Have you ever thought about your student life in London? Studying in the capital of the United Kingdom, London could be a memorable lifetime experience. London’s population is over 8 million and student population has grown each year to around 372,000. The character of the city and its multinational face makes it an ideal place to study.
London is well known as one of the most multinational capitals in the world. According to Evening Standard it has been estimated that there are more than 270 nationalities with around 300 different languages spoken in London. This makes London a perfect place for people from all over the world to fit in or find familiar cultures whilst also meeting new ones.
There is a big range of choices when it comes to food, with cuisines from all over world, like Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Turkish, Italian, and let’s not forget the popular English traditional meal, Fish and Chips! Your food experience will be fascinatingly challenging having the option to try something new and special every day. Moreover, there are many annual events celebrated from various cultures across London, such as Chinese New Year or Diwali, these will allow students to not only celebrate their own culture but experience new ones.
Places to visit
Whether you’d like to do some shopping or visit a museum, sight-seeing in London is a never ending adventure. London has many tourist attractions, including museums, art exhibitions and galleries. London is home to the spectacular Warner Bros Studios, where you can experience the magic in the making of Harry Potter; similarly you can experience tours around Buckingham Palace. One attraction you cannot miss is the London Eye, where you can experience a panoramic view of the city. Additionally, central London holds Madam Tussauds, the most famous waxwork museum worldwide, where you can take selfies with some of the biggest names in showbiz. These are only a few options from a large list of must-see attractions in London, despite being quite pricy. Nevertheless, there are plenty of famous must-see attractions that are free, some of which being the British Museum, Tate Modern, Somerset House and the Science Museum.
London offers unique options to study as well. The libraries of the city are plenty and very famous internationally. British library is the biggest in the world. Specifically, it has over 200 million items from all over the world, around 14 million books, over 800,000 serial titles, 6 million sound recordings and so on. Also, the Senate House Library offers access to students from almost every institution with material relevant chiefly to arts, humanities, and social science subjects.
Finally, London has one of the largest higher education concentrations worldwide, where potential students are able to choose from a large variety of 40 universities and colleges. The courses they offer are plenty, with a wide range of subjects covering most aspects of each industry. Many have a good reputation both within the country and worldwide. Making a choice between what course and university might be hard, but the outcome will be great nonetheless!