5 popular recreational activities for college students in London 

Walking over the 02

In a city like London, it can be difficult to step away from working or studying and just relax.

Aside from venturing around the city pubs, trekking to one of the endless museums or maybe doing some touristy things that surprisingly always turn out to be so much fun, there is actually a lot to do in London if you are looking for something a little different.

Climb the o2

From the Olympic Park, Greenwich, Canary Wharf and beyond, views from the top of the o2 span for up to 15 miles on a clear day. With daytime and sunset walks available, you can opt for a Climb and Dine option, pairing your climb with a meal from one of the many bars and restaurants beneath the famous dome. With great shopping also available at the arena, you can also commentate on a football match, umpire a cricket match or race in a Formula One simulator.

Flip Out

From Oxygen Freejumping to Jumping Giants, London has a variety of places where you can get your bounce on. Flip Out has a couple of venues across the capital, with the one in east London being housed in a £3 million development. With trampolines adorning the floors and even the walls, Flip Out features a 30ft slide to truly release your inner child. Offering foam pits, ball pools, balancing beams, cyber towers, climbing walls, dodgeball and a laser maze there is something for everyone.

Putt ‘em Up

Similar to their love for bouncing, Londoners just seem to love a game of golf. Whilst rolling green-hilled courses might not be possible in the capital, there is an array of indoor golf clubs in London, which incorporate food and drink with the classic sport. Junkyard Golf Club provides putters with a neon course, constructed from recycled and pre-loved materials.

The nine-hole course offers up tropical bathtubs and circus freaks with great music and lots of yummy food to keep your strength up. Whether you are coming from a serviced office in Marylebone, coming directly from a lecture at UCL, or just plainly coworking in London, all of the novelty golf clubs are popular with the after-work crowd, so be sure to book in advance.

Power Kiting

From fishing to horse riding, London’s largest royal park has lots of fun ways to keep active. Perhaps one of the more unusual is power kiting. In Richmond Park, you can mount a landboard, don some skates or sit in a buggy and get pulled along by a huge kite.

From taster sessions to try it out, to advance snow kiting, weather permitting it is definitely an adrenaline-fueled way to spend a few hours. If extreme sports are not really up your street, still head to the park because it is a beautiful place for a walk, a bike ride or even a picnic, just be careful of the wild deer that roam free around the park as they might want to say hello.