After Class Activities in London
Our program allows you plenty of time to discover your new country, culture, traditions and everyday life after your class is over.
One thing’s for sure, you won't get bored in England’s most famous city. Whether you want to spend your time shopping, sightseeing in a typical red bus or enjoying a meal in one of the numerous international restaurants, London will amaze and enchant you.
Be sure to visit Madame Tussauds, the National Gallery, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square or go out and party in the trendiest clubs and bars in London.
Enjoy shopping? Well, London is a truly inspiring fashion capital. Clothes enthusiasts may well find their new favorite outfit on King’s Road, Oxford Street or in the trendy district of Soho. And sports fans may also enjoy a Premier League game in the world-famous Wembley Stadium.
Tourism in London
London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. London is one of the world s most important business and financial centres,and it influences world politics, education, entertainment, media and fashion. London has one of the most extensive transportation systems in the world.
Ealing: For the nature-lovers, Ealing is an idyllic natural wonderland with a wide array of natural parks and a variety of botanical gardens.
British Museum: The British Museum offers an enormous collection of antiques and artifacts from around the world, with app. 100 galleries of art. Admission is free to all art enthusiasts!
Buckingham Palace: Buckingham Palace has been the official residence of the English Royal Family since 1837. This famous building has its doors open to visitors too so don t miss its fine art collection.
Royal Albert Hall: Since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, the Royal Albert Hall has played host to various cultural events such as classical and rock concerts, conferences, ballroom dancing, ballet, opera and even a circus.
There are countless sights to enjoy in London. Here are more highlights you should plan on seeing:
- The London Eye
- Big Ben on London s South Bank
- Tower of London
- The London Dungeon
- West End & Westminster Abbey Tour
- Kensington Palace
Geography and Climate
The climate in London is moderate and quite comfortable throughout most of the year. During the winter, temperatures drop down to 6°C. In the spring and the autumn, the temperatures reach 11/15°C. In summer, temperatures usually exceed 20°C during the hottest month - July.
Culture in London
London is an international centre of culture in terms of arts, music, festivals, museums and much more. The city is a home to more than 300 nationalities that have molded and shaped the city s culture into what it is today.
The English are famous for staying at their favorite pubs after work and late into the evening, especially if the local football team is playing. A hip, thriving music scene, a lively artistic environment, and a bustling financial centre - London has it all!
Also, enjoy the local favorite, Fish and Chips, or some of the other popular dishes such as Bangers and Mash, and Shepherd's Pie!
Sport in London
London is the first city in the world to host the Summer Olympics three times - the next one is in 2012!
But without a doubt, the most popular sport is football (soccer) and London has several leading football clubs, including Arsenal and Chelsea.
Rugby, cricket and polo come close to it, though, with huge teams of fans and followers every week.
Shopping in London
London is one of the "big four" fashion capitals (alongside Paris, New York and Milan) and is a home to some of the finest haute couture in the world. Burberry, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano and Stella McCartney are all famous London designers.
London Fashion Week takes place twice a year. Some of the world s most renowned department stores are based in London including Harrods, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols.