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Make the most of your summer in London

London is a city of unlimited opportunity. It’s impossible, even as Londoners, to take advantage of everything that the city has to offer.

We all have our favourite places to go in London. Here are a few places that our students recommend (Remember to ask for a student discount!)

 

Shakespeare’s Globe is my favourite theatre in London. Every time I go there, it feels like taking a walk through the pages of history. It is a faithful reconstruction of the original Globe Theatre, which was built in 1599. I always get Yard tickets because they are the cheapest, costing only £5” Shakira Alam, English Literature BA (2018)

 

Science Museum London(Photo by Geni, File:Science Museum - Transportation area.jpg by redjar [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

“London boasts an impressive range of museums and galleries, however the most significant one for me is the Science Museum. An evening spent talking to astronaut impersonators and dancing to Beyoncé below a suspended United States scout was one of the most memorable evenings I’ve ever had” Meghan Bryant, Mathematics BA (2019)

 

“The BFI (British Film Institute) is probably the most affordable cinema in London – bring ID and get a £3 ticket, available 45 minutes before the film starts. I can’t overstate how great this place is, on any given day there’ll be something worth seeing: classic Hollywood movies, the obscurest of obscure World cinema, experimental film, old TV series even. They also have two restaurants, a shop, library and Mediatheque where you can access an archive of film and TV for free” Rosemary Koper, Linguistics and Film MA (2016)

 

 

 

See more of the UK…

There’s so much to see in London, it’s easy to forget that there’s a whole kingdom waiting for you to explore…

Bath is a beautiful old Roman city around ancient Roman baths (hence the name). This was one day I was glad that the weather has been very un-British (sunny)!” Spencer Cylinder, University of Richmond, Virginia (2014)

 

“The rich history of Canterbury Cathedral, including the murder of Thomas Becket, provided me with a background for Chaucer’s work. It was spectacular to actually be in a place that was so intimately connected with something I had read in a classroom”Alessandra Dagirmanjian, Boston College (2015)

 

And further afield… 

“When we talk about travelling, the sky’s the limit. A weekend in Paris or a week in Barcelona, whatever it is, I suggest you do it now. Going abroad with friends is the best experience ever. You can go abroad for as little as £200, so trust me it’s not expensive” Kajal Kumar, Economics BA (2016)

 

A gateway to EuropeTake a day trip to another country! Paris is just over 2 hours away by Eurostar and, while you’ll only scratch the surface of this beautiful European city in 24-hours, it will still be a visit you’ll never forget.

 

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