English in London
Learn English. Enjoy London


London's images - London's video

London combines in a special way old and new things, so there no strict contrast between tradition and modernity on the streets of the city. London is very creative, that’s why it’s the place where things tend to happen first in art, music and fashion and you get various benefits from this taking advantage for both your studies and your social life.

There are plenty of things you can do, both in the heart of London and in the suburbs.

London has so many tourist attractions that it is impossible to mention them all here. Just to remind you some of them, we cite Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral, that you should visited for their historical and architectural importance. Along the river Thames, also visit the Tower of London (now home to the Crown Jewels). Crossing the Millennium Bridge, you'll get to the Tate Modern (London's largest modern art gallery). Being there, don't forget the Tower Bridge, one of London's most famous landmarks, and if you are lucky, you could see the bridge opening to allow ships to pass underneath. A fantastic view of London can be appreciated from the London Eye. Buckingham Palace (home of the Royal Family) deserves a visit too, along with some Royal Parks, such as St James.

Out of the town, there are several green spaces: you should have heard about Kew Gardens and their wonderful greenhouses. If you like the centre, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are perfect for a lunchtime picnic or a short walk to get away from the traffic and noise of the city. London's markets are famous all over the world. Portobello Road Market and Camden Markets are probably the most famous and certainly the sites where you can buy almost everything and you can get some real bargains. Another interesting market is Columbia Road Market, the market of flowers, held every Sunday.

The Thames itself deserves some time to spend: from Embankment (Westminster), try the famous 'Thames Trip' and go on a cruise to the elegant Greenwich, famous for its naval history and the Royal Observatory. Being there, enjoy another nice market, the Greenwich Market, it's a covered one!

The list is neverending!!!! There are galleries, restaurants, pubs, discos, music clubs, cinemas, theatres, sporting venues, shops, commercial centres and so on.

The only limits are your spare time and, of course, you budget ....