You finished A levels, you got your results and you have a spot at a London university, but what about freshers? We’ve compiled a list of the best freshers events in London 2022 that are guaranteed to be tons of fun!

Dance to all genres of fabulous music, make new friends and get a feel for the freedom university offers!

The Official London Moving in Party

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When: 17th September 2023

Where: Egg London

The highly-anticipated event is a highlight of the Official London Freshers Wristband series. By purchasing the wristband, attendees not only gain access to this spectacular event but also enjoy a cost-effective way to participate. You can find out more about freshers wristbands and whether you should purchase one in our guide.

Taking place at EGG London, one of the city’s premier underground nightclubs, the party promises to be a landmark gathering. With a history of being a crowd-puller for over a decade, it’s the perfect introduction to the London nightlife for freshers moving in on the weekend of the 16th and 17th.

Attendees can expect a blend of exciting features including: an attendance of over 2,000 students, four distinct club rooms equipped with cutting-edge lighting and lasers, an outstanding sound system, an outdoor terrace, and a newly designed garden. To top it all off, the party doesn’t stop until 5 AM.

Music is at the heart of the party. The four rooms offer a diverse range of genres. Room 1 will groove to the beats of Hip Hop, Grime, Trap, RnB, and Drill. Room 2 resonates with House and Deep House vibes. Room 3 caters to the Chart, Commercial, and Pop enthusiasts. And Room 4 is dedicated to the thumping rhythms of Bass & DnB.

To make the night even more memorable, there will be discounted drinks for students, ensuring a fun-filled and affordable evening for all.

(UAL) – Freshers Boat Party 2023

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When: 22nd September 2023

Where: Festival Pier, South Bank, London SE1 8XZ.

Step into a night of fun with the UNIVERSITY ARTS LONDON (UAL) Freshers Boat Bash of 2023. If the previous year’s swift ticket sales, which saw 16 boat parties being snapped up in mere moments, are anything to go by, this event is already creating waves of anticipation.

Hosted by Enigma UK, this boat party offers a three-hour cruise down the River Thames, where you can see the city’s skyline while listening to some of London’s finest DJs. Plus there’s great drinks too. Boats, drinks, iconic landmarks…all the making of one of the best freshers events in London 2023.

The music for the night promises an eclectic mix, covering everything from the energetic beats of HipHop and House to the catchy rhythms of Pop and the nostalgic tones of Disco. The atmosphere is set to be electric and unmatched in energy.

Open to all university students, the boat will depart from the Festival Pier, South Bank, London SE1 8XZ. And while the dress code isn’t too stringent, ditch tracksuits and sportswear for the night. Dressing to impress might just be the cherry on top of an unforgettable evening.

The Annual London Freshers Icebreaker 2023

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When: 17th September

Where: Ministry of Sound

Get set for the most anticipated Freshers rave in the heart of the capital! There’s usually over 2000 students, who spread across four dynamic music arenas, complete with cutting-edge lights and rave settings. It’s known as one of the best freshers events in London in 2023, complete with cheap drink prices too.

The ten-year legacy of the Official Icebreaker Rave is unbeatable. Held every first Sunday of Freshers, it draws students from various city halls. The iconic venue, Ministry of Sound, is famed for its powerful sound system and Europe’s most enthralling club light-show, promising an unforgettable experience.

Music zones include:

  • “The Box” with pulsing RNB, Hip Hop, and Trap.
  • “The Bar (103)” offering House, EDM, and Electronic classics.
  • “The Baby Box” serving up Drum n Bass, Jungle, and Garage.
  • “The Loft”, a haven for Pop, cheesy tunes, and throwback hits.

Freshers Opening Party Lightbox

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When: 10th September 2023

Where: Lightbox

This rave club is sure to start your freshers events off to an amazing start. Lightbox London, located in the centre of Vauxhall, sports over 15,000 individual lightbulbs and the capital’s loudest sound-system. With CO2 cannons, pyrotechnics, exclusive student drink deals and a mix of house, garage, trap and grime music, you’re guaranteed an amazing night.

The Freshers Rooftop Party

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When: 20th and 28 September 2023

Where: The Prince of Wales, 467- 469 Brixton Rd, London SW9 8HH

The Prince of Wales, previously recognised as The Brixton Club House, is just a stone’s throw away from Brixton Underground Station. It’s got an incredible dual-level rooftop terrace and inside is a 1920s with an Art Deco-themed dancehall. You can also find a state-of-the-art Turbosound system making it even more fun to dance. 

The rooftop parties are by far among the best freshers events in London for 2023, where you can great cocktails on the rooftop and enjoy a great BBQ too!

Remember to keep an eye on your drink, boogie your heart out and make plenty of friends. Most importantly, don’t forget to have an amazing time! Freshers is a once in a lifetime opportunity and a lot of fun! 

You can also find out more about what’s going on in London with our helpful city guide for students.