Top five sights to see as a student in London

Posted27 June 2017 London Social Activities

Are you thinking of studying English in London? If so, there is much to do away from the classroom in a city full of stunning landmarks and history.

So whether you are studying a General English, Academic English or Cambridge Exam Preparation course at one of the many high quality English schools in London, you will not be bored and have memories to last a lifetime!

Five London landmarks

1. Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

Stood at 96m, Big Ben is one of the most iconic bell towers in the world and is next to the House of Parliament where the UK government sit. Did you know that Big Ben is actually the name of the bell and it first chimed in 1859?

2. London Eye

Stood 135m high and built to mark the turn of the millennium, the London Eye offers stunning panoramic views of the whole city. On a clear day you can see up to 40km away – as far as Windsor Castle!

3. Tower of London

There are few places in the UK that offer as much history as the Tower of London. Originally built in 1066, over the last 900 years it has served as a royal residence, barracks, armoury, prison and museum.

4. St Paul’s Cathedral

Built between 1675 and 1710, St Paul’s Cathedral remains one of the largest churches in the world. If you’re feeling fit you can climb the 530 steps to the Golden Gallery at the top!


Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the Queen’s official home and has been the main residence of the British monarchy since 1837. When the flag is at full mast, it means the Queen is currently at home.

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