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London Met Freshers’ 2016 starts Monday 26 September

London Met’s Freshers’ activity starts on Monday 26 September.

There are two weeks of amazing events and entertainment, followed by a huge Freshers’ closing party on Friday 14 October.

Freshers’ Fairs are in Aldgate campus on Tuesday 4 October, and in Holloway campus on Thursday 6 October.

Freshers programme

Most events are free for Freshers, you can get a free entry wristband from our student venue The Rocket, or from our events team at enrolment around the different campuses.

All the most up to date info will be on our facebook and twitter, say hello and keep in touch!


London Metropolitan University Freshers 2016


We’re busy planning all the brilliant Freshers welcome activity for our new and returning students, and can’t wait for September!

London Met Freshers Week starts on Monday 26th September.

All the most up to date info will be on our facebook and twitter, keep in touch!


End of Year Summer Party 2016!

The famous End of Year Summer Party is back again on Friday 27th May 2016!

Tickets are only £5 advance for students, and with your ticket you get 2 FREE DRINKS AND A FREE BBQ! As well as a kick ass party 🙂

Click this link to buy your tickets on Eventbrite

More details on our Facebook page here




Take Me To Rio! Carnival party on Thursday 3rd March, at The Rocket

After Pay Day comes THE PARTY!

Join us at The Rocket on Thursday 3rd March for #TakeMeToRio – we’re bringing Rio Carnival to Holloway!

Back of Flyer

Have a Caipirinha cocktail and dance to Brazilian carnival music fused with popular chart hits! DJ RNT knows how to get the party started. He’ll provide the Brazilian Bossa Nova/Samba sound, a little bit of Afrobeats, Soca and of course some House Music!

The 1st 50 people to arrive will get a FREE whistle! Dress as colourful as you like – photos will be taken on the night by Sharpington Photography. We have a special performance on the night from Taste of Brazil carnival samba dancers … You CAN NOT miss that!

So buy your Early Bird Tickets for just £4 (limited time only). Order yours today —>

Party is 7:30pm – 11pm

LMU students may sign in up to 2 guests. Guests must bring Photo ID. Students from other uni’s welcome!

HALLOOWWEEEEEEEEEEENN!!! Come get spooky on Friday 30 October 2015 at The Rocket…

Halloween Party at The Rocket is Friday October 30th from 9pm


Freshers Fortnight Official Line Up

It’s finally here! The official #LondonMetFreshers line up is being announced today, and we have a full fortnight of entertainment for you starting on Monday 21st September until Friday 2nd October. As well as the huge Freshers Welcome Party to look forward to on Friday 9th October (more information on this to follow soon!)

London Met Presents Freshers 2015

London Met Presents Freshers 2015

Week 1 

Follow this link for the first week of daytime events, and follow this link for the first week of evening events.

Freshers Week One Daytime

Freshers Week One Daytime

Monday 21st September


What? Game For Free

Every day this week we will have movies on the large screen in The Back Room, huge board games and pool, all for free!

Where? The Rocket, 8.30am-11pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


What? Creative Cocktails

Create your own cocktail by choosing your cocktail (or mocktail) ingredients, we make it up for you, and you give it any name you want! Prices are £4 per cocktail or 2 for £7. The bar staffs’ favourite cocktail name wins a prize!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 2pm-11pm

How much? Entry to the venue is free for everyone!

Tuesday 22nd September


What? Plane Silly

As well as free games all day in The Rocket, we will be holding a paper plane competition. Come down and show us your personal best paper airplane! We’ll be running regular competitions and the maker of the plane that flies the furthest wins a free lunch and a pint!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 11.30am – 2.30pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


What? Universally Challenged

Bring your smartest mates (or if you can’t trust them, come on your own!) for our pub quiz with a difference. We will be incorporating all of your favourite TV quiz shows into this exciting new quiz night! Expect The Weakest Link, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, University Challenge and more! Cash prize for the winning team, bar tab for the runner up!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 7pm – 11pm

How much? Entry for the quiz is £1 per person, but entry to the venue is free for everyone!

Wednesday 23rd September


What? Llama Pinata

Feeling stressed? Or just fancy winning some free sweets? Come and have a go at breaking our Llama Pinatas.

Where? The Rocket Complex, 11.30am-3.30pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!



It’s the FIRST BIG PARTY of Freshers, and we’re saying goodbye to Summer with a sunny Beach Party. Come in your finest summer attire, and expect a free BBQ, tropical courtyard, bucket cocktails and the best summer tunes all night. We’re even throwing in some fire performers!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 9pm-3am

How much? From 9pm, price of entry will be £3 MetCard, £4 Student, £5 Guest or FREE with Freshers Wristband. Price includes FREE BBQ!

Freshers Week One Evening

Freshers Week One Evening

Thursday 24th September


What? Circus School

Come to LMU Circus School, where clowning around is encouraged, and you can graduate in plate spinning! Fancy learning how to juggle, tightrope walk, spin plates, unicycle or walk on stilts? Today is the day, with our circus skills workshop.

Where? The Rocket Complex and Courtyard, 12pm-4pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


What? Student Union presents ‘Speed Meet’, followed by Rocket Karaoke Disco

The Student Union will be holding a speed meet in the Rocket bar from 6pm-8pm, then we will be hosting a fantastically glamorous karaoke night for you to sing your heart out. Free drink for everyone that sings! Then when you’ve all finished singing, we’ll have a Disco DJ and dancing until late!

Where? The Rocket Complex, Speed Meet 6pm-8pm and Karaoke Disco 8pm-2am

How much? From 8pm, price of entry will be £1 MetCard, £2 Student, £3 Guest or FREE entry with Freshers Wristband.

Friday 25th September


What? Do You DJ?

Bring your mates and show us your finest set (up to 25mins maximum). Our judges will choose 1 DJ to play a 2 hour set at one of our future nights at The Rocket, as well as winning a bar tab and pair of amazing Sennheiser HD25 DJ headphones! All genres accepted.

We will be setting up a dance floor and lights for anyone who fancies coming down for anyone who can’t DJ, but fancies a daytime party!

Sign up by emailing and send us some of your mixes, we will be in touch if you’re successful!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 1pm-5pm. Winner announced at 5.30pm.

How much? Free entry for everyone!


What? #RocketLive

We’ll be having a pre-party from 5pm-8pm with £2.50 spirit and mixers and £2 pints and DJs. We will then be hosting a night filled with live music from 8pm until 11.30pm, then hours of the best indie, electro, dance and classics.

Where? The Rocket Complex, 5pm-3am (bands start at 8pm)

How much? From 8pm, the price of entry will be £3 MetCard, £4 Student, £5 Guest or FREE with Freshers Wristband!

Week 2

Follow this link for the second week of daytime events, and follow this link for the second week of evening events.

Freshers Week Two Daytime

Freshers Week Two Daytime

Monday 28th September


What? Free Welcome Back BBQ

We’re hosting a FREE BBQ for all new and returning students (while stocks last!)

Where? The Rocket Complex in the Courtyard, 12pm-3pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


What? Back 2 School

Welcome back drinks with 2-4-1 cocktails, games and all the best old school anthems.

Where? The Rocket Complex, 3pm-11pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!

Tuesday 29th September


What?: Aldgate Hub Freshers Fair AND Design Your Cake and Eat It Too

Aldgate Hub Freshers Fair will be taking place from 11am-3pm in The Wash Houses, Calcutta House. Freshers Fair is your chance to be given more free stuff than you carry, sign up to all societies London Met has to offer, and generally get to know about uni and the surrounding area. All new and returning students are welcome!

In The Rocket, We’ll be providing free cakes (and maybe even a free cup of tea or two) as well as loads of icing and cake decorations for you to make your own cake, we’ll even let you eat it too.

Where? The Rocket Complex, 12pm-3pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


What? Met’s Got Talent

Get on stage from 8pm and show us your talent, London Met! it can be anything from singing, dancing, a dog show or you just being able to make your eyebrows dance. Sign up by emailing explaining your talent, and sending and photos or videos of you doing your talent would be great!

We’ll also host a pre party from 5pm with £2.50 spirit and mixers and £2 pints and DJs!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 5pm-1am

How much? Free entry for everyone!

Wednesday 30th September


What? LMU Annual Sports Day

Dig out your old P.E kit and come and join us for an old fashioned fun filled sports day. We will have loads of races including the egg and spoon, 3 legged, wheel barrow and even a relay throughout the uni. The winners will get prizes and medals, but remember, it’s all about the taking part.

Where? The Rocket Complex and Courtyard, 12pm-4pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!



After a fun day filled sports day, we will be having a huge sports themed party in the evening. There will be free beer pong, red cups, fun sports games on stage and all the best student and chart tunes! Come in your favourite sporting gear, or if you’re not a sports fan, come in your finest geek attire.

Where? The Rocket Complex, 9pm-3am

How much? From 9pm, price of entry will be £3 MetCard, £4 Student, £5 Guest or FREE with Freshers Wristband. Price includes free beer pong until 10pm.

Freshers Week Two Evening

Freshers Week Two Evening

Thursday 1st October


What? Freshers Fair

Freshers Fair is your chance to be given more free stuff than you carry, sign up to any and all societies London Met has to offer, and generally get to know about uni and the surrounding area. All new and returning students are welcome, but get there early in case you miss out on the free pizza!

Where? The Great Hall, Tower Building (The Rocket Complex entrance), 11am-3pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


What? Disco Bingo

Forget everything you think you know about Bingo! The Rocket is bringing you a night of funky disco bingo, where instead of numbers, you have to cross off the names of songs (and listen and dance to the songs at the same time!)

We’re going to have some HUGE (and some not so huge) prizes to give away, anything from bar tabs, free entry to events, surprise prizes and booby prizes.

We’ll be playing loads of different games from 7.30pm-10.30pm, then DJs and deals on the bar until 2am!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 7.30pm-2am

How much? From 7.30pm, price of entry will be £1 MetCard, £2 Student, £3 Guest or FREE entry with Freshers Wristband. Price includes unlimited Disco Bingo play!

Friday 2nd October


What? Game For Free

Free use of our giant board games, pool tables and movies on the large screen in the back room!

Where? The Rocket Complex, 8.30am-7pm

How much? Free entry for everyone!


What? Urban Lounge and SubUrban

From 7pm at The Rocket, we will have Urban Lounge, with 2-4-1 cocktails and £2.50 spirit and mixers until 9pm, while playing you all the best Slow Jams and RnB.

From 9pm we will be livening things up with all the best hip hop, bashment, grime, RnB and soca all the way through until 2am.

Where? The Rocket Complex, 7pm-2am

How much? From 9pm, price of entry will be £3 MetCard, £4 Student, £5 Guest or FREE with Freshers Wristband!

Let us know what you think of the line up on our Facebook or Twitter using #LondonMetFreshers

Upcoming events at The Rocket!

Welcome back to a brand new term at #Londonmet!

Well done on finally making it through your exams. Now they’re over, The Rocket is back to it’s normal opening hours, 8.30am-11pm from Monday – Friday, and we have some fresh new deals on offer for you at the bar!

Coffee and snack selection

Coffee and snack selection

– Every morning 8.30am-10am get a fresh barista coffee or hot chocolate for only £1

– Go continental! Get a pastry and orange juice for £1.25 from 8.30am-10am

– Power up anytime of day with a Panini and Redbull for £4!

And don’t forget our huge Welcome Back Party for all of our new and returning students this Friday!

Welcome Back Party

Welcome Back Party

It’s FREE entry all night, and a FREE glass of bubbly for the first 100 people through the door from 8pm (including those already in the venue). And you’d be a fool not to be as we have 2-4-1 cocktails from 6pm-8pm! Then we’re open until late with DJs on rotation, MetCard prices on the bar all night, free nibbles and loads of giveaways and prizes to be won. All details can be found here.

We also have the Verve Radio and Magazine London Met SU Launch Party coming up on Friday 13th February. All details can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you all back in The Rocket. And if you haven’t already, don’t forget to grab your FREE MetCard from behind the bar for even more discounts!


Freshers Welcome starts Monday 22nd Sept at The Rocket!

We’ve been getting fresh all summer sorting out a great welcome package of events for all our new and returning students.

Freshers 2014

LMU Freshers 2014 starts 22nd Sept!

As well as organising the events for the first two weeks, we’ve put together some great offers and vouchers to help you get the best out of Welcome Week! These can be found inside our “Welcome to LMU Freshers Fortnight” guide which you’ll find around the campuses, being handed out by our events team and in the Met Lounges for some casual reading 🙂

Our top pick is the free morning coffee from The Rocket on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday… get involved!


Check out our fortnight of events…

2 weeks of entertainment at The Rocket

2 weeks of entertainment at The Rocket


There’s something for everyone with food, drink, games, parties, comedy and even magic!! It’s a great opportunity to get to know other students from all round London and to explore your uni!

Our top tips are the Monday movies with free popcorn and the Full Moon Party on Wednesday 24th Sept with fire performers and free BBQ! The week after, Party @ Your Moms House on Wed 1st Oct for real freshers partying, and the incredible hypnosis show on Thursday 2nd Oct! Every night will be an amazing time so come to as many as possible!

Our top tips for getting the most out of Freshers fortnight!!

It’s all very full on for Freshers as soon as you get to London so here are a few pointers to get the most out of your initial weeks at LMU!


Freshers can be pretty full on so here are our top tips!

Freshers can be  full on so here are our top tips!

Wristy business…

Make sure to get your LMU Freshers Wristband as soon as you get to uni so you can get to all 2 weeks of the events for free.

We will have our Freshers events team out around uni that you can pick them up from, otherwise you can get one from The Rocket Complex and we will also be hanging around all the enrolment sessions giving out lots of info too!


The Metcard is your ticket to great discounts at LMU

The Metcard is your ticket to great discounts at LMU

Discounts? YES PLEASE!

Make sure to get a ‘Metcard’ when you get to uni, which gives you great discounts around campus, especially on food, drink, merch and event entry! Our top tip is to use it in The Rocket where you can get the cheapest and best breakfast, brunch and lunch – Mon to Fri, great deals on drinks and event entry. You can also use it in the cafes around campus, and the book shop!

You can get your Metcard from our events team who will happily print it for you while you wait, either at the Faculty Welcome Events, Freshers Fairs or The Rocket venue.


Freshers Fair – for everything you need!

There are two Freshers Fairs, in Holloway and Aldgate Hubs. They are held in the Calcutta Basement Met Lounge (in Aldgate Hub) on Tuesday 30th Sept, and on Thursday 2nd October at the Holloway Hub Sports Hall. They have everything from info on all the great societies and sports teams you can join, to DJs and slices of free pizza… we strongly recommend you don’t miss this one off event at either campus! Top tip: get your NUS Extra card and meet the Student Union. And get your Metcard!

Timings are 11am – 4pm for both events.


Freshers Welcome Party 2014 is on Friday 10th October, 8pm - 2am!

Freshers Welcome Party 2014 is on Friday 10th October, 8pm – 2am!

Freshers Welcome Party – just for you!

The Freshers Welcome Party is on Friday 10th October and is the last and biggest event of Freshers Fortnight! It’s a huge party with something for everyone, and ALWAYS sells out, so make sure to get your tickets nice and early. Please note this is the only event not included in the Freshers Wristband free entry. There will be a champagne reception, London Taxi Photo Booth, free BBQ, live band and DJs, and especially important, you get 2 free drinks with your ticket!!!

Tickets are £5 student advance (£6 on the door), £7 guest advance (£8 on the door).

Tickets available online soon, find out more on our FB page.


Stay in the loop…

If you want all the latest goss and info on what’s going on socially around uni, you have to get involved with our facebook and twitter – let us know you’re here and get chatting, we’re a friendly bunch, very worldly wise about everything to do with #Londonmet, and would love to meet you!

You can find us at:

TWITTER: @londonmetevents

See you soon!




Got a booking? Get in touch!

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Summers here… we think!?


Summer’s here, we’re available for bookings!


Exams are over and dissertations are in, and a sold out crowd rocked the Rocket on Friday 30th May like never before in celebration 🙂

Weather aside, it’s Summer Recess and we are now closed as a student venue until Freshers Fortnight in September.

We are available for private hire and if you have an enquiry please get in touch with


London Anime & Gaming Con

For anyone staying over the Summer, don’t forget we have the awesome  London Anime & Gaming Con 2014 on 5th and 6th July!

anime con 2014

Fun to be had at the London Anime and Gaming Convention 2014!

Two days of amazing costumes, cartoons, comics, video and computer games, plus a rave on the Saturday night 🙂

If that’s your thing you really need to be here!

Tickets are available on the London Anime Con website.


Upcoming events – FA CUP and End of Year Summer Party

FA CUP FINAL – Saturday 17th May – SOLD OUT

Just a quick note to all Arsenal fans out there that we are TOTALLY SOLD OUT for Saturday’s FA Cup showing. There will be no tickets on the door. If you have got a ticket please note we will be open from midday and expect the best seats to go fast so get down early!

END OF YEAR SUMMER PARTY – Friday 30th May – 8pm

Fellow students, exam time is upon us!

Now is the moment for bleary eyed studying in the library at 11pm, a strictly caffeine based diet, and becoming majority shareholder in ProPlus 🙂

But don’t despair, there is light at the end of the tunnel!

We have scheduled an end of year event to bring everyone at Uni together one last time this year, to celebrate the end of exams, the start of the summer, and to see your Uni friends for one last big blast before everyone goes home for the holidays.


Summer Party

Summer Party!

********** Win an Ipad Mini! ****************

We want to get the word out about this event to as many LMU students as possible so if you click attending and share the Facebook event on your wall, you will be entered into a draw to win an Ipad Mini!!! What a great study aid that would be 🙂

************ Party Details ***************

The End of Year Summer Party is for all our London Met students and friends, whether student or non-student… a great chance to celebrate with them before saying good bye for the Summer, with tons of entertainment, food and drink, and we want you all to come, to have a huge London Met party before the hols start!!!!

It’s on Friday 30th May, 8pm – 2am. At our great London Met venue ‘The Rocket Complex’.

Advance tickets are ONLY £5 for any student, £6 non-student guest, and this includes in the ticket price:

****a FREE BBQ and 2 x FREE DRINKS!!!****
We have a Tropical theme with Carribean BBQ, Pina Colada bar, steel drums and Tropical DJs in our wonderful courtyard.

Get your tickets here now!

Create some precious memories with our amazing FREE photobooth – with fun props and free prints on the night for you and your friends!

Live Party Band & DJs on rotation all night!!!!

Dress code is just ‘dress to impress’ – anything goes but we know you’ll be wearing your fanciest threads.

As always keep up to date with the latest info via our twitter @londonmetevents and our FB (see link above).


*Last entry at midnight
*Tickets cost more on the door – £7 for students and guests
*Student ID must be produced with your ticket
*All guests must bring photo ID