Do you sometimes see yourself holding a warm cup of tea and catching an old bus to beautiful markets, museums, galleries and festivals after having a night out at an English bar well then London could be just what you are looking for!
London is a cosmopolitan metropolis with an eclectic mix of fashions, culture, cuisine and architecture. There are not many cities where you will find businessmen in tailor-made suits rubbing shoulders with punk rockers on a packed tube train.
There’s a whole lot to explore in this city vibrant with history and culture where traditions blend with the very new from the splendour of Buckingham Palace to the impressive design of Norman Foster’s “Gherkin”. A stroll alongside the south bank passing by The Tate Britain will take you to The London Eye the best place to for magnificent views across the city.
You may want to dig deeper to discover the true London, via the fascinating bustle of Camden town towards the antiques of Portobello market. The citys vibrant arts scene is omnipresent, with works by, amongst others, the elusive graffiti artist Banksy`. As the centre of British heritage, London has a huge variety of museums and galleries, which are all free of charge, covering the rich story of the British nation and its traditions.
Discover the vibrant nightlife, whether you want to dance the night away at Ministry of Sound, see your favourite band at the Hammersmith Apollo or get a pint in a traditional English pub. As a crucial part of your itinerary, taking in a musical in the West End is a must. And lets not forget the many festivals and fairs that take place in beautiful Hyde Park.
If you love shopping, whatever your budget might be, relax knowing you’ll get your moneys worth. Walk down Oxford Street for high street paradise or pick up a cheaper number designed by a cool designer at London’s Spitalfields market.
This real life experience report has been put together after a stay during an English language course in London with our three schools in London.