Weather-appropriate clothing. Temperatures in London can range from around 0°C on winter evenings up to around 30°C in the summer. We can experience all types of weather, so it’s best to be prepared for anything. In winter, you’ll need a warm waterproof coat, gloves and a hat.
A credit card that works in the UK. You’ll need this for any purchases you make until you’re able to set up a bank account here. Most businesses here will accept card payments – in fact, many are now card-only and won’t accept cash at all. However, we do recommend bringing some cash with you for safety.
A laptop for your studies, and you may need a plug adaptor depending on where you are travelling from.
If your accommodation provider doesn’t provide you with bedding and towels then we recommend bringing a set with you. Kust make sure to check the correct bed size with your provider first.
It’s also a good idea to bring some items to remind you of home – pictures of friends, family and pets as well as some comfort food for the first few days.
Please make sure that you only pack items that you are allowed to bring into the UK. You can find the list of banned items on the UK Government website along with guidance on bringing food into the UK.