May 22, 2018

Tips for planning the graduation

As the culmination of years of hard work, graduation should be a memorable event full of perfect moments.

Yet, after all of the hard work of completing your computer course degree, the last thing you want is the stress of trying to plan out the perfect graduation. That is where this guide comes in, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your achievement in graduating from university study in London.

Where to get ready

First things first, it is best to arrange where you will be getting ready, as your graduation pictures are what will be on the mantelpiece of distant relatives for years to come you will want to be looking your best. Luckily, in London, there are plenty of great professional hairdressers and beauty salons to make sure that your parents feel as proud looking at your graduation pictures as they do of your great achievement.

Greenwich Clipper Hair and Beauty salon is great option for those graduating nearby. Offering an expert service and with regular discounts available there is no excuse not to be looking your best. Similarly Pure Synergie have a salon in Greenwich with a range of treatments such as facials and manicures that you may have time for the day before.

Where to eat

After the big event the nerves of trying to keep hold of your graduation hat or tripping on the way up to the platform may have seen you work up an appetite. With there being so many great places to eat in the capital in may be difficult choosing between the best restaurants in London so it is always a good idea to plan and book beforehand where to have your celebratory meal. Inside Restaurant, voted as “Still the best in Greenwich” by Harden’s London Restaurants 2014, offers up some exquisite meals and atmosphere to really make your graduation meal something special.

Where to eat

Recommended in the 2014 Michelin Guide, you won’t be taking any risks in booking this great restaurant for a family meal and with such a diverse and delicious menu it is sure to be an all-round crowd pleaser- particularly useful if you have a picky aunt or grandfather!

Where to eat

Where to drink

Graduation is a day that you will never want to end, giving family and friends the chance to tell you how proud they are and offering a great opportunity for some quality family time you may want to extend the evening past a meal. North Pole Greenwich is a great restaurant-come-bar and offers up some of the best drinks in such an electric atmosphere. They have a great wine and champagne menu and if you have some spare time or graduation is at an awkward stage in the day you can always enjoy some well-prepared tapas at their bar.

With regular offers available on their website and they even offer a free taxi service to and from their bar, so those graduation heels don’t have to be as painful as they look!

Where to drink

Where to sleep

After such an eventful day you and your family will be wanting somewhere comfortable to rest your heads. One of the trickiest parts of organising a graduation can be finding somewhere for you and your family to stay but luckily the capital has a great selection of hotels near universities in London so that you can be close to the action whilst finding something to suit all. London Hotels Insight is a great source of information for those looking to book graduation accommodation. Offering expert advice on the best London hotels as well as some great deals, you are sure to find something to suit your budget and your family.

Where to sleep

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