London, England is one of the most ethnically diverse and recognisable cities in the world. Analysis data taken from 2007 stated that there are over 300 languages spoken in the city alone. Whilst the 2011 census documented that the city of London has a population of 8,173,941. Of those figures 37% were born outside of the UK, of which also included 24.5% of residence that were born outside on Europe, whist 44.9% were white British. The figures from each collected data supports the multicultural background that the city has to offer. For those embarking on a new city, you are certain to find students that you can relate to. Through social interaction with students on your course or at your University, you may come to find yourself house sharing for the remainder of your course. Which is a common beneficial suggestion, as you will spend less on rent, travel, food etc.
London is a city that has much to offer. Here is a list of the top five places to visit:
The Electric Cinema is located in Notting Hill and Shoreditch, and is one of the oldest operated movie theatres in the country. With comfortable sofa/beds it is essential for dates.
Free to the public the Sky Garden offers a spectacular view of the city. Placed in the centre and away from tall buildings, the venue captures a beautiful scenery of your surroundings all for FREE.
The River Thames boat cruises. The cruise along the Thames offers extended views of the city. All cruises departs every 30 minutes from piers at the London Eye, Westminster, Bankside, Tower and Greenwich. Discounted tickets can be purchased through Wowcher, or citycruises.com.
The Queen of Hoxton located in East London. Offers live music, a dance DJ’s and a bar, the Hoxton also has an installations of 3 levels, topped off with an amazing roof top barbecue garden.
The National Art Gallery, is highly recommended arts lovers, or those who appreciate fine arts, with a collection of over 2,300 paintings, the artwork belongs to the public as a resulted all entry to their main collection is entirely FREE. There is something there for everyone. You could also complete your day by stopping off for a coffee, lunch or dinner.