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Study English in London Guide - 2021 Why London?

London is the most popular study destination in the world. The city offers a huge variety of attractions, entertainment and learning resources for students.


London’s many cultural highlights make the city the perfect location in which to learn English:

  • Rich architectural heritage New iconic buildings
  • Some of the world’s finest museums
  • Free events and festivals almost every day And the good news is entrance to many of the 300 museums and galleries is free.

Top Attractions

 In our student friendly capital there are also many dedicated activities and attractions for younger learners, offering tours and worksheets for children:

  • Explore centuries of history and culture at the Natural History Museum, Museum of London, and Museum of Childhood
  • Admire scientific achievements at the Science Museum
  • Get up close to the animals at London Wetland Centre, London Aquarium, London Zoo, and city farms
  • Jump on the rides at amusement parks
  • Visit specialist children’s theatres like The Polka Theatre and Puppet Theatre Barge

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London is also known as one of the shopping capitals of the world: • Famous department stores • Unique street markets • Unusual boutiques London offers something for everyone.

Entertainment & Night Life

Evening entertainment goes well into the night, and there’s plenty to choose from: • London’s West End • Blockbuster musicals • Theatre, opera and ballet • Live music in venues large and small • World-Famous clubs where you can dance until dawn to top DJsLondon’s Parks


With over 1,800 parks, commons and open spaces, London could be described as one of the greenest cities in the world. London’s parks provide the ideal place to get away from the bustle of the city. Transport in London Getting around London might be even easier than you think. Use this map (link below) to see how quick and easy it can be to ditch the underground and walk.

Cost of living

If you will be studying in inner London you will need £1,020 for each month of your course, up to a maximum of nine months. This means that if you will be studying in inner London for a course that lasts one month only, the minimum amount that you will need is £1,020. If you will be studying in inner London for a course lasting nine months or more, the maximum amount that you will need is £9,180.

London for Free

‘The best things in life are free’ goes the saying, and nowhere is it truer than in London. London can be an expensive place to visit but there is so much you can see and do for free.

From London’s exquisite parks, to world-class museums such as the British Museum, historic houses, stunning art galleries and free lunch time concerts, there are some amazing free experiences to be had in London. Where else in the world can you meet dinosaurs and mummies, see portraits of Tudor monarchs, travel back to the Battle of Britain, see Darwin’s walking stick and the Lord Mayor’s 18th-century gold coach, all without spending a penny? Best Free Attractions in London Here’s our pick of some of the best free attractions in London, including public speaking, gigs, culture, and heaps of other activities, both familiar and unusual.

  • Visit Columbia Road Flower Market
  • Climb up Big Ben
  • Watch In-store gigs at Rough Trade East
  • See Old and New Masters at The National Gallery
  • Visit Hackney City Farm
  • Play table tennis at PING
  • Browse Alfie’s Antiques Market
  • Enjoy Gigs and club nights at The Social Pub in Soho
  • Attend lunchtime concerts at St-Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Join Nike Training Club in Clapham Common
  • Walk the Tamsin Trail in Richmond Park
  • Visit The Queen’s House at Greenwich
  • Take guided tours of Tate Modern
  • Evensong at Westminster Abbey

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  • See the changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • Watch a trial at the Old Bailey
  • Go to New Act Night at the Comedy Cafe Theatre
  • Be amazed by the Natural History Museum
  • Apply for tickets to the Ceremony of the Keys
  • Whitechapel Gallery
  • See Turner Collection at Tate Britain
  • Visit Portobello Road Antiques Market
  • Lunchtime recitals at The Royal Opera House
  • Get the best views of London from Parliament Hill
  • Apply to be in the BBC audience
  • Listen to the public saying their piece at Speakers’ Corner
  • Visit the British Museum
  • Wander through Borough Market
  • Learn about 450,000 years of history at the Museum of London