The Ultimate Guide to Student Discounts in London

Living in London means every penny counts, especially as a student. Fortunately, one of the main student perks is the holy ✨ student discount ✨. 

From trendy eateries to cultural hotspots, London is brimming with establishments and activities that offer discounts. With your trusty student ID or TOTUM card in hand, you’re ready to explore London’s diverse offerings without breaking the bank. 

In this guide, YourTRIBE unveils the best insider tips for student discounts. Ready to unlock a world of savings and unforgettable experiences? Let’s dive in…

Student Discount: The low-down

Student discount is exactly what it says on the tin: discount on products and services, only redeemable by students (in sixth form, college and university). However, simply being a student isn’t enough to claim your discounts. To secure the most savings we recommend: 

  • Carrying your student ID card on you
  • Investing in a student discount card (see below)
  • Asking if shops offer student discount (not all shops advertise this)
  • Using your student discount online and IRL
  • Using your student discount abroad with a ISIC digital card (see below).


TOTUM has replaced the old NUS Extra cards, and great news: TOTUM Student is free! However, if you want more than just access to their discounts, you can invest in one of the TOTUM Student+ plans that include PASS ID (proof of age endorsed by the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC)), a tastecard and a 12 month ISIC digital card.

ISIC Digital Card

The ISIC card is the only internationally accepted student ID card. Providing student status verification, thousands of worldwide discounts, and access to the global student community – investing is a no-brainer for jet-setting students or students on their placements abroad.


UNiDays is a digital student discount portal with all of your discount needs. Instantly access the latest discounts and offers, your digital student ID confirming your student status and UNiDays account. Perfect for finding deals to redeem online and IRL.

Save The Student

Save The Student (STS) is your go-to hub for the latest student discounts. With 500+ live discounts covering everything from books to fashion and days out to technology, there’s something for everyone. Popular STS discounts include a 6-month free trial for Amazon Prime, 45% off Spotify Premium, 15% off at Sephora and much more. 

Psst, STS doesn’t stop there! Their site is packed with student tips, updates and competitions.

Student Beans

Student Beans (SB) is another student discount hub, packed with thousands of discounts from fashion to flights. SB’s New Today section makes it easy to discover the latest offers and grab a dreamy deal. Popular SB discounts include 50% off Domino’s pizza, 20% off your Trainline digital Railcard and 10% off Schuh. Check out their website or download the SB app (available on the App Store and Google Play).

Too Good To Go

Too Good To Go is fighting food waste. They’re rescuing good food from your favourite local eateries that you can enjoy for at least half of the price. Great for the planet, great for your bank account. Download the app today (available on the App Store and Google Play).

Soft Launch London

Soft Launch London is opening the doors to exclusive restaurant deals. Save up to 50% at London’s hottest new restaurants as they welcome a select group of diners before they officially launch – AKA a ‘soft launch’. Opt for their free membership to access 5-10 deals per month and access to public posts, or upgrade to the VIP Club to unlock all deals (that’s 2x more deals than free subscribers), VIP exclusives and first dibs on tables. Subscribe here to gain access.


Groupon is discount-central! Did you know they have a student discount hub, too? Scroll through the current codes and deals here. Groupon’s ultimate savings hack is to browse their latest discount codes (that aren’t just for students) to save you even more.

Student Oyster Photocard

18+ Student Oyster photocards are essential for saving money on travel around London. With this card, you can buy discounted Travelcards (unlimited travel at any time on bus, Tube, Tram, DLR, London Overground, Elizabeth Line and National Rail services in London – in the zones it’s valid for), discounted bus and tram pass season tickets and add pay-as-you-go credit (you don’t get discounted pay-as-you-go fares). Apply for your 18+ Student Oyster photocard here.

Tip: Check out Transport for London’s advice for travelling around London as a student.

A World of Savings

This is your key to unlocking a world of student savings in London. 

Embrace the student lifestyle, take full advantage of the savings on offer, and create memories that will last a lifetime. The city is yours to explore, one discount at a time. So, what are you waiting for? Whip out that student ID, flash your TOTUM card, and let London know that you’re a savvy student seeking the best deals.

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