By Annalisa Fuochi
London is the capital of United Kingdom and it is the biggest city in England. It is also one of the world’s most-visited cities with the large airport system and, nowadays, it is considered to be a leading city all around the world. It is one of the main centres of finance, art, architecture, cinema and theatre, fashion and education.
London is a global city, where all the different nationalities and cultures come together to create a big cosmopolitan community. London also offers many different experiences for international students who come to study in the UK.
There is not greater city to explore and discover new things!
First of all, London is among one of the greenest cities worldwide that hosts many natural parks that can give you the feeling of being completely immersed in the countryside, while being in the middle of a big and crowded city. Students can go to Hyde Park or Regent’s Park, Kensington Gardens, Richmond Park or Victoria Park: these are all great places to enjoy sunsets, concerts and sports with all of your friends, or maybe even have a picnic.
Students can explore a wide variety of museums and galleries that can be found all around London, many of which are with free admission. The most visited museums are the British Museum, Tate Modern and the National Gallery Museum. However, it is possible to visit many more institutions and exhibitions, both temporary and permanent about art, architecture, fashion, history, music and more.
For an unforgettable experience students should go shopping on the busy Oxford Street, which offers an amazing selection of shops and department stores, and is also the longest shopping street in England. In addition, students can then wander down to Chinatown, where they can take a peek at Chinese culture, with shops, restaurants and supermarkets from Asia.
It is unimaginable to leave London without trying the classic English afternoon tea, which is offered by most of the hotels and by some of the restaurants and cafes. Enjoying this British classic is something everyone should experience.
Also, why not book a seat for a musical, play or ballet in one of London’s theatres? This city offers thousands of venues and theatres, most of which are found in the West End, which is considered the entrainment district.
Last but not least, every single person who visits London, even for only one day, should let themselves be spontaneous and be inspired by this unique and multi-ethnic city.