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About London

London is an international and diverse cultural center of Britain. It is a city at the center of the world and a world in one city. It is a home to numerous museums, art galleries, theatres and cinemas, offering first class entertainment all week long. There are more than 300 nationalities and languages spoken and contributing to the diversity and liveliness of the city. Be sure to make the most of your experience of the English capital and take advantage of what it offers.

The diversity of London begins with its architecture. The city features an abundance of historic buildings, but at the same time keeps up with the latest trends in modern structures. In London it is a common thing to find historic buildings next to modern creations.

In 1666, after the Great Fire, most parts of the city were destroyed. Authorities reacted immediately and organized the rebuilding of the fifty-one burnt-down churches. Most of them, including famous St Paul's Cathedral were built in the English Baroque style, decorated with beautiful intricate ornamentation and curved lines. At the same time London is home to some of the world's most striking modern architecture, such as The Shard, Heron Tower and Moor House. Probably the most renowned of them is the Gherkin (30 St Mary Axe), designed by Norman Foster in 2003 and now famous all over the world. There are four UNESCO world heritage sites in London: Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich, Westminster Palace, St. Margaret Church and Kew's Royal Botanic Gardens.

A London taxi cab

The Thames River runs through the heart of London, from Richmond in the west, through the central London borough of Westminster, to Greenwich in the east. Don't miss the opportunity to take a boat trip along the river and enjoy the city view.

London is incredibly well - connected, with five international airports and the high-speed Eurostar rail services. From London you can travel directly to more than 50 countries within 2-3 hours and reach about 300 international destinations.

Top 10 universities in London:

•  Imperial College London

•  University College London (UCL)

•  King's College London

•  London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

•  Queen Mary, University of London

•  Royal Holloway, University of London

•  School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

•  City University London

•  Brunel University

•  Birkbeck College, University of London

Why London?

•  London is one of the most prestige places for study.  Over 100,000 students from about 200 countries come to London for study each year.

•  London is a global, vibrant and diverse city with some of the world's best sights, attractions and activities. 

•  London universities provide a diversified number of courses from accounting, business, engineering and law to marketing, medicine, politics and zoology.

•  London is a center for academic excellence. Over 70 Nobel Prize laureates graduated from one of London universities. 

•  It is truly one of the best places to have fun. In London, you can find any kind of attractions, from theatres, cinemas, live music venues and art exhibitions to sport bars, fancy clubs and multi-national food restaurants. 

•  In London, there are over 1000 museums and galleries:  British Museum, Tate Modern, Natural History Museum, Madame Tussauds and many others - the excellent opportunity for students to expand their cultural overview. Furthermore, most of them are free!

•  London is full of places that worth to visit, such as famous Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar and Leister Squares, historical Tower of London and modern financial area of London - Canary Wharf.

•  London is home to about 100 beautiful parks, green spaces and gardens, such as famous Hyde Park, St James's Park and Richmond Park.

•  London is one of the world's most popular shopping destination. Here you can find anything: luxurious department stores - Harrods and Selfridges, quirky retail outlets, such as Dover Street Market, bargain fashions at street markets and various numbers of world known high street brands on Oxford, Regent and Carnaby streets.

•  Music festival fans are spoiled with choices in London, as the city hosts one of the most exciting and eclectic music festivals all year round, featuring some of the biggest names in music, and showcasing up-and-coming talents. For more information, please check the link :   http://www.timeout.com/london/music-festivals  

•  When living in London you can get an amazing opportunity to take a tour around the country, explore the beautiful scenery of the English countryside and visit England's the most adorable cities and attractions, such as Stonehenge, Windsor Castle Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Bath and many other.

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