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English course in London: 9 reasons to do it

English course in London: 9 reasons to do it

People across the world dream about an English language course in London. London is one of the few cities in the world that manages to blend tradition, modernity, and personality.

Imagine yourself on a red double-decker bus passing by a red phone booth, it sounds like a dream, but it can come true. Here are 10 reasons why it is a good idea to choose London for your English course abroad.

Art and culture

London breathes culture. The city is home to a number of museums considered to be the best in the world and although it might be hard to believe – most of them are free! You will also find many temporary exhibitions and galleries

You can go to the theatre any day of the week and there are open-air theaters or movie theaters for all audiences and prices.  Just choose which one you like and enjoy the show.


Who doesn’t like to walk around and have picnics in beautiful parks in a great city?

English course in London - Park

In London, you will find several parks with lakes and natural areas of beauty to enjoy and relax. Taking a picnic and a walk in the park is a great British tradition to get involved in on your language course.

Public transportation

Despite the size of the city, it is almost impossible to get lost in London with its efficient transportation system.

Whether you prefer to travel by bus or subway (in London it’s called The Tube or The Underground), the whole system is intuitive, well organized, well signposted, practical and efficient.


In London, it is possible to find cheap or expensive foods, from anywhere in the World. You won’t miss food from your own country because you will be able to find it in London.

In most pubs, you find the country’s most famous dish, Fish and Chips, and mashed (called ‘mushy’) peas.

Then there is the famous English afternoon tea, which you find in cafes and bistros.

English course in London - food

There are also street markets, open every day. Food is usually cheaper and you will again find cuisines from all around the world.

Musical scene

Walking around the city, you can easily find street performers any day of the week.

If you like musicals, London is heaven. The city hosts award-winning musicals from around the world including Billy Elliot, Wicked, and others. Most pubs will have ‘Open-Mike’ evenings where local musicians will play and sing for you.

Famous Movie Scenes

Who never imagined going through the King’s Cross station platform seen in the Harry Potter film and the colorful houses of Notting Hill?

English course in London - famous movie scenes

With a bit of research, you may be able to find places where your favourite films were made.


How about strolling through ancient castles and palaces through the land of the Her Majesty the Queen? Both in London and its surrounding areas, it is possible to visit castles and palaces.

The Home of Football

When learning English in London, do not forget to watch a football match.

English course in London - Football

London hosts many football clubs. Some of the most famous are Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, and West Ham and it is possible to visit the club grounds. It can be hard to get Premier League tickets. Some schools offer chances to see smaller clubs like Charlton Athletic, Fulham or Crystal Palace.

Meet people from all over the world

Do you want to meet people from anywhere in the world? This is possible when doing your language exchange in London. It is one of the most multicultural and exciting cities in the World.

If you want to learn English in the heart of this stunning city, IH London is one of the most prestigious language schools in the UK.

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