Life at University isn’t all about knuckling down to hard work (ok, it is a little bit about that, but bear with us). Sometimes, a break from your studies is required, and that’s when it comes in really handy to have the delights of London right on your student accommodation doorstep.
Host Wembley is situated minutes away from Wembley Park Underground Station, which is served by both the Jubilee and the Metropolitan Lines (just 17 minutes to London Bakerloo). So, with that in mind, here are our top three things to do in or around Wembley when you want a little time off from your studies.
- When you’re studying, it’s easy to forget that some of London’s most amazing tourist attractions are also well worth visiting as a resident. Madam Tussaud’s Wax Works are just such an example. This internationally famous visitor attraction moved to its present site in Marylebone Road in 1884, and has been entertaining Londoners and visitor ever since. Where else in the world can you see the characters from Star Wars standing alongside Bollywood greats and The English Royal family?
- A few minutes walk away from your Host student accommodation lives the iconic Wembley Arena. Re-opened in 2006 following a £35 million refurbishment including a new restaurant, bars and food outlets, air conditioning, new seating, as well as an impressive new piazza complete with ‘dancing fountain’, the world-famous indoor music venue has capacity for 12,750 and has a packed programme of top entertainment throughout 2015.
- It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of London, and sometimes it’s necessary to take a little quiet time out. The Neasden Temple in Wembley provides the perfect opportunity for this. The temple, the first traditional Hindu Mandir one to be built outside of India, was constructed from two thousand tons of Italian marble and 3,000 tons of Bulgarian limestone; shipped out to India to be carved by 1000 craftsmen before being brought back to London where they were assembled like a 26,000-piece three-dimensional jigsaw. It’s a breath-taking architectural gem that has quickly become one of London’s must-see attractions. It’s open 9am to 6pm daily, and visitors from all (or no) religions are welcome.
Dress code: no revealing or short clothes.
There’s a whole lot more to Wembley than the above, of course, but we hope we’ve given you a little taste of inspiration for what your London student experience has to offer.