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Why visit London?

Updated on May 2, 2014

London is an amazing city, with a vibrant atmosphere and lots to do. You’ll never be bored when you visit and can fill your time doing fun things. Studying in London is popular with international students who flock to the city to learn and have a great experience.

Read on to discover what is so good about London, why it’s a popular place for students, and the benefits of being able to speak English.

Sightseeing in London

You’ll find some of the most iconic buildings and landmarks in the world when you visit London. They’re dotted all over the city, but one of the best places to see some of the most well known attractions is on the South Bank, where you can see Big Ben, Tower Bridge and the London Eye.

There are plenty of other places you’ll have to visit when you’re in the capital of England, including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral.


Shopping in London

London’s one of the best cities to shop! You have the famous Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regents Street to explore, as well as newer mall complexes including Westfield London. You can also head to markets including Camden and Portobello Road to pick out a bargain.

Galleries and museums

If you’re a culture vulture you’ll love London, as it has some of the finest museums and galleries anywhere. Head to the National Gallery, Tate Modern and Tate Britain to see fine art, and check out the Science Museum, Natural History Museum and the British Museum for fascinating days out.


Popular with students

London is a cosmopolitan city, which makes it an attractive place for visitors as there are so many different nationalities living there. There’s a huge foreign student population too, in part due to the quality of education and also because it’s such an exciting city.

London is the ideal place to develop English skills and you can do that with ESL – Language Travel. Here you will receive a first-class English language education – but that's just one part of the experience.

When you study at an English school in London you’ll meet new friends and be able to practise your skills on locals.

Benefits of speaking English

One benefit is you’ll enjoy your time in London more! You’ll be able to speak to people, order things and ask for directions to help you get around. English is the most common second language in international communication and for learning, and you’ll open up a whole new world of opportunities if you can speak it.

Your job and education opportunities will increase vastly as will business openings, because English is so widely used in the commercial world. Developing good English skills will serve you well in all aspects of your life, you just need to get started!

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      Paul Levy 

      2 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello, you made a good start with this hub but it would benefit from a bit of attention! Some images and an idea of a few attractions would be excellent, especially for myself, a noobie to London! Good luck

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      5 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful hub and thank you for sharing .Enjoy your day.



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