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8 whys of London being one of the best study abroad destinations

Want to know why London is considered as one of the best study abroad destinations in the world? Here’s why. From world-class universities to sight-seeing and cultural diversity, London has a lot to offer than being called “The Old Smoke“.

1. World-class Education

The first thing you look for before deciding on which country you wish to go to for further studies is the quality of education it offers. London is probably one of the best cities in the world to study. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University College London (UCL), King’s College London (KCL), Imperial College London, etc are only few of the many universities that are ranked internationally for offering some of the best undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the world and also some amazing campuses.

2. History

If you are an avid knowledge-seeker or are interested in the learning history of a place then London has some sensational historical significance. There are so many museums in London that one day won’t be enough. So you can explore the museums and various shops around the area for some antiques or souvenirs to send back home.

3. Public Transportation

Getting to and from a place will not be a hassle since the public transportation facility is top-notch in London. The red, double-decker buses in London are quite famous across the world so they will be very easy to spot as well. Also, don’t forget the subway!

4. Escape Spots - Parks

Wish to just laze about and read a book on a lazy Sunday afternoon? You have the best parks with ample benches and trees to just sit back and unwind from a hectic school week. They also make the best spots for some rejuvenation activities and picnics.

5. Tea, tea and some more tea

Tea is part of a Londoners diet. You will find cafes of all shapes and sizes all over London to indulge yourself in tea and scones while you finish off your project work.

If you are heading to London from a majorly tea-drinking Indian subcontinent then you are in for a treat.

6. Travel Across Europe

The tickets are nowhere expensive as they would be if you were travelling from USA. So you can definitely give that travel bug a push and experience Europe as a student.

The train system is very efficient so it will be a fun ride across Europe.

7. Diversity

London has a very diverse culture. People from all over the world and from all walks of life have made London a home. You will find students from various countries in Asia, Europe and also from Russia and China that have chosen London for higher studies.

Moreover, it will be an interesting interaction. You will get to learn so much about the culture and traditions in other countries that staying in London will become even more fun and a little less homesick.

8. Sightseeing

London Eye, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, etc makes up the London skyline. There is so much to explore that you will never have a dull day.

You can also visit the Piccadilly Circus which is also a famous landmark in London.

P.S. Now that you know what London has to offer, will London be on your list of study abroad destinations? It will be a very good choice if you make it THE study abroad destination for YOU.

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About Ileana Sharangpani

Ileana is a fresh face in content writing although her love for writing dates back to her school days. She is an avid tennis fan and has indulged in lawn tennis, basketball, hockey and volleyball during her school and college days. A foodie at heart, she likes to try different cuisines at every chance she gets. Professionally she has tried her hand at finance before content writing beckoned her. Already bitten by the travel bug, she hopes to explore different places in India and abroad.

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