Your tuition pays for a bus pass for a reason: with one bus from campus and a little bit of walking, you can see lots of what London has to offer.

4 Oxford East

London's Downtown Core
Beginning at Oxford and Richmond and spanning west to Ridout, south to York and east to Wellington (Take the bus west, get off at Oxford and Richmond and walk south)

The downtown core is packed full of fun. Numerous bars are scattered throughout downtown from every scene: cozy lounges, dance clubs and Irish pubs. A smorgasbord of dining is also found throughout London's downtown to satisfy virtually any craving. Parks, shopping and numerous entertainment venues are also found in the core, all within walking distance of one another.

Richmond Row
The strip of Richmond Street between Oxford Street and Queen Street (Take the bus west, get off on Richmond)

From high-class shopping to watching a play at the Grand Theatre to snacks at Prince Al's, Richmond Row is a great place to spend an afternoon. The Row is also London's nightlife hub, with tons of bars located on the strip.

Labatt Brewery Tours (19 plus)
150 Simcoe St. (Take the bus west, get off at Horton and Richmond)
The two-hour guided tour of the brewery shows the step-by-step process of making Labatt beer — samples included! Tours must be booked in advance by email ( or by phone (519- 850-8687).

White Oaks Mall
1105 Wellington Rd. (Take the bus west, get off at the last stop)
This mall has tons of stores to fill all your clothing, footwear and accessory needs — not to mention a Chapters and movie theatre just north on Wellington.

17 Oxford West

900 Oxford St. E. (Take the bus west, get off at Oxford and Gammage)
A 10-minute bus ride will have you ready to go for that next big party.

The Beer Store
250 Piccadilly St. (Take the bus west, get off at Oxford and Richmond)
If beer is what you're looking for, this is the place to get it. Domestic and imported brews are available here, with a wide variety in stock.

Real Canadian Superstore
825 Oxford St. E. (Take the bus west, get off at Oxford and Gammage)
A huge grocery store with a deli, fresh fish counter, butcher, bakery, as well as a pharmacy and wide selection of Joe Fresh clothing. This is the place to go if you're looking for something tasty to cook up for dinner.

720 Proudfoot Ln. (Take the bus west, get off at Proudfoot)
Fleetway is one of the most fun destinations in London, with five- and 10-pin bowling, 18-hole glogolf, a 40-foot rock-climbing wall and a sky-high rope trail to enjoy. The onsite Dairy Queen is the perfect place to grab a treat afterwards.

20 Cherryhill

Museum London
421 Ridout St. N. (Take the bus west, get off at Queens and Ridout)
This fantastic museum features a collection of local art, historical artifacts and movie nights. Check online for details about their exhibits — new art and artists are always coming through.

Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club (19 plus)
340 Wellington St. (Take the bus west, get off at Dundas and Wellington, walk south along Wellington to York)
Live, adult-themed comedy that is definitely not for the faint of heart (it's 19 plus for a reason). Be sure to line up well before the 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. show times — this place is always packed.

Rainbow Cinemas
Citi Plaza, 355 Wellington St. (Take the bus west, get off at Dundas and Wellington, walk south along Wellington to King)
Playing first-run films at a cheaper price than the big chain theaters, the retro vibe and cozy atmosphere of Rainbow Cinemas will have you coming back every week.

Covent Garden Market
130 King St. (Take the bus west, get off at Richmond, walk south and turn west at King)
Delicious local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, meats and seafood, as well as gifts, flowers, arts and crafts, make the market a warm and welcoming spot.

Two-bus trips open up another world of possibilities, from the arty flicks at Hyland Cinema (240 Wharncliffe Rd. S.) to the deliciously retro ice cream at Merla Mae (1080 Adelaide St. N.) to the shopping extravaganza at Masonville Place (1680 Richmond St.). Exploring London by bus is convenient, quick and totally free for full-time Fanshawe students.
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