Study in London City
London, one of the world’s leading tourism destinations, is home to an array of famous tourist attractions and some of the best shopping streets in the world. With almost 15 million international visitors per year, London is the second most visited city in the world.
Many of London’s attractions are within walking distance of each other but there are many ways to get around. London has a great, user-friendly underground system and an extensive bus network that covers all of the city, serving all tourist destinations. Bus tickets cost 2.20 for a single fair and a day travel card for central London is 5.60. The underground runs from 5 a.m till midnight and many of the buses run 24 hours a day all week.
London’s weather is often rainy and cold during the autumn and winter months. The best time to visit London is during the summer when the average temperature is around 23 degrees centigrade and is mostly sunny.
London is home to many tourist attracts known worldwide and has an ideal student lifestyle. Some of the most popular museums are located in London and many of them offer free entry. One of the most popular of all the museums, the British Museum, holds exhibitions on ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, etc. The Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington is the largest museum of decorative arts and design in the world which houses over 4.5 million objects. It also has the finest exhibition of old costumes from different regions of the world as well as new designer exhibitions. The Science Museum and the Natural History Museum are also located across the road from the Victoria and Albert Museum.
West End London
The West End is London’s theatre district, rivaling New York’s Broadway where the latest shows and musicals are performed. Shows are usually very popular and we advise you to book your tickets in advance. Chinatown is situated just off the West End and is definitely worth a visit.
London is a delight for shoppers from around the world. Oxford Street is the major shopping street in central London. As such, its home to the major department stores(Marks and Spencer’s, John Lewis and the luxury department store, Selfridges) as well as numerous flagship stores (Topshop, Nike urban outfitters, HMV, Disney store, etc) and hundreds of smaller shops. New bond Street is another major shopping street that runs through Mayfair between Oxford Street and Piccadilly and is home to many flagship designer stores like D&G, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, etc. Regent Street just south of Oxford Circus is another major shopping street in the city.
If that is not enough you can wander off to Westfield, the new shopping center in Shepherds Bush. Westfield is a huge mall and features around 255 stores from high-end luxury brands to niche stores. Westfield also has a 14-screen VUE cinema.
Other London attractions include Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, Portobello Market, London Eye, and the London Zoo and Madame Tussauds.