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Top 5 things to do in Victoria

By UALHalls 01 Feb 2024

Wigram House is one of our most popular student halls with a victorian exterior and modern furnishings! 

It is located in Victoria, making it a 15-minute walk to Chelsea College of Arts and easily connected to ALL UAL colleges.

Not only that, but it is right in the centre of London, meaning there is an endless of things to do and see right on your doorstep.

Here are some of our favourites...

1. Say hello to your new neighbours

That's right, Wigram House is around the corner from Buckingham Palace, aka where the Royal Family lives. Whilst tea with them might not be possible, you can visit the palace and book a tour. Or just stand outside and try and get a cheeky glimpse of the most famous family in the world. 

2. Tell the time with the world's most famous clock

As well as having Buckingham Palace nearby, you're about a 15-minute walk away from the River Thames. There are so many things to do around this area, but nothing quite says "London" like Big Ben.

You can also take a wander inside the Houses of Parliament, or catch a riverboat cruise

3. Discover the best views of the city

Yep, it's ANOTHER world-famous landmark. The London Eye is great for seeing iconic views across the whole city.

The Social Programme often does trips at a discounted rate, so be sure to keep a lookout on our Events tab for more information.  

4.Watch a world famous show

This hall is a five-minute walk to the Apollo Theatre, which is home to one of the world's most successful musicals, Wicked. Wicked is also a favourite of The Social Programme and they host regular theatre trips to go and see it. 

5. Get your food fix!

Right around the corner, you have a 24-hour Mcdonald's (which in our opinion is the perfect hangover cure), a Pizza Express, a Nandos, a Wagamamas, a Rosa's Thai....the list is endless!

If you are thinking about applying for Wigram House, or any of our halls and would like more information about the local areas, please contact our team.

You can call us on +44 (0) 20 7 514 6240 or email us at