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Student life in London

The UK’s capital is a city like no other, and over 8 million people call it their home. London offers over 300 museums and galleries, an amazing theatre scene, iconic landmarks and unrivalled shopping and sporting opportunities – all linked by a fantastic public transport system.

 
 

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Home to the world

With 270 nationalities and 300 different languages represented, London is truly international. This is reflected in the wide variety of cultural celebrations, including Chinese New Year and Diwali. Don’t miss the annual Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s biggest street festival and celebration of Caribbean culture with live music, dancing and delicious food.

Tower Bridge, London

Must-see attractions

London is home to many world-famous attractions, and you can experience them all. Visit Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge. You can also view the city from above on the London Eye, and discover amazing animals and artefacts at the Natural History and British Museums.

Wimbledon tennis courts

World-class sport

Host of the 2012 Olympics, and the only city to have hosted the modern Olympics 3 times, London is a global centre for sport. The city’s outstanding facilities include Wimbledon tennis courts, Wembley and Twickenham stadiums and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. London is also home to 5 Premier League football teams, including Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

Covent Garden, London

Shop until you drop

London is a leading shopping destination. From the luxury stores on Oxford Street, to Westfield Stratford shopping centre (the largest of its kind in Europe), to the daily vintage market at Portobello Road, London shoppers are spoiled for choice. It is no surprise that CNN named London the 3rd best shopping city in the world.

KICL student Xunbo from China

Xunbo from China

Student at Kaplan International College London
 

I love London! My favourite place is Hyde Park because it's so big and I've never been anywhere like it before. Sometimes I go there to relax and read, or have a picnic.

KICL student Alexandros at South Africa

Alexandros from South Africa

Student at Kaplan International College London
 

My favourite experience in London was going on the river cruise from Woolwich Arsenal all the way past the Houses of Parliament. It was just unbelievable to go on the River Thames and see all the landmarks – it was an unforgettable experience.

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