London hosts a unique post-secondary experience. With just over 400,000 residents from various cultures and people speaking 140 different languages, London offers the feel of a big city but with a community-oriented population. With so many things to do in London, Ontario, discover why it’s the place for you.
Things to Do In London, Ontario
Parks in London, Ontario
There's a reason that they call London The Forest City. Home to more than 4 million trees and countless parks and hiking trails, London offers vibrant outdoor spaces all year round.
Located in the heart of downtown, Victoria Park is known for hosting various community events including Sunfest, New Year’s Eve in the Park, Pride in the Park, and more.
Fanshawe Conservation Area
Located in the Northeast end of London, just a short distance from campus, Fanshawe Conservation area has some of the best trails in the area.
With 30km of trails to explore, Springbank is the largest Park in London.
Get familiar with London by exploring all it has to offer. Take a look at some of the most popular neighbourhoods in the city!
Richmond Row - Downtown London
Just a short bus ride away, many students spend most of their free time exploring the heart of the city. With a diverse selection of restaurants and bars, Richmond Row is the place to be.
Masonville is home to the most popular mall in the city and offers a convenient shopping and restaurant experience.
Old East Village (OEV)
Old East Village is home to the Western Fair market and various micro-breweries and restaurants. OEV is a great alternative to a night out Downtown.
Located in the South end of the city, Wortley Village is a historic community that features independently owned shops and services, as well as restaurants and nightlife.
Sports & Entertainment
Budweiser Gardens is London’s (and Southwestern Ontario’s) largest sports and entertainment centre. Home of the Canadian professional basketball team, the London Lightning and the London Knights, a junior ice hockey team that plays in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).
Located in the heart of Downtown, Budweiser Gardens is the place to go if you're looking for top-notch sports, music, or comedy.
Getting Around London
Looking to step off campus on the weekends and explore The Forest City? London has accessible bus transit to help you get around the city. Visit the London Transit Commission (LTC) website for more information on available routes throughout the city.
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