Harlow Fact Sheet
- England is expensive - most items cost the same in ₤ as $.
- Do not use direct payment (Interac) while in Europe. Cash or credit cards are best.
- Travelers cheques can be difficult to cash.
- There is a Barclays Bank near the campus. Check with your local bank about withdrawal fees (some are free some up to $5 per transaction).
- Set up online banking before you leave (this is the easiest way to pay bills and transfer funds).
- If at all possible have a credit card for booking airline tickets, hostels, etc.
- Be careful traveling with large sums of cash. Europe is not like Canada!
- There is a post office at the High where you can exchange ₤ for other European currency at no charge (this is a good idea!).
- Inform your bank and credit card company that you’ll be traveling.
- Remember to plan ahead and budget!!
Harlow is the Gateway to Europe! Stansted Airport is only a short bus or taxi ride away
- All the budget airlines fly from Stansted. Check out:
- Book flight a few weeks in advance for the best rates.
- To get to London take the train from Harlow Mill Station (be sure to pick up your student saver card for discounts) then travel via the tube throughout London.
- Within Harlow buses run from the stop near campus to Harlow Town every 10 minutes.
- If you are taking a taxi, it must be booked in advance!
- Bus and train schedules are available at the campus or online. Visit:
Tesco is the larger supermarket chain (this is the cheapest place to shop). the Co-op is smaller and a little more expensive – but closer to campus. There are several takeouts and pubs nearby.
- Each room in the Maltings has its own bathroom/shower
- Cabot House has shared bathroom facilities
- Both residences have fully equipped kitchens including: fridge, stove, microwave, pots/pans, dishes, and all necessary utensils.
- Each resident has his/her own phone which must be pre-paid at reception
- There is a Common Room in both the residences each with a TV and VCR/DVD
- The Maltings houses a Computer Lab with eight computers and the campus library
- The campus is fully Wireless
What To Bring
Remember that there are weight restrictions on your luggage and excess baggage is quite expensive when traveling in Europe.
- Umbrella & Rain Jacket
- Comfortable Shoes
- 3 hole Punch
- Dress shoes (for nightclubs)
- Travel Alarm Clock
- Money Belt
- Cold Medications & Prescriptions
- Travel Guide (Lonely Planet, etc)
- Copies of your Passport
- Photos from home
- MP3 Player
- Voltage Converter
- Basic Toiletries
- Tissues & Hand Sanitizer
Things to do in harlow
There is plenty to do without leaving Harlow…
- Rent movies at the town library
- Run or walk the local trails and parks
- Attend local theatre productions
- There is plenty of shopping in New Harlow
- Visit the outdoor market at the High
- Visit the local pubs – the Marquis and the Crown in particular!
Visit the many attractions London has to offer:
British Museum, Change of the guard at Buckingham Palace, Tate Modern, Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly Circus, Harrods, Globe Theatre and so much more.
Many of these attractions are free! Check online at: www. BBB.co.uk.
With your ISIC card, see musicals and live theatre at great discounts (go to the theatre 30 mins before curtain) www.londontheatre.co.uk.
Visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk for a full listing of concerts in and around London.
Visit Camden Market, Covent Garden, Hamley’s Toy Store, The Vault (Hard Rock Café), Wimbledon.
Things to Remember
Old Harlow: This is the area of Harlow where the campus is located
Harlow Town: This is the more modern area of Harlow, it is about 10-15 minutes by bus from campus