Just started at uni and completed all the requisite freshers' initiations. Now that you\u2019ve got accommodation sorted, it\u2019s time to get the rest of the big, bad city figured out. Student life can seem particularly pricey in London, but there are plenty of tips to get the most out of living in our nation\u2019s capital without burning through your loan too fast. Transport Bus\u00a0travel is hands down the cheapest way to get around\u2014it\u2019s also the best way to get your bearings. A single fare is \u00a31.50, and the hopper fare means you can now get a\u00a0second journey for free\u00a0when you tap in within an hour. Daily travel is capped at \u00a34.50 when you use contactless or Oyster Card. If you\u2019re aged 18+ and in full-time education then you\u2019re eligible for a Student Oyster Card\u00a0which gets you 30% off adult fares. Planning your journey via the City Mapper app allows you to check the cheapest travel options, as well as the quickest. Nightlife After a few weeks of kitchen parties and infamous student union theme nights, you might want to find out what the rest of London has to offer. Music Rough Trade in-store gigs Both Rough Trade East and Rough Trade West host regular, free and cheap events at their record stores. Some may be ticketed or require wristbands but acts include Kate Tempest, Angel Olsen and Gruff Rhys. Basically, you can see acts in a tiny venue for a fraction of the cost of watching them on tour. Official website Moth Club, Hackney Discover the best band you\u2019ve never heard of (or Lady Gaga, who happened to pop by recently) in this achingly hip, ex-serviceman's club with a gold sparkly ceiling. Most of their nights don\u2019t break the \u00a310 mark, and they also put on free film screenings, quiz nights and comedy. Official website The Lexington, Angel Regular nights for around \u00a37-\u00a312 from the likes of music promoters JaJaJa, Eat Your Own Ears \u00a0and Bird on A Wire. Official website And be sure to have a look at some of the\u00a0quirkiest venues in London. Film Student discounts are pretty decent in most cinemas from your block-busting, mega-plex to the independent cinemas, but as we all know, free is better than cheap! If you\u2019re cinematically curious, several venues show films for nothing. House of Vans Regular first come, first served screenings under the arches of Waterloo Station. Films range from popcorn movies to documentaries, and old films on Vintage Sundays. Official website Book Club Short film nights include deaf-friendly, monthly event The Film Bunch. Official website Hackney Attic The upstairs room of Hackney Picturehouse is a cosy venue for free film clubs (including a freshers\u2019 screening of Dazed & Confused). Official website Sands Film Club Top tip for cinephiles or anyone studying film, as this film club is all about \u00a0increasing knowledge of world cinema. Weekly and monthly screenings are held at the Sands Film Studio in Rotherhithe. To join, sign up for free membership and pre-book if you want to go! Official website Clubs and Late Nights Take advantage of this time in your life when a) you have the stamina to party till dawn on \u00a0weekday and b) you can dodge the weekend crowds! Sneak - Tuesdays @ XOYO Playing techno and house, with drinks deals for students. Official website Cost: \u00a35 (or \u00a33 via WickedStudentNights) Roxy Bar, Soho Pick the night to suit your taste: Mondays are a\u00a0mix of rock and dance at Anthem, Tuesdays are for Panic! playing indie, post-punk and electro, and Wednesdays are all about hip-hop, R&B and garage. Official website Cost: \u00a33-\u00a35 with NUS card Eating and Drinking Learning (or sharing) cooking skills is certainly the cheapest option, but dining out can be done for a modest sum too! Kati Roll, Soho Indian flatbread wraps and Masala Chai for \u00a35 Official website Icco, Charlotte Street It claims to be London\u2019s most authentic Italian pizza, happily the prices are not as big! They deliver, but you can also order ahead online and they\u2019re open until midnight on Fridays. Prices range from \u00a33.95 to \u00a36.70. Official website Indian Veg, Angel Great, vegetarian Indian buffet and it\u2019s BYOB to boot! Price: As much as you can eat for \u00a36.60 Official website Part-time and flexible work Depending on the course you\u2019re on, you\u2019re likely to have a flexible schedule, so a part time job can top-up your funds during term time. If bar work or waiting tables isn\u2019t your thing, try cat sitting, working at events, taking surveys and even testing gadgets. Get your search on at: Student Job e4s Exercise London campuses tend to be smaller, and more scattered than at regional universities in less built-up areas. Classes may be free with membership at your campus gym, but there are free alternatives to keep you physically active as well as mentally agile\u2014and no, running for a class does not count! Our Parks - Weekly, free classes all over London. Good Gym - Free running and voluntary work club. Project Awesome - \u00a0Free but one for the\u00a0hardcore early riser, fitness fanatics. Group exercise at More London on Wednesdays or Primrose Hill on Fridays at 06:30. Off-campus study Combine research with some field trips by visiting some of the capital\u2019s most beautiful libraries, worth it for architecture as well as the academia within. National Art Library at the V&A Get inspired at one of London\u2019s major galleries. Sign up for a free reader ticket, which gains access to their wifi, reference materials and massive library catalogue. The British Library Register for a reader pass to gain access to specialist subject collections at the largest library in the\u00a0world! Swiss Cottage Central Library Huge, airy with lots of great light for reading and writing. Want to get to know your neighbourhood a bit better? Read our area guides.