour Society and Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Situated on the Thames Path just along from the Tate Modern, its vibrant exhibitions celebrate the very best in contemporary water-based media and original print, championing the work of both new and established artists. Open daily 11am – 6pm during exhibition times. their gallery is free and open to all, and there is no need to book your visit.

Tate Modern

Since its opening in 2000 this iconic London landmark has housed some of the greatest modern art of the world and it’s free to get in! Wander in to their awe-inspiring Turbine Hall and explore the free exhibitions and the gift shop. A must see for anyone living in London and for art and non-art lovers alike.