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London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. It is the most populous city in the United Kingdom and is the largest city of Europe.

London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. It is the most populous city in the United Kingdom and is the largest city of Europe. London is the top choice for international studying looking to study abroad. 

Population: 7.190.000

London’s cultural offering is ideal for students who are looking for a culturally enriching study experience. International students come from over 200 different nations, making London a global, vibrant and diverse city. There are over 1,000 museums and galleries in London, and most of them are free. There are over 100 cinemas to watch the latest movies, over 100 parks to enjoy the British.

Studying in London has many advantages. You will establish an international network of friends and enjoy an exciting social life.  Outside of the classroom you can enjoy all of the entertainment. 

London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence. London is a world cultural capital.

London has a temperate climate without the extremes found in continental Europe. There are four distinct seasons. July is the hottest summer month, averaging 66°F (19°C), and January is the coldest winter month, averaging 44°F (7°C). 

Late autumn and winter are the wettest seasons but rain is possible in any season. London is a great city to visit whatever the weather, but most visitors prefer to visit between April and October, when the temperature is usually warm and the days are long and frequently sunny.

The main source of public transport in London revolves around the Underground (or the Tube as it is known to Londoners). This extensive network of 12 lines can get you to most places in the centre of the city quickly. 

Each line has its own unique colour so its easy to identify each line on maps and signs throughout the system. It's almost a necessity to get an Oyster Card or a Travelcard.  

Outside of the centre of London, Tube stations are farther apart, so buses help fill the gaps.  Also, the budget-conscious will find that the bus offers a cheaper alternative, even if it is a slower journey. The bus stops are well signposted and each stop gives information about all the bus destinations, alternative stops nearby for other buses, frequency, etc. On most routes buses are frequent during normal Monday-Friday. 

Single tickets (underground): starting at the price of £4.50 (Zone 1 - 3)

Bus ticket: £2.20 -  £1.30 if using an Oyster Card 

Monthly pass:  £98.00 ( Zone 1 - 3)

British Museum: The world-famous British Museum exhibits the works of man from prehistoric to modern times, from around the world. Highlights include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and the mummies in the Ancient Egypt collection.

London Eye: The EDF Energy London Eye is a major feature of London's skyline. It boasts some of London's best views from its 32 capsules, each weighing 10 tonnes and holding up to 25 people. Climb aboard for a breathtaking experience, with an unforgettable perspective of more than 55 of London's most famous landmarks.

Buckingham Palace: The London home of Queen Elizabeth II, is open for tour in the summers when Her Majesty is away on vacation. On the tour, you'll have access to the State Rooms where the Queen and members of the Royal Family host guests for State, ceremonial, and official affairs.

Victoria and Albert Museum: The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's greatest museum of art and design, representing more than 3,000 years of human creativity, with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. Highlights include the Medieval Renaissance galleries containing some of the greatest surviving treasures from the period.

Madame Tussauds: At Madame Tussauds, you'll come face-to-face with some of the world's most famous faces. From Shakespeare to Lady Gaga you'll meet influential figures from showbiz, sport, politics and even royalty. 

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