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Experience in London, United Kingdom by Giulia Pia

Published by Giulia Pia Carleton — one year ago

0 Tags: Erasmus experiences London, London, United Kingdom


What is it like to live in London? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

It might be the busiest city in Europe. I personally wouldn't recommend living right in the centre, but I would highly recommend living in the outskirts to anyone who likes a dynamic and exciting lifestyle.

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What is the student lifestyle like in London?

It is a very exclusive lifestyle being a student in London (or near the city). It is full of stimulating activities (both physical, mental and group) to do and full of international people that go there to experience life in London, the biggest metropolis in Europe.

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How much does it cost to live in London?

Life in London is not cheap (it is the most known city in Europe after all... ). It can be cheaper if you choose to live outside the city-centre and if you choose to have a limited and cheaper lifestyle (which is completely possible, but it still may be a lot more expensive than other cities).

Is it difficult to find accommodation in London? Is there any advice you can give?

If you leave it to the last minute, accommodation can be very hard to find (especially if you want to find something in decent conditions), organization is the key!

What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

The food in England can generally not be very good. But as the English capital is a metropolis, there are cultures from all over the world, therefore, you can find good quality foreign food (my personal favorite are the Japanese, French and Indian restaurants).

What places would you recommend visiting in London?

London is my favorite city in the world! Every time I go there I see or do something different and innovative which always leaves me mesmerized. Although you cannot go to London and not have seen:

  • Buckingham Palace (the official residencec of her Majesty, Queen Lizzy);
  • Big Ben and the houses of Parliament (which Guy Fawkes in 1605 wanted to blow up, but this is a different story... );
  • London Eye (where you can have an amazing view of the city);
  • British Museum (it's great also for those that don't like museums);
  • Hyde Park;
  • Harrods (the shoppaholic's paradise);
  • Have a trip on the duck (a really cool bus designed in the second world war as a vehicle that can go both in the water or on the ground);
  • go to see a musical in the West End (there is a really vast choice! ).

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Is it good to eat out in London? Can you tell us your favourite spots?

London is definitely great for eating out, especially if you like different foods in innovative locations from all over the world. There is a vast selection depending on your tastes. I really like Asian cuisine, in particular, Japanese (I am a big sushi fan! ).

Is the nightlife good in London? Where is good to go?

England is known for it's intense nightlife, so you can imagine how it is in the capital!

What advice would you give future students heading to London?

Once you arrive and go to the city centre, hop on the first bus and see where it takes you, it'll be great! It's a really cool city that has many different kinds of activities and attractions for all kinds of people, so do your homework and organize properly your visit, you won't regret it!

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