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7 Tips for Studying in London

London is one of the busiest cities in the world, with people rushing to get on trains and buses, navigating congested streets. Studying abroad in such a huge city can be intimidating; there’s no need to feel that way though!

Find out why London is actually a very good place for international students right here.

#1 The Big City

London is a big city and it can be easy to feel overwhelmed when you first arrive. However, there are a few things you can do to make the transition easier. First, try to familiarise yourself with the city before you arrive. Look up maps of the different areas and familiarise yourself with the layout of the city. This will help you orient yourself when you first arrive.

Second, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Londoners are generally very friendly and helpful, so if you’re ever feeling lost or confused, just ask someone for directions or advice.

Finally, remember that there are a lot of resources available to help you get settled in London. There are plenty of Student Unions and support services that can help you with anything from finding housing to getting a student ID card. So don’t hesitate to reach out if you need any help.

#2 Universities

There are many world-renowned universities in London, such as the University of East London, Kingston University London, and University College London. If you’re looking for a top-quality education, you’ll be able to find it in London. We are partnered with all of these universities so if you would like to apply, feel free to register here.

However, getting into these prestigious universities can be competitive. Make sure you have strong grades and test scores if you want to apply to one of these schools. It’s also a good idea to research the admissions requirements of each university before you apply.

Some students may not want to attend a traditional university. Luckily, there are also many excellent alternative schools in London, such as art schools and music conservatories. These schools can provide a more creative and innovative education than a traditional university.

#3 Food

When it comes to food, there are a few things you should keep in mind when studying in London. First of all, it is important to budget your money. Eating out can be expensive, so it is helpful to cook your own meals when possible. There are also a lot of great options for takeout and delivery in London. Just be sure to check the reviews before ordering from a new place.

Another thing to keep in mind is that London has a lot of different cuisines to choose from. This can be both good and bad. On one hand, it is great to have so many options. On the other hand, it can be overwhelming trying to decide what to eat. If you are feeling overwhelmed, just stick to simple meals that you know you will enjoy.

#4 Budgeting

First of all, living expenses can be expensive. It is important to find an affordable place to live, whether that is a dorm room or an apartment. It is also helpful to find a part-time job to help offset the cost of living. Additionally, it is important to budget for transportation

#5 Shopping

There are a few things to consider when shopping in London. First, remember that the sales tax in London is 20%, so be sure to factor that into the price of any item you’re considering purchasing. Second, haggling is not as common in London as it is in other parts of the world, so don’t expect to be able to negotiate prices down. Third, many stores in London have a ‘minimum spend’ for credit card purchases, so be sure to check before you try to make a purchase with your card.

When it comes to shopping for souvenirs, there are a few areas of London that are particularly good for finding unique items. Portobello Road Market is a great place to find antiques and other one-of-a-kind items, while Camden Market is known for its alternative style clothing and accessories. For more traditional British souvenirs, such as tea sets and biscuits, Fortnum & Mason is a great option.

#6 Walking

1. Walking is a great way to explore London and get some exercise at the same time. There are many walking routes that you can take to see different parts of the city. If you want to make sure you see all the major sights, consider taking a guided walking tour.

2. Walking is also a great way to get around London. The city is very easy to navigate on foot, and there are plenty of pedestrian-friendly streets and paths to follow. Plus, walking is often faster than taking public transport, especially during rush hour.

3. If you’re studying in London, make sure to take advantage of all the city has to offer by getting out and exploring on foot. Walking is a great way to see the sights, get some exercise, and save time getting from place to place.

#7 West End Theatre

One great way to experience London is by going to the theatre. The West End is home to some of the world’s most famous theatres, and it’s a great place to catch a show. From musicals to Shakespeare, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to get tickets in advance, as shows often sell out quickly.

London is also home to a number of world-class museums and galleries. If you’re interested in art or history, be sure to visit some of these during your time in London. many of the museums and galleries are free to enter, so you can save money while exploring the city.

Finally, don’t forget to enjoy some of the traditional English foods while you’re in London. Fish and chips, roast beef, and Yorkshire pudding are just a few of the classic dishes you can try. And of course, no visit to London would be complete without tea at afternoon tea.

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