So next semester, I'll be studying abroad in London. I've never been out of the states before and my university is giving me a lot of "great" advice like "cars drive on the other side of the street be careful!". So I was wondering if you guys could give me the hot insider tips to living in/being a student in the UK I need. What do I absolutely need to do/eat/see? What should I try and avoid? What the hell is a pence?
EDIT:Someone asked where I'll be staying, I'll be living in some student housing that is apparently a five minute walk from King's Cross.
EDIT2 Electric Boogaloo: In response to the oyster card posts, I'll have a card with covered travel in the first two underground zones and can add cash for going further out