Wood Green: Accommodation on a BudgetBy Optivo
Studying in North London this year? Here’s the lowdown on Wood Green — home to Optivo’s brilliant student accommodation and an area with fantastic transport links to Central London and major universities and sights for more budgeting eyes.
Many students that choose to study in London may be worried about the surrounding area and how much their daily outgoings will be. Wood Green is the perfect location for those studying on a budget. Here’s why you should consider Wood Green Hall as your student home for your time at university.
Central, but Cheaper
Central London is twenty minutes away on the Piccadilly Line. You can stop off at the lively Leicester Square and watch street performers and walk into Covent Garden to explore the market. Alternatively, you could alight at King’s Cross St. Pancreas and see the rest of the city.
There are numerous benefits to living outside of central London. If you are looking to stay in the city for a short amount of time and don’t want to splurge all your cash, there are alternative accommodation options to hotels, sleeping on your friend’s uncomfortable armchair and booking an apartment light years away. Private halls mean you won’t have to pay the extortionate prices in Central London, but still have the amenities, part-time and future job opportunities and way of life that the main part of the city offers. Student accommodation is a lot cheaper and so is everyday life when you start to drift away from London’s centre.
Evenings and Late Nights
Wood Green is home to a large shopping centre with a cinema, numerous restaurants and hundreds of shops — all that money you’ve saved from cheaper accommodation can be used for a wardrobe overhaul. When you’re feeling like having a night out, there are restaurants and bars embellishing the local area. However, if you feel like indulging in London’s hectic lifestyle, night buses and the tube can take you to the many nightclubs in the centre of the city. The area caters for everyone, with excellent Greek restaurants to fantastic Turkish eateries. If you’re travelling far to study in London, you will feel right at home in Wood Green’s multicultural neighbourhood.
Music and Green Spaces
If culture and music are more your melody, Alexandra Palace is located between Wood Green and Muswell Hill. The venue houses galleries, a library and a concert hall, with music artists playing there regularly. You can get there by bus or if you’ve got time to spare, it’s only an eighteen-minute walk from Wood Green station.
Wood Green is also near to a lot of beautiful parks including Alexandra, Trent and Lee Valley Park. Alexandra Park is the closest to the station and is perfect for morning jogs, sitting by the lake and enjoying local festivities that the park holds. The park received the Green Flag Award, meaning it meets extremely high standards and was named a Local Nature Reserve five years ago. The parks around the Wood Green area are perfect for relaxing and taking a walk to clear your mind. Ducketts Common even has basketball courts and a free outdoor gym for those that do not want to pay for an expensive gym membership!
Now all that’s left is to find the perfect accommodation in Wood Green, and we’ve got you covered here.