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Being a student in London is hard! Check out our round up of the best student deals and discounts to help you stretch your budget out as far as possible…

Pretty much everyone has had a time as a student when they’ve ventured down to the local off-licence to purchase the ingredients for that Great British staple – beans on toast, only to be confronted with the harsh economic reality that the limit to which their funds would stretch is beans or toast. Obviously in that situation you purchase the bread and make toast – eating beans on their own must be toward the top of a list of mental breakdown red flags – but what if we told you there’s an array of awesome student discounts out there that can help you make the most out of a limited budget and afford both?

Well, fortunately at Lucky Voice we’re all about sharing the love, and to help the cash-strapped scholars of our capital city, we’ve sussed out 10 of the best student discounts in London. Now go forth, have your cake/beans/toast and eat them too!

P.S. If you’re after some more inspiration for budget-friendly celebrations in the city, check out our round up of the top 10 things to do in London on your birthday.

1) Lucky Voice Islington

People singing at Lucky Voice

Cocktail bars are good, cocktail bars with private karaoke rooms are better! The Islington branch of Lucky Voice loves hosting uni students, and to help avoid those dreaded overdraft fees, offers free two-hour room hire on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays – a saving of £12 per person – to those currently in higher education. So grab some friends, grab a drink and sing some karaoke!

To book, visit: Lucky Voice Islington or email

T&Cs: Deposit of £40 necessary to secure room for groups of up to eight, deposit of £60 necessary for groups of 9 and above. Deposits are refunded as a bar tab upon arrival at the venue. Offer not valid between November 28 and December 31 inclusive. 

2) Domino’s

Dominos pizza

Domino’s pizza and university students go together like British people and starting an argument with “Dreadfully sorry, but…”. Whether you’re after a quiet night in with the squad or – let’s be honest – trying to recover from a truly biblical hangover by consuming your own bodyweight in gooey, cheesy, pizzay goodness, Domino’s offers a 35% discount when you spend £25 or more online. You’ll need a Student Beans account for this one – don’t worry they’re free – where you can grab a special code to enter in at checkout and claim your discounted Domino’s decadence.

To grab a code and order online, head to:

T&Cs: You must spend £25 at full menu price in order to get 35% off. Drinks and ice cream are excluded from this promotion. Voucher code cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and can only be redeemed online.

3) Microsoft Office

Someone working on laptop

While The Trashmen claim that the bird is the word, Microsoft might argue that it’s actually, well, Microsoft Word. This is one that’s guaranteed to help your productivity excel (we’re not even sorry) – Microsoft gives students free access to its Office 365 Suite. This includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access and Publisher; installation on up to five devices; and 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage.

To sign up, simply enter your registered university email address here:

4) ASK Italian

Ask Italian pasta dishes

An Italian restaurant specialising in antipasti might not be the first thing that pops to mind when you picture student cuisine, but ASK Italian’s whopping 40% discount off food for uni students dining in-restaurant on Mondays and Tuesdays is hard to ignore. Perfect for undergrads craving a Mediterranean lifestyle on a Morrisons budget, to enjoy this huge saving simply present a valid TOTUM Card (£12/year) to your waiter before ordering.

To find your nearest ASK Italian, visit:

T&Cs: Offer not valid during December, on UK Bank Holidays, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. Must order a main course for discount to apply.

5) National Theatre

National theatre show

The National Theatre’s Entry Pass scheme is an absolute must for lovers of the stage. Available to anyone aged 18-25, it is completely free to sign up to and offers its members discounted £7.50 tickets to every NT production as well as access to exclusive workshops and events, and further discounts at the National Theatre’s bookshops, cafes, backstage tours and costume hire department. You can even bring a mate for the same rate (as long as they too are aged 18-25) so you don’t have to worry about traversing the metaphysical angst of a Shakespearean tragedy while flying solo!

To register, visit:

6) Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime decorated present

Amazon offer a unique Student Prime membership created especially for those in higher education. Student Prime benefits include next day delivery, access to thousands of songs, movies and exclusive discounts – just like a normal Amazon Prime membership – as well as a number of special offers on student essentials like books, kitchenware and stationery. Students get a special 6 month trial membership period for free to decide if it is the right fit for them, with a subsequent 50% discount off of yearly membership (£38.50 instead of £79/year).

All you need to register is an email address:

7) Spotify

Spotify app

There are few moments tenser than the first time you put on a playlist in front of your uni friends. Do you go for Fleetwood Mac to make them think you’re all edgy and cool, or do you stay true to yourself and play Katy Perry’s Firework on repeat cos it’s your absolute JAM? Whichever path you go down, Spotify’s immense catalogue of music will help you crush it when the time to shine arrives, and with a half price discount on monthly subscription – £4.99/month instead of £9.99 – for all uni students, your path to being the pre-drinks playlist pro starts now!

You’ll need a UNiDAYS account to qualify for this offer – again, don’t worry it’s free – and once you’ve registered, head here to claim your discounted Spotify subscription:

8) Absurd Bird

Absurd bird chicken bucket

As if the mouth-watering grub of the deep fried south isn’t appealing enough on its own, Absurd Bird offers an absurd (see what we did there?) 50% discount on food for students on Sundays and Mondays. As the name suggests, these guys specialise in ridiculous comfort food with a stratospheric calorie count – think double fried chicken wings, waffle sliders, homemade moonshine, milkshakes and mac n cheese fondue.

To qualify for this discount at Absurd Bird’s Soho and Spitalfields restaurants, simply present a valid UNiDAYS membership to your waiter. To book, visit:

T&Cs: Offer only available for groups of 4 or less eating in-restaurant and cannot be combined with any other restaurant promotions.  

9) Sea Life London

Turtle at Sea Life London

LOOK AT HIS GRUMPY LITTLE FACE! Ahem, sorry, not sure what happened there. Moving swiftly on – Student Beans members can purchase heavily discounted student tickets to Sea Life London starting from £15. Packed full of awesome aquatic animals like sea turtles, penguins, sharks, clown fish and stingrays, this is a great way to spend an afternoon that certainly trumps the usual Wetherspoons sesh. Though there is one within ten minutes’ walking distance #JustSaying.

To grab your discount code, register on Student Beans and then visit this page: Once you’ve got the code, enter it at checkout for your discounted ticket:

T&Cs: One ticket per person.

10) McDonald’s

McDonalds student deal

Not to put too fine a point on it, but if this is honestly the first time that you’ve heard about the free cheeseburger, chicken mayo or McFlurry with your McDonald’s order, you need to sort your life out! To grab one of these tasty treats, all you need to do is buy a main meal and present a valid student I.D. when ordering. You’re welcome!

  • Looking to sing at Lucky Voice for free using our special student discount? Head over to Lucky Voice Islington to book your two hour slot ASAP!