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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

London named world's second best city for youngsters

21st November 2013

If you're young and fresh and looking for a good time then you could do a lot worse than taking a trip to London, after the British capital was named the world's second best student city.

This is according to the latest QS Best Student Cities report, which ranks metropolises based on a number of criteria, including the quality of life for young people.

A total of 98 cities across the world were considered, with the list taking into account all those that have a population of more than 250,000 and at least two universities in the QS World University rankings.

Responding to London coming second, mayor Boris Johnson hailed the capital for its efforts to make its streets "ever safer", while praising its "abundant green spaces and unrivalled nightlife".

Indeed, the city attracts huge numbers of students to its many institutions each year, which means there's always a vibrant atmosphere at London's many excellent bars, pubs and clubs.

So, if you're up for a party then why not follow the students to some of their favourite haunts? Among these is KOKO in Mornington Crescent, which plays host to the famous Club NME every Friday night.

Organised by the popular music magazine, this is one of the best nights out for students in London and regularly features live bands as well as great DJs.

Elsewhere, the O2 Academy in Islington plays host to two of London's wildest parties - Propaganda on Fridays and Club de Fromage on Saturdays. The former is perfect for anyone interested in hearing the latest indie tunes while the latter is, as the name suggests, something of a cheese-fest, with big hits from the 80s and 90s ringing out until the early hours.

Located close to Angel tube station, the O2 Academy is also a great place for gigs, so if you're into new music it's sure to have something to offer you.


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