1.Regent’s Canal

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Regent’s Canal is the place to go if you want to escape the crowded streets of London for a moment. The canal passes by Regent’s Park, London Zoo, and Camden Market. You can choose to journey through the canal in a narrowboat and drift past idyllic settings or you can simply enjoy a walk along the canal. Whatever you choose to do, it is the perfect break from the busy student life.

2. London Zoo

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London Zoo houses over 750 different species of animals, from spiders to penguins to giraffes. You can experience many kinds of different environments in the heart of London, including the Land of Lions, the African Rainforest, and Penguin Beach. The Zoo has a variety of daily events so make sure to check the program before you go.

3. Primrose Hill

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Primrose Hill is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in London. It offers a panoramic view over the city and it is especially popular for picnics in the summertime. Like Regent’s Canal it is the ideal place to recharge your batteries and gather your thoughts. The surrounding area is filled with exclusive boutiques and restaurants where you can sit and watch celebrities go about their lives.

4. Camden Market

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Camden Market is the largest market in London and has over a thousand stalls. You will find shops offering street food, vintage fashion, hand-crafted accessories and everything in between. The market is open every day and it is the perfect place to find unique gifts for friends and family.

5. Roundhouse

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Camden Roundhouse was built in 1847 and was used as a railway engine shed. Today, 170 years later, it is a live performance space. Famous artists like Robbie Williams and Adele have performed at The Roundhouse and it hosts a variety of international creative events and frequently showcases works from emerging and well-established talents.