Known for its cosmopolitan culture, vibrant nightlife, and rich history, London is one of the most loved cities in the world. Home to more than nine million people and welcoming over 21 million tourists each year, London is a busy and bustling city that should be at the top of your ‘places to go’ list. If you’re heading to the capital this summer, take a look at the attractions and activities you won’t want to miss out on:
1. Learn the Language
First and foremost, you’ll want to get a good grasp of the language so that you can make the most out of your time in London. At ABC School, we offer a wide range of multinational English classes where you can learn from native speakers and meet new friends from all over the world.
When you can speak and understand English confidently, you’ll find it much easier to get around the city and you’ll also feel more confident talking to people when you’re out and about. Being able to speak the language allows you to immerse yourself in the culture and take advantages of all the opportunities that are available to you here in London.
Whether you spend hours, days, or weeks brushing up on your English language skills, you won’t regret the time you spend improving your understanding and pronunciation.
2. See the Sights
From Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London to Big Ben, Tower Bridge, and the Houses of Parliament, there are a variety of world-famous sights to explore in London. You’ll have seen them on television and in magazines but now it’s time to experience them in person.
The close proximity of major sights to each other means you can spend the day speeding around to see as many as possible, if you choose to. Alternatively, you can book tickets for guided tours and spend a little longer visiting each of these spectacular attractions.
3. Go to the Theatre
Located in the West End, London’s theatreland is home to some of the biggest and best productions in the world. From start-studded musicals and comedies to dramatic shows and monologues, there is something to suit every taste. With both matinees and evening shows on offer, it’s easy to fit a trip to this iconic part of the city into your travel itinerary.
Of course, this is one attraction you’ll definitely want to schedule after you’ve completed your English language course! As most of the productions in the West End are dramatised in English, you’ll find them so much more absorbing and immersive when you’ve advanced your language skills.
4. Visit Museums and Galleries
London is home to some of the most prestigious museums and galleries in the world, yet many of them are free to enter. You can spend your time marvelling at the exhibitions at the Science Museum, before travelling back in time at the Natural History Museum or see the latest pieces by contemporary artists at the Tate Modern and compare cultures from all around the world at the British Museum.
Although you can listen to pre-recorded audio tours in a variety of languages at most museums and galleries in London, you can enjoy live guided tours and take part in exhibitions when you’re able to converse in English. This is another reason why signing up for an English language course can be such a worthwhile use of your time.
5. Explore Nature in Parks and Gardens
London might be known as a fast-paced city but that doesn’t mean you won’t find glimpses of nature all around you. In fact, more than 47% of the Greater London area is dedicated to green spaces, which means there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors right here in the city.
With no fewer than eight Royal Parks, you can take an open water swim in the Serpentine or go horse-riding in Hyde Park, visit the Albert Memorial at Kensington Gardens, get a Taste of London at Regent’s Park food festival, and much, much more. Events take place throughout the year, so be sure to check the calendar when you’re visiting the city.
Make the Most of Your Time in London
Any trip to London is guaranteed to deliver an unforgettable experience and a lifetime of memories. However, you’ll want to do everything you can to make the most of your time in this iconic location. With the opportunity to learn English in the country’s capital city and partake in multilanguage classes, you can immerse yourself in the culture and sights as you develop your skills, make friendships that will last a lifetime, and learn from TEFL qualified native English speakers.
To find out more, contact the team at ABC School on +44 (0) 20 7836 8999 or email us at email@example.com.